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

Public Act 330 of 2012

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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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
Passed 102 to 5 in the House on May 22, 2012 (same description)
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.
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
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.
Received in the House on September 20, 2012
Passed 106 to 2 in the House on September 27, 2012 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 16, 2012

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