DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND ECONOMIC GROWTH  
DIRECTOR'S OFFICE  
MICHIGAN CHILDREN'S PROTECTION REGISTRY RULES  
(By authority conferred on the department of labor and economic growth by  
section 3 of 2004 PA 241, MCL 752.1063)  
R 484.501 Definitions.  
Rule 1. As used in these rules:  
(a) "Children's Protection Registry Fund" means a separate fund created in the state  
treasury to be administered by the department under section 4 of 2004 PA 241, MCL  
752.1064. The fund shall serve as a repository for fees collected under section 3 of the  
Michigan Children's Protection Registry Act.  
(b) "Cohort" means a logical grouping of minors represented by a group  
registrant. Uses of cohorts include, but are not limited to, schools choosing to  
register each graduating class with a designated birth year.  
(c) "Contact point" means any electronic identification to which messages can be  
sent, including any of the following:  
(i) An instant message identity.  
(ii) A wireless telephone number.  
(iii) A pager number.  
(iv) A facsimile number.  
(v) An electronic mail address.  
(vi) Other electronic addresses subject to rules promulgated under 2004 PA 241,  
MCL 752.1063 by the department.  
(d) "Department" means the Michigan department of labor and economic  
growth.  
(e) "Digital media" means any magnetic or electronic storage device, including  
but not limited to, hard disks, floppy diskettes, backup media, CD-Roms, DVD-Roms,  
Zip disks, optical disks, printer buffers, smart cards, memory calculators, electronic  
dialers, Bernoulli drives, or electronic notebooks  
(f) "Group registrant" means a school or other entity primarily serving minors  
who registers 1 or more contact points on behalf of its minor constituency.  
(g) "Internet domain name" means a registered and easily identifiable alias for a  
globally unique, hierarchical numerical reference to an Internet host or service,  
assigned through centralized Internet authorities, comprising a series of character  
strings separated by periods.  
(h) "Minor" means an individual under the age of 18 years.  
(i) "Person" means an individual, corporation, association, partnership, or any  
other legal entity.  
(j) "Prohibited message" means any message, whether direct or indirect, with the  
primary purpose of advertising or presenting, or otherwise linking to a message that  
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advertises or presents, a product or service that a minor is prohibited by law from  
purchasing, viewing, possessing, participating in,  
or otherwise receiving. This includes, but is not limited to, sexually explicit  
materials, tobacco products, illegal drugs, gambling opportunities, and alcoholic  
beverages.  
(k) "Protect MI Child Act" means the Michigan Children's Protection Registry  
Act, 2004 PA 241, MCL 752.1061 to 752.1068.  
(l) "Registry" or "Protect MI Child Registry" means the child protection registry  
created under section 3 of 2004 PA 241, MCL 752.1063.  
(m) "Responsible party" means a parent, guardian, individual, or group registrant  
who is responsible for a contact point to which a minor may have access.  
(n) "Sender" means any person who conveys, seeks to convey, or attempts to  
convey, directly or indirectly, a prohibited message.  
(o) "State" means the state of Michigan.  
(p) "Vendor" means a third-party administrator who operates the Protect MI Child  
Registry and related services under contract to the state of Michigan.  
(q) "Website" means a particular company, user, or organization's HTML pages  
collectively accessible on the World Wide Web through a web server. A website is  
accessible through a unique Internet address or uniform resource locator (URL).  
History: 2005 AACS.  
R 484.502 Accessibility of registry through secure website.  
Rule 2. (a) All registrations, including amendments, renewals, and deletions  
related thereto, shall be made through 1 or more secure and encrypted websites to be  
established and operated by the department or under contract to the department.  
(b) Transactions for both registrants and senders shall be accommodated through  
the department's website.  
History: 2005 AACS.  
R 484.503 Registrants.  
Rule 3. A responsible party may register a contact point with the department  
under these rules.  
History: 2005 AACS.  
R 484.504 Registration process and required information.  
Rule 4. (1) A responsible party may register contact points by the following  
means:  
(a) The preferred method of registration shall be through the department website.  
(b) Group registrants may also register by other means as determined by the  
department.  
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(c) If a responsible party chooses to register using an alternative medium,  
which may include digital media, approved by the department, then the information that  
is submitted shall be entered into the department website for official registry.  
(2) The following are required fields for information on minors submitted by  
individual registrants:  
(a) The following fields for the following contact points shall be provided:  
(i) Electronic mail address or addresses.  
(ii) Telephone phone number or numbers including mobile, pager, and  
facsimile.  
(iii) Instant message identity.  
(iv) Other information required to adequately identify the contact point.  
(b) Birth date.  
(c) Submission date and time stamp.  
(3) The following are required fields for information on the responsible party who  
submits an individual registration:  
(a) Full name.  
(b) Mailing address.  
(c) Telephone number or numbers at which the party can be contacted.  
(d) Electronic mail address.  
(4) A responsible party may, as an individual registrant, submit entries for up to 15  
children.  
(5) The following are required fields for information on minors submitted by group  
registrants:  
(a) Fields for the following contact points shall be provided:  
(i) Electronic mail address or addresses.  
(ii) Telephone phone number or numbers including mobile, pager, and  
facsimile.  
(iii) Internet domain name if entire suffix is to be blocked.  
(iv) Instant message identity.  
(v) Other information required to adequately identify the contact point.  
(b) Birth date or cohort year.  
(c) Submission date and time stamp.  
(6) The following are required fields for information on the responsible party who  
submits a group registration:  
(a) Full name.  
(b) Title.  
(c) Organization name.  
(d) Mailing address.  
(e) Telephone numbers where the party may be contacted.  
(f) Electronic mail address.  
History: 2005 AACS.  
R 484.505 Tenure of registration.  
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Rule 5. Registered contact points shall be valid for 3 years, or until the year a  
minor or cohort turns 18, whichever comes sooner. The department may establish a  
shorter tenure of registration if necessary to improve registry operations or services.  
History: 2005 AACS.  
R 484.506 Options for group registrants.  
Rule 6. Group registrants may register 1 or more contact points with  
department. Group registrants shall have all of the following options:  
(a) Register individual contact points for all group members.  
(b) Register an entire Internet domain name suffix.  
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(c) Register group members in cohorts.  
History: 2005 AACS.  
R 484.507 Confirmation of registration.  
Rule 7. (1) Before the registration is complete and entered into the database, a  
confirmation message shall be sent to the responsible party and contact points.  
(2) The content of the confirmation message shall be determined by  
department.  
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(3) Confirmation messages shall be sent via electronic mail whenever possible.  
History: 2005 AACS.  
R 484.508 Renewals of registered contact points.  
Rule 8. (1) The department shall offer a convenient process for renewals that  
provides for uninterrupted listing in the registry of contact points to which minors have  
access.  
(2) The department may require that confirmation of renewals be provided to  
responsible parties and contact points.  
(3) Responsible parties may renew their registrations through the same business  
channels offered for the original registration.  
History: 2005 AACS.  
R 484.509 Amendments and deletions.  
Rule 9. (1) Amendments to contact point or registrant information shall be  
accommodated upon request of the responsible party who initially requested registration  
of a contact point.  
(2) Unless renewed, contact points shall automatically be deleted from the registry  
when the affected minor or cohort reaches the age of 18, or after 3 years, whichever  
comes sooner.  
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(3) Early deletion of registered contact points shall be accommodated upon request  
of any of the following:  
(a) The responsible party who initially requested registration of the contact point.  
(b) The owner of an address that is erroneously listed as a contact point in the  
registry.  
(c) The department based upon such additional criteria as it may establish.  
History: 2005 AACS.  
R 484.510 Mechanism for verification of sender compliance.  
Rule 10. (1) No sender or other person, except as designated by the department,  
may obtain access to the Protect MI Child Registry until payment is received.  
(2) A sender shall verify compliance with the Protect MI Child Registry by  
comparing the lists of contact points for all those to whom the sender wishes to send  
prohibited messages through the secure system established by the department. The  
privacy of lists submitted by senders shall be taken into consideration by the  
department in establishing the configuration requirements for the verification  
system.  
(3) Senders shall not use, sell, or disclose any list of registered contact points  
that may be derived or obtained through use of the registry or by any other means.  
(4) Both of the following apply to confirmation of sender subscription to registry:  
(a) Senders shall be provided with confirmation of their subscription following  
acceptance of their payment.  
(b) Senders shall receive informational materials regarding their obligations  
under the Protect MI Child Act with the confirmation of their subscription.  
(5) The sender may send a message, if before sending the message, he or she  
obtains an affirmative statement of consent, as required by MCL 752.1065(6), from  
an age-verified adult to receive the message at an adult designated contact point. The  
sender shall notify the department that the sender intends to send messages as allowed  
under this section of law and comply with any procedures that may be established.  
History: 2005 AACS; 2006 AACS.  
R 484.511 Fees.  
Rule 11. (1) A registry sign-up fee or charge shall not be assessed to a person  
registering a contact point with the department.  
(2) Both of the following apply to a registry access fee:  
(a) Senders shall be charged a fee to access the registry.  
(b) The vendor creating the registry system shall propose a fee schedule. That fee  
schedule shall not exceed 3 cents per contact point checked against the registry, for each  
time a contact point is checked against the registry. In determining the appropriate fee  
schedule, the department shall judge vendor submissions which encourage the largest  
number of compliant senders.  
History: 2005 AACS.  
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R 484.512 Revenue collection.  
Rule 12. (1) The department shall establish and administer a revenue account in  
the state treasury for the Children's Protection Registry Fund, in accordance with section  
4 of the Protect MI Child Act.  
(2) The department shall determine revenue collection form and arrangements.  
The revenue collection process may be limited to electronic transactions.  
History: 2005 AACS.  
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