Michigan lawmakers have introduced a measure that would significantly change how concealed carry permits are issued and managed. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Mike Green, would eliminate the current county boards that currently handle CCW permits and shift that responsibility to county sheriffs. The bill would also create a shall-issue exemption that would allow people who undertook extra training to carry concealed in gun-free zones such as churches and schools.
Other features of the bill include a provision that license applications would have to be approved within 45 days (or require a temporary permit to be issued), and it would prohibit counties from charging more than the current $105 application fee.
A Kansas legislator has introduced legislation that would allow CCW permit holders to carry in some public buildings. Rep. Forrest Knox’s bill would allow CCW holders to bring guns into university classrooms, city halls and other building—as long as those buildings don’t have metal detectors. A provision later added to the bill would allow universities to be exempt, with the exemption to be revisited in four years if the bill passes. Hospitals were also exempted by amendment.