BILL No. 4501
March 3, 2009,
Introduced by Reps. Geiss, Ebli, Rick Jones, Constan, LeBlanc, Lori, Espinoza,
Hansen and Angerer and referred to the Committee on Tourism, Outdoor Recreation
and Natural Resources.
bill to amend 1927 PA 372, entitled
act to regulate and license the selling, purchasing,
and carrying of certain firearms and gas ejecting
to prohibit the buying, selling, or carrying of certain
and gas ejecting devices without a license or other
to provide for the forfeiture of firearms under
circumstances; to provide for penalties and remedies; to
immunity from civil liability under certain circumstances;
prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local
to prohibit certain conduct against individuals who apply
or receive a license to carry a concealed pistol; to make
to prescribe certain conditions for the
and to repeal all acts and parts of acts
with this act,"
amending section 1 (MCL 28.421), as amended by 2008 PA 407.
PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
1. As used in this act:
"Felony" means that term as defined in section 1 of
I of the code of criminal procedure, 1927 PA 175, MCL
or a violation of a law of the United
States or another
that is designated as a felony or that is punishable by death
by imprisonment for more than 1 year.
"Firearm" means a weapon from which a dangerous projectile
be propelled by an explosive, or by gas or air. Firearm does
include a smooth bore rifle or handgun designed and
exclusively for propelling by a spring, or by gas or
BB's BBs not exceeding .177 caliber.
"Misdemeanor" means a violation of a penal law of this
or violation of a local ordinance substantially corresponding
a violation of a penal law of this state that is not a felony or
violation of an order, rule, or regulation of a state agency that
punishable by imprisonment or a fine that is not a civil fine,
"Peace officer" means, except as otherwise provided in
act, an individual who is employed as a law enforcement
as that term is defined under section 2 of the commission
law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28.602, by this
or another state, a political subdivision of this state or
state, or the United States, and who is required to carry a
in the course of his or her duties as a law enforcement
"Pistol" means a loaded or unloaded firearm that is 30 26
or less in length, or a loaded or unloaded firearm that by
construction and appearance conceals it as a firearm.
"Purchaser" means a person who receives a pistol from
person by purchase or gift.
"Reserve peace officer", "auxiliary officer", or
means, except as otherwise provided in this act, an
authorized on a voluntary or irregular basis by a duly
police agency of this state or a political subdivision
this state to act as a law enforcement officer, who is
for the preservation of the peace, the prevention and
of crime, and the enforcement of the general criminal
of this state, and who is otherwise eligible to possess a
under this act.
"Retired police officer" or "retired law enforcement
means an individual who was a police officer or law
officer who was certified as described under section 9a
the commission on the law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA
MCL 28.609a, and retired in good standing from his or her
as a police officer or law enforcement officer.
"Seller" means a person who sells or gives a pistol to
"State court judge" means a judge of the district court,
court, probate court, or court of appeals or justice of the
court of this state who is serving either by election or
"State court retired judge" means a judge or justice
in subdivision (j) who is retired, or a retired judge of
section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect
Senate Bill No.____ or House Bill No. 4502(request no.
a) of the 95th Legislature is enacted into law.