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Michigan Bill #HB 5232   View text of Bill | Go to Bill Online
Bill Name:House Bill 5232
Type:Firearms Freedom Act
Requested Patriot Action: This bill (HB5232) has been stuck in House Judiciary Committee Since 8/11/2009

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Committees: Reffered to Judiciary Committee 08/11/2009
Sponsors: House Sponsor:
Phillip Pavlov 517-373-1790

House Co-Sponsor:
Paul Opsommer 517-373-1778
Rick Jones 517-373-1785
Marty Knollenberg 517-373-1783
Pete Lund 517-373-0843
Larry DeShazor 517-373-1774
Matt Lori 517-373-0832
Kenneth Kurtz 517-373-1794
Brian Calley 517-373-0842
David Agema 517-373-8900
John Proos 517-373-1403
Kevin Daley 517-373-1800
Jim Stamas 517-373-1791
Goeff Hansen 517-373-7317
Chuck Moss 517-373-8670
Tom McMillin 517-373-1773
Joe Haveman 517-373-0830
Kim Meltzer 517-373-0820
Jeff Mayes 517-373-0158
Tim Moore 517-373-8962
Andy Neumann 517-373-0833
John Espinoza 517-373-0835
Dudley Spade 517-373-1706
Gary McDowell 517-373-2629
Doug Bennett 517-373-2646
Richard LeBlanc 517-373-2576
Richard Hammel 517-373-7557
Terry Brown 517-373-0476
Paul Scott 517-373-1780
Dave Hildenbrand 517-373-0846
Bill Rogers 517-373-1784
Bob Genetski 517-373-0836
Justin Amash 517-373-0840
Gail Haines 517-373-0615
John Walsh 517-373-3920
Darwin Booher 517-373-1747
Ed Clemente 517-373-0140
Sharon Tyler 517-373-1796
Joel Sheltrown 517-373-3817
Tonya Schuitmaker 517-373-0839
Tom Pearce 517-373-0218
Eileen Kowall 517-373-2616
Wayne Schmidt 517-373-1766
Hugh Crawford 517-373-0827
James Marleau 517-373-1798
Session Schedule: In Session 1/14/09 - 12/2/10 (est.)

Interim Recess 7/31/09 - 1/9/10 (est.)

In Session 1/10/10 - 12/2/10 (est.)
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Date Introduced: 8/11/2009
Status:Stuck in Judiciary Committee since 08/11/2009
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Bill History: House Bill 5232 (2009)

Sponsors Phillip Pavlov - (primary)
Paul Opsommer, Rick Jones, Marty Knollenberg, Pete Lund, Larry DeShazor, Matt Lori, Kenneth Kurtz, Brian Calley, David Agema, John Proos, Kevin Daley, Jim Stamas, Goeff Hansen, Chuck Moss, Tom McMillin, Joe Haveman, Kim Meltzer, Jeff Mayes, Tim Moore, Andy Neumann, John Espinoza, Dudley Spade, Gary McDowell, Doug Bennett, Richard LeBlanc, Richard Hammel, Terry Brown, Paul Scott, Dave Hildenbrand, Bill Rogers, Bob Genetski, Justin Amash, Gail Haines, John Walsh, Darwin Booher, Ed Clemente, Sharon Tyler, Joel Sheltrown, Tonya Schuitmaker, Tom Pearce, Eileen Kowall, Wayne Schmidt, Hugh Crawford, James Marleau

Categories Weapons, firearms; Civil rights, other

Weapons; firearms; Michigan firearms freedom act; enact. Creates new act.

History (House actions in lowercase, Senate actions in UPPERCASE)

Date Journal Action
8/11/2009 HJ 67 Pg. 1336 introduced by Representative Phil Pavlov
8/11/2009 HJ 67 Pg. 1336 read a first time
8/11/2009 HJ 67 Pg. 1336 referred to Committee on Judiciary
8/19/2009 HJ 68 Pg. 1340 printed bill filed 08/12/2009

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We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom, and earnestly desiring to secure these blessings undiminished to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution.

Bill of Rights

§ 1 Political power.
Sec. 1.
All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their equal benefit, security and protection.

§ 2 Equal protection; discrimination.
Sec. 2.
No person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws; nor shall any person be denied the enjoyment of his civil or political rights or be discriminated against in the exercise thereof because of religion, race, color or national origin. The legislature shall implement this section by appropriate legislation.

§ 3 Assembly, consultation, instruction, petition.
Sec. 3.
The people have the right peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, to instruct their representatives and to petition the government for redress of grievances.

§ 4 Freedom of worship and religious belief; appropriations.
Sec. 4.
Every person shall be at liberty to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience. No person shall be compelled to attend, or, against his consent, to contribute to the erection or support of any place of religious worship, or to pay tithes, taxes or other rates for the support of any minister of the gospel or teacher of religion. No money shall be appropriated or drawn from the treasury for the benefit of any religious sect or society, theological or religious seminary; nor shall property belonging to the state be appropriated for any such purpose. The civil and political rights, privileges and capacities of no person shall be diminished or enlarged on account of his religious belief.

§ 5 Freedom of speech and of press.
Sec. 5.
Every person may freely speak, write, express and publish his views on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of such right; and no law shall be enacted to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of the press.

§ 6 Bearing of arms.
Sec. 6.
Every person has a right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state.
§ 23 Enumeration of rights not to deny others.
Sec. 23.
The enumeration in this constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
§ 25 Marriage.
Sec. 25.
To secure and preserve the benefits of marriage for our society and for future generations of children, the union of one man and one woman in marriage shall be the only agreement recognized as a marriage or similar union for any purpose.

§ 26 Affirmative action programs.
Sec. 26.

(1) The University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, and any other public college or university, community college, or school district shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.

(2) The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.

(3) For the purposes of this section "state" includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the state itself, any city, county, any public college, university, or community college, school district, or other political subdivision or governmental instrumentality of or within the State of Michigan not included in sub-section 1.

(4) This section does not prohibit action that must be taken to establish or maintain eligibility for any federal program, if ineligibility would result in a loss of federal funds to the state.

(5) Nothing in this section shall be interpreted as prohibiting bona fide qualifications based on sex that are reasonably necessary to the normal operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.

(6) The remedies available for violations of this section shall be the same, regardless of the injured party's race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin, as are otherwise available for violations of Michigan anti-discrimination law.

(7) This section shall be self-executing. If any part or parts of this section are found to be in conflict with the United States Constitution or federal law, the section shall be implemented to the maximum extent that the United States Constitution and federal law permit. Any provision held invalid shall be severable from the remaining portions of this section.

(8) This section applies only to action taken after the effective date of this section.

(9) This section does not invalidate any court order or consent decree that is in force as of the effective date of this section.

§ 27 Human embryo and embryonic stem cell research.
Section 27.

(1) Nothing in this section shall alter Michigan’s current prohibition on human cloning.

(2) To ensure that Michigan citizens have access to stem cell therapies and cures, and to ensure that physicians and researchers can conduct the most promising forms of medical research in this state, and that all such research is conducted safely and ethically, any research permitted under federal law on human embryos may be conducted in Michigan, subject to the requirements of federal law and only the following additional limitations and requirements:

(a) No stem cells may be taken from a human embryo more than fourteen days after cell division begins; provided, however, that time during which an embryo is frozen does not count against this fourteen day limit.

(b) The human embryos were created for the purpose of fertility treatment and, with voluntary and informed consent, documented in writing, the person seeking fertility treatment chose to donate the embryos for research; and

(i) the embryos were in excess of the clinical need of the person seeking the fertility treatment and would otherwise be discarded unless they are used for research; or

(ii) the embryos were not suitable for implantation and would otherwise be discarded unless they are used for research.

(c) No person may, for valuable consideration, purchase or sell human embryos for stem cell research or stem cell therapies and cures.

(d) All stem cell research and all stem cell therapies and cures must be conducted and provided in accordance with state and local laws of general applicability, including but not limited to laws concerning scientific and medical practices and patient safety and privacy, to the extent that any such laws do not:

(i) prevent, restrict, obstruct, or discourage any stem cell research or stem cell therapies and cures that are permitted by the provisions of this section; or

(ii) create disincentives for any person to engage in or otherwise associate with such research or therapies or cures.

(3) Any provision of this section held unconstitutional shall be severable from the remaining portions of this section.

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