Trial Court Funding Commission

The Michigan Legislature created the Trial Court Funding Commission (TCFC), through Public Act 65 of 2017, to review Michigan’s trial court funding system and make recommendations. This legislation was enacted in response to People v. Cunningham, a Michigan Supreme Court decision that determined state law does not provide courts with the authority to impose costs upon criminal defendants to fund the day-to-day operation of the courts. Public Act 65 of 2017 is now repealed since the Commission has concluded its work and filed its Final Report on September 6, 2019, in accordance with the Statute.
Meeting date Agenda Minutes Meeting Materials

December 18, 2017

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Future Meeting Schedule

State Bar of MI presentation

PA 65 of 2017

Appointment of Members, Redacted

February 22, 2018

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State Court Administrators Office

District Court Funding 55th District

Kalamazoo Co Probate Cash Flow

Oakland Co 6th Circuit Cash Flow

Commission Rules and Procedures

Research Assistance RFP

Consultant Contract

April 26, 2018

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Court Funding: A National Perspective

June 28, 2018

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Arizona Supreme Court

Minnesota Judicial Branch

August 23, 2018

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Budget

National Center for State Courts

State Court Administrators Office

October 25, 2018

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Distribution Authority

January 17, 2019

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Workgroups Responses

February 28, 2019

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Budget

March 15, 2019

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March 28, 2019

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Interim Trial Court Funding Commission Report

September 6, 2019

Final Meeting

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Budget

Final report

People v Cameron

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