Update: SB59 passed the House on December 13th. Having already passed the Senate, the bill was enrolled by the Senate and sent to Governor Snyder for his signature. However Governor Snyder vetoed SB59 on December 18th. We find Governor Snyder’s decision to preserve “gun free” zones – areas in which only criminals are permitted to carry concealed firearms – reprehensible and deserving of your scorn. Please let Gov. Snyder know how you feel. You can read a full summary of the final bill on our Complete Guide to SB59 post.
This evening, we came one step closer to achieving what we’ve worked for over the last five years in Michigan. SB59 finally passed the full Michigan Senate and was referred to the House Natural Resources, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee. You can see the full text of the final Senate version of SB59 here.
We haven’t seen a lot of action on SB59 since it passed Senate committee back in March – something that all our Michigan SCC members helped make happen by showing up and packing the committee room. State law requires that the House wait at least five days before taking action, but we hope for House approval of the bill shortly. We also expect Governor Snyder to sign the bill if it reaches his desk.
We’ll post more information in the next few days, but for now – get ready to call or email your State Representative and ask them to support SB59. Thanks for all your help!
SB59 would eliminate Pistol Free Zones (PFZs) if a CPL-holder receives extra training. The bill also accomplishes many other things, all of which are beneficial to both CPL-holders and those of the public who choose not to carry. A summary of the bill can be found here, but some changes have been made in the last several months. We’ll be posting an updated summary of the bill and action list in the next couple days.