Bill Text: MI HB4573 | 2009-2010 | 95th Legislature | Introduced
Bill Title: Crimes; other; assisting an individual who is in this country illegally to obtain an identity document; prohibit, and provide penalties. Amends 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.1 - 750.568) by adding sec. 543l. [Track Bill]
Status: 2010-04-29 - Motion To Discharge Committee Rejected [HB4573 Detail]
HOUSE BILL No. 4573
March 12, 2009, Introduced by Reps. Agema, Rick Jones, Walsh, Kowall, Meltzer, Meekhof, Knollenberg, Haines, Rogers, Pearce, Opsommer, Calley, Wayne Schmidt, McMillin, Elsenheimer and Schuitmaker and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled
"The Michigan penal code,"
(MCL 750.1 to 750.568) by adding section 543l.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 543l. (1) A person shall not do any of the following
knowing that an individual is in this country illegally:
(a) Transport the individual for the purpose of allowing the
individual to submit an application to obtain an identity document.
(b) Provide any document to the individual that he or she
knows is false, altered, or illegally obtained for the purpose of
allowing the individual to submit an application to obtain an
(c) Do any act with the intent to conceal the fact that the
individual is in possession of any false, altered, or illegally
obtained identity document.
(d) As an employee or agent of a governmental entity, issue an
identity document to the individual based upon any document he or
she knows is false, altered, or illegally obtained.
(2) An individual who is in the country illegally shall not do
any of the following:
(a) Obtain or attempt to obtain an identity document using any
document that he or she knows is false, altered, or illegally
(b) Make any statement to an employee or agent of a
governmental entity that he or she knows is false or misleading to
obtain an identity document.
(c) Possess an identity document obtained in violation of this
(3) A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony
and shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than 1 year or
more than 5 years and shall be fined not less than $500.00 or more
(4) As used in this section, "identity document" means either
of the following:
(a) A license to operate a motor vehicle.
(b) An official state identity card.