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2013 Senate Bill 409: Revise first degree murder detail

Public Act 158 of 2014

  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on September 18, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. Passed 104 to 6 in the House on May 27, 2014, 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on May 28, 2014.
  6. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on June 2, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 11, 2014.

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