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2015 Senate Bill 225: Revise procedure for taking ownership of inherited pistol

Public Act 200 of 2015

Introduced by Sen. Mike Shirkey (R) on March 24, 2015
To revise and clarify inherited pistol transfer and ownership procedures and requirements. Also, to prohibit gun sellers and federally licensed firearms dealers from creating a visual image of an individual who purchases a firearm or ammunition, or linking such a visual image to a buyer’s records.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 24, 2015
Reported in the Senate on June 18, 2015
Substitute offered in the Senate on September 29, 2015
To adopt a version of the bill that does not ban gun dealers keeping photos of buyers, but instead revises the rules for inherited pistols, and establish that if passed the bill would go into effect 90 days later.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 29, 2015
Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on September 30, 2015.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To revise the law that requires an individual who obtains a pistol from a private person to first get a government permit. (This does not apply to purchases from a licensed firearms dealer.) The bill would clarify that a person who inherits a pistol would have 30 days to get this government license after taking physical possession of the pistol.
Received in the House on September 30, 2015
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on September 30, 2015
Reported in the House on October 20, 2015
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Stephanie Chang (D) on October 28, 2015
To tie-bar the bill to House Bills 4944 and 4945, meaning this bill cannot become law unless those ones do also. Those bills would ban openly carrying a pistol in certain areas, and prohibit a person subject to a “gun violence restraining order” proposed by House Bill 4942 from buying a gun.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on October 28, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Townsend (D) on October 28, 2015
To tie-bar the bill to House Bills 4490 to 4592, meaning this bill cannot become law unless those ones do also. Those bills would expand a state pistol purchase “license” mandate to all private gun purchases, including rifles and shotguns, whether purchased from individuals or licensed gun stores.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on October 28, 2015
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on November 24, 2015

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