Bill Text: MI HB6257 | 2017-2018 | 99th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Crimes; forgery; crimes involving forgery and counterfeiting; include altering a record by use of distributed ledger technology. Amends sec. 248 of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.248).

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-07-25 - Bill Electronically Reproduced 06/12/2018 [HB6257 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2017-HB6257-Introduced.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 6257

 

 

June 12, 2018, Introduced by Rep. VanderWall and referred to the Committee on Law and Justice.

 

     A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled

 

"The Michigan penal code,"

 

by amending section 248 (MCL 750.248), as amended by 2011 PA 206.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 248. (1) A person who falsely makes, alters, forges, or

 

counterfeits a public record, or a certificate, return, or

 

attestation of a clerk of a court, register of deeds, notary

 

public, township clerk, or any other public officer, in relation to

 

a matter in which the certificate, return, or attestation may be

 

received as legal proof, or a charter, will, testament, bond,

 

writing obligatory, letter of attorney, policy of insurance, bill

 

of lading, bill of exchange, promissory note, or an order,

 

acquittance of discharge for money or other property, or a waiver,

 


release, claim or demand, or an acceptance of a bill of exchange,

 

or indorsement, or assignment of a bill of exchange or promissory

 

note for the payment of money, or an accountable receipt for money,

 

goods, or other property with intent to injure or defraud another

 

person is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not

 

more than 14 years.

 

     (2) This section does not apply to a scrivener's error.

 

     (3) This section applies to a person that accomplishes a

 

violation of subsection (1) by altering a record made utilizing

 

distributed ledger technology.

 

     (4) (3) The venue in a prosecution under this section may be

 

in the county in which the forgery was performed; in a county in

 

which a false, forged, altered, or counterfeit record, instrument,

 

or other writing is uttered and published with intent to injure or

 

defraud; or in the county in which the rightful property owner

 

resides.

 

     (5) As used in this section, "distributed ledger technology"

 

means any distributed ledger protocol and supporting

 

infrastructure, including blockchain, that uses a distributed,

 

decentralized, shared, and replicated ledger, whether use of the

 

ledger is public or private, permissioned or permissionless, and

 

that may include the use of electronic currencies or electronic

 

tokens as a medium of electronic exchange.

 

     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days

 

after the date it is enacted into law.

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