Legislation watch
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Capitol Building

2011 Senate Bill 29: Allow CPL holders to keep and bear tasers

Public Act 122 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Sen. Goeff Hansen (R) on January 19, 2011, to allow holders of concealed pistol licenses (CPLs) to also keep and bear tasers (electro-muscular disruption devices), subject to the same regulations and restrictions that apply to legally carrying concealed pistols, plus the requirement to obtain training in the use and effects of tasers. Under current law, citizens who are not law enforcement officers are prohibited from possessing tasers.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 19, 2011.
      • Reported in the Senate on February 8, 2011, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on October 4, 2011, 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 Senate on October 4, 2011.
  2. Passed 35 to 3 in the Senate on October 4, 2011.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on October 4, 2011.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on October 4, 2011.
      • Reported in the House on March 22, 2012, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 106 to 4 in the House on April 19, 2012, to allow holders of concealed pistol licenses (CPLs) to also keep and bear tasers (electro-muscular disruption devices), subject to the same regulations and restrictions that apply to legally carrying concealed pistols, plus the requirement to obtain training in the use and effects of tasers. Under current law, citizens who are not law enforcement officers are prohibited from possessing tasers.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Motion by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on April 25, 2012. The motion passed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Moved to reconsider by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on April 25, 2012, the vote by which the House passed the bill. The motion passed by voice vote in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. John Walsh (R) on April 25, 2012, 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 April 25, 2012.
  6. Passed 107 to 3 in the House on April 25, 2012, to allow holders of concealed pistol licenses (CPLs) to also keep and bear tasers (electro-muscular disruption devices), subject to the same regulations and restrictions that apply to legally carrying concealed pistols, plus the requirement to obtain training in the use and effects of tasers. Under current law, citizens who are not law enforcement officers are prohibited from possessing tasers.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Received in the Senate on April 26, 2012.
  8. Passed 35 to 3 in the Senate on April 26, 2012, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  9. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 8, 2012.

Comments

Re: 2011 Senate Bill 29 (Allow CPL holders to keep and bear tasers )  by bill35 on September 1, 2012 
I think this is definitely a great idea here. If they want to carry a taser i think this is definitely their right. Its all about being able to protect yourself these days. Cambridge Life Solutions - Linkedin Profile

Re: 2011 Senate Bill 29 (Allow CPL holders to keep and bear tasers )  by OldVet2 on October 9, 2011 

 In Michigan you can open carry, there is no permit needed. You do need a permit to conceal .



Re: 2011 Senate Bill 29 (Allow CPL holders to keep and bear tasers )  by gypsy on October 8, 2011 

Why have concealed pistol laws at all? If the constitution gives us the right to keep and bear arms, why do we need to conceal them? Why can't we just walk around with guns, knives, tasers, and whatever else a person thinks they need in the way of arms, in the open? The NRA is doing it's members a disservice by not insisting their politicians legalize unconcealed arms.



View pre-2013 Comments.
Your new comments should be made in the box below.