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Legislature Addresses Court Funding after the Cunningham Decision

January 9, / in 2015 Winter, Written by Peter Gajcaj

Recently, Governor Rick Snyder signed House Bill 5785, which amends MCL 769.1k and addresses court funding issues. Amended MCL 769.1k now provides courts with ample authority to assess fines and costs against certain defendants who plead guilty, nolo contendere, or are found guilty by a court. Evidently, this statute was amended by the Legislature in response to the Supreme Court’s