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2017 House Bill 5258: Make possession of “ransomware” a 10-year felony

Public Act 96 of 2018

Introduced by Rep. James Lower R-Cedar Lake on November 29, 2017
To establish sentencing guidelines for the crime of possessing ransomware with malicious intent proposed by House Bill 5257.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Communications and Technology Committee on November 29, 2017
Reported in the House on January 16, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on January 30, 2018
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 30, 2018
Reported in the Senate on March 8, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 2, 2018