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

Public Act 2 of 2013

  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on January 29, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  4. 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on February 26, 2013.
  6. Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on February 27, 2013, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 12, 2013.

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