Michigan Senate Bill 525 was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last week without amendment and is now before the full Senate. The bill cleans up flaws in the language of the current law dealing with CPL renewals.
The bill would amend the handgun licensure law to do both of the following:
Specify that an application to renew a license to carry a concealed pistol could besubmitted not more than six months before the current license expired.
Provide that the effective date of an approved license renewal would be the date thecurrent license expired or the date the renewal was approved, whichever was later.
Under the law, a concealed pistol license (CPL) issued or renewed on or after July 1, 2006,is valid until the applicant’s date of birth that falls not less than four years or more than fiveyears after the license is issued or renewed. A renewal of a license generally must beissued in the same manner as an original license. The concealed weapon licensing boardmust issue or deny a renewal license within 60 days after an application for renewal isproperly submitted. The bill specifies that an application to renew a CPL could be submitted not more than six months before the expiration of the current license.
Under the bill, if the concealed weapon licensing board approved a license renewal, theeffective date of the renewal CPL would be the date of expiration of the current license orthe date of approval of the renewal, whichever was later. The expiration date of a renewed CPL would be the applicant’s date of birth that was not less than four years or more thanfive years from the date of issuance.