As for OC'ing near the CEZ (criminal empowerment zones):
28.425o Premises on which carrying concealed weapon prohibited; â€śpremisesâ€ť defined; exceptions to subsection (1); violation; penalties.
(3) As used in subsection (1), â€śpremisesâ€ť does not include parking areas of the places identified under subsection (1).
This seems to say that OC near is not an issue if you can be in the parking lot. Of course, the word premises is not defined in this section:
750.234d Possession of firearm on certain premises prohibited; applicability; violation as misdemeanor; penalty.
Sec. 234d. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), a person shall not possess a firearm on the premises of any of the following:
(a) A depository financial institution or a subsidiary or affiliate of a depository financial institution.
(b) A church or other house of religious worship.
(c) A court.
(d) A theatre.
(e) A sports arena.
(f) A day care center.
(g) A hospital.
(h) An establishment licensed under the Michigan liquor control act, Act No. 8 of the Public Acts of the Extra Session of 1933, being sections 436.1 to 436.58 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
(2) This section does not apply to any of the following:
(a) A person who owns, or is employed by or contracted by, an entity described in subsection (1) if the possession of that firearm is to provide security services for that entity.
(b) A peace officer.
(c) A person licensed by this state or another state to carry a concealed weapon.
(d) A person who possesses a firearm on the premises of an entity described in subsection (1) if that possession is with the permission of the owner or an agent of the owner of that entity.
(3) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a fine of not more than $100.00, or both.
History: Add. 1990, Act 321, Eff. Mar. 28, 1991;â€”Am. 1992, Act 218, Imd. Eff. Oct. 13, 1992;â€”Am. 1994, Act 158, Eff. Aug. 15, 1994.
Of course, I am not a lawyer, but I imagine a good one would argue that the same definition should be assumed throughout the legislation anytimethe sameword appears in the same context.