The legislation now only needs Gov. State lawmakers approved altering registration protocols for sex offenders during its Wednesday session, fulfilling a 4-year-old mandate from the U. Court of Appeals. House Bill , sponsored by Rep.
Michigan Senate approves tightened restrictions in Sex Offender Registration Act
Sex Offender Law: Down to the Wire
The U. House Bill , sponsored by Rep. James Lower, R-Greenville, addresses that problem and was approved The bill now heads to the state Senate, which starts its lame-duck session next week.
Sex Offender Law: Down to the Wire: June 2011
The new requirements are extensive. The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act SORNA —a portion of the Adam Walsh Act that passed in —expands the categories of offenders that states and tribes must register to include juveniles who commit certain serious crimes and some adult offenders convicted before the law was enacted. Some consider the amount and kind of information that states must now collect, regularly verify and share as onerous. The legislation sets requirements for which offenses and offenders must be classified, lengthens how long they must stay registered, adds a requirement for periodic appearances by offenders for verification, and sets the penalties states must impose on those who fail to register.
Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday signed a bill that would eliminate school safety zones and certain appearance requirements in Michigan's Sex Offender Registration Act. The changes, made to comply with federal court orders that called the current law unenforceable, were among 80 bills passed by the Legislature during its lame duck session and signed by Whitmer on Tuesday. The bill made several tweaks to the law, with the largest being the elimination of school safety zones, which prohibit registered sex offenders from living within 1, feet of schools. The changes also would eliminate mandates requiring immediate in-person appearances to update changes to offenders' email addresses, street addresses or vehicle information. The new law lengthens the time period for reporting those changes and allows state police to create a more manageable system for reporting.