New legislation requires registered sex offenders to pay annual fee

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

Registered sex offenders in Michigan will have to pay an annual fee starting April 1.

Legislation signed in November requires more than 40,000 sex offenders to pay $50 to cover the $600,000 it costs to operate the offender database.

This replaces the system that used to allow sex offenders to pay a one-time fee.

The law only applies to registered sex offenders who are out of prison.

Governor Snyder says the law brings Michigan in line with neighboring states.

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