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2013 Senate Bill 409: Revise first degree murder detail

Public Act 158 of 2014

Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on June 4, 2013 To make the crime of “unlawful imprisonment” a “predicate” offense for first degree murder, meaning that a murder committed in the act of committing this crime would be punishable by life in prison with no chance for parole.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 4, 2013
Substitute offered in the Senate on September 10, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 10, 2013
Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on September 18, 2013 (same description)
To make the crime of “unlawful imprisonment” a “predicate” offense for first degree murder, meaning that a murder committed in the act of committing this crime would be punishable by life in prison with no chance for parole.
Received in the House on September 18, 2013
Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on September 18, 2013
Reported in the House on January 29, 2014 With the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the House on May 27, 2014 To move back the date the bill goes into effect.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 27, 2014
Substitute offered by Rep. Kurt Heise (R) on May 27, 2014 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 27, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Kurt Heise (R) on May 27, 2014 To establish that if passed the bill will go into effect on July 1, 2014.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 27, 2014
Passed 104 to 6 in the House on May 27, 2014 (same description)
To make the crime of “unlawful imprisonment” a “predicate” offense for first degree murder, meaning that a murder committed in the act of committing this crime would be punishable by life in prison with no chance for parole.
Received in the Senate on May 28, 2014
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on June 2, 2014
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 11, 2014

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