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2015 Senate Bill 53: Revise “gun free zone” CPL exception

Public Act 16 of 2015

Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on January 28, 2015 To revise the “gun free zone” provision of the concealed pistol permit law to exempt retired federal law enforcement officers who carried a firearm during their employment. This provision prohibits regular citizens who have received a permit after meeting the background check and training requirements from carrying a pistol in schools, day care facilities, sports stadiums or arenas, bars, bar/restaurants, places of worship, college dorms and classrooms, hospitals, casinos, large entertainment facilities and courts.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 28, 2015
Reported in the Senate on February 12, 2015 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 37 to 1 in the Senate on February 19, 2015.
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(same description)
To revise the “gun free zone” provision of the concealed pistol permit law to exempt retired federal law enforcement officers who carried a firearm during their employment. This provision prohibits regular citizens who have received a permit after meeting the background check and training requirements from carrying a pistol in schools, day care facilities, sports stadiums or arenas, bars, bar/restaurants, places of worship, college dorms and classrooms, hospitals, casinos, large entertainment facilities and courts.
Received in the House on February 19, 2015
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on February 19, 2015
Reported in the House on March 10, 2015 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Klint Kesto (R) on March 24, 2015 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 24, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Adam Zemke (D) on March 24, 2015 To add public libraries to a provision that prohibits regular citizens who have met the qualification and received a concealed pistol permit from carrying a pistol in specified places, and also prohibit "open carry" (versus concealed carry) of firearms in those specified places.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 24, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Townsend (D) on March 24, 2015 To expand to all gun purchases, including rifles and shotguns, a state pistol purchase “license” mandate that applies to person-to-person sales but not gun store sales.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 24, 2015
Passed 73 to 37 in the House on March 25, 2015.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To revise the “gun free zone” provision of the concealed pistol permit law to exempt retired federal law enforcement officers who carried a firearm during their employment. This provision prohibits regular citizens who have received a permit after meeting the background check and training requirements from carrying a pistol in schools, day care facilities, sports stadiums or arenas, bars, bar/restaurants, places of worship, college dorms and classrooms, hospitals, casinos, large entertainment facilities and courts.
Received in the Senate on March 26, 2015
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Mike Kowall (R) on March 26, 2015
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 26, 2015
Received in the Senate on March 26, 2015
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 14, 2015

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