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Act 372 of 1927
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Act 372 of 1927

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.

History: 1927, Act 372, Eff. Sept. 5, 1927 ;-- Am. 1929, Act 206, Imd. Eff. May 20, 1929 ;-- Am. 1931, Act 333, Imd. Eff. June 16, 1931 ;-- Am. 1980, Act 345, Eff. Mar. 31, 1981 ;-- Am. 1990, Act 320, Eff. Mar. 28, 1991 ;-- Am. 2000, Act 265, Imd. Eff. June 29, 2000 ;-- Am. 2000, Act 381, Eff. July 1, 2001 ;-- Am. 2012, Act 123, Eff. Aug. 6, 2012
Popular Name: CCW
Popular Name: Concealed Weapons
Popular Name: CPL
Popular Name: Right to Carry
Popular Name: Shall Issue

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 28.421SectionDefinitions; lawful owning, possessing, carrying, or transporting of pistol greater than 26 inches in length; conditions; firearm not considered as pistol; election.
Section 28.421aSectionConcealed pistol licenses; issuance; creation of standardized system.
Section 28.421bSectionFirearms records; confidentiality; disclosure prohibited; exceptions; violation as civil infraction; fine.
Section 28.422SectionLicense to purchase, carry, possess, or transport pistol or to purchase a firearm; issuance; qualifications; applications; sale of firearm; exemptions; transfer of ownership to heir or devisee; nonresident; active duty status; forging application as felony; implementation during business hours.
Section 28.422aSectionIndividuals not required to obtain license; duties of seller; background check; noncompliance as state civil infraction; penalty; entering information into pistol entry database; obtaining copy of information; exemption; material false statement as felony; penalty; rules; verification; definitions.
Section 28.422bSectionEntry of order or disposition into law enforcement information network; written notice; person subject of order; request to amend inaccuracy; notice of grant or denial of request; hearing; entry of personal protection order; service required.
Section 28.423SectionRepealed. 2000, Act 381, Eff. July 1, 2001.
Section 28.424SectionRestoration of rights by circuit court; petition; fee; determination; order; circumstances.
Section 28.425SectionConcealed pistol application kits.
Section 28.425aSectionValidity and duration of concealed pistol license issued before December 1, 2015; duties of county clerk; verification by state police; applicant issued personal protection order; emergency license; requirements; notice of statutory disqualification; surrender of emergency license; compilation of firearms laws by legislative service bureau; distribution; statement.
Section 28.425bSectionLicense application; form; contents; material false statement as felony; record; fee; verification of requirements; determination; circumstances for issuance; information of court order or conviction; fingerprints; issuance or denial; individual moving to different county; replacement license; suspension or revocation of license; furnishing copy of application to individual; list of certified instructors; delivery of license by first-class mail; liability for civil damages; voluntary surrender of license; definitions.
Section 28.425cSectionLicense; form; contents; authorized conduct; photograph.
Section 28.425dSectionDenial or failure to issue notice of statutory disqualification, receipt, or license; appeal.
Section 28.425eSectionDatabase; annual report.
Section 28.425fSectionConcealed pistol license; possession; disclosure to peace officer; violation; fine; notice to department; suspension or revocation by county clerk; entry into law enforcement information network; seizure by peace officer; forfeiture; "peace officer" defined.
Section 28.425gSectionPistol or portable device that uses electro-muscular disruption technology; subject to seizure and forfeiture; exception.
Section 28.425hSectionExpiration of license issued under former law; renewal license.
Section 28.425iSectionInstruction or training; liability.
Section 28.425jSectionPistol training or safety program; conditions; prohibited conduct; violation of subsection (3) as felony; certificate of completion.
Section 28.425kSectionAcceptance of license as implied consent to submit to chemical analysis of breath, blood, or urine; collection and testing; refusal to take chemical test; definitions.
Section 28.425lSectionLicense; validity; duration; renewal; waiver of educational requirements; fingerprints.
Section 28.425mSectionRepealed. 2015, Act 3, Eff. June 2, 2015.
Section 28.425nSectionOther license or permit; limitations by employer prohibited.
Section 28.425oSectionPremises on which carrying concealed weapon or portable device that uses electro-muscular disruption technology prohibited; “premises” defined; exceptions to subsections (1) and (2); violation; penalties.
Section 28.425vSectionConcealed weapon enforcement fund; creation; disposition of funds; lapse; expenditures.
Section 28.425wSectionAppropriation; amount; purpose; total state spending; appropriations and expenditures subject to MCL 18.1101 to 18.1594.
Section 28.425xSectionConcealed pistol licensing fund.
Section 28.426SectionIssuance of license; conditions.
Section 28.426aSectionRepealed. 2015, Act 3, Eff. June 2, 2015.
Section 28.427SectionConcealed weapons licenses; expiration.
Section 28.428SectionSuspension, revocation, or reinstatement of license; notice; surrender of license; order or amended order; entry into law enforcement information network; effect of suspension or revocation order; failure to receive notice.
Section 28.429SectionFirearm; safe storage requirements; penalties if minor obtains firearm; exceptions; literature for firearms dealers; definitions.
Section 28.429aSectionRepealed. 2012, Act 377, Imd. Eff. Dec. 18, 2012.
Section 28.429bSectionRepealed. 2012, Act 377, Imd. Eff. Dec. 18, 2012.
Section 28.429cSectionRepealed. 2012, Act 377, Imd. Eff. Dec. 18, 2012.
Section 28.429dSectionRepealed. 2000, Act 381, Eff. July 1, 2001.
Section 28.430SectionTheft of firearm; report required; failure to report theft as civil violation; penalty.
Section 28.431SectionRepealed. 2012, Act 377, Imd. Eff. Dec. 18, 2012.
Section 28.432SectionInapplicability of MCL 28.422; amendatory act as "Janet Kukuk act".
Section 28.432aSectionExceptions.
Section 28.432bSectionSignaling devices to which MCL 28.422 inapplicable.
Section 28.432cSectionRepealed. 2000, Act 381, Eff. July 1, 2001.
Section 28.433SectionUnlawful possession of weapon; complaint, search warrant, seizure.
Section 28.434SectionUnlawful possession; weapon forfeited to state; disposal; immunity.
Section 28.434aSectionDisposition of firearm; immunity from civil liability; "law enforcement agency" defined.
Section 28.435SectionSale of firearms by federally licensed firearms dealer; sale of trigger lock or secured container; exceptions; brochure, warning, and literature; statement of compliance; notice of liability; action by political subdivision against firearm or ammunition producer prohibited; rights of state attorney general; exceptions; effect of subsections (9) through (11); violation; penalties; definitions.
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