Indigent Defense Bills Clear House

As reported in Gongwer, on Thursday September 22, 2016 the Michigan House of Representatives passed bills that would re-establish the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, which is in the executive branch.  The bills also state minimum standards created by the commission must not infringe on the Supreme Court’s authority over practice and procedure. They would take immediate effect under changes adopted on the floor.

HB 5842 passed 100-7.

HB 5843 passed 101-6.

HB 5844 passed 100-7.

HB 5845 passed 101-6.

HB 5846 passed 100-7.

Read the full report in Gongwer here.