LANSING, MI (WILX) -- Michigan is one of just a handful of states that automatically treats those 17-years-old as adults in the criminal justice system, even for the lowest of misdemeanors.
A plan to raise the age of the juvenile court's jurisdiction to 18-years-old is a step closer to becoming law.
The House approved the plan on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
The House and Senate reached a consensus on the proposed change, lawmakers said last week.
Some juveniles who commit serious crimes like murder and rape would still be treated as adults under state law.
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