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2019 Senate Bill 23: Authorize prison for “porch pirates”

Public Act 48 of 2019

Introduced by Sen. Jim Runestad (R) on January 15, 2019
To make stealing mail or packages left in or near a person’s mailbox a crime, with penalties of up to one year in jail and a $500 fine for a first offense, up to five years in prison and $1,000 for a second offense, and 10 years and $2,000 for subsequent convictions.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee on January 15, 2019
Reported in the Senate on February 19, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the House on February 28, 2019
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on February 28, 2019
Reported in the House on June 18, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass. The substitute refines definitions and procedures specified by the bill, and eliminates steeper sanctions on subsequent violations after a second one.
Passed 106 to 3 in the House on September 4, 2019.
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To make stealing or intercepting mail or packages left in or near a person’s mailbox a crime, with penalties of up to one year in jail and a $500 fine for a first offense, and for a second and subsequent offense, up to five years in prison and a $1,000 fine.
Received in the Senate on September 5, 2019
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on September 5, 2019.
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To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on September 17, 2019

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