The registering agency forwards the registration information to DOJ.
Registered sex offenders are required to update their information annually with local law enforcement, within five working days before or after their birthday.
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In 1994 the US Congress passed the Jacob Wetterling Crimes against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, named after an 11-year-old boy who was abducted at gunpoint while riding his bike near his home. 272, § 35A; Michigan, MCLS § 28.723, 28.722, 750.520e; Minnesota, Minn.