Friday, 3 May 2013

Pay For The Privilege To Be Persecuted

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

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