Gov. ensures full funding of trial courts

Gov. Rick Snyder yesterday signed Senate Bill 759, now PA 234 of 2011, legislation that ensures full funding of the Court Equity Fund.

The Act authorizes a $2.6 million transfer of surplus revenue from the Juror Compensation Reimbursement Fund (JCRF) to the Court Equity Fund, which provides funding for trial court operations across the state.

The JCRF was established to reimburse counties for the 2003 increase in the statutory minimum compensation rates for jurors. The fund consists of revenue from the collection of driver’s license clearance fees and jury demand fees.

PA 234 marks the fourth time a transfer of excess funds has been made from the fund.

Source: State of Michigan

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