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2012 House Bill 5431: Create new false medical emergency report crime

Public Act 330 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Rep. Kurt Heise (R) on February 23, 2012, to authorize up to four years in prison for making a false report to authorities of a medical emergency, and increased penalties if anyone is injured or killed responding to the false emergency.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on February 23, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on April 26, 2012, with the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Amendment offered in the House on May 17, 2012, to clarify that the bill applies to communications that originate in this state and are intended to terminate here. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 17, 2012.
  2. Passed 102 to 5 in the House on May 22, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on May 23, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 23, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 13, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on September 19, 2012, to revise the proposed penalties. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 19, 2012.
  4. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on September 20, 2012, to authorize ranging from three months to 15 years in prison for making a false report to authorities of a medical emergency, depending on whether anyone is injured or killed responding to the false emergency.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on September 20, 2012.
  6. Passed 106 to 2 in the House on September 27, 2012, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 16, 2012.

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