On the heels of recent gun legislation signed into law, the House passed legislation allowing courts to issue extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs). Under the bills, a judge may issue an ERPO for an individual deemed at risk of hurting themselves or others after considering testimony, documents, and other evidence in support of the request. Once an order is issued, law enforcement could take temporary possession of the individual’s firearms and temporarily prohibit them from purchasing new firearms while the order remains in effect. If passed by the legislature, and signed into law, Michigan would become the 20th state to enact ERPO legislation. The bills will be sent to the Senate for consideration.
Looking Ahead to the Week of June 10 – 16, 2023
The House and Senate are scheduled to hold their typical Tuesday – Thursday session schedule.