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Several new laws take effect in July in Michigan

There are several new laws that take effect in July in Michigan, including the law that allows law enforcement to collect DNA from prisoners and certain offenders, and the laws that bring the state in line with federal firearm laws regarding airsoft guns.

SB105: An act to provide for a DNA identification profiling system; to provide for the collection of samples from certain prisoners, convicted offenders, and juvenile offenders and the analysis of those samples; and to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments and county agencies

SB106: An act to revise and consolidate the statutes relating to certain aspects of the family division of circuit court, to the jurisdiction, powers, and duties of the family division of circuit court and its judges and other officers, to the change of name of adults and children, and to the adoption of adults and children; to prescribe certain jurisdiction, powers, and duties of the family division of circuit court and its judges and other officers; to prescribe the manner and time within which certain actions and proceedings may be brought in the family division of the circuit court; to prescribe pleading, evidence, practice, and procedure in certain actions and proceedings in the family division of circuit court; to provide for appeals from certain actions in the family division of circuit court; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, agencies, and officers; to provide for certain immunity from liability; and to provide remedies and penalties

HB4001: An act to provide for public access to certain public records of public bodies; to permit certain fees; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain public officers and public bodies; to provide remedies and penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts

House Bills 4151, 4152, 4153, 4154, 4155, and 4156 redefine airsoft guns so they are no longer considered firearms. These all take effect July 1.

SB53: Among other things, it allows retired federal law enforcement officers to carry a concealed pistol in pistol-free zones. (Takes effect July 13)

SB54: An individual shall not obstruct or interfere in the lawful taking of animals or fish by another individual. (Takes effect July 13)

SB 55: A person other than the department shall not take game using a tranquilizer propelled from a bow or firearm. (Takes effect July 13)
 

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