Michigan Senate Passes Revised Gun Bill, Moves to State House for Vote

Lawmakers in Lansing are trying again to overhaul how concealed gun licenses are issued in Michigan.

Governor Rick Snyder vetoed the legislation late last year.

But Tuesday, the Senate brought part of the bill back to life that would speed up renewal of concealed carry permits and eliminate county licensing boards — giving the job to county clerks and state police. The bill passed in the Senate Tuesday morning.

The new legislation does not include a provision letting some with personal protection orders get a concealed weapon permit. That was the provision that prompted the governor’s veto three weeks ago. 

The bill is headed to the House for a vote.