Michigan Firearms Legislative Update
Lansing, MI –-(AmmoLand.com)-The following Bills are not yet law. Each must be passed by both House and Senate then signed into law by the Governor.
House Bill 5302. Introduced Sep 2009. The bill would amend Public Act 372 of 1927 (and rename it the “Michigan Firearms Act”) to allow a person lawfully possessing a firearm or ammunition (1) to transport the firearm or ammunition in a privately-owned motor vehicle, and (2) to store it in a privately-owned motor vehicle parked and locked in the parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area of any business, commercial enterprise, employer, or state service agency if stored out of plain view in accordance with Michigan Penal Code requirements or as otherwise allowed by law … more
House Bill 5303. Introduced Sep 2009. Section 227 of the Michigan Penal Code makes it a felony crime to carry a concealed pistol. Section 231a of the Penal Code, however, contains a list of persons or situations to whom or which the ban on carrying a concealed pistol does not apply. Notably, subsections 231(1)(d) and (e) provide that the crime of carrying a concealed weapon does not apply to a person transporting a pistol for a lawful purpose, so long as the pistol is licensed by the owner or occupant of the motor vehicle in compliance with Section 2 of Public Act 372 of 1927, MCL 28.422, and the pistol is unloaded in a closed case designed for the storage of firearms in the trunk of the vehicle. In vehicles lacking trunks, the pistol must be unloaded in appropriate closed case placed so that it is not readily accessible to the vehicle’s occupants … more
House Bill 5472. Introduced Sep 2009. Generally speaking, unless a person holds a concealed pistol license or is exempt from licensure, he or she must obtain a license under Section 2 of Public Act 372 of 1927, known as “purchase license,” before purchasing or otherwise acquiring a pistol in Michigan (or bringing one into Michigan). People on leave from active duty in the United States armed forces or who have been discharged from active duty are given a more leeway – they have 30 days after arriving in Michigan with a pistol to obtain a license for it … more
House Bill 5474. Introduced Sep 2009. The bill would amend Public Act 319 of 1990 to remove the power of an institution of higher education (generally speaking, a college, junior college, community college, or university) to regulate the ownership, carrying, or possession of pistols or other firearms, ammunition, or components in any way except to regulate conduct that constituted a criminal offense under state law, to regulate the conduct of employees in the course of their employment, or as otherwise provided by state or federal law … more
House Bill 5470. Introduced Sep 2009. The bill would amend Section 5b of Public Law 372 of 1927. MCL 28.425b, concerning the requirements for obtaining a concealed pistol license (CPL), to clarify that the residency requirement of Section 5b does not impose a concealed pistol license requirement on a member of the U.S. armed forces who is otherwise exempt from needing one … more
House Bill 5471. Introduced Sep 2009. In recent years, additional categories of persons have been exempted from the requirements for obtaining a concealed pistol license (CPL) under Section 12a of Public Act 372 of 1927 (MCL 28.432a). Section 12a currently lists 11 different exemptions in subdivisions (1)(a) through (k). The bill would make technical corrections to the act relating to these expanded exemptions … more
House Bills 5473 and 5520. Introduced Sep-Oct 2009. House Bills 5473 and 5520 would expand pistol purchase license exemptions for authorized agents of licensed firearms manufacturers and firearms dealers … more
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