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: Consumer Alert: How To Avoid Fake N95, KN95 Masks
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: Flint Public Schools Staying Virtual Indefinitely Due To Large Amount Of Positive COVID-19 Cases
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: State Fears Confusion After Michigan Restaurant Wins In Dining Ban Case
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