HOUSE BILL No. 4013

 

January 13, 2011, Introduced by Rep. LeBlanc and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

 

     A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled

 

"The Michigan penal code,"

 

by amending section 224a (MCL 750.224a), as amended by 2006 PA 457.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 224a. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a

 

person shall not sell, offer for sale, or possess in this state a

 

portable device or weapon from which an electrical current,

 

impulse, wave, or beam may be directed, which current, impulse,

 

wave, or beam is designed to incapacitate temporarily, injure, or

 

kill.

 

     (2) This section does not prohibit any of the following:

 

     (a) The possession and reasonable use of a device that uses

 

electro-muscular disruption technology by any of the following

 

individuals, if the individual has been trained in the use,

 


effects, and risks of the device, and is using the device while

 

performing his or her official duties:

 

     (i) A peace officer.

 

     (ii) An employee of the department of corrections who is

 

authorized in writing by the director of the department of

 

corrections to possess and use the device.

 

     (iii) A local corrections officer authorized in writing by the

 

county sheriff to possess and use the device.

 

     (iv) An individual employed by a local unit of government that

 

utilizes a jail or lockup facility who has custody of persons

 

detained or incarcerated in the jail or lockup facility and who is

 

authorized in writing by the chief of police, director of public

 

safety, or sheriff to possess and use the device.

 

     (v) A probation officer.

 

     (vi) A court officer.

 

     (vii) A bail agent authorized under section 167b.

 

     (viii) A licensed private investigator.

 

     (ix) An aircraft pilot or aircraft crew member.

 

     (x) An individual employed as a private security police

 

officer. As used in this subparagraph, "private security police"

 

means that term as defined in section 2 of the private security

 

business and security alarm act, 1968 PA 330, MCL 338.1052.

 

     (b) Possession solely for the purpose of delivering a device

 

described in subsection (1) to any governmental agency or to a

 

laboratory for testing, with the prior written approval of the

 

governmental agency or law enforcement agency and under conditions

 

determined to be appropriate by that agency.

 


     (3) A manufacturer, authorized importer, or authorized dealer

 

may demonstrate, offer for sale, hold for sale, sell, give, lend,

 

or deliver a device that uses electro-muscular disruption

 

technology to a person authorized to possess a device that uses

 

electro-muscular disruption technology and may possess a device

 

that uses electro-muscular disruption technology for any of those

 

purposes.

 

     (4) A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony

 

punishable by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of

 

not more than $2,000.00, or both.

 

     (5) As used in this section:

 

     (a) "A device that uses electro-muscular disruption

 

technology" means a device to which all of the following apply:

 

     (i) The device is capable of creating an electro-muscular

 

disruption and is used or intended to be used as a defensive device

 

capable of temporarily incapacitating or immobilizing a person by

 

the direction or emission of conducted energy.

 

     (ii) The device contains an identification and tracking system

 

that, when the device is initially used, dispenses coded material

 

traceable to the purchaser through records kept by the

 

manufacturer.

 

     (iii) The manufacturer of the device has a policy of providing

 

the identification and tracking information described in

 

subparagraph (ii) to a police agency upon written request by that

 

agency.

 

     (b) "Local corrections officer" means that term as defined in

 

section 2 of the local corrections officers training act, 2003 PA

 


125, MCL 791.532.

 

     (c) "Peace officer" means any of the following:

 

     (i) A police officer or public safety officer of this state or

 

a political subdivision of this state, including motor carrier

 

officers appointed under section 6d of 1935 PA 59, MCL 28.6d, and

 

security personnel employed by the state under section 6c of 1935

 

PA 59, MCL 28.6c.

 

     (ii) A sheriff or a sheriff's deputy.

 

     (iii) A police officer or public safety officer of a junior

 

college, college, or university who is authorized by the governing

 

board of that junior college, college, or university to enforce

 

state law and the rules and ordinances of that junior college,

 

college, or university.

 

     (iv) A township constable.

 

     (v) A marshal of a city, village, or township.

 

     (vi) A conservation officer of the department of natural

 

resources or the department of environmental quality.

 

     (vii) A reserve peace officer, auxiliary officer, or reserve

 

officer, as those terms are defined in section 1 of 1927 PA 372,

 

MCL 28.421.

 

     (viii) (vii) A law enforcement officer of another state or of a

 

political subdivision of another state or a junior college,

 

college, or university in another state, substantially

 

corresponding to a law enforcement officer described in

 

subparagraphs (i) to (vi) (vii).

 

     (ix) (viii) A federal law enforcement officer.