Introduced by Rep. Triston Cole R-Mancelona on February 5, 2015
To revise the definition of “firearm” in the state penal code so it longer applies to BB, pellet, paint ball or "air-soft" guns. The new definition would be a gun that "expels a projectile by action of an explosive." However, using one of those non-firearms to commit a crime would still be subject to serious criminal penalties (the bill authorizes up to five years for a first offense). Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on February 5, 2015
Reported in the House on February 18, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Triston Cole R-Mancelona on February 25, 2015
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 25, 2015