SB-0049, As Passed House, June 5, 2014
HOUSE SUBSTITUTE FOR
SENATE BILL NO. 49
A bill to amend 1927 PA 372, entitled
"An act to regulate and license the selling, purchasing,
possessing, and carrying of certain firearms, gas ejecting devices,
and electro-muscular disruption devices; to prohibit the buying,
selling, or carrying of certain firearms, gas ejecting devices, and
electro-muscular disruption devices without a license or other
authorization; to provide for the forfeiture of firearms and
electro-muscular disruption devices under certain circumstances; to
provide for penalties and remedies; to provide immunity from civil
liability under certain circumstances; to prescribe the powers and
duties of certain state and local agencies; to prohibit certain
conduct against individuals who apply for or receive a license to
carry a concealed pistol; to make appropriations; to prescribe
certain conditions for the appropriations; and to repeal all acts
and parts of acts inconsistent with this act,"
(MCL 28.421 to 28.435) by adding section 1b.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 1b. (1) Firearms records are confidential, are not
subject to disclosure under the freedom of information act, 1976 PA
442, MCL 15.231 to 15.246, and shall not be disclosed to any
person, except as otherwise provided by this section.
(2) Firearms records may only be accessed and disclosed by a
peace officer or authorized system user for the following purposes:
(a) The individual whose firearms records are the subject of
disclosure poses a threat to himself or herself or other
individuals, including a peace officer.
(b) The individual whose firearms records are the subject of
disclosure has committed an offense with a pistol that violates a
law of this state, another state, or the United States.
(c) The pistol that is the subject of the firearms records
search may have been used during the commission of an offense that
violates a law of this state, another state, or the United States.
(d) To ensure the safety of a peace officer.
(e) For purposes of this act.
(f) A peace officer or an authorized user has reason to
believe that access to the firearms records is necessary within the
commission of his or her lawful duties. The peace officer or
authorized system user shall enter and record the specific reason
in the system in accordance with the procedures in section 5e.
(3) A person who intentionally violates subsection (2) is
responsible for a state civil infraction and may be ordered to pay
a civil fine of not more than $500.00.
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 180 days
after the date it is enacted into law.
Enacting section 2. This amendatory act does not take effect
unless all of the following bills of the 97th Legislature are
enacted into law:
(a) Senate Bill No. 834.
(b) Senate Bill No. 881.
(c) House Bill No. 4155.
(d) House Bill No. 5325.
(e) House Bill No. 5328.