Act No. 367

Public Acts of 2012

Approved by the Governor

December 14, 2012

Filed with the Secretary of State

December 14, 2012

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 1, 2013




Introduced by Senators Bieda, Brandenburg, Jones, Hansen, Proos and Warren


AN ACT to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “An act to revise, consolidate, codify, and add to the statutes relating to crimes; to define crimes and prescribe the penalties and remedies; to provide for restitution under certain circumstances; to provide for the competency of evidence at the trial of persons accused of crime; to provide immunity from prosecution for certain witnesses appearing at criminal trials; to provide for liability for damages; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening any of the provisions of this act,” by amending section 84 (MCL 750.84).

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 84. (1) A person who does either of the following is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 10 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both:

(a) Assaults another person with intent to do great bodily harm, less than the crime of murder.

(b) Assaults another person by strangulation or suffocation.

(2) As used in this section, “strangulation or suffocation” means intentionally impeding normal breathing or circulation of the blood by applying pressure on the throat or neck or by blocking the nose or mouth of another person.

(3) This section does not prohibit a person from being charged with, convicted of, or punished for any other violation of law arising out of the same conduct as the violation of this section.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect April 1, 2013.

Secretary of the Senate

Clerk of the House of Representatives