Act 372 of 1927
***** 28.425a THIS SECTION IS AMENDED EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 11, 2017: See 28.425a.amended *****
28.425a Elimination of county concealed weapon licensing boards; pending applications; validity 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.
(1) Beginning December 1, 2015, the county concealed weapon licensing boards are eliminated. Each county concealed weapon licensing board shall transfer all license applications and official documents in its possession to the county clerk of the county in which the board is located no later than November 30, 2015. All pending applications remain in place, are considered to have a December 1, 2015 application date, and shall be processed by the county clerk as provided in this act. If an applicant has an initial or renewal application that is pending on December 1, 2015, that applicant may request a receipt from the county clerk that meets the requirements of section 5b(9) or 5l(3). The county clerk shall issue that receipt by first-class mail unless requested in person. The receipt is effective on the date the county clerk issues that receipt. The county clerk shall not charge any additional fee for receiving or processing an application previously submitted to the county concealed weapon licensing board, except as otherwise provided in this act. A license to carry a concealed pistol issued by a concealed weapon licensing board before December 1, 2015 is valid and remains in effect until the expiration of that license or as otherwise provided by law.
(2) The county clerk is responsible for all of the following:
(a) Storing and maintaining all records related to issuing a license or notice of statutory disqualification in that county.
(b) Issuing licenses to carry a concealed pistol.
(c) Issuing notices of statutory disqualification, notices of suspensions, and notices of revocations.
(3) The department of state police shall verify under section 5b(6) whether an applicant for a license to carry a concealed pistol is eligible to receive a license to carry a concealed pistol.
(4) A county clerk shall issue an emergency license to carry a concealed pistol to an applicant if the individual has obtained a personal protection order issued under section 2950 or 2950a of the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961 PA 236, MCL 600.2950 and 600.2950a, or to an applicant if a county sheriff determines that there is clear and convincing evidence to believe the safety of the applicant or the safety of a member of the applicant's family or household is endangered by the applicant's inability to immediately obtain a license to carry a concealed pistol. Clear and convincing evidence includes, but is not limited to, an application for a personal protection order, police reports and other law enforcement records, or written, audio, or visual evidence of threats to the applicant or member of the applicant's family or household. A county clerk shall only issue an emergency license to carry a concealed pistol to an applicant who has obtained a personal protection order if the individual is eligible under section 5b(7)(d), (e), (f), (h), (i), (j), (k), and (m) to receive a license based on a criminal record check through the law enforcement information network conducted by the department of state police. The county sheriff shall only issue a determination under this subsection to an individual who is eligible under section 5b(7)(d), (e), (f), (h), (i), (j), (k), and (m) to receive a license based on a criminal record check through the law enforcement information network and only after the county sheriff has taken the individual's fingerprints in compliance with section 5b(9). An emergency license shall be on a form provided by the department of state police. An applicant for an emergency license shall, within 10 business days of applying for an emergency license, complete a pistol training course under section 5j and apply for a license under section 5b. A county sheriff who makes a determination under this section, performs a criminal record check, and takes the applicant's fingerprints may charge a fee not to exceed $15.00. A county clerk may charge a fee not to exceed $10.00 for printing an emergency license. A county clerk shall deposit a fee collected by the county clerk under this subsection in the concealed pistol licensing fund of that county created in section 5x. An emergency license is unrestricted and is valid for 45 days or until the county clerk issues a license or a notice of statutory disqualification, whichever occurs first. Except as otherwise provided in this act, an emergency license is, for all other purposes of this act, a license to carry a concealed pistol. The county clerk shall include an indication on the license if an individual is exempt from the prohibitions against carrying a concealed pistol on premises described in section 5o if the applicant provides acceptable proof that he or she qualifies for that exemption. An individual shall not obtain more than 1 emergency license in any 5-year period. If a county clerk issues a notice of statutory disqualification to an applicant who received an emergency license under this section, the applicant shall immediately surrender the emergency license to the county clerk by mail or in person if that emergency license has not expired. An individual who fails to surrender a license as required by this subsection after he or she is notified of a statutory disqualification is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $500.00, or both.
(5) The legislative service bureau shall compile the firearms laws of this state, including laws that apply to carrying a concealed pistol, and shall provide copies of the compilation in an electronic format to the department of state police. The department of state police shall provide a copy of the compiled laws to each county clerk in this state. The department of state police shall also provide forms to appeal any notice of statutory disqualification, or suspension or revocation of a license under this act. The department of state police shall distribute copies of the compilation and forms required under this subsection in an electronic format to each county clerk. The county clerk shall distribute a copy of the compilation and forms at no charge to each individual who applies for a license to carry a concealed pistol at the time the application is submitted. The county clerk shall require the applicant to sign a written statement acknowledging that he or she has received a copy of the compilation and forms provided under this subsection. An individual is not eligible to receive a license to carry a concealed pistol until he or she has signed the statement.
History: Add. 2000, Act 381, Eff. July 1, 2001
Am. 2015, Act 3, Eff. Dec. 1, 2015
Popular Name: CCW
Popular Name: Concealed Weapons
Popular Name: CPL
Popular Name: Right to Carry
Popular Name: Shall Issue
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