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2014 Senate Bill 789: Revise concealed pistol license procedures
  1. Introduced by Sen. Michael Green (R) on February 18, 2014, to eliminate county concealed weapon licensing boards, and transfer the responsibility for issuing concealed pistol licenses to county clerks, with the State Police performing the background checks required by the law. The bill revises a number of other details in the CPL law.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 18, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on March 26, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
  2. Passed 24 to 13 in the Senate on June 10, 2014, to eliminate county concealed weapon licensing boards, and transfer the responsibility for administering and issuing concealed pistol licenses to county clerks, with the State Police still performing the background checks required by the law. The bill also lowers the application fee and revises a number of other details in the CPL law, including details of mental health disqualifications.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on June 10, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on June 10, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on December 4, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Kevin Cotter (R) on December 19, 2014, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 19, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R) on December 19, 2014, to include information on how much the State Police have collected and spent on activities related to pistol permits in a required annual report. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 19, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tom Leonard (R) on December 19, 2014, to delete a provision requiring concealed pistol permits to include the address of the instructor of the training required to get a permit. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 19, 2014.
  4. Passed 84 to 26 in the House on December 19, 2014, to eliminate county concealed weapon licensing boards, and transfer the responsibility for administering and issuing concealed pistol licenses to county clerks, with the State Police still performing the background checks required by the law. The bill also lowers the application fee and revises a number of other details in the CPL law, including details of mental health disqualifications.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on December 19, 2014.
  6. Passed 26 to 12 in the Senate on December 19, 2014, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 15, 2015.

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