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2017 House Bill 4302: Enhanced penalties for assaulting court employees
Introduced by Rep. Kim LaSata (R) on March 2, 2017 To increase from 10 to 15 years in prison the maximum penalty for an assault on a local government employee or officer that causes a serious injury. The bill was introduced after two Berrien County bailiffs were killed by handcuffed defendant who grabbed a deputy's gun while being escorted to court.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Law and Justice Committee on March 2, 2017
Reported in the House on May 16, 2017 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 93 to 14 in the House on May 30, 2017.
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(same description)
To increase from 10 to 15 years in prison the maximum penalty for an assault on a local government employee or officer that causes a serious injury. The bill was introduced after two Berrien County bailiffs were killed by handcuffed defendant who grabbed a deputy's gun while being escorted to court.
Received in the Senate on May 31, 2017
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 31, 2017
Reported in the Senate on June 15, 2017 With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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