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2015 House Bill 4795: Authorize sanctions against local gun ban preemption scofflaws

September 2, 2015

Michigan Votes

Introduced by Rep. Lee Chatfield (R) on August 18, 2015, to authorize private lawsuits against a local government that violates a state preemption on local firearms ownership or use restrictions, which would allow plaintiffs to collect actual damages and costs if they prevail. Also, to authorize a $5,000 civil fine against elected or appointed local officials who “knowingly and willfully” enact or enforce local restrictions that violate the state preemption.

Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on August 18, 2015.

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