(LANSING, Mich.) -- The violent offenders bill proposed by Attorney General Bill Schuette was passed in the Michigan Senate on Thursday and now heads to the House for consideration.
Passed by a vote of 32-5 in the Senate, the legislation titled VO-4, would enable prosecutors to require a minimum 25-year sentence for repeat violent offenders who have been convicted of four felonies and have progressed to more violent crimes.
"Repeat violent offenders imperil the safety of our streets, neighborhoods and schools, and they belong behind bars," Schuette said in a statement. "We have a strong team committed to improving public safety in Michigan."
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