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Tue October 16, 2012
Governor signs bills making false crime reports illegal
LANSING, MI (AP)-- Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation aimed at toughening the penalties for making false reports of crimes and other emergencies.
The governor was joined Monday at a signing ceremony in the Detroit suburb of Trenton by local emergency responders and others. The legislation allows courts to require those convicted of falsely reporting a crime or medical emergency to reimburse the state or local government for responding.
Snyder said in a statement that false crime reports "unnecessarily risk the lives of emergency responders and waste valuable public resources."