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2011 Senate Bill 762: Lower pistol length definition to 26 inches

Public Act 244 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. David Robertson (R) on October 19, 2011
To change the law defining any firearm less than 30 inches in length as a “pistol,” making this 26 inches. Some rifles with folding stocks are less than 30 inches, and so under Michigan law are technically subject to the same purchase and other restrictions as pistols.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on October 19, 2011
Reported in the Senate on November 3, 2011
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the House on December 13, 2011
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on December 13, 2011
Reported in the House on May 17, 2012
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. John Walsh (R) on May 24, 2012
To establish a new date on which the bill will go into effect if passed.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 24, 2012
Received in the Senate on June 5, 2012
Passed 34 to 2 in the Senate on June 13, 2012.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 25, 2012

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