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2019 Senate Bill 102: Juvenile justice “raise the age” reform

Public Act 97 of 2019

Introduced by Sen. Sylvia Santana (D) on February 7, 2019
To create a state “raise the age fund” to hold money “to support the cost of raising the age of criminal responsibility for juveniles.” The bill does not specify a source for this money. This is part of a broader "raise the age" juvenile justice reform effort.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee on February 7, 2019
Reported in the Senate on April 23, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the House on April 24, 2019
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on April 24, 2019
Reported in the House on October 15, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass. The substitute contains a compromise on how to fund the additional expenses the reform will generate.
Amendment offered by Rep. Graham Filler (R) on October 15, 2019
To revise details of the reimbursement by the state of additional juvenile justice expenses counties incur due to this reform.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on October 15, 2019
Passed 100 to 8 in the House on October 15, 2019.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To reimburse counties for the cost of providing juvenile justice services to minors age 17 and under who are charged with a crime. This has been the contentious "who pays?" piece of a multi-bill "raise the age" initiative to no longer automatically treat minors who commit certain crimes as adults, and prohibit housing them in the same facilities with adult prisoners. Under the bill, counties would get 100 percent reimbursement from the state until October 2025, when the issue would be reviewed using cost data the legislation requires be assembled. This is part of a broader "raise the age" juvenile justice reform effort that with this week's votes now goes to Gov. Whitmer for approval.
Received in the Senate on October 16, 2019
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on October 16, 2019.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill, which would reimburse counties for the cost of providing juvenile justice services to minors age 17 and under who are charged with a crime. This has been the contentious "who pays?" piece of a multi-bill "raise the age" initiative to no longer automatically treat minors who commit certain crimes as adults, and prohibit housing them in the same facilities with adult prisoners. Under the bill, counties would get 100 percent reimbursement from the state until October 2025, when the issue would be reviewed using cost data the legislation requires be assembled. This is part of a broader "raise the age" juvenile justice reform effort that with this week's votes now goes to Gov. Whitmer for approval.
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on October 31, 2019

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