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2005 Senate Bill 454: Increase penalties for embezzling from charities

Public Act 573 of 2006

Introduced by Sen. Valde Garcia (R) on May 3, 2005
To increase the penalties for embezzlement from a charitable organization. The bill has a sliding penalty scale depending on the amount stolen, with a maximum of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000, or 3 times the value of the amount stolen.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 3, 2005
Reported in the Senate on September 6, 2006
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on September 7, 2006
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that auhorizes higher penalties for embezzlement committed against a senior citizen or vulnerable person, and increases the proposed maximum fines and penalties.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 7, 2006
Amendment offered by Sen. Valde Garcia (R) on September 12, 2006
To clarify the definition of "charitable organization" in the bill.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 12, 2006
To increase the penalties for embezzlement from a charitable organization. The bill has a sliding penalty scale depending on the amount stolen, with a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000, or three times the value of the amount stolen. Higher penalties also be authorized for embezzlement committed against a senior citizen or vulnerable person.
Received in the House on September 12, 2006
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on September 12, 2006
Reported in the House on November 29, 2006
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 30, 2006

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