The House passed House Bill 4184 today, sponsored by state Rep. Amos O’Neal (D-Saginaw). The bill would amend the Revised Judicature Act and allow district court magistrates to hear and preside over certain marijuana civil infractions or civil fines.


“Over the last few years the Legislature has been doing great work decriminalizing non-violent offenses and reforming our criminal justice system,” said O’Neal. “Expanding the authority of our district court magistrates is another crucial part of that process. I am honored by the overwhelming support this legislation has received in the House and I am hopeful it will be met with the same support from my colleagues in the Senate.”


If signed into law HB 4184 will increase judicial efficiency by expanding the authority of district court magistrates to include certain marijuana matters.