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2013 Senate Bill 628: Revise crime victim rights detail

Public Act 133 of 2014

Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) on October 17, 2013 To revise the law that allows crime victims to receive notices and provide input regarding the prosecution of the perpetrator, including providing a victim “impact statement.” Under current law, this applies to the parents or guardian of a victim who is a minor, and the bill would change this so that it defines “victim” as someone who was less than 18 "at the time of the commission of the crime".   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on October 17, 2013
Reported in the Senate on October 23, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on November 5, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 5, 2013
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on November 6, 2013 (same description)
To revise the law that allows crime victims to receive notices and provide input regarding the prosecution of the perpetrator, including providing a victim “impact statement.” Under current law, this applies to the parents or guardian of a victim who is a minor, and the bill would change this so that it defines “victim” as someone who was less than 18 "at the time of the commission of the crime".
Received in the House on November 6, 2013
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on November 6, 2013
Reported in the House on January 30, 2014 With the recommendation that the following amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the House on May 1, 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 1, 2014
Passed 110 to 0 in the House on May 6, 2014 (same description)
To revise the law that allows crime victims to receive notices and provide input regarding the prosecution of the perpetrator, including providing a victim “impact statement.” Under current law, this applies to the parents or guardian of a victim who is a minor, and the bill would change this so that it defines “victim” as someone who was less than 18 "at the time of the commission of the crime".
Received in the Senate on May 7, 2014
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on May 14, 2014 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 27, 2014

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