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House of Delegates ** Gun Bill Hearing Day, Tuesday March 15th, 1:00 PM **

HB17 - Delegate McConkey - Digital Fingerprint Record-Permit Renewal (Support w/amendments)

Requiring the Secretary of State Police to take and maintain a set of digital fingerprints for each applicant for a permit to carry, wear, or transport a handgun; and specifying that a person who applies for the renewal of a handgun permit is not required to provide a set of fingerprints beyond the digital fingerprints required by a specified provision of law unless the Secretary expressly determines that the applicant must provide a new set of fingerprints to resolve a question of that applicant's identity.

1/13/16 -1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM

HB184 - Delegate Dumais - Public Safety - Firearm Application (Support)

Repealing a requirement that a firearm application contain a copy of the applicant's handgun qualification license; and requiring that a firearm application contain the applicant's handgun qualification license number, with a specified exception.

1/21/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM
3/16/16 - Favorable Report out of Committee
3/16/16 - 2nd Reading House Floor - Passed
3/19/16 - 3rd Reading House Floor - Passed 135-0
3/21/16 - 1st Reading Senate, Assigned Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
3/30/16 - Hearing 1:00 PM

HB301 - Delegate Malone - Public Safety - Handgun Qualification License - Application Fee (Support)

Reducing the maximum application fee that an applicant must pay to the Secretary of State Police for a handgun qualification license from $50 to $25.

1/26/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM
3/18/16 - Unfavorable Report reported out of Committee

HB312 (SB208) - Delegate Saab - Public Safety - Renewal of Handgun Permits - Fingerprinting (Support)

Specifying that a person who applies for the renewal of a handgun permit is not required to be fingerprinted except under specified circumstances.

1/27/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM
3/18/16 - Favorable Report out of Committee
3/18/16 - 2nd Reading - House Floor - Passed
3/19/16 - 3rd Reading - House Floor - Paseed 133-1
3/21/16 - 1st Reading Senate, Assigned Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
4/1/16 - Favorable Report out of Committee 9-2
4/1/16 - 2nd reading - Senate Floor - Passed

HB317 - Delegate Howard, S. - Public Safety - Assault Weapons - Replacements (Support)

Authorizing a person to replace a lost or broken assault weapon that was lawfully possessed in accordance with specified provisions of law if the replacement is registered with the Secretary of State Police.

1/27/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM

HB367 - Delegate Rey - Public Safety - Regulated Firearms - Disqualifying Crime (Support)

Clarifying that the term "disqualifying crime" includes a violation classified as a misdemeanor in the State that carried a statutory penalty of incarceration of more than 2 years at the time of the commission of the crime.

1/28/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM

HB369 - Delegate Rey - Handgun Permits - Universal Recognition (Support)

Specifying that a permit to carry a handgun issued to an individual in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., or West Virginia is valid in Maryland.

1/28/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM

HB374 (SB603) - Delegate Anderson - Criminal Law - Pretrial Release - Prior Crime of Violence (No Position)

Prohibiting a District Court commissioner from authorizing the pretrial release of a defendant charged with a specified crime if the defendant has previously been convicted of a crime of violence.

1/28/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
2/16/16 - Hearing - 1:00 PM
2/29/16 - Committee Vote, 1:00 PM
3/1/16 - Favorable report out of Committee 21-0
3/1/16 - 2nd Reading - House floor - Passed
3/3/16 - 3rd Reading - House Floor - url=http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=flrvotepage&tab=subject3&id=hb0374,h-0225&stab=02&ys=2016RS] Passed[/url] 138-0
3/4/16 - 1st Reading - Senate, Assigned Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
4/1/16 - Favorable Report out of Committee 11-0
4/1/16 - 2nd Reading - Senate Floor - Passed

HB375 (SB184) - Delegate Reilly - Public Safety - Permit to Carry, Wear, or Transport a Handgun - Qualifications (Support)

Clarifying that personal protection can qualify as a good and substantial reason to wear, carry, or transport a handgun for purposes of the issuance by the Secretary of State Police of a permit to carry, wear, or transport a handgun.

1/28/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM

HB398 - Delegate Rey - Public Safety - Honorably Discharged Veterans - Handgun License (Support)

Providing that an honorably discharged member of the armed forces of the United States or the National Guard is not required to possess a specified handgun qualification license in order to purchase, rent, or receive a specified handgun under specified circumstances.

1/28/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM

HB459 (SB389) - Speaker - Fee, Surcharge, and Tax Reduction Act of 2016 (Support)

Altering, repealing, and reducing specified fees, surcharges, and taxes related to electricity distribution, Maryland Home Improvement Commission licenses, out-of-state attorneys, specified birth and death certificates, cylinder demurrage charges, special vehicle registrations, handgun licenses, licenses for specified weights and measures, wetlands and waterways authorizations, fishing licenses; altering the distribution, transfer, and use of specified revenue; etc.

1/29/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Ways and Means and Appropriations
3/7/15 - Hearing 1:00 PM

HB466 - Delegate Cluster - Qualifications - Former and Retired Law Enforcement Officers (No Position)

Establishing a presumption that an applicant for a permit to wear, carry, or transport a handgun has a good and substantial reason to wear, carry, or transport a handgun if the applicant is a former or retired law enforcement officer under specified circumstances.

2/1/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Judiciary
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM

HB573 (SB638) - Delegate Clippinger - Possession of Loaded Handgun or Regulated Firearm - Enhanced Penalties Withdrawn by Sponsor

Prohibiting a person from wearing, carrying, or transporting a handgun loaded with ammunition on or about the person or in a vehicle under specified circumstances; prohibiting a person from possessing a regulated firearm loaded with ammunition under specified circumstances or if the person is under a specified age; establishing penalties for violations of the Act; requiring the State to comply with the procedures set forth in the Maryland Rules for the indictment and trial of a subsequent offender; etc.

2/3/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
2/15/16 - Committee Hearing, 1:00 PM
2/15/16 - Withdrawn by Sponsor


HB634 (SB209) -Delegate Dumais - Juvenile Law - Adjudication of Delinquency - Collateral Consequences Withdrawn by Sponsor

Requiring that, before a child admits to the commission of a delinquent act, the child's counsel inform the child in developmentally and age-appropriate language of specified collateral consequences that may result from an adjudication of delinquency.

2/4/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
2/18 - Hearing 1:00 PM
2/18/16 - Withdrawn by Sponsor

HB692 - Delegate Davis - Public Safety - Rifles and Shotguns - Transactions Withdrawn by Sponsor

Providing that a person who is not a specified licensee may not complete the transfer of a specified rifle or shotgun as transferor or transferee, except under specified circumstances; requiring, before a specified transfer is conducted, the transferor and transferee to meet jointly with a specified licensee and request that the licensee facilitate the transfer; requiring a licensee to take specified actions when facilitating a transfer; etc.

2/5/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM
3/15/16 - Withdrawn by Sponsor

HB703 - Delegate Miller, A. - Public Safety - Firearms Disqualifications - Antique Firearm (Oppose)

Applying specified provisions disqualifying a person from possessing a rifle or shotgun to an antique firearm and altering the definition of "firearm" so as to clarify that the term includes an antique firearm.

2/5/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM

HB725 - Delegate Impallaria - Handguns - School Employees - Handgun Permits and Carrying Weapons on School Property (No Position)

Authorizing a county board to authorize school employees in the county board's school system to carry a handgun on school property under specified circumstances; requiring the Secretary of State Police to issue a handgun permit to a person who is otherwise qualified and who is a school employee in a school system in which the county board has authorized school employees to carry a handgun; etc.

2/5/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM

HB757 - Delegate Rosenberg - Criminal Law - Life Without the Possibility of Parole - First Degree Murder (No Position)

Altering the circumstances under which a person who is found guilty of murder in the first degree may be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole; establishing specified procedures for trial and sentencing in relation to the imposition of a sentence of life without the possibility of parole; applying the Act retroactively; etc.

2/8/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee

HB768 - Delegate McComas - Public Safety - Handgun Qualification License Training Requirement - Exceptions (No Position)

Providing an exception to the completion of the firearms safety training course requirement for obtaining a handgun qualification license to specified retired out-of-state law enforcement officers under specified circumstances and to specified correctional officers and deputies from Cecil, Carroll, and Harford counties.

2/8/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM

HB769 (SB214) - Delegate McComas - Public Safety - Handgun Permit - Temporary Training Waiver (Support)

Authorizing the Secretary of State Police, on making a determination that an applicant has demonstrated evidence of imminent danger to the applicant, to temporarily waive a specified requirement to complete a specified firearms training course; and requiring a specified permit to require completion of a specified course within 60 days after the issuance of the permit.

2/8/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM

HB836 - Delegate Arentz - Educational Institutions - Notice of Criminal Activity and Threats to Safety (No Position)

Requiring a faculty member, teacher, or specified other employee of a specified educational institution to immediately notify an administrator if the individual observes or receives information about specified criminal activity or potential threats; requiring the administrator to forward specified information to an appropriate law enforcement agency as soon as practicable; providing that a specified individual is not subject to liability or disciplinary action arising solely from providing specified notice; etc.

2/8/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
2/18/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM House Judiciary Committee
3/14/16 - Unfavorable Report out of Committee 15-6

HB846 - Delegate Rey - Public Safety - Crime Gun Reporting and Analysis (Support)

Requiring a law enforcement agency to report specified information to the Department of State Police within 24 hours after the seizure or recovery of a firearm relating to a crime, with specified exceptions; requiring the Department, on or before January 31 of each year, to submit to the General Assembly a report and statistical analysis on all firearms relating to a crime recovered in the State during the previous calendar year; etc.

2/8/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM

HB847 - Delegate Rey - Criminal Procedure - Crime of Violence - Definition Withdrawn by Sponsor

Altering definitions of "crime of violence" to conform to a specified other definition of "crime of violence"; providing that a specified definition of "crime of violence" applies to specified uses of the term in specified provisions of law; and altering the list of crimes that are included in the definition of a "crime of violence".

2/8/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/10/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM
3/17/16 - Withdrawn by Sponsor

HB879 (SB743) - Delegate Carter - Public Safety - Imitation Firearms - Prohibition Withdrawn by Sponsor

Prohibiting the sale, offer of sale, possession, use, attempt to use, or transfer of an imitation firearm; defining terms; establishing criminal penalties; establishing exceptions; authorizing the Attorney General to file a civil action to enjoin a violation of the Act; and authorizing a circuit court to enjoin a violation of the Act.

2/8/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Reading
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM
3/15/16 - Withdrawn by Sponsor

HB1000 - Delegate Clippinger - Public Safety - Firearms - Terrorist Watchlist (Oppose)

Prohibiting the sale, rental, or transfer of a regulated firearm, rifle, or shotgun to a person who is on the Terrorist Watchlist maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and prohibiting the Secretary of State Police from issuing a permit to carry, wear, or transport a handgun to a person listed on the Terrorist Watchlist.

2/10/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
*** 2/26/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM ***

HB1001 (SB943) - Delegate Smith - Criminal Procedure - Firearms - Transfer (Support)

Requiring a court to inform a person convicted of a specified offense that the person is prohibited from possessing a firearm under specified provisions of law; requiring the court to advise the person that specified proof must be provided to the court that specified firearms owned by the person or in the person's possession have been transferred from the person's possession; etc.

2/10/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
*** 2/26/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM ***
3/18/16 - Favorable w/Amendments Reported out of Committee 13-8
3/18/16 - 2nd Reading - House Floor - Passed w/Amendments
3/19/16 - 3rd Reading - House Floor - Passed 90-43
3/21/16 - 1st Reading - Senate, Assigned Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee

HB1002 (SB906) - Delegate Barnes, B. - Weapon-Free Higher Education Zones (Oppose)

Prohibiting the carrying or possession of firearms, knives, or deadly weapons on the property of public institutions of higher education; and providing for exceptions to the prohibition for law enforcement officers, a person hired for the purpose of guarding the institution's property, a person engaged in organized shooting activity for educational purposes, and a person who has a written invitation from the president of the institution to engage in a historical demonstration.

2/10/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Appropriations Committee
3/1/2016 - Hearing, 1:00 PM
3/4/2016 - Committee Vote, 1:00 PM
3/7/16 - Favorable w/Amendments Reported out of Committee
3/11/16 - 2nd Reading - House Floor - Passed w/Amendments
3/15/16 - 3rd Reading - House Floor - Passed 81-54
3/16/16 - 1st Reading - Senate, Assigned - Judicial Proceedings Committee

HB1019 (SB229) - Delegate Hornberger - Firearms - Handgun Qualification License - Live-Fire Component (Support)

Providing that the firearms orientation component of a specified firearms safety training course required to be taken by a person to be issued a specified handgun qualification license need not include a practice component requiring the person to fire rounds of live ammunition.

2/11/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM

HB1207 - Delegate McKay - Public Safety - Handgun Permits - Correctional Officer (No Position)

Establishing a presumption that an applicant for a permit to carry, wear, or transport a handgun has a good and substantial reason to carry, wear, or transport a handgun if the applicant is an active, certified correctional officer.

2/12/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM

HB1223 - Delegate O'Donnell - Natural Resources - Apprentice Hunting License - Establishment (Support)

Establishing an apprentice hunting license that confers specified rights on a purchaser of the license; authorizing a person to obtain a license without having first been issued a certificate of competency in firearms and hunter safety; authorizing specified persons to hunt under a license only if accompanied and directly supervised by specified other persons; prohibiting the renewal of a license; establishing specified fees for resident and nonresident apprentice hunting licenses; etc.

2/12/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Environment and Transportation Committee
3/9/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM
3/16/16 - [/url=http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2016RS/votes_comm/hb1223_env.pdf]Favorable w/Amendments Report[/url] out of Committee 22-2
3/16/16 - 2nd Reading - House Floor - Passed w/Amendments
3/17/16 - 3rd Reading - House Floor - Passed 139-2
3/18/16 - 1st Reading - Senate, Assigned - Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee
3/29/16 - Hearing 1:00 PM
4/1/16 - Unfavorable Report out of Committee 7-4

HB1263 - Delegate Clippinger - Possession of Loaded Handgun or Regulated Firearm - Enhanced Penalties (Oppose)

Prohibiting a person from wearing, carrying, or transporting a handgun loaded with ammunition on or about the person or in a vehicle under specified circumstances; prohibiting a person from possessing a regulated firearm loaded with ammunition under specified circumstances or if the person is under a specified age; establishing penalties for violations of the Act; requiring the State to comply with the procedures set forth in the Maryland Rules for the indictment and trial of a subsequent offender; etc.

2/12/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM
3/18/16 - Unfavorable Report out of Committee

HB1264 (SB965) - Delegate Clippinger - Criminal Procedure - Right of Appeal - Unlawful Possession of Firearm (Oppose)

Authorizing the State, in a criminal case involving the unlawful possession of a handgun or regulated firearm, to appeal from a decision of a trial court that excludes evidence offered by the State or requires the return of property alleged to have been seized in violation of specified constitutional provisions.

2/12/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM
3/18/16 - Unfavorable Report out of Committee

HB1271 (SB351) - Delegate Parrott - Sales and Use Tax - Exemption - Firearm Safety Devices (Support)

Providing an exemption under the sales and use tax for the sale of specified firearm safety devices including a firearm safe, firearm lock box, trigger and barrel lock, or any other item designed to enhance home firearm safety.

2/12/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Ways and Means Committee
3/8/16 - Hearing - 1:00 PM

HB1340 (SB944) - Delegate Rosenberg - Firearms - Applications - Notification and Reporting (Support)

Requiring the Secretary of State Police to provide notice of a specified denial of a handgun qualification license application or specified disapproval of a firearm application within a specified amount of time after a denial or disapproval to specified agencies; providing information that must be included in a specified notification; requiring agencies that receive a notification of application denial or disapproval to meet specified annual reporting requirements; etc.

2/12/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM
3/19/16 - Unfavorable Report out of Committee

HB1480 - Delegate Lam - Background Check Accountability Act of 2016 (Oppose)

Requiring a law enforcement agency to take specified actions before returning a privately owned firearm; requiring each law enforcement agency to develop a notification protocol that allows a petitioner to request to be notified when a law enforcement agency returns a privately owned firearm to a specified individual; requiring a law enforcement agency to take specified actions if a petitioner has requested notification under the Act; etc.

2/12/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/15/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM
3/19/16 - Unfavrable Report out of Committee 20-1

HB1522 - Delegate McComas - Public Safety - Handgun Permits - Expiration

Authorizing the Secretary of State Police to establish an alternative expiration date for a permit to carry, wear, or transport a handgun that coincides with the expiration of a license, registration, certification, or commission for a specified private detective, a specified security guard, or a special police officer.

2/18/2016 - 1st Reading, House Rules and Executive Nominations


Senate ** Gun Bill Hearing Day, Wednesday, March 9 **

SB17 - Open Meetings Act - Retention of Minutes and Tape Recordings - Revision (Support)

Increasing, from 1 year to 5 years, the number of years after the date of an open session a public body is required to keep a copy of written minutes of the open session and any tape recording made under specified provisions of law.

1/13/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee
1/21/16 - Hearing - 1:00 PM
2/9/16 - Favorable w/Amendments Report out of Committee 9-1
2/10/16 - 2nd Reading - Senate Floor - Passed w/Amendments
2/12/16 -3rd Reading - Senate Floor - Passed 46-0
2/15/16 - 1st Reading - House, Assigned House Health and Government Operations
3/23/16 - Hearing, 1:00PM
3/24/16 - Favorable Report out of Committee 22-0
3/24/16 - 2nd Reading - House Floor - Passed
3/25/16 - 3rd Reading - House Floor - Passed 130-0
3/28/16 - Returned Passed

SB176 - Senator Brochin - Public Safety - Firearms - License Fees (Support)

Reducing the application fee from a maximum of $50 to a maximum of $20 for a specified handgun qualification license; and reducing the application fee for the renewal of a handgun qualification license from a maximum of $20 to a maximum of $10.

1/18/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
3/9/16 - Hearing 1:00 PM

SB184 (HB375) - Senator Norman - Public Safety - Permit to Carry, Wear, or Transport a Handgun - Qualifications (Support)

Clarifying that personal protection can qualify as a good and substantial reason to wear, carry, or transport a handgun for purposes of the issuance by the Secretary of State Police of a permit to carry, wear, or transport a handgun.

1/20/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
3/9/16 - Hearing 1:00 PM

SB208 (HB312) - Senator Hough - Public Safety - Renewal of Handgun Permits - Fingerprinting (Support)

Specifying that a person who applies for the renewal of a handgun permit is not required to be fingerprinted unless a set of the person's fingerprints is required to resolve a question of the person's identity.

1/20/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
3/9/16 - Hearing 1:00 PM
3/18/16 - Favorable Report out of Committee 8-2
3/18/16 - 2nd Reading - Senate Floor - Passed
3/21/16 - 3rd Reading - Senate Floor - Passed 42-2
3/21/16 - 1st Reading - House, Assigned House Judiciary Committee
3/31/16 - Hearing, 1:00PM

SB209 - Senator Kelley - Juvenile Law - Adjudication of Delinquency - Collateral Consequences (No Position)

Requiring that, before a child admits to the commission of a delinquent act, the child's counsel inform the child in developmentally and age-appropriate language of specified collateral consequences that may result from an adjudication of delinquency.

1/21/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
2/04/16 - Hearing - 1:00 PM
2/15/16 - Unfavorable Report out of Committee 5-6

SB214 (HB769) - Senator Norman - Public Safety - Handgun Permit - Temporary Training Waiver (Support)

Authorizing the Secretary of State Police, on making a determination that an applicant has demonstrated evidence of imminent danger to the applicant, to temporarily waive a specified requirement to complete a specified firearms training course; and requiring a specified permit to require completion of a specified course within 60 days after the issuance of the permit.

1/21/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
3/9/16 - Hearing 1:00 PM

SB229 - Senator Cassilly - Firearms - Handgun Qualification License - Live-Fire Component (Support)

Providing that the firearms orientation component of a specified firearms safety training course required to be taken by a person to be issued a specified handgun qualification license need not include a practice component requiring the person to fire rounds of live ammunition.

1/21/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
3/9/16 - Hearing 1:00 PM
2/29/16 - Unfavorable Report out of Committee

SB276 -Senator Klausmeier - Public Safety - Handgun Permits - Expiration (No Position)

Authorizing the Secretary of State Police to establish an alternative expiration date for a permit to carry, wear, or transport a handgun if the Secretary has also issued the holder of the permit a specified license, registration, certification, or commission.

1/22/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
3/9/16 - Hearing 1:00 PM
3/28/16 - [url+http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2016RS/votes_comm/sb0276_jpr.pdf]Favorable w/Amendments Reported[/url] out of Committee 11-0
3/28/16 - 2nd Reading - Senate Floor - Passed w/Amendments
3/29/16 - 3rd Reading - Senate Floor - Passed 45-0
3/29/16 - 1st Reading - House, Assigned House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee

SB351 - Senator Jennings - Sales and Use Tax - Exemption - Firearm Safety Devices (Support)

Providing an exemption under the sales and use tax for the sale of specified firearm safety devices including a firearm safe, firearm lock box, trigger and barrel lock, or any other item designed to enhance home firearm safety.

1/28/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
2/17/16 - Hearing - 1:00 PM

SB389 (HB459) - President - Fee, Surcharge, and Tax Reduction Act of 2016 (Support)

Altering, repealing, and reducing specified fees, surcharges, and taxes related to electricity distribution, Maryland Home Improvement Commission licenses, out-of-state attorneys, specified birth and death certificates, cylinder demurrage charges, special vehicle registrations, handgun licenses, licenses for specified weights and measures, wetlands and waterways authorizations, fishing licenses; altering the distribution, transfer, and use of specified revenue; etc.

1/28/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
2/24/16 - Hearing 1:00 PM
3/24/16 - Favorable w/Amendments Reported out of Committee 12-0
3/25/16 - 2nd Reading - Senate Floor - Passed w/Amendments
3/28/16 - 3rd Reading - Senate Floor - Passed 45-0
3/29/16 - 1st Reading - House, Assigned - House Rules and Nominations Committee

SB401 - Senator Waugh - Charles County and St. Mary's County - Deer Management Permit - Firearms (No Position)

Authorizing an individual who holds a Deer Management Permit in Charles County and St. Mary's County to use a shotgun or breech loading center fired rifle approved by the Department of Natural Resources to hunt deer throughout the year, including all deer hunting seasons, in the locations and under the conditions set forth in the permit.

1/29/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee
2/16/16 - Hearing 1:00 PM
2/17/16 - Committee Vote, 1:00 PM
2/19/16 - Favorable Report out of Committee
2/23/16 - Favorable Report Adopted
2/23/16 - 2nd Reading, Senate Floor
2/25/16 - 3rd Reading, Senate Floor - Approved
2/26/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned House Environment and Transportation Committee
3/21/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM

SB403 - Senator Waugh - Handgun Permits - Universal Recognition (Support)

Specifying that a permit to carry a handgun issued to an individual in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., or West Virginia is valid in Maryland.

1/29/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
3/9/16 - Hearing 1:00 PM

SB603 (HB374) - Senator Pugh - Criminal Law - Pretrial Release - Prior Crime of Violence (No Position)

Prohibiting a District Court commissioner from authorizing the pretrial release of a defendant charged with a specified crime if the defendant has previously been convicted of a crime of violence.

2/5/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
2/24/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM, Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
3/7/16 - Favorable w/Amendments Reported out of Committee 10-1
3/8/16 - 2nd Reading - Senate Floor - Passed w/Amendments
3/10/16 - 3rd Reading - Senate Floor - Passed 45-0
3/11/16 - 1st Reading - House, Assigned - House Judiciary Committee
3/23/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM
3/31/16 - Favorable Report out of Committee 19-0
3/31/16 - 2nd Reading - House Floor - Passed
4/1/16 - 3rd Reading - House Floor - Passed

SB615 - Senator Jennings - Criminal Law - Theft of a Firearm (Support w/Amendments)

Prohibiting a person from knowingly or willfully removing or taking a firearm from the possession, custody, or control of a lawful owner without permission; prohibiting a person from receiving, possessing, transferring, buying, or concealing a firearm under specified circumstances; establishing penalties for a violation of the Act; requiring a conviction for a violation of the Act to merge for sentencing purposes into a specified conviction for theft under specified circumstances; etc.

2/5/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
3/9/16 - Hearing 1:00 PM

SB638 (HB573) - Senator Pugh - Possession of Loaded Handgun or Regulated Firearm - Enhanced Penalties (Oppose)

Prohibiting a person from wearing, carrying, or transporting a handgun loaded with ammunition on or about the person or in a vehicle under specified circumstances; prohibiting a person from possessing a regulated firearm loaded with ammunition under specified circumstances or if the person is under a specified age; establishing penalties for violations of the Act; requiring the State to comply with the procedures set forth in the Maryland Rules for the indictment and trial of a subsequent offender; etc.

2/5/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
3/9/16 - Hearing 1:00 PM
3/16/16 - Unfavorable Report out of Committee

SB667 - Senator Simonaire - Public Safety - Permit to Wear, Carry, or Transport a Handgun - Expiration and Renewal (Support)

Altering the time period in which a permit to wear, carry, or transport a handgun expires to be 5 years after the issuance; and altering the time period for renewal of a permit to wear, carry, or transport a handgun to 5 years after the last renewal.

2/5/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
3/9/16 - Hearing 1:00 PM

SB742 (HB879) - Senator Muse - Public Safety - Imitation Firearms - ProhibitionWithdrawn by Sponsor

Prohibiting the manufacture, sale, offer of sale, or commercial transfer of an imitation firearm; establishing civil penalties; authorizing the Attorney General to file a civil action to enjoin a violation of the Act; and authorizing a circuit court to enjoin a violation of the Act.

2/5/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
3/9/16 - Hearing 1:00 PM
3/18/16 - Withdrawn by Sponsor

SB906 (HB1002) - Senator Madaleno - Weapon-Free Higher Education Zones (Oppose)

Prohibiting the carrying or possession of firearms, knives, or deadly weapons on the property of public institutions of higher education; and providing for exceptions to the prohibition for law enforcement officers, a person hired for the purpose of guarding the institution's property, a person engaged in organized shooting activity for educational purposes, and a person who has a written invitation from the president of the institution to engage in a historical demonstration.

2/5/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
3/9/16 - Hearing 1:00 PM

SB943 (HB1001) - Senator Raskin - Criminal Procedure - Firearms - Transfer (Support)

Requiring a court to inform a person convicted of a specified offense that the person is prohibited from possessing a firearm under specified provisions of law; requiring the court to advise the person that specified proof must be provided to the court that specified firearms owned by the person or in the person's possession have been transferred from the person's possession; etc.

2/5/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
3/9/16 - Hearing 1:00 PM
3/28/16 - Favorable w/Amendments Reported out of Committee 11-0
3/28/16 - 2nd Reading - Senate Floor - Passed w/Amendments
3/29/16 - 3rd Reading - Senate Floor - Passed 45-0
3/29/16 - 1st Reading - House, Assigned - House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee

SB944 - Senator Raskin - Firearms - Applications - Notification and Reporting (Support)

Requiring the Secretary of State Police to provide notice of a specified denial of a handgun qualification license application or specified disapproval of a firearm application within a specified amount of time after a denial or disapproval to specified agencies; providing information that must be included in a specified notification; requiring agencies that receive a notification of application denial or disapproval to meet specified annual reporting requirements; etc.

2/5/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
3/9/16 - Hearing 1:00 PM
3/24/16 - Unfavorable Report out of Committee 11-0

SB947 - Senator Raskin - Public Safety - Rifles and Shotguns - Secondary Transactions (Oppose)

Providing that a person who is not a specified licensee may not complete the transfer of a specified rifle or shotgun as transferor or transferee, except under specified circumstances; requiring, before a specified transfer is conducted, the transferor and transferee to meet jointly with a specified licensee and request that the licensee facilitate the transfer; requiring a licensee to take specified actions when facilitating a transfer; etc.

2/5/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
3/9/16 - Hearing 1:00 PM

SB965 - Senator McFadden - Criminal Procedure - Right of Appeal - Unlawful Possession of Handgun or Regulated Firearm (Oppose)

Authorizing the State, in a criminal case involving the unlawful possession of a handgun or regulated firearm, to appeal from a decision of a trial court that excludes evidence offered by the State or requires the return of property alleged to have been seized in violation of specified constitutional provisions.

2/5/16 - 1st Reading, Assigned Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
3/9/16 - Hearing 1:00 PM
3/16/16 - Favorable w/Amendments Reported out of Committee 9-0
3/17/16 - 2nd Reading - Senate Floor - Passed w/Amendments
3/18/16 - 3rd Reading - Senate Floor - Passed 46-0
3/21/16 - 1st Reading - House, Assigned - House Judiciary Committee
3/30/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM

SB1040 (HB1000) - Senator Rosapepe - Public Safety - Firearms - Terrorist Watchlist - (Oppose)

Prohibiting the sale, rental, or transfer of a regulated firearm, rifle, or shotgun to a person who is on the Terrorist Watchlist maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and prohibiting the Secretary of State Police from issuing a permit to carry, wear, or transport a handgun to a person listed on the Terrorist Watchlist.

2/17/16 - 1st Reading - Senate, Assigned - Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
3/16/16 - Hearing, 1:00 PM

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18 Jan 2016 11:32#2 by rjefmiller
rjefmiller replied the topic: 2016 Bills of Interest
While these are interesting, I see none which will allow Maryland to issue a carry permit based on "Self Defense" Therefore, I would like someone to re-introduce these two from last year:

1) HB432 Public Safety - Handgun Permit - Applicant Qualifications Repeal the "Good and Substantial Reason"

2) HB0767 Public Safety - Permit to Carry, Wear, or Transport a Handgun - Qualifications Specifically identify "Self Defense" as a valid "Good and Substantial Reason"

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19 Jan 2016 19:32#3 by Heavy Duty
Heavy Duty replied the topic: 2016 Bills of Interest
Yes, PLEASE reintroduce these bills. Maryland has to allow its citizens to protect ourselves. BOTTOM LINE:

Would Maryland prefer someone who has gone through background checks and fingerprinting and found to be a law abiding citizen to have a weapon for protection of life and property or continue he current SAFE FREE zones for criminals?

NO law is going to prevent gun crimes. Criminals are going to follow the law anyway..........

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23 Jan 2016 19:20#4 by DrBlast33
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SB184 Public Safety - Permit to Carry, Wear, or Transport a Handgun - Qualifications

Clarifying that personal protection can qualify as a good and substantial reason to wear, carry, or transport a handgun for purposes of the issuance by the Secretary of State Police of a permit to carry, wear, or transport a handgun.

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26 Jan 2016 15:48 - 26 Jan 2016 15:49#5 by BeoBill
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Great proposed bill ideas! These are real "common sense" gun bills.
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02 Feb 2016 16:01#6 by PoolShark
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Nice to see us much more on offense this side this year, presenting Pro-2A bills, instead of nearly all defense!

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02 Feb 2016 20:29#7 by dblas
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PoolShark wrote: Nice to see us much more on offense this side this year, presenting Pro-2A bills, instead of nearly all defense!


Don't jinx us, we still have a week and a half to go before the deadline to submit bills.

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04 Feb 2016 23:33#8 by BeoBill
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I agree. It's time to push back hard. If we fail this year, we come back harder next year. I'm fed up with being kept defenseless. Aren't you?

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05 Feb 2016 19:00#9 by Trot
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BeoBill wrote: I agree. It's time to push back hard. If we fail this year, we come back harder next year. I'm fed up with being kept defenseless. Aren't you?


Proposing bills is great and all, but if the legislature doesn't pass any of them we are just treading water. We have elections coming up soon, priorities should be on community outreach, and getting pro gun members in the house and senate.

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09 Feb 2016 23:09#10 by dblas
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Updated, we are working on positions for the new bills.

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10 Feb 2016 22:00#11 by dblas
dblas replied the topic: 2016 Bills of Interest
Gun Bill Hearing Days have been added:

Senate: Wednesday March 9, 1:00 PM

House: Tuesday March 15, 1:00 PM

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11 Feb 2016 09:29#12 by CrazyIvan
CrazyIvan replied the topic: 2016 Bills of Interest
I don't see any conversation about the bill to ban face to face long gin transfers except through an ffl. Is there going to be an effort to block this?

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12 Feb 2016 14:00#13 by fchan
fchan replied the topic: 2016 Bills of Interest
Dan,
How can members help to get the pro-gun and carry bills approved?
According to the NRA-ILA, the Maryland Attorney General and , I think Pres. of the MD House are using personal opinions to force thru a few anti-gun measures that do not seem to be wanted by the majority of the people who elected them to office.
Frank

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12 Feb 2016 15:08#14 by dblas
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fchan wrote: Dan,
How can members help to get the pro-gun and carry bills approved?
According to the NRA-ILA, the Maryland Attorney General and , I think Pres. of the MD House are using personal opinions to force thru a few anti-gun measures that do not seem to be wanted by the majority of the people who elected them to office.
Frank


Frank,

The first step, show up for one or both of the Gun Bill Hearing dates:
Senate - Wednesday March 9
House - Tuesday March 15

If you aren't able to make both of the dates or any of the dates at all, then submit written testimony on the bill(s) that you want to, both the good and bad bills. Make the testimony personal, and try not to make it a copy and paste job.

Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee written testimony guidelines
House Judiciary Committee written testimony guidelines

Then start calling and emailing the members of the committees:

Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee members
House Judiciary Committee members

Then start calling and e-mailing your respective Delegates and Senators:

Senators and Delegates

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12 Feb 2016 16:49#15 by dblas
dblas replied the topic: 2016 Bills of Interest
List updated, we are hating on the text of a few House bills before we provide final positions.

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16 Feb 2016 13:30#16 by dblas
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List updated.

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26 Feb 2016 09:05 - 26 Feb 2016 09:05#17 by PoolShark
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HB1000 is 1:PM today - House building. Have opinion written up? Printed out copies? I forget how many one needs to print and bring
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02 Apr 2016 16:34#18 by dblas
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Bill List updated......

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13 Apr 2016 18:07#19 by Minuteman
Minuteman replied the topic: 2016 Bills of Interest
Great work, and excellent message sent out about this years GA session.

The time to engage/influence the representatives is during the off-season.

One thing we need, is a new volunteer to tally up who voted for which anti-gun (the worst) bills. So we have some ammo for the 2018 election.

"...show them your support for gun rights" says NRA's Shannon Alford, she continues that an email or a phone call is important, but nothing has a bigger impact than talking directly to your representative. “Your voice in Annapolis is your vote in Annapolis,” says Alford.

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14 Apr 2016 18:59#20 by rambling-one
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Minuteman wrote: Great work, and excellent message sent out about this years GA session.

The time to engage/influence the representatives is during the off-season.

One thing we need, is a new volunteer to tally up who voted for which anti-gun (the worst) bills. So we have some ammo for the 2018 election.


That would sure help. I called my senator's office (Doug Peters) and was told the information wasn't currently available. Doug - we're going to find out one way or the other.

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15 Apr 2016 15:38 - 15 Apr 2016 15:38#21 by 6Pack
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Awwww, is Dougie trying to hide his voting record?? :D

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