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SB 59 - Expands Areas Where Concealed Weapons are Authorized - Michigan Key Vote

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Title: Expands Areas Where Concealed Weapons are Authorized

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that authorizes individuals with additional training to carry concealed weapons in new areas, effective immediately

Highlights:

  • Authorizes individuals with “additional firearms training” to carry concealed weapons on the following premises (Sec. 5):
    • Schools and college campuses;
    • Child care centers, day care centers, and foster homes;
    • Sports arenas or stadiums; 
    • Hospitals;
    • Entertainment facilities that can seat more than 2,500;
    • Bars and taverns; and 
    • Churches and other places of worship. 
  • Defines “additional firearms training” as certified training that extends beyond basic training by at least 8 hours and meets, but is not limited to, the following conditions (Sec. 5):
    • Includes both classroom and range time;
    • Includes firing at least 94 rounds of ammunition; and 
    • Is completed within 5 years of the date of application for an original or renewal license.
  • Authorizes owners of private property, colleges, and universities to prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons on their premises (Sec. 5).
  • Authorizes the county sheriff to issue concealed weapon licenses beginning May 1, 2013, whereas current law permits only the county gun licensing board to issue concealed weapon licenses (Sec. 5).
  • Requires the county sheriff to approve or deny a request for a concealed weapons license within 45 days of the individual giving fingerprints to the department of state police (Sec. 5).

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Title: Expands Areas Where Concealed Weapons are Authorized

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes individuals with additional training to carry concealed weapons in new areas, effective immediately.

Highlights:

  • Authorizes individuals with “additional firearms training” to carry concealed weapons on the following premises (Sec. 5):
    • Schools and college campuses;
    • Child care centers, day care centers, and foster homes;
    • Sports arenas or stadiums; 
    • Hospitals;
    • Entertainment facilities that can seat more than 2,500;
    • Bars and taverns; and 
    • Churches and other places of worship. 
  • Defines “additional firearms training” as certified training that extends beyond basic training by at least 8 hours and meets, but is not limited to, the following conditions (Sec. 5):
    • Includes both classroom and range time;
    • Includes firing at least 94 rounds of ammunition; and 
    • Is completed within 5 years of the date of application for an original or renewal license.
  • Authorizes owners of private property, colleges, and universities to prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons on their premises (Sec. 5).
  • Authorizes the county sheriff to issue concealed weapon licenses beginning May 1, 2013, whereas current law permits only the county gun licensing board to issue concealed weapon licenses (Sec. 5).
  • Requires the county sheriff to approve or deny a request for a concealed weapons license within 45 days of the individual giving fingerprints to the department of state police (Sec. 5).

Title: Expands Areas Where Concealed Weapons are Authorized

Title: Expands Areas Where Concealed Weapons are Authorized

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