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2013 Senate Bill 628: Revise crime victim rights detail

Public Act 133 of 2014

  1. 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".
    • 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.
  2. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on November 6, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. Passed 110 to 0 in the House on May 6, 2014, 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".
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on May 7, 2014.
  6. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on May 14, 2014, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 27, 2014.

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