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2021 House Bill 4698: Criminalize false “active shooter alarm”

Public Act 155 of 2022

Introduced by Rep. Thomas Albert R-Lowell on April 22, 2021
To make falsely pulling an “active shooter alarm” in a public place a misdemeanor punishable up to a year in prison and $1,000 fine. The bill defines “active shooter alarm" as “an alarm system that is designed to alert individuals inside that place, that there is an active shooter on or near the premises, including an alarm system that when activated locks doors, informs local law enforcement of the active shooter, flashes a blue light, and broadcasts a message inside the place indicating the presence of an active shooter”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on April 22, 2021
Reported in the House on May 11, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on May 26, 2021
Referred to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee on May 26, 2021
Reported in the Senate on June 15, 2022
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on July 19, 2022

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