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2011 House Bill 5050: Revise ban on lying in criminal investigations

Public Act 104 of 2012

Introduced by Rep. John Walsh (R) on October 11, 2011
To authorize criminal penalties for providing false or misleading information to a peace officer in a criminal investigation, or using a “trick, scheme, or device” to intentionally conceal material facts. The bill authorizes penalties of up to four years in prison depending on the seriousness of the crime being investigated.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on October 11, 2011
Reported in the House on February 2, 2012
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on February 7, 2012
To replace the previous version of the bill with lesser penalties than originally proposed.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on February 7, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Brown (D) on February 7, 2012
To authorize higher penalties if the investigation involves a missing or victimized person under age 16.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 7, 2012
To authorize criminal penalties for providing false or misleading information to a peace officer in a criminal investigation, or using a “trick, scheme, or device” to intentionally conceal material facts. The bill authorizes penalties of up to two years in prison depending on the seriousness of the crime being investigated.
Received in the Senate on February 14, 2012
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 14, 2012
Reported in the Senate on March 8, 2012
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on March 21, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 21, 2012
Amendment offered by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) on March 27, 2012
To revise details of the underlying crimes being investigated for purposes of determining the penalty for this proposed new crime.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 27, 2012
Amendment offered by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on March 27, 2012
To define the House and Senate seargeants at arms as "peace officers" for purposes of the bill.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 27, 2012
Received in the House on March 27, 2012
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 18, 2012

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