Right to Carry Legislation introduced in Michigan – HB 4416-19

House Bill 4416-19   CONTACT CONGRESS IN SUPPORT OF THIS BILL

LANSING, MICH. — Legislation introduced today in the Michigan House of Representatives enables law-abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols without obtaining a government-issued permit.

The four-bill package is sponsored by Reps. Michele Hoitenga of Manton, Triston Cole of Mancelona, Sue Allor of Wolverine and Pamela Hornberger of Chesterfield Township.

The legislation is a step toward reforming Michigan firearm law to stop law-abiding citizens from being punished for exercising their Second Amendment right to bear arms.

“Responsible people shouldn’t have to obtain a special permit from the government to exercise a right that is guaranteed in both the U.S. and state constitutions,” Hoitenga said. “Other states have recently passed full constitutional carry laws, and I plead to my colleagues and our governor to pass this common-sense package that will allow law abiding women, like myself, to protect ourselves and our families without jumping through bureaucratic hoops. Criminals don’t complete the permitting process before they commit a crime, and it’s time we level the playing field for lawful people who want nothing more than to protect their families.”

Under current law, Allor said a person without a concealed pistol license could be legally carrying a gun openly on his or her hip and merely putting on a coat makes them in violation of the law.

“Simply put, that is nonsense. Whether or not a gun is concealed should have absolutely no impact on one’s right to defend them self,” Allor said. “Responsible gun owners shouldn’t have to obtain permits before they’re allowed to wear jackets over their guns while hiking, or exploring the great outdoors.”

Cole said people would still have to pass a background check when purchasing a handgun, and anyone currently prohibited from carrying a firearm will not legally be able to carry a concealed firearm if these bills are enacted.

“This is common-sense legislation that gives legal gun owners more freedom to carry their firearms,” Cole said. “These bills have absolutely no impact on the protections already in place to prevent criminals from purchasing handguns.”

Hornberger said the state would continue issuing concealed carry permits; this legislation simply eliminates the requirement to obtain a license to carry in Michigan. The current permitting structure will remain in place to allow Michigan CPL holders to continue to carry in states that recognize Michigan’s permit. In addition, a CPL will continue to allow people to carry openly in certain restricted zones.

“People deserve to have the rights our Founding Fathers laid out for us in the U.S. Constitution, especially the right to bear arms,” Hornberger said. “The fees required by the current law amount to a tax that infringes on this fundamental right.”

The legislation was developed with input from the recently formed Second Amendment Caucus, co-chaired by Hoitenga, Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake and Rep. Scott Dianda of Calumet.

House Bills 4416-19 are expected to be referred to the House Judiciary Committee this afternoon.

Source link: https://abc10up.com/2017/03/28/right-carry-legislation-introduced-michigan-house-representatives/

H.R. 193 American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017

JACK BERGMAN
1ST DISTRICT, MICHIGAN

Mrs. Bonnie Frownfelter
(Address removed for privacy)
Munising, MI 49862-8840

Dear Mrs. Frownfelter:
Thank you for contacting me with your support for H.R. 193, the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017. It is an honor to serve the people of Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, and I appreciate your thoughts on this important matter.

As you may know, on January 3, 2017, Representative Mike Rogers (AL-3) introduced H.R. 193. This legislation requires the president to terminate U.S. membership in the United Nations, prohibits the U.S. from contributing funds to U.N. military operations, and invalidates diplomatic immunity for U.N. officials in the United States. H.R. 193 has been referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; however, there has been no further action on this bill to date. While I am not a member of this committee, I will be sure to keep your thoughts in mind should this bill come before the House for a vote.

Again, thank you for contacting me to share your support for H.R. 193, the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017. It is an honor to represent you in the U.S. House of Representatives, and I am here to help in any way possible. Please do not hesitate to call if I may ever be of service. You can also visit my website at http://bergman.house.gov to learn more about the many services with which my office is happy to assist. I look forward to hearing from you again soon.
Kind regards,

Jack Bergman
Member of Congress

H.R. 193 American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017

1835 Original Seal for MichiganPeople of these united States of America

ACTION ALERT: Please CONTACT CONGRESS

Direct them to support H.R. 193

Summary: H.R.193 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)

There is one summary for H.R.193. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.
Introduced in House (01/03/2017)

American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017

This bill repeals the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 and other specified related laws.

The bill requires: (1) the President to terminate U.S. membership in the United Nations (U.N.), including any organ, specialized agency, commission, or other formally affiliated body; and (2) closure of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.

The bill prohibits: (1) the authorization of funds for the U.S. assessed or voluntary contribution to the U.N., (2) the authorization of funds for any U.S. contribution to any U.N. military or peacekeeping operation, (3) the expenditure of funds to support the participation of U.S. Armed Forces as part of any U.N. military or peacekeeping operation, (4) U.S. Armed Forces from serving under U.N. command, and (5) diplomatic immunity for U.N. officers or employees.

H.R. 193 American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017

 

2016 House Bill 6097: Make Green Party pay entire cost of 2016 presidential recount

2016 House Bill 6097: Make Green Party pay entire cost of 2016 presidential recount

Recieved by email today:

Now I have heard a federal judge has got involved. Why Michigan would let a federal judge get involved is nuts. The feds have no control over how Michigan pick its electors… a big waste of your money.

I also saw a house BILL was introduced to make Green Party pay for recount. I would love to see the Green Party have to pay but what ever happened to Art I sec 10 (ex post facto law)? This is just another move because the legislature has no clue to what the constitution says or a move to make the people feel like they are doing something…
House Bill 6097: Make Green Party pay entire cost of 2016 presidential recount

Reported in the House on December 6, 2016 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=173977

Thanks Greg!

H.R.1205 – American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2015

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1835 Original Seal for MichiganAMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY RESTORATION ACT OF 2015

Who knew about this?  According to the summary it passed the House, Senate, and the President signed it into law and it is to be enacted two years from its date if I read it correctly.  If this is true …it is huge…where was the media coverage?

Introduced in House (03/02/2015)

H.R. 1205 -American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2015

Repeals the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 and other specified related laws.

Directs the President to terminate U.S. membership in the United Nations (U.N.), including any organ, specialized agency, commission, or other formally affiliated body.

Requires closure of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.

Prohibits: (1) the authorization of funds for the U.S. assessed or voluntary contribution to the U.N., (2) the authorization of funds for any U.S. contribution to any U.N. military or peacekeeping operation, (3) the expenditure of funds to support the participation of U.S. Armed Forces as part of any U.N. military or peacekeeping operation, (4) U.S. Armed Forces from serving under U.N. command, and (5) diplomatic immunity for U.N. officers or employees.

Sponsor: Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3] (Introduced 03/02/2015)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: 03/02/2015 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  (All Actions)

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Action Alert: HB4847 – Restoring Constitution Right To Jury Trial

ACTION ALERT:  HOUSE BILL 4847 – RESTORING OUR CONSTITUTIONALLY-GUARANTEED RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL

Folks this is our chance to get this right restored without having a court battle. Please make those calls.
Greg

From: Rep. Gary Glenn (District 98) [mailto:GaryGlenn@house.mi.gov]
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:01 PM

Subject: Action Alert: House Bill 4847, Restoring Our Constitutionally-Guaranteed Right to a Jury Trial

Dear Friends,
The purpose for this email is to bring to your attention House Bill 4847, which would restore Michigan citizens’ constitutionally-guaranteed right to a jury trial, including on lawsuits filed against the state.

Specifically, HB 4847 would allow any citizen of Michigan to sue the state on any matter and demand a trial by jury in their district of residence.

As provided by our state constitution, Michigan residents already have a right to have any lawsuit brought by them to be heard by a jury of their peers. However, that right has not been upheld by the current system in which lawsuits against the state are currently heard by the Court of Claims, which provides no trial by jury.

HB 4847 would right this wrong and put in statute what is already in our state constitution.

I urge you to take action today by contacting the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, as well as all members on the committee, to ask them to allow HB 4847 to be taken up for a hearing and subsequent vote. This could be accomplished via a phone call as well as an email. The contact information for committee members are as follows:

Chairman Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Twp., District 39, klintkesto@house.mi.gov; 517-373-1799
Majority Vice-Chair Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Twp., District 36, PeterLucido@house.mi.gov; 517-373-0843
Rep. Kurt Heise, R-Plymouth, District 20, kurtheise@house.mi.gov; 517-373-3816
Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, District 97, joeljohnson@house.mi.gov; 517-373-8962
Rep. Martin Howrylak, R-Troy, District 41, martinhowrylak@house.mi.gov; 517-373-1783
Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, District 105, TristonCole@house.mi.gov; 517-373-0829
Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, District 44, JimRunestad@house.mi.gov; 517-373-2616
Minority Vice-Chair, Jeff Irwin, D-Ann Arbor, District 53, jeffirwin@house.mi.gov; 517-373-2577
Rep. Rose Mary C. Robinson, D-Detroit, District 4, rosemaryrobinson@house.mi.gov; 517-373-1008
Rep. Stephanie Chang, D-Detroit, District 6, StephanieChang@house.mi.gov; 517-373-0823
Rep. Vanessa Guerra, D-Saginaw, District 95, VanessaGuerra@house.mi.gov; 517-373-0152
I hope you will contact these legislators today. If they hear from you, they will know that HB 4847 is a bill that they need to act on immediately. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Gary Glenn
State Representative
98th District