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2017 House Bill 5220: Increase allowable pepper spray concentration

Public Act 98 of 2018

Introduced by Rep. Michele Hoitenga R-Manton on November 2, 2017
To revise a prohibition on the use of pepper spray with more than a 10 percent oleoresin capsicum concentration in the reasonable defense of one's person or property. The bill would increase the maximum concentration to 18 percent, and allow the formulas to contain an ultraviolet dye. Reportedly 45 other states allow 18 percent pepper spray concentrations.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on November 2, 2017
Reported in the House on February 7, 2018
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the Senate on February 20, 2018
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 20, 2018
Reported in the Senate on March 8, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 2, 2018