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2018 House Bill 5377: Ban using subjective considerations in parole decisions

Public Act 339 of 2018

Introduced by Rep. Klint Kesto (R) on January 10, 2018
To require that any departure from state parole guidelines be for substantial and compelling reasons that are "objective" and stated in writing. The bill prescribes a list of circumstances that would constitute substantial and compelling objective reasons for such departures.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Law and Justice Committee on January 10, 2018
Reported in the House on April 10, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 97 to 10 in the House on May 30, 2018.
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(same description)
To require that any departure from state parole guidelines be for substantial and compelling reasons that are "objective" and stated in writing. The bill prescribes a list of circumstances that would constitute substantial and compelling objective reasons for such departures.
Received in the Senate on June 5, 2018
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 5, 2018
Reported in the Senate on September 5, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 31 to 4 in the Senate on September 5, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To require that any departure from state parole guidelines be for substantial and compelling reasons that are "objective" and stated in writing. The bill prescribes a list of circumstances that would constitute substantial and compelling objective reasons for such departures.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on September 12, 2018

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