Michigan SB59


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smalls
December 6, 2012, 04:53 PM
I've been watching the MCGRO site in regards to the senate bill 59, which is supposed to head to House this week for vote. Problem is that the wording of the bill seems to change every day in order to keep the Governor happy, or whatever.

Does anyone have the current wording if SB59, and care to explain it? There were a few parts I really couldn't tell what they were talking about.

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Unistat
December 6, 2012, 11:11 PM
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(dajrw355mx4i2c450yl3hwuy))/documents/2011-2012/billcurrentversion/Senate/PDF/2011-SCVBS-0059-16700.PDF

This is the version passed by the Senate, S-5. The bill has significantly changed from the original.

-Now it has it so that the county gun boards go away and the Sheriff's Office is the authorizing agency (not the Secretary of State as was in the original version.)
-CPLs have to be issued within 45 days instead of 90.
-The big one. If you take an additional class (the NRAs, Personal Protection Outside the Home qualifies) then you can get an exemption to carry in PFZs. The most recent change was to make OCing in PFZs explicitly forbidden (under current interpretation of the law, a CPL holder can OC in PFZs).) That part was reportedly added to get the Governor to sign off on the bill if/when it reaches him.
-Some other stuff about refunds and creating a fund to supply money for them.

It has been endorsed by both the MCRGO and Michgan Open Carry.

All in all, I consider it a net win, but some disagree.

smalls
December 6, 2012, 11:42 PM
Thanks Unistat.

I think it's a good bill. I don't like that we can't open carry in PFZ's, or that we gave to take an extra class to conceal carry in them, but at least we will have the ability to, now.

USAF_Vet
December 7, 2012, 06:25 PM
Did it pass? or is what Unistat posted just the latest revision?

Ive taken my class, I haven't dropped the paperwork yet until this stuff gets sorted out. If it passes, it might be worth the extra class to get the exemption.

smalls
December 7, 2012, 06:26 PM
It goes to house this coming week. MCGRO predicts it passing.

USAF_Vet
December 7, 2012, 06:33 PM
Good to hear. Now if they would just pass HB5225 and get rid of that pesky pistol purchase permit and registration, I'd be a happy camper. And if the AG ever allows for SBS and SBR, I'd be super excited.

smalls
December 7, 2012, 06:54 PM
I think HB 5225 is also being voted on this week, with expectations to pass.

USAF_Vet
December 7, 2012, 07:05 PM
Good. Last I heard it was in jeopardy.

smalls
December 7, 2012, 07:09 PM
I just read on MCRGO's Facebook that the NRA and Snyder have come to an "agreement" and "compromise" on HB 5225, because it was indeed going to be vetoed.

The compromise had not been revealed, yet.

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