LANSING (AP) – A bill advancing in the Legislature would update Michigan’s sex offender registry and reporting requirements after a federal judge ruled that parts of the law are unconstitutional.
The Senate voted 37-1 Wednesday for legislation that revises the definitions of school property and student safety zones. The measure goes to the House.READ MORE: Michigan Gov. Whitmer Tests Positive For COVID-19, Reports 'Mild Symptoms'
In March, Judge Robert Cleland struck down several sex offender provisions as too vague, including a requirement that offenders not live, work or loiter within 1,000 feet of school property. The bill keeps intact the 1,000-foot limit but clarifies definitions.READ MORE: Trump Says Mar-a-Lago Was 'Raided' By FBI
The legislation also exempts sex offenders from a ban against loitering on school property if they have a child in the school, and deletes mandates to report new email addresses, instant messaging addresses and vehicle purchases or sales in person.MORE NEWS: Lighthouse Partners With Gleaners To Expand Food Relief
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