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2014 Senate Bill 966: Expand air gun exemption from firearm laws
Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on June 2, 2014 To revise the definition of “firearm” in the state environmental law to conform to the proposal in Senate Bills 963 to 965, which would exclude all air, gas or spring powered guns and BB guns from the definition.   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 To revise the definition of “firearm” in the state environmental law to conform to the proposal in Senate Bills 963 to 965, which create a new statutory definition of air, gas or spring powered guns and BB guns. Airguns would still be considered "firearms" for purposes of enforcing environmental laws and hunting and fishing laws.
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-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 98 to 8 in the House on December 11, 2014 (same description)
To revise the definition of “firearm” in the state environmental law to conform to the proposal in Senate Bills 963 to 965, which create a new statutory definition of air, gas or spring powered guns and BB guns. Airguns would still be considered "firearms" for purposes of enforcing environmental laws and hunting and fishing laws.
Received in the Senate on December 15, 2014
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on December 16, 2014
Vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 29, 2014

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