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Rep. Wozniak plan to add Macomb County Probate judge passes Senate Committee
RELEASE|November 1, 2023
Contact: Doug Wozniak

State Rep. Doug Wozniak, R-Shelby Township, today issued the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved his plan, House Bill 4823. His legislation would add an additional probate judgeship in Macomb County, bringing the total number allowed to three.

“Probate Court handles some of the most sensitive cases which cannot be put off for months or even weeks in many cases.  While we appreciate the assistance of visiting judges to help with this caseload, we should not be reliant on them.”

“That’s why it’s good to see the Senate so quickly considering the crucial need addressed by my bill. Macomb County should’ve had an additional probate judge years ago. Both the Macomb County Probate Court and the Michigan Supreme Court have testified in support of this legislation given its importance to some of the most vulnerable residents of Macomb County.”

“With our legislative year winding down, it’s heartening to see the Senate act so swiftly to consider my plan. I’m hopeful the pace continues as the bill moves to the full Senate, where I am cautiously optimistic it will receive the same favorable consideration that it did in the House of Representatives.”

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