2013 Senate Bill 319

Senate Roll Call 453: Passed

To repeal Michigan’s mandatory life sentence with no chance of parole for certain very serious crimes committed by minors, and replace it with a system in which prosecutors could request a genuine lifetime sentence. If this request was not made or denied, a judge would have to impose a minimum sentence of between 25 and 40 years, and a maximum of at least 60 years. These provisions would only apply prospectively, to cases still open as of the U.S. Supreme Court's Miller v Alabama decision in June, 2012.

36 Yeas / 0 Nays
Republican (26 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Democrat (10 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (2)