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2012 House Bill 5768: Prohibit Michigan National Guard executing federal “indefinite detention”
  1. Introduced by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on June 14, 2012, to prohibit members of the Michigan National Guard or other state and local government employees from participating in the investigation, prosecution, or detention of any person under a recent federal law giving the current or a future President the power to order the indefinite detention of persons arrested on U.S. soil, without charge or trial.
    • Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on June 14, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on September 12, 2012, with the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Oversight, Reform, and Ethics.
    • Referred to the House Oversight, Reform, and Ethics Committee on September 12, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on November 27, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on December 4, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 4, 2012.
  2. Passed 107 to 0 in the House on December 5, 2012, to prohibit members of the Michigan National Guard or other state and local government employees from helping to execute a recent federal law giving the current or a future President the power to order the indefinite detention of persons arrested on U.S. soil, without charge or trial.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 5, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 5, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 12, 2012, with the recommendation that the bill pass.

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