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Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday ed 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 ed 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' 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. The legislation requires offenders to be removed from the registry if their crime had been expunged or if the individual was sentenced under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act. The changes largely bring the law in line with the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. The Legislature also held hours of hearings on the bill in April and May. The U. They also were "very burdensome" to the point that they resembled "the ancient punishment of banishment," the court said.
InDetroit U. District Judge Robert Cleland ordered the Legislature to change the law or lose it altogether since the state essentially would be maintaining a legally unenforceable law. If they didn't change the law by March 20, Cleland said in February, the act would no longer be enforceable against those who offended beforewhen the immediate reporting requirements were added. The school safety zone language was added in As it happened, several elements of the law were suspended this spring as the coronavirus pandemic escalated in Michigan.
In April, Cleland ordered law enforcement not to enforce sex offender registration, verification, school zone and fee violations that occurred from Feb. The order, Michigan State Police told law enforcement, does not prevent the agency from maintaining the registry or prevent offenders from voluntarily complying, including in-person reporting. The order only prevents enforcement. Facebook Twitter. Whitmer s bill with long-awaited changes to sex offender law.Whitmer ca sex contact
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