Michigan Legislative Year in Review

Law

HB 5785 Authorizes a court to impose on a guilty defendant any cost “reasonably related” to the court’s actual costs. Defines “reasonably related” to include salaries and benefits for relevant court personnel, goods and services necessary for the operation of the court, and necessary expenses for the operation and maintenance of court buildings and facilities. Requires courts that imposed those costs to report annually to the State Court Administrative Office, which would have to report annually to the Governor and the Legislature.