Act No. 77

Public Acts of 2023

Approved by the Governor

July 11, 2023

Filed with the Secretary of State

July 12, 2023

EFFECTIVE DATE:  July 12, 2023

state of michigan

102nd Legislature

Regular session of 2023

Introduced by Reps. Pohutsky, Brabec, Steckloff, Arbit, Hood, Martus, Rheingans, Wegela, Price, McFall, Wilson, Paiz, Morse, Tsernoglou, Breen, Byrnes, Brenda Carter, O’Neal, Coleman, Weiss, Hope, Koleszar, Hill, MacDonell, Liberati, Haadsma, Hoskins, Tyrone Carter, Andrews, Grant, Glanville, Skaggs, Morgan, Farhat, Aiyash and Whitsett


AN ACT to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled “An act to revise, consolidate, codify, and add to the statutes relating to crimes; to define crimes and prescribe the penalties and remedies; to provide for restitution under certain circumstances; to provide for the competency of evidence at the trial of persons accused of crime; to provide immunity from prosecution for certain witnesses appearing at criminal trials; to provide for liability for damages; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening any of the provisions of this act,” by amending section 520l (MCL 750.520l), as amended by 1988 PA 138.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

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Description automatically generated with low confidenceSec. 520l. A person may be charged and convicted under sections 520b to 520g even though the victim is his or her legal spouse. However, a person may not be charged or convicted solely because his or her legal spouse is under the age of 16 or mentally incapable.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.


Clerk of the House of Representatives


Secretary of the Senate