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Posted: 3/8/2009 7:12:11 AM EDT
For all of you retired or about to retire LEOs in Michigan, here is a heads up to a new law that directly affects you. This law takes effect on March 31, 2009.

Link: http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?mcl-Act-537-of-2008

MICHIGAN RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S FIREARM CARRY ACT

Act 537 of 2008

AN ACT to authorize a process for retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed firearms in this state; to prescribe certain powers and duties of the department of state police, the commission on law enforcement standards, and certain other state officers and agencies; to impose certain civil and criminal penalties; to impose certain requirements on certain persons issued certificates to carry concealed firearms; to provide for certain civil immunity; to allow for the collection of certain fees; to create certain funds; to provide for the forfeiture of firearms under certain circumstances; and to provide for the promulgation of rules.

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:
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28.511.new Short title.
Sec. 1.

This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Michigan retired law enforcement officer's firearm carry act".

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

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28.512.new Definitions.
Sec. 2.

As used in this act:

(a) "Active duty firearms standard" means the in-service standard for the training and qualification of active duty law enforcement officers as mandated by the commission under the commission on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28.601 to 28.616.

(b) "Alcoholic liquor" means that term as defined in section 105 of the Michigan liquor control code of 1998, 1998 PA 58, MCL 436.1105.

(c) "Certification" or "certified" means official recognition by the commission that a retired law enforcement officer has met the active duty firearms standard in this state and is eligible to carry a concealed firearm under 18 USC 926C.

(d) "Certificate" means a commission-issued document that identifies a qualified retired law enforcement officer who is certified under 18 USC 926C and this act.

(e) "Controlled substance" means that term as defined in section 7104 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.7104.

(f) "Certificate holder" means a qualified retired law enforcement officer who is issued a certificate by the commission.

(g) "Commission" means the commission on law enforcement standards established under section 3 of the commission on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28.603.

(h) "Firearm" means that term as defined in section 1 of 1927 PA 372, MCL 28.421.

(i) "Peace officer" means an officer of a law enforcement agency of the state, the federal government, or a county, township, city, or village who is responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and enforcement of the criminal laws of this state, and includes a motor carrier officer appointed under section 6d of 1935 PA 59, MCL 28.6d, and security personnel employed by the department of state police under section 6c of 1935 PA 59, MCL 28.6c. Peace officer does not include a qualified retired law enforcement officer.

(j) "Qualified retired law enforcement officer" means that term as defined in 18 USC 926C(c).

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

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28.513.new Certification of qualified retired law enforcement officer to carry concealed firearm; establishment of requirements and procedures by commission; rules.
Sec. 3.

The commission shall establish requirements and procedures through which a qualified retired law enforcement officer may be certified to carry a concealed firearm under 18 USC 926C and this act. The commission shall establish requirements and procedures through which certification under 18 USC 926C and this act may be denied or revoked. The commission may promulgate rules to implement this act in accordance with the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328.

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28.514.new Eligibility to carry concealed firearm.
Sec. 4.

(1) In order to be eligible to carry a concealed firearm under 18 USC 926C and this act, a qualified retired law enforcement officer must meet the requirements of 18 USC 926C and be a legal resident of this state.

(2) A retired law enforcement officer is not eligible for certification by the commission under 18 USC 926C and this act if he or she is prohibited under federal law from being certified under 18 USC 926C.

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

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28.515.new Application requirements and procedures to verify identity; conduct criminal history, and conduct background investigation; establishment by commission.
Sec. 5.

(1) The commission shall establish application requirements and procedures in order to verify the identity of an applicant, to conduct a complete criminal history, and to conduct a background investigation into an applicant's fitness to carry a concealed firearm under 18 USC 926C and this act.

(2) The commission shall request the department of state police to conduct a criminal records check through the state of Michigan and the federal bureau of investigation. The commission shall require the individual to submit his or her fingerprints to the department of state police in a manner prescribed by the department of state police for that purpose. The department of state police may charge a fee for conducting the criminal records check. If a criminal arrest fingerprint card is subsequently submitted to the department of state police and matches against a fingerprint that was submitted under this section and stored in the AFIS database, the department of state police shall notify the commission. Once the department of state police has a set of fingerprints on file as a result of being fingerprinted for purposes of this act, the individual is not required to have fingerprints taken for subsequent renewal applications.

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28.516.new Application form; signature; providing false or misleading information as felony; penalty.
Sec. 6.

(1) The commission shall create an application form for certification under this act. The applicant shall sign the application acknowledging that all information contained in the application is true and accurate.

(2) An applicant who knowingly provides false or misleading information on the application, in whole or in part, is guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

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28.517.new Issuance of certificate; carrying certificate and driver license or Michigan personal identification card; disclosure to peace officer; forfeiture upon notice of revocation; violation; penalties.
Sec. 7.

(1) The commission or its agent shall issue a certificate to a qualified retired law enforcement officer who has complied with the active duty firearms standard and is eligible to carry a concealed firearm under 18 USC 926C and this act.

(2) A certificate holder shall carry the certificate and a valid driver license or Michigan personal identification card on his or her person at all times while in possession of a concealed firearm and shall produce the documents upon demand by a peace officer.

(3) A certificate holder who is carrying a concealed firearm and who is stopped by a peace officer shall immediately disclose to the peace officer that he or she is carrying a concealed firearm on his or her person or is transporting a firearm in his or her vehicle.

(4) Upon notice of revocation, a certificate holder is required to forfeit his or her certificate to the commission by returning the certificate in person to the commission or returning the certificate by certified mail.

(5) A violation of this section subjects the certificate holder to the penalties provided in section 5f of 1927 PA 372, MCL 28.425f, including forfeiture of the firearm.

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

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28.518.new Circumstances requiring report to commission; failure to file report as misdemeanor; penalty.
Sec. 8.

(1) A certificate holder shall immediately report to the commission in writing the circumstances of any of the following:

(a) An arrest or a conviction for a violation of any state or federal criminal law.

(b) Becoming the subject of an order or disposition in any jurisdiction that does 1 or more of the following:

(i) Restrains the certificate holder from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner of the person or a child of the intimate partner or person, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or child.

(ii) Prohibits or limits the transport, possession, carrying, or use of firearms or ammunition.

(iii) Involves an adjudication of mental illness, a finding of insanity, a finding of legal incapacity, or an order for involuntary commitment in an inpatient or outpatient setting.

(c) A laboratory result reflecting the unauthorized presence of controlled substances following a drug test administered to the certificate holder.

(2) A certificate holder who fails to file a written report as required under subsection (1) is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

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28.519.new Implied consent to submit to chemical analysis; certificate holder under influence of alcoholic liquor or controlled substance; violation; penalty; exception; collection and testing of breath, blood, and urine specimens; refusal to take chemical test; report of violation to commission.
Sec. 9.

(1) Acceptance of a certificate issued under this act constitutes implied consent to submit to a chemical analysis under this section.

(2) A certificate holder shall not carry a concealed firearm while he or she is under the influence of alcoholic liquor or a controlled substance or while having a bodily alcohol content prohibited under this section. A person who violates this section is responsible for a state civil infraction or is guilty of a crime as follows:

(a) If the person was under the influence of alcoholic liquor or a controlled substance or a combination of alcoholic liquor and a controlled substance, or had a bodily alcohol content of .10 or more grams per 100 milliliters of blood, per 210 liters of breath, or per 67 milliliters of urine, the individual is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $100.00, or both. The court shall order the commission to permanently revoke the certificate. The commission shall permanently revoke the certificate as ordered by the court.

(b) If the person had a bodily alcohol content of .08 or more but less than .10 grams per 100 milliliters of blood, per 210 liters of breath, or per 67 milliliters of urine, the individual is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $100.00, or both. The court may order the commission to revoke the certificate for not more than 3 years. The commission shall revoke the certificate as ordered by the court.

(c) If the person had a bodily alcohol content of .02 or more, but less than .08 grams per 100 milliliters of blood, per 210 liters of breath, or per 67 milliliters of urine, the individual is responsible for a state civil infraction and may be fined not more than $100.00. The court may order the commission to revoke the certificate for 1 year. The commission shall revoke certification if an individual is found responsible for a subsequent violation of this subdivision.

(3) This section does not prohibit an individual certified under this act to carry a concealed firearm who has any bodily alcohol content from transporting that firearm in the locked trunk of his or her motor vehicle or another motor vehicle in which he or she is a passenger or, if the vehicle does not have a trunk, from transporting that firearm unloaded in a locked compartment or container that is separated from the ammunition for that firearm or on a vessel if the firearm is transported unloaded in a locked compartment or container that is separated from the ammunition for that firearm.

(4) A peace officer who has probable cause to believe a certificate holder is carrying a concealed firearm in violation of this section may require the certificate holder to submit to a chemical analysis of his or her breath, blood, or urine.

(5) Before a certificate holder is required to submit to a chemical analysis under subsection (4), the peace officer shall inform the certificate holder of all of the following:

(a) The certificate holder may refuse to submit to the chemical analysis, but if he or she chooses to do so, all of the following apply:

(i) The officer may obtain a court order requiring the certificate holder to submit to a chemical analysis.

(ii) The refusal may result in his or her certificate being revoked.

(b) If the certificate holder submits to the chemical analysis, he or she may obtain a chemical analysis described in subsection (4) from a person of his or her own choosing.

(6) The collection and testing of breath, blood, and urine specimens under this section shall be conducted in the same manner that breath, blood, and urine specimens are collected and tested for alcohol-related and controlled-substance-related motor vehicle operation violations under the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257.1 to 257.923.

(7) If a certificate holder refuses to take a chemical test authorized under this section, the peace officer shall promptly report the refusal in writing to the commission.

(8) If a certificate holder takes a chemical test authorized under this section and the test results indicate that the individual had any bodily alcohol content while carrying a concealed firearm, the peace officer shall promptly report the violation in writing to the commission.

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

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28.520.new Computerized database; creation and maintenance by commission; information to be contained; deletion; dissemination; confidentiality.
Sec. 10.

(1) The commission shall create and maintain a computerized database of individuals who apply for a certificate under this act. The database shall contain only the following information as to each individual:

(a) The individual's name, date of birth, address, and county of residence.

(b) If the individual is issued a certificate, the certificate number and date of expiration.

(c) Except as provided in subsection (2), if the individual was denied a certificate, a statement of the reasons for that denial.

(d) A statement of all criminal charges pending and criminal convictions obtained against the individual during the certificate period.

(e) A statement of all determinations of responsibility for civil infractions of this act pending or obtained against the individual during the certificate period.

(2) If an individual who was denied a certificate is subsequently issued a certificate, the commission shall delete from the computerized database the previous reasons for the denial.

(3) The commission shall provide the information described in subsection (1)(a) and (b) to the department of state police in a manner prescribed by the department of state police for dissemination through the law enforcement information network.

(4) Information in the database, compiled under subsections (1) through (3), is confidential, is 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 for purposes of this act or for law enforcement purposes.

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

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28.521.new Administration of active duty firearm standard; identification of eligible public entities.
Sec. 11.

The commission shall identify public entities eligible to administer the active duty firearm standard to qualified retired law enforcement officers for purposes of carrying out 18 USC 926C and this act.

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

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28.522.new Firearm subject to seizure and forfeiture.
Sec. 12.

A firearm that is carried in violation of this act is subject to seizure and forfeiture in the same manner that property is subject to seizure and forfeiture under sections 4701 to 4709 of the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961 PA 236, MCL 600.4701 to 600.4709. This section does not apply if the violation is a state civil infraction under section 5f of 1927 PA 372, MCL 28.425f, unless the individual fails to present his or her certificate within the 45-day period described in that section.


History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009


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28.523.new Retired law enforcement officer safety fund; creation in state treasury; credit of funds; balance remaining at end of fiscal year; administration for auditing purposes; expenditures.
Sec. 13.

(1) The retired law enforcement officer safety fund is created in the state treasury.

(2) The state treasurer shall credit to the fund deposits from the collection of application fees as provided in section 14. The state treasurer shall direct the investment of the fund. The state treasurer shall credit to the fund interest and earnings from fund investments.

(3) The unencumbered balance remaining in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall remain in the fund and shall not revert to the general fund.

(4) The department of state police is the administrator of the fund for auditing purposes.

(5) The commission shall expend money from the fund, upon appropriation, only for the purposes of this act.

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28.524.new Fees.
Sec. 14.

The commission may set and collect a fee for actual costs associated with administration under 18 USC 926C and this act by any method of payment accepted by the commission. The fees shall be deposited in the retired law enforcement officer safety fund.

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

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28.525.new Immunity from liability.
Sec. 15.

The commission or any law enforcement agency, governmental entity, agent, employee, volunteer, designee, or individual who is acting in good faith in discharging his or her responsibilities under this act is immune from civil liability for any damages resulting from the ownership, possession, carrying, use, or discharge of a firearm by any qualified retired law enforcement officer who has been certified under this act or whose certification has been denied. The immunity provided under this section is in addition to any immunity otherwise provided by law.

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

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28.526.new Preemption.
Sec. 16.

This act does not preempt any existing state or federal statute, regulation, or other authority governing the use, possession, carrying, or receiving of firearms or ammunition in this state, including application by a qualified retired law enforcement officer to carry a concealed firearm under 18 USC 926C.

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

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28.527.new Expiration of commission's authority to issue certificates.
Sec. 17.

The commission's authority to issue certificates under this act expires immediately upon the repeal of 18 USC 926C.
History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan
Rendered 3/8/2009 10:58:43 Michigan Compiled Laws Complete Through PA 586 of 2008
© 2009

Link Posted: 3/8/2009 7:37:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By np149:
For all of you retired or about to retire LEOs in Michigan, here is a heads up to a new law that directly affects you. This law takes effect on March 31, 2009.

Link: http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?mcl-Act-537-of-2008

MICHIGAN RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S FIREARM CARRY ACT

Act 537 of 2008

AN ACT to authorize a process for retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed firearms in this state; to prescribe certain powers and duties of the department of state police, the commission on law enforcement standards, and certain other state officers and agencies; to impose certain civil and criminal penalties; to impose certain requirements on certain persons issued certificates to carry concealed firearms; to provide for certain civil immunity; to allow for the collection of certain fees; to create certain funds; to provide for the forfeiture of firearms under certain circumstances; and to provide for the promulgation of rules.

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:
***** 28.511.new THIS NEW SECTION IS EFFECTIVE MARCH 31, 2009 *****

28.511.new Short title.
Sec. 1.

This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Michigan retired law enforcement officer's firearm carry act".

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

***** 28.512.new THIS NEW SECTION IS EFFECTIVE MARCH 31, 2009 *****

28.512.new Definitions.
Sec. 2.

As used in this act:

(a) "Active duty firearms standard" means the in-service standard for the training and qualification of active duty law enforcement officers as mandated by the commission under the commission on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28.601 to 28.616.

(b) "Alcoholic liquor" means that term as defined in section 105 of the Michigan liquor control code of 1998, 1998 PA 58, MCL 436.1105.

(c) "Certification" or "certified" means official recognition by the commission that a retired law enforcement officer has met the active duty firearms standard in this state and is eligible to carry a concealed firearm under 18 USC 926C.

(d) "Certificate" means a commission-issued document that identifies a qualified retired law enforcement officer who is certified under 18 USC 926C and this act.

(e) "Controlled substance" means that term as defined in section 7104 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.7104.

(f) "Certificate holder" means a qualified retired law enforcement officer who is issued a certificate by the commission.

(g) "Commission" means the commission on law enforcement standards established under section 3 of the commission on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28.603.

(h) "Firearm" means that term as defined in section 1 of 1927 PA 372, MCL 28.421.

(i) "Peace officer" means an officer of a law enforcement agency of the state, the federal government, or a county, township, city, or village who is responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and enforcement of the criminal laws of this state, and includes a motor carrier officer appointed under section 6d of 1935 PA 59, MCL 28.6d, and security personnel employed by the department of state police under section 6c of 1935 PA 59, MCL 28.6c. Peace officer does not include a qualified retired law enforcement officer.

(j) "Qualified retired law enforcement officer" means that term as defined in 18 USC 926C(c).

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

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28.513.new Certification of qualified retired law enforcement officer to carry concealed firearm; establishment of requirements and procedures by commission; rules.
Sec. 3.

The commission shall establish requirements and procedures through which a qualified retired law enforcement officer may be certified to carry a concealed firearm under 18 USC 926C and this act. The commission shall establish requirements and procedures through which certification under 18 USC 926C and this act may be denied or revoked. The commission may promulgate rules to implement this act in accordance with the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328.

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28.514.new Eligibility to carry concealed firearm.
Sec. 4.

(1) In order to be eligible to carry a concealed firearm under 18 USC 926C and this act, a qualified retired law enforcement officer must meet the requirements of 18 USC 926C and be a legal resident of this state.

(2) A retired law enforcement officer is not eligible for certification by the commission under 18 USC 926C and this act if he or she is prohibited under federal law from being certified under 18 USC 926C.

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

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28.515.new Application requirements and procedures to verify identity; conduct criminal history, and conduct background investigation; establishment by commission.
Sec. 5.

(1) The commission shall establish application requirements and procedures in order to verify the identity of an applicant, to conduct a complete criminal history, and to conduct a background investigation into an applicant's fitness to carry a concealed firearm under 18 USC 926C and this act.

(2) The commission shall request the department of state police to conduct a criminal records check through the state of Michigan and the federal bureau of investigation. The commission shall require the individual to submit his or her fingerprints to the department of state police in a manner prescribed by the department of state police for that purpose. The department of state police may charge a fee for conducting the criminal records check. If a criminal arrest fingerprint card is subsequently submitted to the department of state police and matches against a fingerprint that was submitted under this section and stored in the AFIS database, the department of state police shall notify the commission. Once the department of state police has a set of fingerprints on file as a result of being fingerprinted for purposes of this act, the individual is not required to have fingerprints taken for subsequent renewal applications.

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28.516.new Application form; signature; providing false or misleading information as felony; penalty.
Sec. 6.

(1) The commission shall create an application form for certification under this act. The applicant shall sign the application acknowledging that all information contained in the application is true and accurate.

(2) An applicant who knowingly provides false or misleading information on the application, in whole or in part, is guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

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28.517.new Issuance of certificate; carrying certificate and driver license or Michigan personal identification card; disclosure to peace officer; forfeiture upon notice of revocation; violation; penalties.
Sec. 7.

(1) The commission or its agent shall issue a certificate to a qualified retired law enforcement officer who has complied with the active duty firearms standard and is eligible to carry a concealed firearm under 18 USC 926C and this act.

(2) A certificate holder shall carry the certificate and a valid driver license or Michigan personal identification card on his or her person at all times while in possession of a concealed firearm and shall produce the documents upon demand by a peace officer.

(3) A certificate holder who is carrying a concealed firearm and who is stopped by a peace officer shall immediately disclose to the peace officer that he or she is carrying a concealed firearm on his or her person or is transporting a firearm in his or her vehicle.

(4) Upon notice of revocation, a certificate holder is required to forfeit his or her certificate to the commission by returning the certificate in person to the commission or returning the certificate by certified mail.

(5) A violation of this section subjects the certificate holder to the penalties provided in section 5f of 1927 PA 372, MCL 28.425f, including forfeiture of the firearm.

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

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28.518.new Circumstances requiring report to commission; failure to file report as misdemeanor; penalty.
Sec. 8.

(1) A certificate holder shall immediately report to the commission in writing the circumstances of any of the following:

(a) An arrest or a conviction for a violation of any state or federal criminal law.

(b) Becoming the subject of an order or disposition in any jurisdiction that does 1 or more of the following:

(i) Restrains the certificate holder from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner of the person or a child of the intimate partner or person, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or child.

(ii) Prohibits or limits the transport, possession, carrying, or use of firearms or ammunition.

(iii) Involves an adjudication of mental illness, a finding of insanity, a finding of legal incapacity, or an order for involuntary commitment in an inpatient or outpatient setting.

(c) A laboratory result reflecting the unauthorized presence of controlled substances following a drug test administered to the certificate holder.

(2) A certificate holder who fails to file a written report as required under subsection (1) is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

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28.519.new Implied consent to submit to chemical analysis; certificate holder under influence of alcoholic liquor or controlled substance; violation; penalty; exception; collection and testing of breath, blood, and urine specimens; refusal to take chemical test; report of violation to commission.
Sec. 9.

(1) Acceptance of a certificate issued under this act constitutes implied consent to submit to a chemical analysis under this section.

(2) A certificate holder shall not carry a concealed firearm while he or she is under the influence of alcoholic liquor or a controlled substance or while having a bodily alcohol content prohibited under this section. A person who violates this section is responsible for a state civil infraction or is guilty of a crime as follows:

(a) If the person was under the influence of alcoholic liquor or a controlled substance or a combination of alcoholic liquor and a controlled substance, or had a bodily alcohol content of .10 or more grams per 100 milliliters of blood, per 210 liters of breath, or per 67 milliliters of urine, the individual is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $100.00, or both. The court shall order the commission to permanently revoke the certificate. The commission shall permanently revoke the certificate as ordered by the court.

(b) If the person had a bodily alcohol content of .08 or more but less than .10 grams per 100 milliliters of blood, per 210 liters of breath, or per 67 milliliters of urine, the individual is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $100.00, or both. The court may order the commission to revoke the certificate for not more than 3 years. The commission shall revoke the certificate as ordered by the court.

(c) If the person had a bodily alcohol content of .02 or more, but less than .08 grams per 100 milliliters of blood, per 210 liters of breath, or per 67 milliliters of urine, the individual is responsible for a state civil infraction and may be fined not more than $100.00. The court may order the commission to revoke the certificate for 1 year. The commission shall revoke certification if an individual is found responsible for a subsequent violation of this subdivision.

(3) This section does not prohibit an individual certified under this act to carry a concealed firearm who has any bodily alcohol content from transporting that firearm in the locked trunk of his or her motor vehicle or another motor vehicle in which he or she is a passenger or, if the vehicle does not have a trunk, from transporting that firearm unloaded in a locked compartment or container that is separated from the ammunition for that firearm or on a vessel if the firearm is transported unloaded in a locked compartment or container that is separated from the ammunition for that firearm.

(4) A peace officer who has probable cause to believe a certificate holder is carrying a concealed firearm in violation of this section may require the certificate holder to submit to a chemical analysis of his or her breath, blood, or urine.

(5) Before a certificate holder is required to submit to a chemical analysis under subsection (4), the peace officer shall inform the certificate holder of all of the following:

(a) The certificate holder may refuse to submit to the chemical analysis, but if he or she chooses to do so, all of the following apply:

(i) The officer may obtain a court order requiring the certificate holder to submit to a chemical analysis.

(ii) The refusal may result in his or her certificate being revoked.

(b) If the certificate holder submits to the chemical analysis, he or she may obtain a chemical analysis described in subsection (4) from a person of his or her own choosing.

(6) The collection and testing of breath, blood, and urine specimens under this section shall be conducted in the same manner that breath, blood, and urine specimens are collected and tested for alcohol-related and controlled-substance-related motor vehicle operation violations under the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257.1 to 257.923.

(7) If a certificate holder refuses to take a chemical test authorized under this section, the peace officer shall promptly report the refusal in writing to the commission.

(8) If a certificate holder takes a chemical test authorized under this section and the test results indicate that the individual had any bodily alcohol content while carrying a concealed firearm, the peace officer shall promptly report the violation in writing to the commission.

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

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28.520.new Computerized database; creation and maintenance by commission; information to be contained; deletion; dissemination; confidentiality.
Sec. 10.

(1) The commission shall create and maintain a computerized database of individuals who apply for a certificate under this act. The database shall contain only the following information as to each individual:

(a) The individual's name, date of birth, address, and county of residence.

(b) If the individual is issued a certificate, the certificate number and date of expiration.

(c) Except as provided in subsection (2), if the individual was denied a certificate, a statement of the reasons for that denial.

(d) A statement of all criminal charges pending and criminal convictions obtained against the individual during the certificate period.

(e) A statement of all determinations of responsibility for civil infractions of this act pending or obtained against the individual during the certificate period.

(2) If an individual who was denied a certificate is subsequently issued a certificate, the commission shall delete from the computerized database the previous reasons for the denial.

(3) The commission shall provide the information described in subsection (1)(a) and (b) to the department of state police in a manner prescribed by the department of state police for dissemination through the law enforcement information network.

(4) Information in the database, compiled under subsections (1) through (3), is confidential, is 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 for purposes of this act or for law enforcement purposes.

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

***** 28.521.new THIS NEW SECTION IS EFFECTIVE MARCH 31, 2009 *****

28.521.new Administration of active duty firearm standard; identification of eligible public entities.
Sec. 11.

The commission shall identify public entities eligible to administer the active duty firearm standard to qualified retired law enforcement officers for purposes of carrying out 18 USC 926C and this act.

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

***** 28.522.new THIS NEW SECTION IS EFFECTIVE MARCH 31, 2009 *****

28.522.new Firearm subject to seizure and forfeiture.
Sec. 12.

A firearm that is carried in violation of this act is subject to seizure and forfeiture in the same manner that property is subject to seizure and forfeiture under sections 4701 to 4709 of the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961 PA 236, MCL 600.4701 to 600.4709. This section does not apply if the violation is a state civil infraction under section 5f of 1927 PA 372, MCL 28.425f, unless the individual fails to present his or her certificate within the 45-day period described in that section.


History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009


***** 28.523.new THIS NEW SECTION IS EFFECTIVE MARCH 31, 2009 *****



28.523.new Retired law enforcement officer safety fund; creation in state treasury; credit of funds; balance remaining at end of fiscal year; administration for auditing purposes; expenditures.
Sec. 13.

(1) The retired law enforcement officer safety fund is created in the state treasury.

(2) The state treasurer shall credit to the fund deposits from the collection of application fees as provided in section 14. The state treasurer shall direct the investment of the fund. The state treasurer shall credit to the fund interest and earnings from fund investments.

(3) The unencumbered balance remaining in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall remain in the fund and shall not revert to the general fund.

(4) The department of state police is the administrator of the fund for auditing purposes.

(5) The commission shall expend money from the fund, upon appropriation, only for the purposes of this act.

***** 28.524.new THIS NEW SECTION IS EFFECTIVE MARCH 31, 2009 *****

28.524.new Fees.
Sec. 14.

The commission may set and collect a fee for actual costs associated with administration under 18 USC 926C and this act by any method of payment accepted by the commission. The fees shall be deposited in the retired law enforcement officer safety fund.

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

***** 28.525.new THIS NEW SECTION IS EFFECTIVE MARCH 31, 2009 *****

28.525.new Immunity from liability.
Sec. 15.

The commission or any law enforcement agency, governmental entity, agent, employee, volunteer, designee, or individual who is acting in good faith in discharging his or her responsibilities under this act is immune from civil liability for any damages resulting from the ownership, possession, carrying, use, or discharge of a firearm by any qualified retired law enforcement officer who has been certified under this act or whose certification has been denied. The immunity provided under this section is in addition to any immunity otherwise provided by law.

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

***** 28.526.new THIS NEW SECTION IS EFFECTIVE MARCH 31, 2009 *****

28.526.new Preemption.
Sec. 16.

This act does not preempt any existing state or federal statute, regulation, or other authority governing the use, possession, carrying, or receiving of firearms or ammunition in this state, including application by a qualified retired law enforcement officer to carry a concealed firearm under 18 USC 926C.

History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

***** 28.527.new THIS NEW SECTION IS EFFECTIVE MARCH 31, 2009 *****

28.527.new Expiration of commission's authority to issue certificates.
Sec. 17.

The commission's authority to issue certificates under this act expires immediately upon the repeal of 18 USC 926C.
History: 2008, Act 537, Eff. Mar. 31, 2009

© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan
Rendered 3/8/2009 10:58:43 Michigan Compiled Laws Complete Through PA 586 of 2008
© 2009



np149,

Couild you give us a summary in a few sentences of what this act will do and how different concealed carry aspects for retired officers will be in comparison with others CPL holders?
Link Posted: 3/8/2009 9:47:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/8/2009 10:06:53 AM EDT
From my reading of this, it appears the State of Michigan is establishing a procedure and certificate of carry for retired LEOs to qualify to carry under the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004. It establishes a process for retired Michigan LEOs to get a certificate from the state that says they are in fact legally qualified retired LEOs in good standing.

It spells out:

how to apply (fingerprinting);

how much it costs (can't tell from this);

it is a felony to lie on the application;

You have to be able to complete the course of fire of the active duty qualification course of fire (don't know where you'll have to do it);

The state shall issue the certificate once you pass a background and course of fire and pay the fees;

You have to present the certificate to the Po-po when they stop you and announce you are retired and carrying;

Can't drink and carry (duh);

Violations for various parts are stiff and can include forfeiture of your firearm;

The commission has to publicize where you can go to qualify with your private gun;

Carry a gun without the certificate and you can loose the gun;

The commission or anybody working on it's behalf can't be sued for work done in good faith;

That's my meatball, non-legal interpretation of what this means. YMMV. It looks like they want to be able to issue one state-wide uniform certificate that will be accepted anywhere in the country if you choose to carry after retirement.

The only thing it does not do is allow you to purchase a pistol on it. You will still either to get a form from your local PD or get a CPL.

Good times.
Link Posted: 3/8/2009 12:15:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By np149:
From my reading of this, it appears the State of Michigan is establishing a procedure and certificate of carry for retired LEOs to qualify to carry under the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004. It establishes a process for retired Michigan LEOs to get a certificate from the state that says they are in fact legally qualified retired LEOs in good standing.

It spells out:

how to apply (fingerprinting);

how much it costs (can't tell from this);

it is a felony to lie on the application;

You have to be able to complete the course of fire of the active duty qualification course of fire (don't know where you'll have to do it);

The state shall issue the certificate once you pass a background and course of fire and pay the fees;

You have to present the certificate to the Po-po when they stop you and announce you are retired and carrying;

Can't drink and carry (duh);

Violations for various parts are stiff and can include forfeiture of your firearm;

The commission has to publicize where you can go to qualify with your private gun;

Carry a gun without the certificate and you can loose the gun;

The commission or anybody working on it's behalf can't be sued for work done in good faith;

That's my meatball, non-legal interpretation of what this means. YMMV. It looks like they want to be able to issue one state-wide uniform certificate that will be accepted anywhere in the country if you choose to carry after retirement.

The only thing it does not do is allow you to purchase a pistol on it. You will still either to get a form from your local PD or get a CPL.

Good times.


It looks to me that the advantage of such Certificate is that retired LEO can carry anywhere in the USA regardless of local ordinances. For example, with such Certificate retired Michigan LEO can carry in Washingtton DC, New York City, Hawaii and other crazy places. Is that correct?
Link Posted: 3/8/2009 4:51:37 PM EDT
It looks to me like the federal law lets retires carry outside their home states. What Michigan has done is set up a state wide database and ID that shows that you are a valid retired Michigan LEO. Until this law came along, any retired cop would only have their retirement badge and ID from their department. Believe it or not, those IDs vary from department to department and are not standardized to my knowledge. Some may not meet the federal standard, if their is one. It also makes sure you can still shoot and hit what you're aiming at.

The only drawback that I see with this is the timing of it. It takes effect in about three weeks, which is not a lot of time if you're a retiree and want to carry. I wonder how many retired LEOs won't hear about this in time.

One thing I cant tell is can a retiree legally carry in Michigan without getting this thing? If anyone out there is smarter about this stuff that me, now's the time to jump in there.
Link Posted: 3/8/2009 9:55:30 PM EDT
HR218, the LEOSA, covers active and retired LEOs carrying in any state. Requirements were that the LE or retiree qualifies on a state approved course, and some of the other things covered above.

MCOLES (MI Comm. on LE Standards) only just recently got their heads out and came up with a uniform qual course for the whole state. Now that MI has a qual course, retirees and active LE's can carry under HR218. It only took 5 years, but hey; that's about the time it takes for Jenny to blow us all away.
Link Posted: 3/9/2009 3:11:05 AM EDT
just ran the new Qual COF


talk about geared toward the Weakest link and some could not pass it,

Link Posted: 3/9/2009 9:30:22 AM EDT
meh
Link Posted: 3/12/2009 2:11:12 PM EDT
I'm confused, I got three years left on my ret leo cpl, is it void on the 31st, or good until it expires??
also what is COF so I can practice?

Thanks km
Link Posted: 3/12/2009 2:28:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By moondog049:
I'm confused, I got three years left on my ret leo cpl, is it void on the 31st, or good until it expires??
also what is COF so I can practice?

Thanks km


I'd imagine if you can find the sights and look down them that you can pass the test.
Link Posted: 3/12/2009 2:44:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2009 2:52:41 PM EDT by sgtlmj]
Originally Posted By moondog049:
I'm confused, I got three years left on my ret leo cpl, is it void on the 31st, or good until it expires??
also what is COF so I can practice?

Thanks km


This change to the MI law has nothing to do with your CPL. It only sets up standards so retired MI LEO's can be in compliance with HR218 (LEOSA) and carry anywhere in the US. You'll have to check with your old dept. for a qualification course. They should be up to speed on this by now. If not, direct them to the MCL at the top of the page.

I wouldn't worry about the new standardized qual course. It's ridiculously easy.

Technically if you have your retired ID card and are qualified you shouldn't need a CPL to carry in MI or the US. The normal restrictions for federal buildings and such still apply.
Link Posted: 3/12/2009 5:49:03 PM EDT
Thanks, sgtlmf
Link Posted: 3/13/2009 2:26:35 PM EDT
Yes and you have to go thru the recertification every year. You also have to pay for the recertification. For the most part you are better off with a CPL which is good for 5 years. Most states, I think 38 offer reciprocity. And also every state that I travel in honors it. For my part I will stick with the CPL which is unrestricted for retired LEOs. grify
Link Posted: 3/14/2009 9:58:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sgtlmj:
Originally Posted By moondog049:
I'm confused, I got three years left on my ret leo cpl, is it void on the 31st, or good until it expires??
also what is COF so I can practice?

Thanks km


This change to the MI law has nothing to do with your CPL. It only sets up standards so retired MI LEO's can be in compliance with HR218 (LEOSA) and carry anywhere in the US. You'll have to check with your old dept. for a qualification course. They should be up to speed on this by now. If not, direct them to the MCL at the top of the page.

I wouldn't worry about the new standardized qual course. It's ridiculously easy.

Technically if you have your retired ID card and are qualified you shouldn't need a CPL to carry in MI or the US. The normal restrictions for federal buildings and such still apply.


So, retired LEO that is in compliance with HR218 (LEOSA) can carry in places that do not allow concealed carry as well (such as Washington DC). No exceptions where can carry (other than usual exceptions, for federal buildings, courts. etc.)?
Link Posted: 3/14/2009 10:36:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/14/2009 10:37:16 AM EDT by sgtlmj]
Originally Posted By sasha601:
Originally Posted By sgtlmj:
Originally Posted By moondog049:
I'm confused, I got three years left on my ret leo cpl, is it void on the 31st, or good until it expires??
also what is COF so I can practice?

Thanks km


This change to the MI law has nothing to do with your CPL. It only sets up standards so retired MI LEO's can be in compliance with HR218 (LEOSA) and carry anywhere in the US. You'll have to check with your old dept. for a qualification course. They should be up to speed on this by now. If not, direct them to the MCL at the top of the page.

I wouldn't worry about the new standardized qual course. It's ridiculously easy.

Technically if you have your retired ID card and are qualified you shouldn't need a CPL to carry in MI or the US. The normal restrictions for federal buildings and such still apply.


So, retired LEO that is in compliance with HR218 (LEOSA) can carry in places that do not allow concealed carry as well (such as Washington DC). No exceptions where can carry (other than usual exceptions, for federal buildings, courts. etc.)?



Yes, active and retired LEOs can carry in CA, WI, IL, DC. They cannot carry where there is a specific prohibition however:

`(b) This section shall not be construed to supersede or limit the laws of any State that––

`(1) permit private persons or entities to prohibit or restrict the possession of concealed firearms on their property; or

`(2) prohibit or restrict the possession of firearms on any State or local government property, installation, building, base, or park.

Link Posted: 3/26/2009 1:02:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2009 1:03:00 AM EDT by COBRA90GT]
A legal update through MSP is now available (more concise) :

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/msp/MSP_Legal_Update_No._73_271921_7.pdf



Link Posted: 3/26/2009 10:27:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2009 10:29:23 AM EDT by sgtlmj]
Originally Posted By COBRA90GT:
A legal update through MSP is now available (more concise) :

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/msp/MSP_Legal_Update_No._73_271921_7.pdf





Thanks for the link. I found this on one of the new LESOA pages also. Looks like they made it as complicated and as costly as possible. Retirees would be much better off just getting a CPL.:

A LEOSA certification through
MCOLES will cost about $200 in
the initial year ($35 application
fee, $95 for the training, and up
to $70 for one time only live scan
prints) plus the cost of a passport
quality photograph. The live scan
will not need to be repeated for
annual renewal of LEOSA
certification, so the renewal cost
is expected to be approximately
$130 annually.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 10:01:03 AM EDT
^ Wow, that is definitely not very cost effective - I agree that retirees would be better off obtaining a CPL instead...
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:44:15 PM EDT
The federal agency I retired from gave me a Retired ID that states LEOSA and Law Enforcement Officer (Retired) and a credentials holder that is imprinted with Concealed Carry Authorized, 2004 L.E.O.S.A H.R. 218 . Problem is they have never set up any other standards or way for retirees to shoot the agency course of fire yearly. They just recommend you obtain a state C.C.W. permit. From just a cursory read of all that it seems to be more regulation and fees for retirees so I would opt for a state carry permit.

On whether officers are allowed to carry in other states. An officer from Washington state, I believe was arrested for concealed carry in Sturgis during the motorcycle rally where he shot an outlaw biker in a bar from a club that I believe he had testified against, previously. I believe he was charged with carrying concealed without a permit, he was in a bar but not drinking. The case was dismissed, I believe, as the judge found the officer was covered by H.R. 218 and thus could not be held on the charge of carrying concealed in the state of South Dakota.

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/376865_sturgis29.html

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008181203_websturgis15m.html

I used to live in the state of South Dakota and it was the easiest state I knew of to get a CCW. You paid your $15.00 and they typed you up a temporary permit. Fingerprinted you and the state would forward you a laminated permit within two weeks. If they failed to issue you a permit without a good reason to deny you could sue the state. This was printed on the application you filled out if I remember right.

Weapons charges dropped against four Iron Pigs


By Heidi Bell Gease, Journal staff


A judge has ordered that concealed weapons charges be dismissed against four off-duty Washington police officers who were charged in connection with a shooting during the Sturgis rally.

Circuit Judge Warren Johnson ruled Friday that Scott Lazalde, Dennis McCoy, James Rector and Ron Smith are exempt from prosecution under South Dakota state law because of the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act.

However, Johnson ruled that a concealed weapons charge against Erik Pingel, 35, of Aurora, Colo., can proceed.

Lazalde, 38, of Bellingham, Wash., and Rector, 44, Ferndale, Wash., are law enforcement officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service. McCoy, 58, of Seattle, Wash., is a Seattle police sergeant and Smith, 43, is a Seattle police detective. Pingel is a firefighter with the U.S. Department of Defense.

All are members of the Iron Pigs motorcycle club and all were carrying concealed pistols when they were arrested Aug. 7 at the Loud American Roadhouse bar in Sturgis following an altercation with Hells Angels.

During the scuffle Smith shot Hells Angel member Joseph Patrick McGuire of Imperial Beach, Calif. Smith originally was charged with assault and perjury but those charges were dismissed following a grand jury investigation. Smith has said he used his personal handgun in acting in self-defense.

Authorities have accused McGuire of starting the fight. He has pleaded not guilty to assault and has a status hearing on Wednesday. He has remained free on bond as he recuperates from his wounds.

Under a 2005 federal law, any qualified law enforcement officer carrying proper identification is allowed to carry a concealed weapon in any state except under certain circumstances.


"While states retain the right to prohibit the possession of firearms on government property and to permit private persons and entities to prohibit the possession of firearms on their property, they cannot restrict qualified law enforcement officers in any other manner," Johnson wrote in his memorandum opinion.


Defense attorney Robert Van Norman represented all five of the Iron Pigs.

"It's a great decision and should be reassuring to a lot of law enforcement officers all over the country," he said.


Meade County State's Attorney Jesse Sondreal could not be reached for comment Monday.


Meanwhile, a concealed weapons charge against Pingel can proceed, Johnson ruled. Pingel has a concealed weapons permit in Colorado, which has a reciprocity agreement with South Dakota. However, his carrying the weapon into a bar violated South Dakota law, according to the memorandum decision.


All of the weapons charges are class 1 misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

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