Michigan victim confidentiality law signed by Gov. Whitmer

Michigan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs a $106 million bipartisan belief bill Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (Courtesy Michigan Executive Office of the Governor)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families will have an added level of privacy through a confidentiality measure signed into law by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

The act replaces residential addresses on state IDs with a state post office address and allows the state to use a substitute mailing address in place of a residential address to mail correspondence.

Those interested in participating must send an application to the state attorney general’s office.

A written statement of risk if a person’s address is disclosed is required, but no criminal conviction is necessary to prove that risk.

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