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2014 House Bill 5582: Restrict criminal sanctions for youth
  1. Introduced by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R) on May 15, 2014, to no longer authorize "youthful trainee status” sanctions for convictions with a penalty greater than one year imprisonment. This status allows a person between the age of 17 and 20 who pleads guilty to criminal offenses other than serious felonies to serve a sentence and then have the proceedings dismissed without having a criminal conviction record, and with no civil disability or loss of right or privilege.
    • Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on May 15, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on November 12, 2014, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.