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

Public Act 202 of 2014

  1. 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).
    • 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.
  2. Passed 36 to 2 in the Senate on April 24, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. Passed 80 to 28 in the House on June 5, 2014, 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).
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on June 10, 2014.
  6. Passed 35 to 2 in the Senate on June 10, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 19, 2014.

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