HOUSE BILL No. 4725

 

June 9, 2011, Introduced by Rep. McMillin and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

 

     A bill to amend 1985 PA 87, entitled

 

"William Van Regenmorter crime victim's rights act,"

 

by amending section 80 (MCL 780.830), as added by 1988 PA 21, and

 

by adding sections 19b and 48b.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 19b. A governmental agency having duties and

 

responsibilities under this article, or an employee of that agency,

 

shall not disclose any of the following information concerning a

 

crime of child abuse, criminal sexual conduct, sexual assault or

 

molestation, or similar crime, in which 1 or more victims are less

 

than 18 years of age:

 

     (a) The name and address of any victim.

 

     (b) The name and address of a victim's immediate family member

 

or a victim's relative who has the same surname as the victim,


 

other than the name and address of the accused.

 

     (c) Any other information that would tend to reveal the

 

identity of any victim, including a reference to a victim's

 

familial or other relationship to the accused.

 

     Sec. 48b. A governmental agency having duties and

 

responsibilities under this article, or an employee of that

 

governmental agency, shall not disclose any of the following

 

information concerning a crime of child abuse, criminal sexual

 

conduct, sexual assault or molestation, or similar crime, in which

 

1 or more victims are less than 18 years of age:

 

     (a) The name and address of any victim.

 

     (b) The name and address of a victim's immediate family member

 

or a victim's relative who has the same surname as the victim,

 

other than the name and address of the accused.

 

     (c) Any other information that would tend to reveal the

 

identity of any victim, including a reference to a victim's

 

familial or other relationship to the accused.

 

     Sec. 80. (1) A victim's address and telephone number

 

maintained by a court or a sheriff pursuant to under this article

 

is exempt from disclosure under the freedom of information act, Act

 

No. 442 of the Public Acts of 1976, being sections 15.231 to 15.246

 

of the Michigan Compiled Laws.1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 to 15.246.

 

     (2) A governmental agency having duties and responsibilities

 

under this article shall not disclose any of the following

 

information concerning a crime of child abuse, criminal sexual

 

conduct, sexual assault or molestation, or similar crime, in which

 

1 or more victims are less than 18 years of age:


 

     (a) The name and address of any victim.

 

     (b) The name and address of a victim's immediate family member

 

or a victim's relative who has the same surname as the victim,

 

other than the name and address of the accused.

 

     (c) Any other information that would tend to reveal the

 

identity of any victim, including a reference to a victim's

 

familial or other relationship to the accused.