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2013 Senate Bill 44: Add more crimes to sex offender registry

Public Act 2 of 2013

Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on January 16, 2013 To place on the state’s public sexual offender registry individuals who commit certain crimes deemed insufficiently serious to warrant this consequence, except that the victim is a minor. This would include indecent exposure, knowingly possessing child sexually abusive material, surveillance of an undressed individual, and knowingly restraining another person. The additions would be retroactive, so that individuals convicted of these offenses in the past now would have to place themselves on the sex offender registry.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 16, 2013
Reported in the Senate on January 24, 2013 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on January 29, 2013 To move back the effective date of the bill to June 1, 2013.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2013
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on January 29, 2013 (same description)
To place on the state’s public sexual offender registry individuals who commit certain crimes deemed insufficiently serious to warrant this consequence, except that the victim is a minor. This would include indecent exposure, knowingly possessing child sexually abusive material, surveillance of an undressed individual, and knowingly restraining another person. The additions would be retroactive, so that individuals convicted of these offenses in the past now would have to place themselves on the sex offender registry.
Received in the House on January 29, 2013
Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on February 6, 2013
Reported in the House on February 6, 2013 With the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the House on February 14, 2013 To delete a provision that expands the scope of the bill to include offenses covered by local ordinances that are "substantially similar" to the listed state statute violations and which also involve a minor.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 14, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Sean McCann (D) on February 14, 2013 To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4199, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4199 would expand a law that requires certain health care professionals and social workers to report suspected child abuse, so that it also requires reporting by coaches and school volunteers.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 14, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Vicki Barnett (D) on February 14, 2013 To make the proposed expansion of offenses mandating sex offenders registry registration prosepective only, that that it would not apply to past offenses.
The amendment failed 11 to 97 in the House on February 14, 2013
Passed 106 to 3 in the House on February 19, 2013 To place on the state’s public sexual offender registry individuals who commit certain crimes deemed insufficiently serious to warrant this consequence, but in which the victim is a minor. This would include indecent exposure, knowingly possessing child sexually abusive material, surveillance of an undressed individual, and knowingly restraining another person. This would be retroactive, so that individuals convicted of these additional offenses in the past would have place themselves on the sex offender registry.
Received in the Senate on February 26, 2013
Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on February 27, 2013 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 12, 2013

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