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.  

Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Twp.; audio on House Resolutions on Selfridge A-10s

Rep. Lucido talks about House passage Tuesday of his HR 29, which calls on the federal government to provide Macomb County’s Selfridge Air Guard Base with replacement aircraft should the existing fleet of A-10s at the base be retired.  Twelve A-10s from Selfridge were deployed to the Middle East just last week.