October 19, 2011, Introduced by Senators ROBERTSON, JONES, KOWALL, GREEN, MARLEAU, EMMONS, PAPPAGEORGE and MEEKHOF and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled
"Revised judicature act of 1961,"
by amending section 2951 (MCL 600.2951), as added by 1982 PA 186.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 2951. (1) As used in this section:
"Approved signaling device" means a pistol
which that is
device approved by the United States coast guard
under regulations issued under section 4488 of the
of the United States, 46 U.S.C. 481, 46 USC 3306 or under
5 of the federal boat safety act of 1971, Public Law 92-75, 46
U.S.C. 1454 46 USC 4302, or
predecessor statutes, and including,
but not limited to, 46 CFR parts 160 and 161.
"Pistol" means a firearm, loaded or unloaded,
30 26 inches
less in length, or any firearm, loaded or unloaded,
by its construction and appearance conceals it as a firearm.
(2) A person who uses an approved signaling device shall be
strictly liable for any damages caused to person or property by
that use unless the person reasonably believes that its use is
necessary for the safety of himself or herself or of another person
the waters of this state or in an aircraft.
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect January
Enacting section 2. This amendatory act does not take effect
unless all of the following bills of the 96th Legislature are
enacted into law:
(a) Senate Bill No. 761.
(b) Senate Bill No. 760.