Michigan House Republicans
Rep. Roger Hauck, R-Union Twp.; audio on raise the age legislation
RELEASE|April 9, 2019
Contact: Roger Hauck

Rep. Hauck speaks in the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday morning on his legislation in a bi-partisan, multi-bill package to raise the age at which individuals are considered adults for the purposes of prosecuting and adjudicating criminal offenses.  The package would also allow 17-year-olds to be treated as minors within the juvenile system in most circumstances.  Rep. Hauck argues the legislation could increase costs at the local level, but provide for better outcomes over the long term.  The package will likely be voted out of committee next week.



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