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Section 28.735

SEX OFFENDERS REGISTRATION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 295 of 1994


28.735 Registered individual residing in student safety zone; prohibited conduct; violation; penalties; exceptions.

Sec. 35.

(1) Except as otherwise provided in this section and section 36, an individual required to be registered under article II shall not reside within a student safety zone.

(2) An individual who violates subsection (1) is guilty of a crime as follows:

(a) For the first violation, the individual is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both.

(b) An individual who violates this section and has 1 or more prior convictions under this section is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.

(3) This section does not apply to any of the following:

(a) An individual who is not more than 19 years of age and attends secondary school or postsecondary school, and resides with his or her parent or guardian. However, this exception does not apply to an individual who initiates or maintains contact with a minor within that student safety zone. However, the individual may initiate or maintain contact with a minor with whom he or she attends secondary school or postsecondary school in conjunction with that school attendance.

(b) An individual who is not more than 26 years of age and attends a special education program, and resides with his or her parent or guardian or resides in a group home or assisted living facility. However, an individual described in this subdivision shall not initiate or maintain contact with a minor within that student safety zone. The individual shall be permitted to initiate or maintain contact with a minor with whom he or she attends a special education program in conjunction with that attendance.

(c) An individual who was residing within that student safety zone on January 1, 2006. However, this exception does not apply to an individual who initiates or maintains contact with a minor within that student safety zone.

(d) An individual who is a patient in a hospital or hospice that is located within a student safety zone. However, this exception does not apply to an individual who initiates or maintains contact with a minor within that student safety zone.

(e) An individual who resides within a student safety zone because the individual is an inmate or resident of a prison, jail, juvenile facility, or other correctional facility or is a patient of a mental health facility under an order of commitment. However, this exception does not apply to an individual who initiates or maintains contact with a minor within that student safety zone.

(4) An individual who resides within a student safety zone and who is subsequently required to register under article II shall change his or her residence to a location outside the student safety zone not more than 90 days after he or she is sentenced for the conviction that gives rise to the obligation to register under article II. However, this exception does not apply to an individual who initiates or maintains contact with a minor within that student safety zone during the 90-day period described in this subsection.

(5) This section does not prohibit an individual from being charged with, convicted of, or punished for any other violation of law that is committed by that individual while violating this section.


History: Add. 2005, Act 121, Eff. Jan. 1, 2006 ;-- Am. 2005, Act 322, Eff. Jan. 1, 2006


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