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2017 House Bill 5017: Create adult “cyberbullying” crime

Public Act 457 of 2018

Introduced by Rep. Peter Lucido (R) on September 27, 2017
To create a crime of “cyberbullying” another person, subject to a year jail and a $1,000 fine, and 20 years if the action causes an individual’s death. The bill defines “cyberbully" as using a computer network, or a telecommunications system with the intention to intimidate, frighten, harass or cause emotional distress to another person.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Law and Justice Committee on September 27, 2017
Reported in the House on February 27, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 91 to 17 in the House on March 22, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To create a crime of “cyberbullying” another person, with sanctions ranging from 93 days in jail and a $500 fine for a first offense to 10 years if the action causes an individual’s death. The bill defines “cyberbully" as using a computer network, or a telecommunications system with the intention to intimidate, frighten, harass or cause emotional distress to another person. Similar bills and laws apply to minors and students but this one applies to everyone.
Received in the Senate on April 10, 2018
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 10, 2018
Reported in the Senate on May 30, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 24, 2018

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