HB-5026, As Passed Senate, April 29, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 5026

 

August 13, 2003, Introduced by Rep. Woronchak and referred to the Committee on Criminal Justice.

        

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                 A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled                                             

                                                                                

    "The Michigan penal code,"                                                  

                                                                                

    by amending section 411a (MCL 750.411a), as amended by 2002 PA              

                                                                                

    672.                                                                        

                                                                                

                THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:                      

                                                                                

1       Sec. 411a.  (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), a                     

                                                                                

2   person who intentionally makes a false report of the commission             

                                                                                

3   of a crime, or intentionally causes a false report of the                   

                                                                                

4   commission of a crime to be made, to a  member of the Michigan              

                                                                                

5   state police, a sheriff or deputy sheriff, a police officer of a            

                                                                                

6   city or village, or any other peace officer of this state  peace            

                                                                                

7   officer, police agency of this state or of a local unit of                  

                                                                                

8   government, 9-1-1 operator, or any other governmental employee or           

                                                                                

9   contractor or employee of a contractor who is authorized to                 

                                                                                

10  receive reports of a crime, knowing the report is false, is                 

                                                                                


    House Bill No. 5026, as amended April 28, 2004                              

1   guilty of a crime as follows:                                               

                                                                                

2       (a) If the report is a false report of a misdemeanor, the                   

                                                                                

3   person is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for            

                                                                                

4   not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $500.00, or                

                                                                                

5   both.                                                                       

                                                                                

6       (b) If the report is a false report of a felony, the person                 

                                                                                

7   is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more               

                                                                                

8   than 4 years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.                 

                                                                                

9       (2) A person shall not do either of the following:                          

                                                                                

10      (a) Knowingly make a false report of a violation or attempted               

                                                                                

11  violation of chapter XXXIII or section 327,  or  328, 397a, or              

                                                                                

12  436 and communicate or cause the communication of the false                 

                                                                                

13  report to any other person, knowing the report to be false.                 

                                                                                

14      (b) Threaten to violate chapter XXXIII or section 327,  or                  

                                                                                

15  328, 397a, or 436 and communicate or cause the communication of             

                                                                                

16  the threat to any other person.                                             

                                                                                

17      (3) A person who violates subsection (2) is guilty of a                     

                                                                                

18  felony punishable as follows:                                               

                                                                                

19      (a) For a first conviction under subsection (2), by                         

                                                                                

20  imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than           

                                                                                

21  $2,000.00, or both.                                                         

                                                                                

22      (b) For a second or subsequent conviction under subsection                  

                                                                                

23  (2), imprisonment for not more than 10 years or a fine of not               

                                                                                

24  more than $5,000.00, or both.                                               

                                                                                

25      (4) The court may order a person convicted under subsection                 

                                                                                

26  (2) to pay to the state or a local unit of government the costs             

                                                                                

27  of responding to the false report <<or threat>> including, but not limited to,    


    House Bill No. 5026, as amended April 28, 2004                              

1   use of police or fire emergency response vehicles and teams <<, pursuant to section 1f of chapter IX of the code of criminal procedure, 1927 PA 175, MCL 769.1f, unless otherwise expressly provided for in this section>>.              

2       (5) If the person ordered to pay costs under subsection (4)                 

                                                                                

3   is a juvenile under the jurisdiction of the family division of              

                                                                                

4   the circuit court under chapter 10 of the revised judicature act            

                                                                                

5   of 1961, 1961 PA 236, MCL 600.1001 to 600.1043, all of the                  

                                                                                

6   following apply:                                                            

                                                                                

7       (a) If the court determines that the juvenile is or will be                 

                                                                                

8   unable to pay all of the costs ordered, after notice to the                 

                                                                                

9   juvenile's parent or parents and an opportunity for the parent or           

                                                                                

10  parents to be heard, the court may order the parent or parents              

                                                                                

11  having supervisory responsibility for the juvenile, at the time             

                                                                                

12  of the acts upon which the order is based, to pay any portion of            

                                                                                

13  the costs ordered that is outstanding.  An order under this                 

                                                                                

14  subsection does not relieve the juvenile of his or her obligation           

                                                                                

15  to pay the costs as ordered, but the amount owed by the juvenile            

                                                                                

16  shall be offset by any amount paid by his or her parent.  As used           

                                                                                

17  in this subsection, "parent" does not include a foster parent.              

                                                                                

18      (b) If the court orders a parent to pay costs under                         

                                                                                

19  subdivision (a), the court shall take into account the financial            

                                                                                

20  resources of the parent and the burden that the payment of the              

                                                                                

21  costs will impose, with due regard to any other moral or legal              

                                                                                

22  financial obligations that the parent may have.  If a parent is             

                                                                                

23  required to pay the costs under subdivision (a), the court shall            

                                                                                

24  provide for payment to be made in specified installments and                

                                                                                

25  within a specified period of time.                                          

                                                                                

26      (c) A parent who has been ordered to pay the costs under                    

                                                                                

27  subdivision (a) may petition the court for a modification of the            


    House Bill No. 5026, as amended April 28, 2004                              

1   amount of the costs owed by the parent or for a cancellation of             

                                                                                

2   any unpaid portion of the parent's obligation.  The court shall             

                                                                                

3   cancel all or part of the parent's obligation due if the court              

                                                                                

4   determines that payment of the amount due will impose a manifest            

                                                                                

5   hardship on the parent.                                                     

                                                                                

6       (6) As used in this section:                                                

                                                                                

7       (a) "Local unit of government" means:                                       

                                                                                

8                                                                                (i) A city, village, township, or county.                                           

                                                                                

9       (ii) A local or intermediate school district.                                

                                                                                

10      (iii) A public school academy.                                               

                                                                                

11      (iv) A community college.                                                    

                                                                                

12      (b) "State" includes <<, but is not limited to,>> a state institution of higher    

13   education.

    <<Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect July 1, 2004.>>