Whitmer Signs Bill That Treats 17-Year-Olds Who Are Charged With a Crime as Juveniles Rather Than Adults

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Thursday signed “Raise the Age” legislation that increased the age a person can be charged with a crime as an adult from 17 years old to 18 years old. A stipulation in the bill allows for 17-year-olds who are charged with crimes like rape or murder to be tried as adults.

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‘Raise the Age’ Bill Passes Michigan Senate Committee

A bill that would place 17-year-olds in the juvenile justice system instead of the adult criminal court system, barring heinous crimes, passed the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety on Thursday. The Raise the Age bill is sponsored by Sen. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township.

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Florida Gov. DeSantis Asks Supreme Court to Define ‘Completion of Sentence’ in Felon-Voting Dispute

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants the Florida Supreme Court to issue an advisory opinion on whether convicted felons must pay all fines and fees before their voting rights are restored under Amendment 4, the November 2018 ballot measure approved by 64.5 percent of state voters.

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