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2014 House Bill 5585: Revise criminal defendant “youthful trainee status”
  1. Introduced by Rep. Kurt Heise (R) on May 20, 2014, to require that if a criminal defendant assigned to “youthful trainee status” (which provides a mechanism for not including an offense on the youth’s permanent record) is convicted with a serious felony listed in the bill, the “trainee” status must be revoked (which means the previous crime also goes on the person’s record).
    • Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on May 20, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on November 12, 2014, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Kurt Heise (R) on December 2, 2014, to clarify wording in the bill. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 2, 2014.
  2. Passed 103 to 6 in the House on December 3, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 4, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 4, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 4, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill pass.

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