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2016 House Bill 5273: Revise parole granting detail

Public Act 354 of 2016

Introduced by Rep. David Pagel (R) on January 28, 2016 To revise the “veto” a sentencing judge or the judge’s successor has over granting parole to a prisoner convicted of a serious crime. Under current law, a sentencing judge and his or her successor can veto a parole. The bill would repeal this for the successor judge.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on January 28, 2016
Reported in the House on March 15, 2016 With the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Criminal Justice.
Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on March 15, 2016
Reported in the House on April 19, 2016 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 96 to 12 in the House on May 12, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To revise the “veto” a sentencing judge or the judge’s successor has over granting parole to a prisoner convicted of a serious crime. Under current law, a sentencing judge and his or her successor can veto a parole. The bill would repeal this for the successor judge.
Received in the Senate on May 17, 2016
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 17, 2016
Reported in the Senate on September 8, 2016 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on December 7, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To revise the “veto” a sentencing judge or the judge’s successor has over granting parole to a prisoner convicted of a serious crime. Under current law, a sentencing judge and his or her successor can veto a parole. The bill would repeal this for the successor judge.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 21, 2016

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