New Law Changes Registration Rules for Some Sex Offenders

Changes are coming for many of Michigan's registered sex offenders. Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation that transforms how the registry works. Teenagers cited for having consensual sex with minors can still be convicted but will no longer be listed on the public registry. The state will also use a tiered system that categorizes offenders based on the type of offense. Legal experts say the law will give a second chance to so-called “Romeo and Juliet” offenders. Police will also start collecting more information from all sex offenders like social security numbers, vehicle information, and email addresses. The new law will go into effect July 1st. 9 and 10's Kyle Mitchell and Photojournalist Greg Miller have more on the changes.