REVISED JUDICATURE ACT OF 1961 (EXCERPT)
Act 236 of 1961
600.8152 Eighty-seventh-A district; eighty-seventh-B district; eighty-seventh-C district; Otsego, Kalkaska, and Crawford counties.
(1) The eighty-seventh-A district consists of the county of Otsego, is a district of the first class, and has the following number of judges:
(a) Until the date determined under subdivision (b), this district has 1 judge.
(b) Beginning on the date on which a vacancy occurs in the office of district judge in the eighty-seventh-A district or the beginning date of the term for which the incumbent district judge in the eighty-seventh-A district no longer seeks election or reelection to that office, whichever is earlier, the eighty-seventh-A district consists of the county of Otsego and is a district of the first class. Under section 810a, the probate judge for the county of Otsego shall serve as judge of the eighty-seventh-A district.
(2) The eighty-seventh-B district consists of the county of Kalkaska and is a district of the first class. Under section 810a, the Kalkaska county probate judge shall serve as judge of the eighty-seventh-B district.
(3) The eighty-seventh-C district consists of the county of Crawford and is a district of the first class. Under section 810a, the Crawford county probate judge shall serve as judge of the eighty-seventh-C district.
History: Add. 1968, Act 154, Imd. Eff. June 17, 1968
Am. 1990, Act 54, Imd. Eff. Apr. 11, 1990
Am. 2000, Act 38, Imd. Eff. Mar. 24, 2000
Am. 2002, Act 92, Eff. Mar. 31, 2003
Am. 2008, Act 137, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009
Am. 2012, Act 20, Imd. Eff. Feb. 22, 2012
Compiler's Notes: Section 2 of Act 54 of 1990 provides:“If a new judicial circuit of the circuit court is created under this amendatory act pursuant to section 550a, the change in the composition of the affected judicial circuits shall take effect for judicial purposes on January 1, 1991. If the fifty-sixth judicial circuit is created pursuant to this amendatory act, the incumbent judge of the fifth judicial circuit who resides in Eaton county shall become the judge of the fifty-sixth judicial circuit on January 1, 1991, and shall serve until the term for which he or she was elected in the fifth judicial circuit expires.”Enacting sections 1 and 2 of Act 137 of 2008 provide:"Enacting section 1. The judge of the eighty-seventh district at 11:59 p.m. on January 1, 2009, who resides in the county of Otsego, shall serve as judge of the eighty-seventh-A district for the balance of the term to which he or she was elected or appointed judge of the eighty-seventh district."Enacting section 2. If Otsego county, acting through its governing body, approves the reformation of the eighty-seventh district to consist of the county of Otsego with 1 district judgeship, that approval constitutes an exercise of the district funding unit's option to provide a new activity or service or to increase the level of activity or service offered in the district funding unit beyond that required by existing law, as the elements of that option are defined by 1979 PA 101, MCL 21.231 to 21.244, and a voluntary acceptance by the district funding unit of all expenses and capital improvements that may result from reformation of the district. However, the exercise of the option does not affect the state's obligation to pay the same portion of each judge's salary which is paid by the state to other district judges as provided by law, or to appropriate and disburse funds to the district funding unit for the necessary costs of state requirements established by a state law which becomes effective on or after December 23, 1978."
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