Act 372 of 1927
28.421b Firearms records; confidentiality; disclosure prohibited; exceptions; violation as civil infraction; fine.
(1) Firearms records are confidential, are not subject to disclosure under the freedom of information act, 1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 to 15.246, and shall not be disclosed to any person, except as otherwise provided by this section.
(2) Firearms records may only be accessed and disclosed by a peace officer or authorized system user for the following purposes:
(a) The individual whose firearms records are the subject of disclosure poses a threat to himself or herself or other individuals, including a peace officer.
(b) The individual whose firearms records are the subject of disclosure has committed an offense with a pistol that violates a law of this state, another state, or the United States.
(c) The pistol that is the subject of the firearms records search may have been used during the commission of an offense that violates a law of this state, another state, or the United States.
(d) To ensure the safety of a peace officer.
(e) For purposes of this act.
(f) A peace officer or an authorized user has reason to believe that access to the firearms records is necessary within the commission of his or her lawful duties. The peace officer or authorized system user shall enter and record the specific reason in the system in accordance with the procedures in section 5e.
(3) A person who intentionally violates subsection (2) is responsible for a state civil infraction and may be ordered to pay a civil fine of not more than $500.00.
History: Add. 2014, Act 202, Eff. Dec. 21, 2014
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