Federal & State Legislative Action


MICHIGAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION

Partial List of Bills MCPGV is Supporting

Child Access Prevention

SB 0293 Sen. Rebekah Warren (D)  To require that the seller of a firearm deliver in writing a warning to the purchaser informing them of penalties for failing to properly store the weapon in a securely locked box, using a firearm locking device, and in a location that a reasonable person should know would not be accessible by a minor.  If failure to store a firearm properly results in an injury or death, the owner would be guilty of a felony.

Expand Gun Free Zones

HB 4560 Rep. Abdullah Hammond (D)  To expand gun free zones to include police stations, if the police station has a sign posted at each entrance stating that possession of firearms is prohibited on the premises.

Authorize Firearms Seizure Protection Order

HB 4706-4707 Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D)  To enact an Extreme Risk Protection Order that would allow courts to have weapons temporarily removed from individuals who, based on “a reasonable cause to believe”, pose a danger to themselves or others; this order would also prohibit these individuals from purchasing firearms.

Ban ‘Open Carry’ in Prohibited Concealed Carry Areas

HB 4710-4711 Reps. Jim Ellison (D), Stephanie Chang (D)  To authorize bans on open carry of firearms in “gun free zones” specified in the state concealed pistol license law, (including schools, day care centers, stadiums, arenas, theaters, bars, hospitals, college dorms, classrooms, casinos, courts and places of worship). The bill would leave it up to owners and managers of the facilities to allow open carry; and to amend sentencing guidelines.

Partial List of Bills MCPGV Is Opposing

Repeal Ban on Bearing Concealed Arms Without State Permit

HB 4003-4006 Rep. Peter Lucido (R)

HB 4003 To repeal a prohibition on carrying a concealed firearm or hunting knife in public places unless an individual has a concealed pistol license, unless the person is barred by state or federal law from possessing a gun.

HB 4004-4006 To revise references in other sections of the law to accommodate the proposal, and revises references in the natural resources and environmental protection act.

HB 4268 Rep. Tim Kelly (R) To allow certain individuals with a personal protection order to carry a concealed weapon in a “no-carry zone.”

HB 4416-HB 4419 Reps. Michele Hoitenga (R), Pamela Hornberger (R), Sue Allor (R), Triston Cole (R)  This series of bills would remove the requirement to obtain a CPL in order to lawfully carry a firearm. These bills would also make the current licensing system optional to allow citizens to obtain a license and take advantage of reciprocity agreements with other states.

HB  4565-4568 Reps. Gary Glenn (R), Pamela Hornberger (R), Beau LaFave (R), Steven Johnson (R)  To eliminate many gun free zones and allow for concealed carry without a license. All but schools and courts would be removed from the list.

HB  4970 Rep. Hoitenga (R)  To exempt any individual who has been honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy or Marine Corps from the requirement to obtain a CPL.

Exempt Businesses from Gun Injury Liability

HB 4277 Rep. Beau LaFave (R) To establish that the possessor of property that is open to the public for business or commercial purposes is not liable for injury or loss to someone on the property caused by another individual’s use of a firearm. This immunity would not apply if “No Guns Allowed” signs are posted.

Revise Concealed Pistol Permit Details

SB 219 Rep. Mike Green (R) To modify the CPL application process for licensing a concealed weapon. Among changes, if a license is denied based on one of the disqualifications specified in the law, the disqualifications must appear in the MSP background check that all applicants undergo. The bill also repeals a state permit requirement to own an armored vehicle (one with guns would be subject to restrictions). Signed by Governor 7/13/17; PA 95

Exemptions for Concealed Carry in No Carry Zones

HB 4838 HB 4838 Rep Daire Rendon (R) To allow retired Law Enforcement Officers to carry concealed weapons in no carry zones.

HB 4842 Rep. Jim Tedder (R) To allow Firefighters and First Responders to carry concealed weapons in “pistol free zones.”

HB 4851-4854 Rep. Beau LaFave (R) This series of bills will modify CPL requirements and eliminate no concealed carry zones for CPL holders.

SB 584-585 Sens. Arlan Meekhof (R), Phil Pavlov (R) To authorize an exemption from the “gun free zone” restrictions in the law authorizing shall-issue concealed pistol licenses to a licensee who applies for an exemption and meets certain specified training requirements that appear similar to the standard CPL training requirements. These bills revise sentencing guidelines so they conform with the proposed exemptions on “gun free zone” restrictions.

Authorize ‘Provisional’ Concealed Carry Pistol License

SB 366 Sen. Wayne Schmidt (R)  To authorize a “provisional” concealed pistol permit for adults ages 18-20, that would expire at age 21.

Modify Licensing Requirement Penalties

HB 4458 Rep. Shane Hernandez (R)  To reduce penalties for failure to comply with certain licensing requirements.

HB 4474 Rep. Gary Glenn (R)   To permit a licensed individual to carry a concealed weapon on MI National Guard property.

HB 4554 Rep. Lee Chatfield (R)  To make pistol registration voluntary.

Preemption Bill (Authorize Sanctions Against Local Gun Ordinances)

HB 4616 Rep. Gary Howell (R)  To authorize private lawsuits against a local government that violates a state preemption on local firearms ownership or use restrictions.  This bill would allow plaintiffs to collect damages and costs.  Courts may also order the government head that willfully violated the law to send a letter to every voter notifying them of violation and costs.

Prohibit Local Governments from Imposing Firearm Restrictions

SB 586 Sen. Mike Shirkey (R)  To clarify that a state law that preempts imposing local government restrictions on firearms (including possession regulations) applies equally to a community college, public library, local authority or any other political subdivision. This act does not prohibit the Board of Education of a school district from adopting or enforcing policies regarding the possession of firearms by students in that district.

Foster Care and Adoption Services Gun Regulations

SB 527 Sen. Tom Casperson (R)  To require foster parents to keep their firearms securely locked when not in use. This bill however, allows an individual to carry a firearm on his or her person while in the presence of a foster child, provided it was used for a “lawful purpose” including educational or recreational use, or for defense of an individual or property, WHICH IS AGAINST CURRENT FOSTER CARE REGULATIONS.

HB 4955 Rep. Holly Hughes (R) To prohibit the Department of Human Services from considering a family’s legal firearms possession as a factor when placing a child in a foster care home or for consideration in adoption.

Expand Pistol License Exemptions

HB 4876 Rep. Tristan Cole (R)  To establish that the license mandates imposed on pistol possession, purchase and transport do not apply to a person who has previously been approved, permitted or licensed in this state to purchase, carry, possess or transport a pistol, or to a person who is present in a domicile of someone to whom this applies. This bill also expands the definition of a “person” to mean an individual, trust, partnership, corporation, association or other legal entity.

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FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE ACTION

Partial List of Bills MCPGV is Supporting

Buyback Our Safety Act

H.R. 445 Rep. Theodore Deutch (D) To authorize the Department of Justice to establish a gun buyback grant program for state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies.

Gun Violence Reduction Resources Act

H.R. 62 Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (D)  To provide for the hiring of 200 additional ATF agents and investigators to enforce gun laws.

Gun Manufacturers Accountability Act

H.R. 163 Rep. Alcee Hastings (D)  To amend the Protection of Lawful Commerce of Firearms to repeal provisions that prohibit state or federal civil actions brought against firearm manufacturers, sellers, importers dealers, or trade organizations for criminal or unlawful misuse of a firearm.

Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearm Act of 2017

H.R. 810 Rep Bobby Rush (D)  To increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking, which includes a prohibition on straw purchases.

Ghost Guns are Guns Act

H.R. 1278 Rep. Adriano Espalliat (D)  To require firearm assembly kits to be considered to be firearms.

Gun Show Loophole Closing Act

H.R. 1612 Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D)  To require background checks on all firearm transactions occurring at gun shows.

Firearm Risk Protection Act of 2017

H.R. 1708 Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D)  To prohibit the sale of a firearm to, and the purchase of a firearm by, a person who is not covered by appropriate liability insurance coverage.

Campus Gun Policy Transparency Act

H. R. 1079 Rep. Keith Ellison (D)  To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of higher education to disclose their concealed carry or open carry policies with respect to firearms, and for other purposes.

Appropriations for The Centers of Disease Control to Conduct Research on Gun Violence Prevention

H.R. 1832 Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D)  To authorize the appropriation of funds to the CDC for conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention.

Partial List Of Bills MCPGV Is Opposing

Safe Students Act (Allow Weapons in Gun-Free School Zones)

H.R. 34 Rep. Thomas Massie (R)  To repeal the 1990 Gun-Free School Zones Act

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

H.R. 38 Rep Richard Hudson (R)  To allow a person who is not prohibited by Federal law from possessing, transporting, shipping or receiving a firearm, who is carrying a valid ID document containing a photo of the person, and who is carrying a valid license/permit in the state in  which the person resides, may carry a concealed handgun in any state that allows concealed carry.

S. 446 Sen. John Cornyn (R) “The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017” To allow individuals who possess concealed carry permits from their home state and who are not prohibited from carrying concealed in their home state, to exercise those rights in any other state that does not prohibit open carry.

Interstate Transportation of Firearms

H.R. 358 Rep. Morgan Griffith (R)  To allow any person not prohibited by law from possessing, transporting, shipping or receiving a firearm or ammunition, shall be entitled to do so in any place where they can lawfully carry to any other place.  During transport a firearm must be unloaded and not directly accessible from the passenger compartment in a motor vehicle.

S.618 Sen Orrin Hatch (R)  To allow a person not prohibited by law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm or ammunition, shall be entitled to do so in any place where they can currently carry, to any other place.  During transport, a firearm must be unloaded and not directly accessible from passenger compartment.

Hearing Protection Act of 2017

H.R. 367 Rep. Jeff Duncan (R)  To provide that silencers be treated the same as long guns with regard to any licensing requirements or registrations.

S. 59 Sen. Michael Crapo (R)  To provide that silencers be treated the same as long guns with regard to any licensing requirements or registrations.

Firearms Manufacturers and Dealers Protection Act of 2017

S. 159 Sen. Marco Rubio (R)  To terminate operation choke point which identified firearms and ammunition sales as “high risk” industries, allowing banks and financial institutions to terminate financial relationships with these businesses.   This bill is meant to protect second amendment rights.

Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2017

S. 162 Sen. Marco Rubio (R) To repeal all of the District of Columbia’s restrictions on the ownership of firearms and ammunition, with the exception of machine guns, sawed off shot guns and short barreled rifles. Also includes eliminating the D.C. ban on semi-automatic weapons.

H.R. 1537 Rep. Thomas Garrett (R)  To restore the Second Amendment rights to the District of Columbia.

Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act of 2017

H.R. 1045 Rep Bob Gibbs (R)  To prohibit the Army Corps of Engineers from enforcing any regulation that prohibits an individual from possessing a firearm at a water resources development project administered by the Corps.  This act would be compliant with laws of state project is in.

S. 80 Sen. Michael Crapo (R)  “A Bill to Protect the Right of an Individual to Bear Arms at Water Resources Development Projects”  To prohibit the department of the Army from enforcing any regulation that prohibits an individual from possessing a firearm in an area open to the public (other than a federal facility) at a water resources project, unless the individual is otherwise prohibited from owning a firearm.

Social Security Beneficiary 2nd Amendment Rights Protection Act

S. 202 Sen. Michael Crapo (R)  The Commissioner of Social Security can make no determination that an individual who has been assigned a representative payee, is to be considered adjudicated as a “mental defective,” with regard to their second amendment rights.

ATF Elimination Act

H.R. 509 Rep. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R)  To abolish the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, transferring all responsibilities to the FBI, with the exception of alcohol and tobacco smuggling laws which will be transferred to the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act

H.R. 1181 Rep. David Roe (R) To prohibit the Veterans Administration from reporting to the National Instant Background Check System (NICS) any person who is “mentally incapacitated, deemed mentally incompetent, or experiencing an extended loss of consciousness from being adjudicated as a mentally defective for the right to receive or transport firearms” without an order or finding by a judicial authority that the person is a danger to self or others.

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