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2014 Senate Bill 965: Expand air gun exemption from firearm laws
Introduced by Sen. Joe Hune (R) on June 2, 2014 To revise the definition of “firearm” to exclude an air, gas or spring powered gun that fires a projectile larger than .177 caliber.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 2, 2014
Reported in the Senate on July 16, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on September 24, 2014 (same description)
To revise the definition of “firearm” to exclude an air, gas or spring powered gun that fires a projectile larger than .177 caliber.
Received in the House on September 24, 2014
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on September 24, 2014
Reported in the House on December 4, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Joel Johnson (R) on December 10, 2014
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 10, 2014
Passed 95 to 11 in the House on December 11, 2014 To revise the definition of “firearm” in the law against going armed with malicious intent or carrying a loaded gun in a vehicle (without a concealed pistol permit), so that it applies to "a pneumatic gun (air gun) designed, manufactured, and intended to inflict death or serious bodily injury".
Received in the Senate on December 15, 2014
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on December 16, 2014 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 29, 2014

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