DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
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
(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