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AI- 3022   12. B. 1.    
BOC Regular
Meeting Date: 10/17/2019  
Judicial Salaries Resolution
Submitted For: Kelli Scott FROM: Shana Huerta, Administration
Department: Administration  

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CALHOUN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS approve the increase the judicial salaries for Circuit, Probate and District judges consistent with Public Act 31 of 2016. The full amount of the increase will be reimbursed by the State of Michigan.

The Calhoun County Judicial Council recommends the Board of Commissioners approve the Resolution Authorizing Judicial Salaries submitted herewith to keep the county in compliance with the Judicial Salaries Standardization Act.

Refer to the attached Senate Bill 56 (now Public Act 31 of 2016) as enacted analysis.

The county could decline to maintain county paid judicial salaries at levels provided for in Public Act 31 and thus forfeit the 100% state reimbursement. However, salaries would still have to be paid to Judges in an amount at least equivalent to the current levels, but at 100% county expense.

It is requested that the Board of Commissioners approve the attached Resolution concerning Judicial Salaries to stay compliant with the act and thus be eligible for 100% reimbursement from the State of Michigan for all judicial salary amounts authorized.

Fiscal Impact
The increase in salaries for Circuit and District Judges will be paid 100% directly to those Judges in their state paychecks, thus no increase in the current county paid supplement which is 100% reimbursed to the county by the state. The Probate Judge's salary is paid entirely by the counties and then reimbursed 100% by the state. The annual salary of the Probate Judge for the 2019 calendar year is increased to $149,219.77. For calendar year 2020 the salary amount is $151,438.27. For the remainder of the 2019 budget year this will result in an increase to the Probate Court budget of $742.32 which will be 100% offset by a like amount increase in the state judicial salary reimbursement revenue.

Judicial Salaries Resolution and SB 56

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