2018 Maryland Gun Legislation Tracker

As always, Maryland Shall Issue will be tracking all of the gun bills that come along this session.  Below is a list of all of the current gun bill information, as well as MSI's positions and applicable testimonies.  This table will be kept up to date during this session.

Last Update: April 24, 2018

 

Approved by the Governor 

Bill Number

Bill Title

MSI Position

MSI Testimony

Primary Sponsor

Status

HB0119

Calvert County – Hunting – Deer Management Permits

No Position

 

Delegate Clark

Approved by the Governor

HB0432

(SB0545)

Public Safety - Grant Programs and Funding (Public Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2018)

No Position

 

Delegate Lierman

Approved by the Governor

HB0819

 (SB0741)

Public Safety - Handgun Permit Review Board - Repeal

Oppose

Testimony

Delegate Atterbeary

Approved by the Governor

HB0888

(SB0707)

Criminal Law – Firearm Crimes – Rapid Fire Trigger Activator

Oppose

Testimony

Delegate Moon

Approved by the Governor

HB1029

Criminal Law - Wearing, Carrying, or Transporting Handgun - Subsequent Offender

 

 

Delegate Branch


Approved by the Governor

HB1302

Public Safety - Extreme Risk Prevention Orders

Oppose  

Delegate Valentino-Smith

Approved by the Governor

HB1646

(SB1036)

Criminal Procedure - Firearms - Transfer

Information Only  

Delegate Atterbeary

Approved by the Governor

 

All legislation

Bill Number

Bill Title

MSI Position

MSI Testimony

Primary Sponsor

Status

HB0023

Baltimore County - Public Schools - Active Assailant Event Training and Drills

No Position

 

Delegate Long

House Ways and Means - Hearing 2/1 at 2:00 p.m.

HB0029

(SB0027)

Firearms - Handgun Permit - Preliminary Approval

Support

 Testimony

Delegate Rey

In the House - Recommitted to Judiciary (Delegate Vallario)

HB0101

(SB0197)

Crimes - Firearms - Penalties

No Position

 

Speaker

House Judiciary - Hearing 2/6 at 1:00 p.m.

HB0119

Calvert County – Hunting – Deer Management Permits

No Position

 

Delegate Clark

Approved by the Governor

HB0398

Public Safety - Handgun Permit - Applicant Qualifications

Support

 

Delegate Saab

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB0402

(SB0448)

Public Safety – Firearms Disqualifications – Antique Firearm (Shadé’s Law)

Oppose

Testimony

Delegate Miller, A

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB0432

(SB0545)

Public Safety - Grant Programs and Funding (Public Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2018)

No Position

 

Delegate Lierman

PASSED ENROLLED

HB0466

Baltimore City - Micro Stamping, Ammunition Sales - Record Keeping

Oppose

 Testimony

Delegate Ali

In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn

HB0534

Firearms - Right to Purchase, Own, Possess, and Carry - Medical Cannabis (Patients' Rights Act)

No Position

 Testimony

Delegate Grammer

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB0636

Bow Hunting - Possession of Handguns for Protection

Support

 

Delegate Vogt

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB0647

Public Safety - Permit to Carry, Wear, or Transport a Handgun - Qualifications

Support

 

Delegate Reilly

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB0692

Criminal Procedure - Right of Appeal - Unlawful Possession of Firearm

Information Only

 Testimony

Delegate Clippinger

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB0724

(SB0604)

Criminal Procedure - Forfeiture of Firearms - Sale to Dealer

No Position

 

Western Maryland Delegation

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB0730

Public Safety - Transfer of Handguns

Oppose

 Testimony

Delegate Mosby

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB0739

Public Safety - Handgun Permit - Application Fee Exemption

Support

 

Delegate Krebs

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB0756

Public Safety - Handguns - Trace Information Database

 

 

Delegate Mosby

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB0757

Public Safety - Handguns Used in Crime - Trace Request

 

 

Delegate Mosby

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB0758

Public Safety – Handgun Permit – Church or Religious Organization Property

Support

 

Delegate Szeliga

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB0760

Handguns - School Employees - Handgun Permits and Carrying Weapons on School Property

Support

 Testimony

Delegate Impallaria

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB0792

Firearms - Permit to Wear, Carry, or Transport a Handgun - Expiration and Renewal

Support

 Testimony

Delegate Malone

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB0813

Public Safety - Community Program Fund - Firearm Laws

 

 

Delegate Mosby

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB0819

 (SB0741)

Public Safety - Handgun Permit Review Board - Repeal

Oppose

Testimony

Delegate Atterbeary

PASSED ENROLLED

HB0825

Public Safety - Disqualifying Crime

Support

Testimony

Delegate Rey

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB0888

(SB0707)

Criminal Law – Firearm Crimes – Rapid Fire Trigger Activator

Oppose

Testimony

Delegate Moon

Returned Passed

HB0890

Correctional Services - Parole Eligibility - Violent Crime Involving a Firearm

 

 

Delegate Malone

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB0904

Weapon-Free Higher Education Zones

Oppose

 

Delegate Barnes, B.

Passed House - In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules

HB0919

Public Safety - Handgun Permit - Renewal

Support

 

Delegate Saab

In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn

HB0991

(SB1062)

Weapon Crimes – Detachable Magazines and Regulated Firearms – Possession

Oppose

Testimony

Baltimore City Delegation

In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn

HB1029

Criminal Law - Wearing, Carrying, or Transporting Handgun - Subsequent Offender

 

 

Delegate Branch

RETURNED PASSED

HB1031

(SB0860)

Public Safety - Regulated Firearms - Transfer

Oppose

 

Delegate Dumais

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB1145

Public Safety - Handgun Permit - Issuance and Appeal

Support

 

Delegate Rey

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB1184

Criminal Law - Theft of a Firearm - Penalty

   

Delegate Beitzel

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB1189

(SB0497)

Public Safety - Handgun Permits - Protective Order and Peace Order

Support

Testimony

Delegate Rey

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB1302

Public Safety - Extreme Risk Prevention Orders

Oppose  

Delegate Valentino-Smith

Passed Enrolled

HB1337

Public Safety - Handgun Permits - Active, Reserve, or Retired Military

   

Delegate Rose

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB1413

Handgun Permits - Firearms Training Courses 

Support Testimony

Delegate Saab

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB1431

Public Safety - Handgun Permit - Applicant Qualifications

Support  

Delegate Glass

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB1440

Natural Resources - Hunter Safety Instructors - State Park Entrance Fee

Support  

Delegate Glass

Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation

HB1441

Firearms - Right to Purcase, Possess, and Carry - Use of Medical Cannabis

 Information Only Testimony

Delegate Glass

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB1474

Driver's Licenses - Revocation for Firearms on School Property

Oppose

 

Delegate Miele

Unfavorable Report by Judiciary

HB1522

Handgun Permits - Universal Recognition

Support

 

Delegate Morgan

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB1534

(SB1153)

Handgun Permits - Criminal History Check - Fingerprints

Support

 

Delegate Howard, S.

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB1538

Public Safety - Handgun Permits - Scope

Support

Testimony

Delegate Glass

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB1551

Public Safety - Assault Weapons - Replacements

Support

 

Delegate Howard, S.

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB1562

Peace Orders and Protective Orders - Surrender of Firearms

Oppose

 

Delegate Gutierrez

Unfavorable Report by Judiciary

HB1646

(SB1036)

Criminal Procedure - Firearms - Transfer

Information Only  

Delegate Atterbeary

Passed Enrolled

HB1659

(SB0789)

Public Safety - Rifles and Shotguns - Purchases

Support  Testimony

Delegate Otto

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

HB1724

Gun-Free Higher Education Zones

Oppose  

Delegate Jalisi

House Rules and Executive Nominations

HB1774

Task Force to Study the Effectiveness of the Enforcement on the Possession of Regulated Firearms

   

Delegate Krimm

Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn

HB1801

(SB1226)

Primary and Secondary Schools - Armed School Resource officers

   

Delegate Szeliga

House Rules and Executive Nominations

HB1805

Election Law - Fund-Raising and Donations in Connection With a Campaign - Prohibition on Firearms

   

Delegate Lafferty

House Rules and Executive Nominations

HB1807

(SB1250)

Criminal Law - Threat of Mass Violence and Deadly Weapons on School Property

   

Delegate Sydnor

House Judiciary - Hearing 3/16 at 1:00pm

SB0027

(HB0029)

Firearms - Handgun Permit - Preliminary Approval

Support

Testimony

Senator Hough

Passed Senate - In The House - Recommitted to Judiciary (Delegate Vallario)

SB0074

Criminal Law - Firearms Crimes - Bump Stocks

Oppose

 

Senator Ramirez

In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn

SB0099

Public Safety - Permit to Carry, Wear, or Transport a Handgun - Qualifications

Support

Testimony

Senator Norman

In the Senate - Hearing 1/17 at 1:00 p.m.

SB0123

Firearms - Prohibited Possession - Conviction for Harassment

Oppose

 

Senator Zirkin

In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn

SB0122

Criminal Law - Comprehensive Crime Bill of 2018

   

Senator Zirkin

Passed Senate - House Appropriations - Hearing 3/27 at 1:00pm

SB0125

Courts and Judicial Proceedings - Interception of Communications - Firearms Crimes

No Position

 

Senator Zirkin

Senate Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 1/30 at 1:00pm

SB0126

Criminal Procedure - Right of Appeal - Unlawful Possession of Firearm

Information Only

Testimony

Senator Zirkin

Senate Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 1/30 at 1:00pm

SB0156

Public Safety - Handgun Permit - Church or Religious Organization Property

Support

 

Senator Norman

In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn

SB0196

Public Safety - Handgun Qualification License - Issuance With Permit to Carry, Wear, or Transport

Support

Testimony

Senator Hough

Senate Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 1/30 at 1:00pm

SB0197

(HB0101)

Crimes - Firearms - Penalties

No Position

 

President

Senate Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 1/30 at 1:00pm

SB0448

(HB0402)

Public Safety - Firearms Disqualifications - Antique Firearm (Shadé's Law)

Oppose

Testimony

Senator Feldman

Senate Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00pm

SB0472

Public Safety - Permit to Wear, Carry, or Transport a Handgun - Expiration and Renewal

Support

Testimony

Senator Hough

Senate Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00pm

SB0497

(HB1189)

Public Safety – Handgun Permits – Protective Order and Peace Order

Support

Testimony

Senator Ready

Senate Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00pm

SB0545

(HB0432)

Public Safety - Maryland Violence Intervention and Prevention Program Fund - Establishment

No Position

 

Senator Conway

Senate Budget and Taxation - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00pm

SB0602

Firearms – Right to Purchase, Possess, and Carry – Use of Medical Cannabis

No Position

Testimony

Senator Hough

Senate Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00pm

SB0604

(HB0724)

Criminal Procedure - Forfeiture of Firearms - Sale to Dealer

No Position

 

Senator Edwards

Senate Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00pm

SB0707

(HB0888)

Criminal Law – Firearm Crimes – Rapid Fire Trigger Activator

Oppose

Testimony

Senator Ramirez

RETURNED PASSED

SB0741

(HB0819)

Public Safety - Handgun Permit Review Board - Repeal

Oppose

Testimony

Senator Madaleno

RETURNED PASSED

SB0747

Wildlife Management - Shooting at Nighttime

   

Senator Astle

In the Senate - Third Reading FAILED

SB0789

(HB1659)

Public Safety – Rifles and Shotguns – Purchases

Support

 

Senator Edwards

Senate Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00pm

SB0814

Public Safety - Permit to Carry, Wear, or Transport a Handgun - Qualifications

Support

 

Senator Salling

Senate Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00pm

SB0860

(HB1031)

Public Safety - Regulated Firearms - Transfer

Oppose

 

Senator Ferguson

Senate Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 2/28 at 3:00pm

SB0907

Public Safety - Firearms Database

Support

 

Senator Waugh

In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn

SB0908

Partial Repeal of Firearms Safety Act of 2013

Support

 

Senator Waugh

Senate Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 3/6 at 1:00pm

SB1036

(HB1646)

Criminal Procedure - Firearms - Transfer

Information Only

 

Senator Smith

PASSED SENATE - In the House - Third Reading Passed with Amendments

SB1062

(HB0991)

Weapon Crimes - Detachable Magazines and Regulated Firearms - Possession

Oppose

Testimony

Baltimore City Senators

Senate Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 2/22 at 1:00pm

SB1153

(HB1534)

Handgun Permits - Criminal History Check - Fingerprint Submission Exception

Support

 

Senator Ready

Senate Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 3/29 at 1:00pm

SB1226

(HB1801)

Primary and Secondary Schools - Armed School Resource Officers

   

Senator Jennings

Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs - Hearing date TBD

SB1250

(HB1807)

Criminal Law - Threat of Mass Violence and Deadly Weapons on Public School Property

   

Senator Lee

PASSED SENATE - House Judiciary - Hearing 4/4 at 1:00pm

SB1262

Public Safety - Background Information for Firearm License Investigations - School Crisis Welfare Officers (School Safety Act 2018: Prevention)

   

Senator Astle

Senate Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 3/23 at 11:30am

SB1263

Public Safety - School Mental Health Services and Mental Disorder Weapon Restraining Order (School Safety Act of 2018: Anticipation)

   

Senator Waugh

Senate Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 3/23 at 11:30am

SB1264

Primary and Secondary Schools - Law Enforcement Presence (School Safety Act 2018: Deterrence)

   

Senator Jennings

Senate Judicial Proceedings - Hearing 3/23 at 11:30am

 

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