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2011 Senate Bill 848: Include strangulation in “less than murder” intent law

Public Act 367 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on November 10, 2011
To explicitly include assault by strangulation or suffocation as assault in the definition of the crime of “intent to do great bodily harm less than murder”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on November 10, 2011
Reported in the Senate on January 18, 2012
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 1, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 1, 2012
Received in the House on February 7, 2012
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on February 7, 2012
Reported in the House on November 8, 2012
With the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the House on November 28, 2012
To set the effective date of the proposed law as April 1, 2013.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on November 28, 2012
Received in the Senate on December 4, 2012
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 14, 2012

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