Gun Safety Legislation Introduced in the Michigan Legislature
Safe Storage Package
- House Bill 5066/ Senate Bill 550: Require firearms to be properly secured to prevent accidental injury/death when the firearms could be accessible to minors. The bills create criminal penalties for failing to secure a firearm that is obtained by a minor and possessed in public or used in a reckless manner or to inflict injury or death. Introduced on 6/17/21.
- House Bill 5067 / Senate Bill 551: Exempt firearm safety devices (including locks and safes) from the sales tax. Introduced on 6/17/21.
- House Bill 5068 / Senate Bill 552: Exempt firearm safety devices (including locks and safes) from the use tax. Introduced on 6/17/21.
- House Bill 5069 / Senate Bill 553: Companion bills that amend the sentencing guidelines to include the new felony penalty created by HB 5066/SB 550. Introduced on 6/17/21.
Extreme Risk Protection Orders
- Senate Bills 856, 857, and 858: Prohibitions on individuals with extreme risk protection orders from possessing or purchasing firearms. Introduced on 2/8/22.
Universal Background Checks
- House Bills 4869, 4870, and 4871 / Senate Bills 454, 455, and 456: Require universal background checks on all guns. Introduced on 5/18/21.
Magazine Capacity Limits
- House Bills 5627 and 5628 / Senate Bills 785 and 786: Would prohibit selling or possessing a magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition, beginning on January 1, 2023. A person who possessed such a magazine before the effective date could keep the magazine if they report possession of the magazine to the local law enforcement agency. Law enforcement officers, members of the armed forces, and individuals working in an armored car would be exempted. A person who violates this prohibition would be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by not more than 90 days in jail and/or a maximum fine of $500. A subsequent offense would be a felony, punishable by not more than 2 years in prison and/or a maximum fine of $5,000. Introduced on 12/9/21.
Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence
- House Bills 5371 and 5372 / Senate Bills 678 and 679: Prohibit abusers convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses from possessing guns for 8 years. This would bring MI into alignment with federal law. Introduced on 10/6/21.
Restoring Local Control
- Senate Bill 352: Allow local governments to ban guns on property owned or leased by local governments. Introduced on 4/13/21.
Senate Democrats Gun Safety Legislative Package
SB 454 sponsored by Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills). SB 455 sponsored by Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), and SB 456 sponsored by Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield). These bills require a license or background check for purchase of firearms, amends references in sentencing guidelines for falsifying a background check, and references to pistols in penal code.
SB 550 sponsored by Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills). A bill to increase penalties for storing or leaving a firearm where it may be accessed by a minor.
SB 551 sponsored by Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor). A bill for sales tax exemption for firearm safety devices.
SB 552 sponsored by Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit). A bill to exempt use tax on firearm safety devices.
SB 553 sponsored by Sen. Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak). A bill to amend sentencing guidelines for the failure to properly store a firearm resulting in injury or death.
SB 785 sponsored by Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills). A bill to prohibit the sale, production, or possession of high-capacity magazines.
SB 786 sponsored by Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield). Would amend the sentencing guidelines for possession or sale of high-round magazine.
SB 856 sponsored by Sen. Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak). A bill to prohibiting individuals with an extreme risk protection order from possessing firearms and ordering the surrender and seizure of a restrained individual’s firearms.
SB 857 sponsored by Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor). A bill to prohibiting individuals with an extreme risk protection order from purchasing firearms.
SB 858 sponsored by Sen, Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills). A bill to enact sentencing guidelines for making a false statement in support of an extreme risk protection order.
House Democrats Gun Safety Legislative Package
HB 4023 sponsored by Rep. Julie Brixie (D-Okemos), and HB 4024 sponsored by Rep. Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit). Would make all buildings owned or leased by this state as gun free zones.
HB 4024 sponsored by Rep. Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit). Would make all buildings owned or leased by this state concealed weapon-free zones.
HB 4869 sponsored by Rep. Felicia Brabec (D-Ann Arbor). Would require a background check for the purchase of a pistol.
HB 4870 sponsored by Rep. Brenda Carter (D-Pontiac). Must show driver’s license or ID to purchase a firearm.
HB 4871 sponsored by Rep. Regina Weiss (D-Oak Park). Would increase penalties for using a forged ID to purchase firearms.
HB 5027 sponsored by Rep. Cynthia Neely (D-Flint). Would increase the penalties for intentionally discharging a firearm from vehicle or at a dwelling or a potentially occupied structure.
HB 5028 sponsored by Rep. Graham Filler (R-Dewitt). Would amend sentencing guidelines for intentionally discharging a firearm from a vehicle at a dwelling or potentially occupied structure.
HB 5029 sponsored by Rep. Mike Mueller (R-Linden). Would amend sentencing guidelines for discharging a firearm at a motor vehicle.
HB 5030 sponsored by Rep. Stephanie Young (D-Detrout). Would increase penalties for discharging a firearm at a motor vehicle if a minor is in the vehicle.
HB 5066 sponsored by Rep. Felicia Brabec (D-Ann Arbor). Would provide penalties for storing or leaving a firearm where it may be accessed by a minor.
HB 5067 sponsored by Rep. Felicia Brabec (D-Ann Arbor). Would exempt sales tax from firearm safety devices.
HB 5068 sponsored by Rep. Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham). Would exempt use tax from firearm safety devices.
HB 5069 sponsored by Rep. Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham). Updates sentencing guidelines for storing a firearm. TIE BAR WITH: HB 5066.
HB 5174 sponsored by Rep. Kara Hope (D-Holt). Creates an appropriation to fund a gun violence prevention program.
HB 5372 sponsored by Rep. Amos O’Niel (D-Saginaw). Prohibits the possession of firearms and ammunition by persons convicted of misdemeanor involving domestic violence.
HB 5628 sponsored by Rep. Brenda Carter (D-Pontiac). A bill to prohibit the sale, production, or possession of high-capacity magazines.
HB 5658 sponsored by Rep. Rachel Hood (D-Grand Rapids). Would provide a 7-day waiting period for all pistol purchases.
HB 5677 sponsored by Rep. Lori Stone (D-Warren). Would require a pamphlet on gun safety to be included with every gun purchases.
HB 5907 sponsored by Rep. Lori Stone (D-Warren). Would require for all hobbyist built firearms to contain serial numbers on frames or receivers.
HB 5947 sponsored by Rep. Stephanie Young (D-Detroit). Would prohibit the open carry of firearms within 100 feet of a voting location.
HB 6165 sponsored by Rep. Stephanie Young (D-Detroit). Would prohibit firearms within 100 feet of an absentee ballot counting board while ballots are being counted.
Republican bills regarding gun/violence at school
SB 789 sponsored by Sen. Ruth Johnson (R-Holly). Requires school personnel to report certain actual or implied threats.
HB 5364 sponsored by Rep. Andrew Beeler (R-Fort Gratiot), HB 5365 sponsored by Rep. Gregory Markkanen (R-Hancock), HB 5366 and HB 5367, both sponsored by Rep. Beau LaFave (R-Iron Mountain). These bills would allow a person with a concealed pistol license to carry in a pistol free zone, including a school, school property, church, hospital, dormitory, and college classrooms.
HB 6151 sponsored by Rep. Steve Carra (R-Three Rivers). This bill would allow teachers and other school employees to store and carry tasers and firearms in school and on school property under certain circumstances.