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2007 House Bill 4490: Repeal pistol “safety inspection” law

Public Act 195 of 2008

Introduced by Rep. Paul Opsommer (R) on March 20, 2007
To repeal the law that requires a person who acquires a pistol to present it to the local law enforcement agency for a “safety inspection,” and require agencies to destroy any records of past inspections, with certain exceptions. A person would still be required to obtain a license to acquire a pistol.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee on March 20, 2007
Reported in the House on April 15, 2008
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on April 16, 2008
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that does not require agencies to destroy any records of past pistol inspections, and requires indivivuals who buy a pistol to return the completed pistol permit form to the local law enforcement agency within 10 days.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on April 16, 2008
Substitute offered by Rep. Paul Opsommer (R) on April 16, 2008
To replace the committee substitute with a new substitute that revises details but does not change the substance.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on April 16, 2008
Motion by Rep. Kathy Angerer (D) on April 16, 2008
To reconsider the vote by which the House passed the bill.
The motion passed by voice vote in the House on April 16, 2008
Received in the House on April 16, 2008
To repeal the law that requires a person who acquires a pistol to present it to the local law enforcement agency for a “safety inspection;” and also to require agencies to destroy any records of past inspections, with certain exceptions. A person would still be required to obtain a license to acquire a pistol.
Received in the Senate on April 22, 2008
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 22, 2008
Substitute offered in the Senate on June 26, 2008
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that does not require the destruction of pistol permit records held by police agencies, but instead requires the entry of these into a State Police database.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 26, 2008
Passed 34 to 3 in the Senate on June 27, 2008.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
to repeal the law that requires a person who acquires a pistol to present it to the local law enforcement agency for a “safety inspection." A person would still be required to obtain a license to acquire a pistol, and would have to send completed copies of the pistol sales record to the local police or sheriff, with violations subject to a $250 civil fine. These agencies would have enter the data into a State Police database, or send them to the State Police to be entered.
Received in the House on June 27, 2008
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on July 10, 2008

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