Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Macomb County; audio on juvenile justice reform

Rep. Lucido speaks on the House floor Wednesday prior to passage of his HB 4947, which  defines “juvenile” in Michigan to mean a person who is less than 18 years of age, rather than the current standard of less than 17, and raises the age of a person (from 16 to 17) whose case must be…

Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Twp.; audio on juvenile justice reform

Rep. Lucido talks about passage by the House Criminal Justice committee Tuesday of a package of legislation that raises the age of juvenile crimes from 17 to 18.  Rep. Lucido says he thinks the legislation, which now moves to the state House, will have a long-term positive effect on crime in Michigan.  

Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Romeo; audio on sentencing of 17-year olds as adults

Rep. Lucido talks about a bipartisan package of legislation he is working on that would end the long-time practice of automatically sentencing 17-year olds in Michigan as adults.  Rep. Lucido argues that 17-year olds cannot legally buy tobacco or serve their country, and questions why they should automatically face adult sentences.