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2013 Senate Bill 49: Make government firearms ownership databases non-public information

Public Act 202 of 2014

Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on January 16, 2013 To establish that state databases containing information on licenses issued to individuals to purchase, carry, possess, or transport pistols are confidential and not subject to disclosure under the state Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The bill was introduced after a New York newspaper published the names and addresses of gun owners it acquired from a state database (since then New York has also banned releasing this information).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 16, 2013
Reported in the Senate on January 24, 2013 With the recommendation that the bill pass..
Substitute offered in the Senate on April 23, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 23, 2014
Passed 36 to 2 in the Senate on April 24, 2014 (same description)
To establish that state databases containing information on licenses issued to individuals to purchase, carry, possess, or transport pistols are confidential and not subject to disclosure under the state Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The bill was introduced after a New York newspaper published the names and addresses of gun owners it acquired from a state database (since then New York has also banned releasing this information).
Received in the House on April 29, 2014
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on April 29, 2014
Reported in the House on May 8, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on May 15, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 15, 2014
Passed 80 to 28 in the House on June 5, 2014 (same description)
To establish that state databases containing information on licenses issued to individuals to purchase, carry, possess, or transport pistols are confidential and not subject to disclosure under the state Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The bill was introduced after a New York newspaper published the names and addresses of gun owners it acquired from a state database (since then New York has also banned releasing this information).
Received in the Senate on June 10, 2014
Passed 35 to 2 in the Senate on June 10, 2014
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 19, 2014

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