Gov. Rick Snyder has signed bills to create special courts to handle business disputes where more than $25,000 is at stake and cases involving veterans with mental health or substance abuse problems.
Snyder's office says the bills were among a number that the governor signed Tuesday.
He says the specialized courts "address specific needs in our judicial system, streamlining the court process and maximizing efficiency."
Snyder's office says he also signed bills simplifying the process of fixing small errors in deeds and mortgages; permitting the exporting of minnows, wigglers and crayfish as bait; requiring courts to share resources; giving veterans free hunting and fishing licenses; permitting the carrying of unloaded and uncased firearms at sporting clays ranges; and letting authorities do criminal background checks on transportation workers.