January 28, 2015, Introduced by Senators JONES, BRANDENBURG, ROBERTSON, MARLEAU, HORN, KNOLLENBERG, SCHMIDT, ZORN, BOOHER, HANSEN, PAVLOV, NOFS and PROOS and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
A bill to amend 1927 PA 372, entitled
"An act to regulate and license the selling, purchasing,
possessing, and carrying of certain firearms, gas ejecting devices,
and electro-muscular disruption devices; to prohibit the buying,
selling, or carrying of certain firearms, gas ejecting devices, and
electro-muscular disruption devices without a license or other
authorization; to provide for the forfeiture of firearms and
electro-muscular disruption devices under certain circumstances; to
provide for penalties and remedies; to provide immunity from civil
liability under certain circumstances; to prescribe the powers and
duties of certain state and local agencies; to prohibit certain
conduct against individuals who apply for or receive a license to
carry a concealed pistol; to make appropriations; to prescribe
certain conditions for the appropriations; and to repeal all acts
and parts of acts inconsistent with this act,"
by amending sections 1 and 5o (MCL 28.421 and 28.425o), section 1
as amended by 2014 PA 203 and section 5o as amended by 2014 PA 206.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 1. (1) As used in this act:
(a) "Felony" means that term as defined in section 1 of
chapter I of the code of criminal procedure, 1927 PA 175, MCL
761.1, or a violation of a law of the United States or another
state that is designated as a felony or that is punishable by death
or by imprisonment for more than 1 year.
(b) "Firearm" means a weapon from which a dangerous projectile
may be propelled by an explosive, or by gas or air. Firearm does
not include a smooth bore rifle or handgun designed and
manufactured exclusively for propelling by a spring, or by gas or
air, BBs not exceeding .177 caliber.
(c) "Firearms records" means any form, information, or record
required for submission to a government agency under sections 2,
2a, 2b, and 5b, or any form, permit, or license issued by a
government agency under this act.
(d) "Misdemeanor" means a violation of a penal law of this
state or violation of a local ordinance substantially corresponding
to a violation of a penal law of this state that is not a felony or
a violation of an order, rule, or regulation of a state agency that
is punishable by imprisonment or a fine that is not a civil fine,
(e) "Peace officer" means, except as otherwise provided in
this act, an individual who is employed as a law enforcement
officer, as that term is defined under section 2 of the commission
on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28.602, by this
state or another state, a political subdivision of this state or
another state, or the United States, and who is required to carry a
firearm in the course of his or her duties as a law enforcement
(f) "Pistol" means a loaded or unloaded firearm that is 26
inches or less in length, or a loaded or unloaded firearm that by
its construction and appearance conceals it as a firearm.
(g) "Purchaser" means a person who receives a pistol from
another person by purchase or gift.
(h) "Reserve peace officer", "auxiliary officer", or "reserve
officer" means, except as otherwise provided in this act, an
individual authorized on a voluntary or irregular basis by a duly
authorized police agency of this state or a political subdivision
of this state to act as a law enforcement officer, who is
responsible for the preservation of the peace, the prevention and
detection of crime, and the enforcement of the general criminal
laws of this state, and who is otherwise eligible to possess a
firearm under this act.
(i) "Retired federal law enforcement officer" means an
individual who was an officer or agent employed by a law
enforcement agency of the United States government whose primary
responsibility was enforcing laws of the United States, who was
required to carry a firearm in the course of his or her duties as a
law enforcement officer, and who retired in good standing from his
or her employment as a federal law enforcement officer.
"Retired police officer"
or "retired law enforcement
officer" means an individual who was a police officer or law
enforcement officer who was certified as described under section 9a
of the commission on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203,
MCL 28.609a, and retired in good standing from his or her
employment as a police officer or law enforcement officer.
"Seller" means a person
who sells or gives a pistol to
"State court judge" means
a judge of the district
court, circuit court, probate court, or court of appeals or justice
of the supreme court of this state who is serving either by
election or appointment.
( l ) "State
court retired judge" means a judge or justice
(k) (l) who
is retired, or a retired judge
of the recorders court.
(2) A person may lawfully own, possess, carry, or transport as
a pistol a firearm greater than 26 inches in length if all of the
following conditions apply:
(a) The person registered the firearm as a pistol under
section 2 or 2a before January 1, 2013.
(b) The person who registered the firearm as described in
subdivision (a) has maintained registration of the firearm since
January 1, 2013 without lapse.
(c) The person possesses a copy of the license or record
issued to him or her under section 2 or 2a.
(3) A person who satisfies all of the conditions listed under
subsection (2) nevertheless may elect to have the firearm not be
considered to be a pistol. A person who makes the election under
this subsection shall notify the department of state police of the
election in a manner prescribed by that department.
Sec. 5o. (1) Subject to subsection (5), an individual licensed
under this act to carry a concealed pistol, or who is exempt from
licensure under section 12a(1)(h), shall not carry a concealed
pistol on the premises of any of the following:
(a) A school or school property except that a parent or legal
guardian of a student of the school is not precluded from carrying
a concealed pistol while in a vehicle on school property, if he or
she is dropping the student off at the school or picking up the
student from the school. As used in this section, "school" and
"school property" mean those terms as defined in section 237a of
the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, MCL 750.237a.
(b) A public or private child care center or day care center,
public or private child caring institution, or public or private
child placing agency.
(c) A sports arena or stadium.
(d) A bar or tavern licensed under the Michigan liquor control
code of 1998, 1998 PA 58, MCL 436.1101 to 436.2303, where the
primary source of income of the business is the sale of alcoholic
liquor by the glass and consumed on the premises. This subdivision
does not apply to an owner or employee of the business. The
Michigan liquor control commission shall develop and make available
to holders of licenses under the Michigan liquor control code of
1998, 1998 PA 58, MCL 436.1101 to 436.2303, an appropriate sign
stating that "This establishment prohibits patrons from carrying
concealed weapons". The owner or operator of an establishment
licensed under the Michigan liquor control code of 1998, 1998 PA
58, MCL 436.1101 to 436.2303, may, but is not required to, post the
sign developed under this subdivision.
(e) Any property or facility owned or operated by a church,
synagogue, mosque, temple, or other place of worship, unless the
presiding official or officials of the church, synagogue, mosque,
temple, or other place of worship permit the carrying of concealed
pistol on that property or facility.
(f) An entertainment facility with a seating capacity of 2,500
or more individuals that the individual knows or should know has a
seating capacity of 2,500 or more individuals or that has a sign
above each public entrance stating in letters not less than 1-inch
high a seating capacity of 2,500 or more individuals.
(g) A hospital.
(h) A dormitory or classroom of a community college, college,
(2) Subject to subsection (5), an individual shall not carry a
portable device that uses electro-muscular disruption technology on
any of the premises described in subsection (1).
(3) An individual licensed under this act to carry a concealed
pistol, or who is exempt from licensure under section 12a(1)(h),
shall not carry a concealed pistol in violation of R 432.1212 or a
successor rule of the Michigan administrative code promulgated
under the Michigan gaming control and revenue act, 1996 IL 1, MCL
432.201 to 432.226.
(4) As used in subsection (1), "premises" does not include
parking areas of the places identified under subsection (1).
(5) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to any of the
(a) An individual licensed under this act who is a retired
or retired law enforcement officer, or retired
federal law enforcement officer. The concealed weapon licensing
board may require a letter or other documentation from the law
agency stating that the retired police officer,
enforcement officer, or federal law enforcement officer retired in
(b) An individual who is licensed under this act and who is
employed or contracted by an entity described under subsection (1)
to provide security services and is required by his or her employer
or the terms of a contract to carry a concealed firearm on the
premises of the employing or contracting entity.
(c) An individual who is licensed as a private investigator or
private detective under the professional investigator licensure
act, 1965 PA 285, MCL 338.821 to 338.851.
(d) An individual who is licensed under this act and who is a
corrections officer of a county sheriff's department.
(e) An individual who is licensed under this act and who is a
motor carrier officer or capitol security officer of the department
of state police.
(f) An individual who is licensed under this act and who is a
member of a sheriff's posse.
(g) An individual who is licensed under this act and who is an
auxiliary officer or reserve officer of a police or sheriff's
(h) An individual who is licensed under this act and who is a
parole or probation officer of the department of corrections.
(i) A state court judge or state court retired judge who is
licensed under this act. The concealed weapon licensing board may
require a state court retired judge to obtain and carry a letter
from the judicial tenure commission stating that the state court
retired judge is in good standing as authorized under section 30 of
article VI of the state constitution of 1963, and rules promulgated
under that section, in order to qualify under this subdivision.
(j) An individual who is licensed under this act and who is a
(6) An individual who violates this section is responsible for
a state civil infraction or guilty of a crime as follows:
(a) Except as provided in subdivisions (b) and (c), the
individual is responsible for a state civil infraction and may be
fined not more than $500.00. The court shall order the individual's
license to carry a concealed pistol suspended for 6 months.
(b) For a second violation, the individual is guilty of a
misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000.00. The
court shall order the individual's license to carry a concealed
(c) For a third or subsequent violation, the individual is
guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 4
years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both. The court
shall order the individual's license to carry a concealed pistol