LARCENY: FIREARM THEFT
House Bills 5730 and 5731
Sponsor: Rep. Robert Gosselin
Committee: Constitutional Law and Ethics
Complete to 5-8-00
A SUMMARY OF HOUSE BILLS 5730 AND 5731 AS INTRODUCED 5-4-00
Currently, under the Michigan Penal Code, someone who commits larceny by stealing another person's firearm is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for up to 5 years or a fine of up to $2,500, or both.
House Bill 5730 would amend the Michigan Penal Code (MCL 750.357b) to prohibit suspending a sentence imposed for committing larceny by stealing a firearm, and House Bill 5731 would amend the Code of Criminal Procedure (MCL 777.16r) to remove the crime of "larceny - stealing the firearm of another" from the sentencing guidelines (to reflect a penalty allowing no judicial discretion).
Analyst: S. Ekstrom
This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan House
staff for use by House members in their deliberations, and does not constitute an official
statement of legislative