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2017 House Bill 4585: Authorize enhanced penalties for crimes against emergency first responders
Introduced by Rep. Jeff Yaroch (R) on May 4, 2017
To authorize (along with House Bill 4590) enhanced penalties for committing a crime that targets police, firefighters or emergency medical service providers.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Law and Justice Committee on May 4, 2017
Reported in the House on October 3, 2017
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. David LaGrand (D) on January 31, 2018
To remove the provision requiring the sentences the bill would authorize to be served consecutively with the sentenced imposed for the underlying crime. The amendment would allow the enhanced sentence to be served alongside those for the underlying crime.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on January 31, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D) on January 31, 2018
To require the targeting of victims to be done "maliciously and with specific intent" for the bill's provisions to apply.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on January 31, 2018
Moved to reconsider by Rep. Dan Lauwers (R) on January 31, 2018
The vote by which the House passed the bill.
The motion passed by voice vote in the House on January 31, 2018
Received in the House on January 31, 2018
Received in the Senate on February 6, 2018
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 6, 2018
Reported in the Senate on March 8, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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