SUMMARY OF BILL
REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE
The bill would amend the handgun licensure law to do the following:
-- Require a county sheriff to notify the county clerk if the sheriff determined that an applicant for an emergency concealed pistol license (CPL) was not eligible to receive a CPL under certain provisions relating to mental health and/or criminal history.
-- Specify that, if a person who applied for an emergency license did not complete a pistol training course and apply for a CPL within 10 business days after applying, the emergency license would no longer be valid.
-- Allow one CPL application to be submitted in any 12-month period, rather than in any calendar year.
-- Specify that the $100 application and licensing fee for a CPL would be nonrefundable.
-- Include a peace officer who held a CPL in the list of license holders who are exempt from the prohibition against carrying a concealed pistol on certain premises ("no-carry zones").
-- Provide for the surrender and replacement of a CPL for a licensee who had been exempt from the no-carry zone prohibition because he or she was a member of a sheriff's posse, an auxiliary officer, or a reserve officer, when he or she no longer held that status.
-- Revise requirements for receipt of a CPL renewal application, depending on whether the applicant's CPL had already expired.
-- Revise a provision prohibiting the issuance of a license, depending on whether the license was to purchase, possess, or transport a pistol or to carry a concealed pistol.
-- Revise provisions regarding the suspension, revocation, or reinstatement of a CPL if ordered by a court or if the licensee's eligibility to carry a concealed pistol changed.
-- Allow a county clerk to provide certain forms in an electronic format.
The bill also would repeal Sections 232 and 421 of the Michigan Penal Code. Section 232 makes it a misdemeanor for a person engaged in the retail sale of firearms or firearm silencers to fail to keep a register of purchasers and make it open to police inspection. Section 421 prohibits a person, without first obtaining a license, from constructing, buying, selling, possessing, or operating a motor vehicle designed for the use or purpose of defense or attack.
The proposed minor changes in procedures related to the administration of concealed weapons licenses are not expected to have a fiscal impact on State or local government.
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This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.