SUMMARY OF BILL
REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE
The bill would amend the handgun licensure law to allow an individual who was at least 18 years old but less than 21 years old to apply for a provisional concealed pistol license (CPL). Currently, to obtain a CPL, an individual must apply to the county clerk in the county where he or she resides. The application must allow the applicant to designate whether he or she seeks an emergency CPL. Under the bill, the application would have to allow the applicant to designate whether he or she was applying for an emergency license or a provisional license.
The county clerk must issue and send by first-class mail a CPL to an applicant if the county clerk determines that he or she is 21 years of age or older, and is otherwise qualified to receive it. Under the bill, if the applicant were applying for a provisional license, the clerk would have to determine that the applicant was at least 18 but less than 21 years old.
A CPL must include certain information, including an indication whether the CPL is a duplicate or an emergency license. Under the bill, the license would have to indicate whether the CPL was a duplicate, an emergency license, or a provisional license.
A CPL, including a renewal license, is valid until the applicant's date of birth that is at least four years or more than five years after the license is issued or renewed, as applicable. Under the bill, a provisional license would be valid only until the applicant turned 21 years old.
The bill would increase the number of individuals eligible to apply for a concealed pistol license by establishing a provisional license for individuals who are at least 18 years of age and not more than 21 years of age. Assuming that this increased applications for a concealed pistol license, the costs and revenue of county clerks and the Michigan State Police (MSP) would increase by unknown, but offsetting amounts. Revenue from concealed pistol license applications ($100 each) and renewals ($115 each) is divided pursuant to statute between the county where the application is made and the MSP. The county share of the revenue ($26 for an application fee and $36 for a renewal fee) is required to be deposited into the county concealed pistol licensing fund and may be used only for costs associated administration of the handgun licensure law. The remaining fee revenue goes to the MSP and is limited to paying costs for processing fingerprints under the handgun licensure law, including costs payable to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and associated administrative expenses.
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.