Bill Text: MI SB0007 | 2017-2018 | 99th Legislature | Chaptered

Bill Title: Corrections; other; definitions of certain terms and the manner in which data regarding recidivism are collected; provide for in the code of corrections. Amends 1953 PA 232 (MCL 791.201 - 791.285) by adding sec. 8a.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-04-18 - Assigned Pa 0004'17 With Immediate Effect [SB0007 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2017-SB0007-Chaptered.html

Act No. 4

Public Acts of 2017

Approved by the Governor

March 30, 2017

Filed with the Secretary of State

March 31, 2017

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 29, 2017




Introduced by Senators Knollenberg, O’Brien, Proos, Jones, Booher, Colbeck, Horn, Schuitmaker, Brandenburg, Hansen, Kowall, Johnson, Gregory and Warren


AN ACT to amend 1953 PA 232, entitled “An act to revise, consolidate, and codify the laws relating to probationers and probation officers, to pardons, reprieves, commutations, and paroles, to the administration of correctional institutions, correctional farms, and probation recovery camps, to prisoner labor and correctional industries, and to the supervision and inspection of local jails and houses of correction; to provide for the siting of correctional facilities; to create a state department of corrections, and to prescribe its powers and duties; to provide for the transfer to and vesting in said department of powers and duties vested by law in certain other state boards, commissions, and officers, and to abolish certain boards, commissions, and offices the powers and duties of which are transferred by this act; to allow for the operation of certain facilities by private entities; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain other state departments and agencies; to provide for the creation of a local lockup advisory board; to provide for a lifetime electronic monitoring program; to prescribe penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act; to make certain appropriations; to repeal certain parts of this act on specific dates; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act,” (MCL 791.201 to 791.285) by adding section 8a.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 8a. (1) As used in this act:

(a) “Recidivism” means any rearrest, reconviction, or reincarceration in prison or jail for a felony or misdemeanor offense or a probation or parole violation of an individual as measured first after 3 years and again after 5 years from the date of his or her release from incarceration, placement on probation, or conviction, whichever is later.

(b) “Technical parole violation” means a violation of the terms of a parolee’s parole order that is not a violation of a law of this state, a political subdivision of this state, another state, or the United States or of tribal law.

(c) “Technical probation violation” means a violation of the terms of a probationer’s probation order that is not a violation of a law of this state, a political subdivision of this state, another state, or the United States or of tribal law.

(2) Any data collected and maintained under this act regarding recidivism rates must be collected and maintained in a manner that separates the data regarding technical probation violations and technical parole violations from data on new felony and misdemeanor convictions.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days after the date it is enacted into law.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.

Secretary of the Senate

Clerk of the House of Representatives