May 02, 2013 at 4:06 PM
Michigan sex offenders would pay annual registry fee under Senate-approved bill
"LANSING, MI – People listed on Michigan’s sex offender registry would pay an annual fee of $50 under terms of a bill overwhelmingly approved by the state Senate.
Current state law calls for offenders to pay the $50 fee only when they are first registered. Senate Bill 221 would make that an annual payment.
The bill approved by the Senate on a 33-2 vote Thursday is now headed to the House for its consideration.
The change would be a boost to the fund that helps establish, run and enforce the sex offender registry. Current law raises about $160,000 a year through the fees. That could increase to up to $700,000 a year if the fees were annual, according to an analysis from the Senate Fiscal Agency."
Michigan Senate OKs annual sex offender fee