The Michigan Senate this week approved a measure that eliminates county gun boards, and also transfers the job of issuing permits to county clerks. Also, the Michigan State Police would perform accompanying background checks. The bill is sponsored by Senate Republican Mike Green of Mayville. Supporters say while the current law requires an application for a concealed carry permit process to take place within 60 days, it often takes longer than that. They add that the bill will streamline the process of getting a permit by cutting down on paperwork. Democrats in the Senate opposed the bill. Most Republicans supported it.