Bill Text: MI HB6318 | 2017-2018 | 99th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Civil rights; racial discrimination; penalties for false report of a crime to law enforcement based solely upon the alleged perpetrator's race or ethnicity; provide for. Amends 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.1 - 750.568) by adding sec. 147c.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-09-06 - Bill Electronically Reproduced 09/05/2018 [HB6318 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2017-HB6318-Introduced.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 6318

 

 

September 5, 2018, Introduced by Rep. Garrett and referred to the Committee on Law and Justice.

 

     A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled

 

"The Michigan penal code,"

 

(MCL 750.1 to 750.568) by adding section 147c.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 147c. A person who makes a false report of the commission

 

of a crime or suspected commission of a crime based solely on the

 

race or ethnicity of the alleged perpetrator of the crime and not

 

on actual suspicion that a crime has been or might be committed, or

 

intentionally causes a false report of the commission of a crime to

 

be made based solely upon the race or ethnicity of the alleged

 

perpetrator and not on actual suspicion that a crime has been

 

committed or might be committed, to a peace officer, police agency

 

of this state or of a local unit of government, 9-1-1 operator, or

 

any other governmental employee or contractor or employee of a

 


contractor who is authorized to receive reports of a crime is

 

guilty of a felony.

 

     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days

 

after the date it is enacted into law.

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