September 19, 2019, Introduced by Senator LUCIDO and referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.

A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled

"The Michigan penal code,"

by amending section 529 (MCL 750.529), as amended by 2004 PA 128.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 529. (1) A person who engages in conduct proscribed under section 530 and who in the course of engaging in that conduct , possesses does any of the following is guilty of armed robbery:

(a) Possesses a dangerous weapon. or an

(b) Possesses an article used or fashioned in a manner to lead any that would cause a reasonable person present to reasonably believe the article is a dangerous weapon. , or who represents

(c) Represents orally or otherwise that he or she is in possession of possesses a dangerous weapon. ,

(2) A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for life or for any term of years.

(3) If a violation of this section results in an aggravated assault of or serious injury is inflicted by to any other person, while violating this section, the person shall must be sentenced to a minimum term of imprisonment of not less than 2 years.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days after the date it is enacted into law.