DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REPORTS - S.B. 720 (S-1): FLOOR ANALYSIS
Senate Bill 720 (Substitute S-1 as reported)
Sponsor: Senator Mike Goschka
The bill would amend the uniform crime reporting Act to expand the domestic violence information that a police chief or sheriff must report to the Department of State Police. The bill would take effect on October 1, 2002.
The Act requires city, village, and township chiefs of police and county sheriffs to report to the Department certain information related to "crimes of domestic assault". The bill would refer, instead, to "domestic violence incidents". The Act requires police chiefs and sheriffs to report the number of all of the following assaults reported and their disposition:
-- Assaults that involve an adult and a minor.
-- Assaults that involve two male adults or two female adults.
-- Assaults that involve one male adult and one female adult.
-- Assaults that involve a person and his or her spouse.
The bill would refer to the number of "crimes" that involved an individual and spouse, rather than "assaults", and would include a former spouse. The bill also would include in that provision the number of crimes that involved an individual and a person with whom he or she had had a child in common, a person with whom he or she currently or formerly had a dating relationship, or a person who currently or formerly resided in the same household.
MCL 28.257 - Legislative Analyst: P. Affholter
The bill would have an indeterminate fiscal impact on local police agencies. The bill would increase the incidents reported to the State Police by a number that cannot be determined at this time.
Date Completed: 11-1-01 - Fiscal Analyst: B. BakerFloor\sb720 - Bill Analysis @ http://www.senate.state.mi.us/sfa
This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.