21May Preliminary exam reforms signed into law by Gov. Snyder Categories: Leonard News,Leonard Photos State Rep. Tom Leonard (front row, center) and Gov. Rick Snyder hold Public Act 123 of 2014, which was signed into law today. The law, authored by Leonard, R-DeWitt Township, reforms Michigan’s preliminary examination process for those charged with a crime. The measure is a culmination of many years of discussion, and it’s a move, Leonard says, that will make the process more efficient and effective for Michigan taxpayers while protecting crime victims and preserving the rights of those accused.