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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.