Proos’ court e-filing bill approved by Senate

Senator John Proos

Senator John Proos

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate has approved legislation sponsored by Sen. John Proos to develop and implement a statewide e-filing system to make Michigan’s courts more cost efficient and easier for residents.

“Establishing a statewide electronic filing system would give the public convenient and hassle-free access to our courts and save our courts and filers both money and time,” said Proos, R-St. Joseph. “I sponsored this initiative to help streamline court interactions with the public as part of an effort to create a modern court that serves Michigan residents faster, better and for less cost.”

Senate Bill 532 would support the implementation, operation and maintenance of a statewide electronic filing system of court documents to be administered by the State Court Administration Office.

“An e-filing system would eventually give residents the flexibility to file anytime and anywhere,” Proos said. “E-filing can also help achieve substantial savings for our court system by reducing the cost of handling and storing court papers.”

SBs 531-533 have been sent to the House of Representatives for consideration.


Editor’s note: Audio comments by Proos are available on the senator’s website at Click on “Audio” under the Media Center tab.