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    SB 0818 of 2020 - Allow authorized agents of county road commission to carry a firearm

    SB 0818 of 2020
    Traffic control; traffic regulation; authorized agent of county road commission; allow to carry firearm under certain circumstances. Amends sec. 726c of 1949 PA 300 (MCL 257.726c).
    Last Action: 3/4/2020 REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
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    Currently, county road commission workers are prohibited from carrying firearms while enforcing certain sections of the motor vehicle code.

    This bill would change that and remove that prohibition.
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    The scope of the motor vehicle code sections related to this "enforcement" appear to be motor carrier / commercial vehicle related.

    I guess I was unaware that the county road commissions have "enforcement" officers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoTom View Post
    The scope of the motor vehicle code sections related to this "enforcement" appear to be motor carrier / commercial vehicle related.

    I guess I was unaware that the county road commissions have "enforcement" officers...

    I don't know how widespread it is... The county I live in doesn't have any ( or at least I've never seen a marked vehicle). The county I work in has road commission truck marked "scale enforcement".

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    What's stopping them now? Sounds like a policy issue at the county level.
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    A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled

    "Michigan vehicle code,"

    by amending section 726c (MCL 257.726c), as amended by 2016 PA 304.

    THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

    Sec. 726c. (1) A duly authorized agent of a county road commission when enforcing sections 215, 255, 631(1), 717, 719, 719a, 720, 722, 724, 725, and 726 shall wear a shoulder patch that is clearly visible and identifies the branch of government represented.

    (2) A duly authorized agent of a county road commission shall not carry a firearm while enforcing sections 215, 255, 631(1), 717, 719, 719a, 720, 722, 724, 725, and 726 unless he or she is licensed or certified as a police officer under the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28.601 to 28.615. may carry a firearm.
    They are giving police powers to certain individuals, and then arming them, without any form law enforcement standards requirement.

    I don't see this ending well. It reads like they are creating armed bullies, most likely with qualified immunity.

    The modern version of "Brown Shirts" for the commercial motor vehicles.


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    I worked for a road commission. Things got heated quick when the director in a not so pleasant way would go knock on doors and just tell people we were going to dig up their new concrete driveway and would only be replacing it with a dump of hot mix after. “Too bad...OPERATOR...DIG IT UP NOW”

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoTom View Post
    The scope of the motor vehicle code sections related to this "enforcement" appear to be motor carrier / commercial vehicle related.

    I guess I was unaware that the county road commissions have "enforcement" officers...
    In Alpena county the road commission enforces weight restrictions on county roads in the spring.

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    The Berrien County weight master has been armed for as long as they have had one, probably 25-30 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roundballer View Post
    They are giving police powers to certain individuals, and then arming them, without any form law enforcement standards requirement.

    I don't see this ending well. It reads like they are creating armed bullies, most likely with qualified immunity.

    The modern version of "Brown Shirts" for the commercial motor vehicles.
    I think they would need to have a CPL to carry (including in and out of vehicles). There are no exceptions to PA381 for them, AFAIK.
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