Full Statute Name:  Chapter 750. Michigan Penal Code. the Michigan Penal Code. Chapter XXXVII. Firearms. 750.236a. Engaging in, providing or operating facilities for, or providing or offering to provide equipment specially adapted for computer-assisted shooting, 750.236b, 750.236c

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Primary Citation:  M. C. L. A. 750.236a. 236b, 236c Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  January, 2017 Alternate Citation:  MI ST 750.236a, 236b, 236c Date Adopted:  2017
Summary:

A person in Michigan is not allowed to: (1) engage in computer-assisted shooting; provide or operate, with or without remuneration, facilities for computer-assisted shooting; or (3) provide or offer to provide, with or without remuneration, equipment specially adapted for computer-assisted shooting. Violation is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $500.00, or both.

Statute Text: 

750.236a. Engaging in, providing or operating facilities for, or providing or offering to provide equipment specially adapted for computer-assisted shooting, 750.236b, 750.236c

Sec. 236a. (1) A person in this state shall not do any of the following:

(a) Engage in computer-assisted shooting.

(b) Provide or operate, with or without remuneration, facilities for computer-assisted shooting.

(c) Provide or offer to provide, with or without remuneration, equipment specially adapted for computer-assisted shooting. This subdivision does not prohibit providing or offering to provide any of the following:

(i) General-purpose equipment, including a computer, a camera, fencing, building materials, or a firearm.

(ii) General-purpose computer software, including an operating system and communications programs.

(iii) General telecommunications hardware or networking services for computers, including adapters, modems, servers, routers, and other facilities associated with internet access.

(d) Provide or offer to provide, with or without remuneration, an animal for computer-assisted shooting.

(2) As used in this section:

(a) “Computer-assisted shooting” means the use of a computer or any other device, equipment, or software to remotely control the aiming and discharge of a firearm to kill an animal, whether or not the animal is located in this state.

(b) “Facilities for computer-assisted remote shooting” includes real property and improvements on the property associated with computer-assisted shooting, such as hunting blinds, offices, and rooms equipped to facilitate computer-assisted shooting.

Credits
P.A.1931, No. 328, § 236a, added by P.A.2005, No. 110, Imd. Eff. Sept. 22, 2005.

 

750.236b. Engaging in, providing or operating facility for, or providing or offering to provide equipment specially adapted for computer-assisted shooting

<For similar provisions, see § 750.236a.>

Sec. 236b. (1) A person in this state shall not do any of the following:

(a) Engage in computer-assisted shooting.

(b) Provide or operate, with or without remuneration, facilities for computer-assisted shooting.

(c) Provide or offer to provide, with or without remuneration, equipment specially adapted for computer-assisted shooting. This subdivision does not prohibit providing or offering to provide any of the following:

(i) General-purpose equipment, including a computer, a camera, fencing, building materials, or a bow or crossbow.

(ii) General-purpose computer software, including an operating system and communications programs.

(iii) General telecommunications hardware or networking services for computers, including adapters, modems, servers, routers, and other facilities associated with internet access.

(d) Provide or offer to provide, with or without remuneration, an animal for computer-assisted shooting.

(2) As used in this section:

(a) “Computer-assisted shooting” means the use of a computer or any other device, equipment, or software to remotely control the aiming and discharge of a bow or crossbow to kill an animal, whether or not the animal is located in this state.

(b) “Facilities for computer-assisted remote shooting” includes real property and improvements on the property associated with computer-assisted shooting, such as hunting blinds, offices, and rooms equipped to facilitate computer-assisted shooting.

Credits
P.A.1931, No. 328, § 236b, added by P.A.2005, No. 111, Imd. Eff. Sept. 22, 2005.

 

750.236c. Penalties for violations of § 750.236a or 750.236b; forfeitures

Sec. 236c. (1) A person who violates section 236a or 236b1 is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $500.00, or both.

(2) A person who has been convicted of violating section 236a or 236b and subsequently violates either of those sections is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both. In addition, the instrumentalities of the crime are subject to forfeiture in the same manner as provided in part 47 of the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961 PA 236, MCL 600.4701 to 600.4709.

Credits
P.A.1931, No. 328, § 236c, added by P.A.2005, No. 112, Eff. Oct. 15, 2005.

 

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