Introduced by Sen. Tom Barrett (R) on April 16, 2020
To amend one of the two laws that authorize a governor to assume extraordinary powers during an emergency, including the statewide “lockdowns” ordered under the 2020 coronavirus epidemic. The bill would prohibit a governor from using this law (Public Act 302 of 1945) to ban the sale or purchase of lawfully possessed firearms, ammunition, or other weapons during a declared emergency or disaster. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on April 16, 2020