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2015 House Bill 4467: Allow more dangerous prisoners at Baldwin private prison

Public Act 49 of 2015

Introduced by Rep. Jon Bumstead (R) on April 16, 2015
To allow more dangerous adult prisoners to be held at a privately owned and managed prison whose previous contract with the state to house juvenile prisoners was revoked by Gov. Jennifer Granholm in 2005. Since then the prison has contracted with other states to house their prisoners, although it is closed now.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on April 16, 2015
Reported in the House on April 28, 2015
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Lyons (R) on May 5, 2015
To prohibit the state Department of Corrections from housing prisoners at the Baldwin prison and restrict other jurisdictions that can do so.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 5, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Henry Yanez (D) on May 5, 2015
To not give the private prison the same liability waiver granted to government prisons.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 5, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D) on May 5, 2015
To prohibit the private prison from housing dangerous or infected prisoners from another state.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 5, 2015
Received in the Senate on May 12, 2015
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 12, 2015
Reported in the Senate on May 21, 2015
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on May 27, 2015
To prohibit housing Michigan prisoners at the privately owned prison.
The amendment failed 19 to 18 in the Senate on May 27, 2015.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on May 27, 2015
To restrict the more dangerous prisoners from being housed.
The amendment failed 15 to 22 in the Senate on May 27, 2015.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on May 27, 2015
To exclude the private prison from liability waivers that are extended to government prisons.
The amendment failed 16 to 21 in the Senate on May 27, 2015.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) on May 27, 2015
To prohibit the private prison from holding prisoners who have escaped, have sexual abuse convictions or have rioted.
The amendment failed 15 to 22 in the Senate on May 27, 2015.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Sen. Jim Ananich (D) on May 27, 2015
The amendment failed 15 to 22 in the Senate on May 27, 2015.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 9, 2015

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