MSI 2019 Self-Defense Legislation Tracker

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  MSI 2019 MD General Assembly Legislation Tracker    
April 6th, 2019
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HB92  Altering the manner in which an applicant for a handgun permit is required to pay a certain fee to allow any method of payment approved by the Secretary of State Police. Dumais, K.

2019-01-24 / Introduced
    Passed House (139-1) - Vote
To Senate Judicial Proceedings
    Passed Senate (44-1) - Vote

PASSED - ENROLLED

2019/02/26 - Testimony Here
HB95  Applying certain provisions disqualifying a person from possessing a rifle or shotgun to an antique firearm. Dumais, K. 2019-01-24 / Introduced
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn

2019/02/26 - Testimony Here
HB96  Providing that, for certain purposes, the term "transfer" includes a loan other than a temporary gratuitous exchange of a regulated firearm between two individuals who remain in the same location for the duration of the exchange. Dumais, K.

2019-01-24 / Introduced
    Passed House (88-44) - Vote


To Senate Rules

2019/02/26 - Testimony Here
HB236  Altering penalties for a certain crime relating to use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence or felony. Speaker, T., Anderton, C., Arentz, S., Arikan, L., Buckel, J., Chisholm, B., Ciliberti, B., Clark, J., Corderman, P., Grammer, R., Hartman, W., Jacobs, J., Kipke, N., Kittleman, T., Krebs, S., Malone, M., Mangione, N., McComas, S., Mckay, M., Metzgar, R., Morgan, M., Otto, C., Parrott, N., Reilly, T., Rose, A., Saab, S., Shoemaker, H., Szeliga, K. 2019-01-24 / Introduced
To House Judiciary
 
HB342  Clarifying that personal protection or self-defense 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; and declaring the intent of the General Assembly that an amount representing the increase in General Fund revenues, less increased administrative costs, realized from the increased number of permits issued under the Act be included in the annual budget to fund certain school mental health programs. Reilly, T., Arikan, L., Buckel, J., Cassilly, A., Hornberger, K., Kipke, N., Mangione, N., Parrott, N., Rose, A., Shoemaker, H. 2019-01-29 / Introduced
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary - Vote
2019/02/26 - Testimony Here
HB367  Prohibiting a county board of education or public school from spending any money from any source to directly or indirectly provide a teacher with a firearm or train a teacher in the use of a firearm; and providing the Act does not apply to a school-approved sport or club that makes use of firearms. Solomon, J., Acevero, G., Cain, A., Ebersole, E., Feldmark, J., Guyton, M., Ivey, J., Lehman, M., Lewis, J., Lierman, B., Love, S., Mosby, N., Palakovich Carr, J., Patterson, E., Shetty, E., Smith, S., Stewart, V., Turner, F., Washington, A., Wilkins, J. 2019-03-04 / Introduced
Passed House (95-44) - Vote
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs
 
HB468  Prohibiting a person from storing or leaving a loaded or unloaded firearm in a location where a child could gain access to the firearm unless the firearm is locked by a certain safety lock or is secured in a container that is capable of preventing an unintended person from gaining access to the contents; altering the definition of "child" to be an individual under the age of 18 years instead of 16 years; and providing a penalty for a violation of the Act of imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both. Stein, D., Shetty, E., Atterbeary, V., Barnes, B., Bartlett, S., Barve, K., Gilchrist, J., Hettleman, S., Kelly, A., Korman, M., Lafferty, S., Lewis, J., Lewis, R., Lierman, B., Moon, D., Reznik, K., Rosenberg, S., Solomon, J., Valentino-Smith, G., Watson, C. 2019-02-01 / Introduced
To House Judiciary
2019/02/26 - Testimony Here
HB523  Prohibiting a school-approved sport, club, or course of instruction from using lead ammunition in training, practice, or athletic competition. Palakovich Carr, J., Acevero, G., Barve, K., Boyce, R., Bridges, T., Carr, A., Charkoudian, L., Crutchfield, C., Cullison, B., Davis, D., Ebersole, E., Fisher, W., Fraser-hidalgo, D., Gilchrist, J., Hettleman, S., Kelly, A., Korman, M., Lehman, M., Lewis, J., Lewis, R., Lopez, L., Love, S., Luedtke, E., Moon, D., Mosby, N., Qi, L., Queen, P., Shetty, E., Smith, S., Solomon, J., Stewart, V., Terrasa, J., Watson, C., Wells, M., Wilkins, J. 2019-02-18 / Introduced
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
 
HB541  Clarifying that personal protection or self-defense can qualify as a good and substantial reason to carry, wear, 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. Cox, D., Arikan, L., Boteler, J., Ciliberti, B., Grammer, R., Hartman, W., Hornberger, K., Jacobs, J., Krebs, S., Mangione, N., McComas, S., Parrott, N., Pippy, J., Szeliga, K. 2019-02-05 / Introduced
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary - Vote
2019/02/26 - Testimony Here
HB612  Altering the definition of "regulated firearm" to include the previously excepted Colt AR-15 Sporter H-BAR rifle. Ivey, J., Barnes, B., Barron, E., Bartlett, S., Brooks, B., Cain, A., Feldmark, J., Fennell, D., Fisher, W., Hettleman, S., Jalisi, J., Kelly, A., Love, S., Moon, D., Mosby, N., Pena-Melnyk, J., Proctor, E., Shetty, E., Terrasa, J., Watson, C. 2019-02-06 / Introduced
To House Judiciary
2019/02/26 - Testimony Here
HB740  Prohibiting a person from transporting into the State or manufacturing, possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving a firearm manufactured after 1968 that is not imprinted with a serial number issued by a federally licensed firearms manufacturer or importer; and establishing penalties of up to 5 years imprisonment or a fine of up to $5,000, or both for violations of the Act. Dumais, K., Atterbeary, V., Acevero, G., Anderson, C., Bagnall, H., Barnes, B., Barnes, D., Barron, E., Barve, K., Boyce, R., Branch, T., Brooks, B., Busch, M., Cain, A., Cardin, J., Carr, A., Chang, M., Charkoudian, L., Crutchfield, C., Davis, D., Davis, D., Ebersole, E., Feldmark, J., Fennell, D., Fisher, W., Fraser-hidalgo, D., Gaines, T., Gilchrist, J., Glenn, C., Guyton, M., Harrison, A., Haynes, K., Healey, A., Hettleman, S., Hill, T., Holmes, M., Jackson, M., Johnson, S., Jones, A., Kaiser, A., Kelly, A., Korman, M., Krimm, C., Lafferty, S., Lewis, J., Lewis, R., Lierman, B., Lisanti, M., Lopez, L., Love, S., Luedtke, E., McIntosh, M., Moon, D., Mosby, N., Palakovich Carr, J., Patterson, E., Pena-Melnyk, J., Pendergrass, S., Qi, L., Queen, P., Reznik, K., Rogers, M., Rosenberg, S., Shetty, E., Solomon, J., Stein, D., Stewart, V., Sydnor, C., Terrasa, J., Turner, F., Valderrama, K., Valentino-Smith, G., Walker, J., Watson, R., Wilkins, J., Young, K., Young, P.

2019-02-08 / Introduced
Passed House (94-45) - Vote
To Senate Judicial Proceedings

2019/02/26 - Testimony Here
HB749  Providing that a person may not be denied the right to purchase, own, possess, or carry a firearm solely on the basis that the person is a certain qualifying patient; defining the term "qualifying patient" to mean a person who is authorized under certain provisions of law to use medical cannabis; establishing the intent of the General Assembly that medical cannabis should be treated as legal for certain purposes and the State should not penalize a qualifying patient for using the drug legally; etc. Grammer, R., Arikan, L., Szeliga, K. 2019-02-08 / Introduced
Hearing 2/25 at 10:00 a.m. (Judiciary)
2019/02/26 - Testimony Here
HB786  Providing that a person who is not a certain licensee may not complete the transfer of a certain rifle or shotgun as transferor or transferee, except under certain circumstances; requiring, before a certain transfer is conducted, the transferor and transferee to meet jointly with a certain licensee and request that the licensee facilitate the transfer; requiring a licensee to take certain actions when facilitating a transfer; etc. Atterbeary, V., Acevero, G., Barnes, B., Bartlett, S., Barve, K., Branch, T., Bridges, T., Cain, A., Carr, A., Chang, M., Charkoudian, L., Charles, N., Crutchfield, C., Cullison, B., Davis, D., Davis, D., Dumais, K., Ebersole, E., Feldmark, J., Fennell, D., Fisher, W., Fraser-hidalgo, D., Gilchrist, J., Glenn, C., Healey, A., Hettleman, S., Hill, T., Ivey, J., Jalisi, J., Jones, A., Kaiser, A., Kelly, A., Korman, M., Krimm, C., Lafferty, S., Lewis, J., Lewis, R., Lierman, B., Lopez, L., Love, S., McIntosh, M., Moon, D., Mosby, N., Palakovich Carr, J., Patterson, E., Pendergrass, S., Proctor, E., Qi, L., Reznik, K., Rogers, M., Sample-Hughes, S., Shetty, E., Smith, S., Solomon, J., Sydnor, C., Terrasa, J., Turner, F., Valentino-Smith, G., Watson, C., Watson, R., Young, K., Young, P.

2019-02-08 / Introduced
Passed House (90-49)- Vote

In the Senate - Second Reading Passed with Amendments

2019/02/26 - Testimony Here
HB834  Authorizing a person to replace a lost or broken assault weapon that was lawfully possessed in accordance with certain provisions of law if the replacement is registered with the Secretary of State Police. Howard, S., Arikan, L., Beitzel, W., Buckel, J., Chisholm, B., Ciliberti, B., Grammer, R., Malone, M., McComas, S., Mckay, M., Rose, A., Saab, S. 2019-02-08 / Introduced
To House Judiciary
 
HB981  Providing an exemption under the sales and use tax for the sale of certain firearm safety devices, including a firearm safe, firearm lockbox, trigger and barrel lock, or any other item designed to enhance home firearm safety. Parrott, N., Arikan, L., Buckel, J., Hartman, W., Howard, S., Malone, M., McComas, S., Saab, S. [Hearing: Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm House Hearing]

2019-02-12 / Introduced
To House Ways and Means
 
HB1343  Altering the process by which a person who is denied a certain handgun permit or renewal of a permit or whose permit is revoked or limited by the Secretary of State Police or the Secretary's designee may appeal the decision; repealing provisions of law relating to the Handgun Permit Review Board; providing that appeals from a certain decision by the Secretary or the Secretary's designee may be made to the Office of Administrative Hearings in a certain manner; etc. Atterbeary, V., Rosenberg, S.

2019-02-26 / Introduced
   Returned Passed
 
SB8  Prohibiting a person from using a certain computer-aided fabrication device to manufacture a firearm; prohibiting a person from possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving a firearm manufactured using a certain computer-aided fabrication device; prohibiting a person from possessing, distributing, transmitting, publishing, selling, transferring, or purchasing a certain computer control language, computer program, computer software, or computer database; establishing certain penalties; etc. Benson, J.



2019-02-06 / Introduced
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn

 
SB97  Providing that a person may not be denied the right to purchase, possess, or carry a firearm solely on the basis that the person is authorized to use medical cannabis. Hough, M., Zirkin, R.


[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm House Hearing]

2019-02-06 / Introduced
Passed Senate (47-0) - Vote 

2019/02/26 - Testimony Here
SB113  Altering the manner in which an applicant for a handgun permit may pay a certain fee to allow for payment by credit card in addition to payment by a personal check, business check, certified check, or money order. Hough, M., Bailey, J., Carozza, M., Cassilly, B., Eckardt, A., Edwards, G., Gallion, J., Hershey, S., Jennings, J.B., Ready, J., Reilly, E., Salling, J., West, C., Smith, W.

[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm House Hearing]

2019-02-26 / Passed Senate (44-3) - Vote

PASSED ENROLLED
2019/02/26 - Testimony Here
SB114  Authorizing a person to apply for preliminary approval of a handgun permit to wear, carry, or transport a handgun without completing a certified firearms training course; requiring the Secretary of State Police to investigate an application for a handgun permit; requiring the Secretary to issue preliminary approval if the applicant meets certain requirements except the certified firearms training course; requiring an applicant to satisfy the firearms training requirement within 120 days after receipt of preliminary approval; etc. Hough, M., Bailey, J., Carozza, M., Cassilly, B., Eckardt, A., Edwards, G., Gallion, J., Hershey, S., Jennings, J.B., Ready, J., Salling, J., Simonaire, B., West, C.

[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm House Hearing]

2019-01-25 / Introduced
Passed Senate (46-0) - Vote

To House Judiciary
2019/02/26 - Testimony Here
SB115  Clarifying that personal protection or self-defense can qualify as a good and substantial reason to carry, wear, 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. Hough, M., Bailey, J., Carozza, M., Cassilly, B., Eckardt, A., Edwards, G., Gallion, J., Hershey, S., Jennings, J.B., Ready, J., Salling, J., Simonaire, B. 2019-02-06 / Introduced
Unfavorable report by Judicial Proceedings - Vote
2019/02/26 - Testimony Here
SB118  Establishing that the Secretary of State Police is not required to submit certain fingerprints with a certain application for a criminal history records check if the applicant's fingerprints are already on file with the Department of State Police. Ready, J., Bailey, J., Carozza, M., Cassilly, B., Eckardt, A., Edwards, G., Gallion, J., Hershey, S., Hough, M., Jennings, J.B., Reilly, E., Salling, J., Simonaire, B., West, C. 2019-02-04 / Introduced
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
 
SB287  Exempting a certain applicant for a handgun qualification license from a certain training requirement if the applicant is a certain retired law enforcement officer or a certain active or retired correctional officer, sheriff, or deputy sheriff under certain circumstances. Cassilly, B., Bailey, J., Carozza, M., Edwards, G., Gallion, J., Hough, M., Jennings, J.B., Ready, J., Reilly, E., Salling, J., Simonaire, B.

[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm House Hearing]

2019-01-29 / Introduced
Passed Senate (46-0) - Vote

To House Judiciary

 
SB346  Providing that, for certain purposes relating to the transfer of a firearm, the term "transfer" includes a loan other than a temporary gratuitous exchange of a regulated firearm between two individuals who remain in the same location for the duration of the exchange. Ferguson, W., Elfreth, S., Ellis, A., Feldman, B., Guzzone, G., Kelley, D., Rosapepe, J., Smith, W., Washington, M., West, C., Young, R.

2019-02-06 / Introduced
    Passed Senate (47-0) - Vote

    Passed House with Amendments (89-47) - Vote

Conference Committee Appointed

2019/02/26 - Testimony Here
SB441  Prohibiting a person from storing or leaving a loaded or an unloaded firearm in a location where a child could gain access to the firearm, unless the firearm is locked by a certain safety lock or is secured in a container that is capable of preventing an unintended person from gaining access to the contents; altering the definition of "child" to be an individual under the age of 18 years instead of 16 years; and providing a penalty for a violation of the Act of imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both. Smith, W., Augustine, M., Beidle, P., Benson, J., Elfreth, S., Ellis, A., Feldman, B., Ferguson, W., Griffith, M., Guzzone, G., Kelley, D., King, N., Kramer, B., Lam, C., Lee, S., Peters, D., Pinsky, P., Rosapepe, J., Waldstreicher, J., Washington, M., West, C., Young, R., Zirkin, R., Zucker, C. 2019-02-06 / Introduced
To Senate Judicial Proceedings
2019/02/26 - Testimony Here
SB536  Prohibiting a county board of education or public school from spending any money from any source to directly or indirectly provide a teacher with a firearm. Lam, C., Peters, D., Young, R. 2019-02-05 / Introduced
Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs)
 
SB622  Requiring the Office of the Attorney General to study and compile information regarding certain matters that relate to certain crime firearms; requiring the Department of State Police to provide certain information for the study; and requiring the Office of the Attorney General to report its findings to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 1, 2020. Carter, J.

2019-02-06 / Introduced
Passed Senate (47-0) -Vote

Favorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary

 
SB706  Authorizing a person to replace a lost or broken assault weapon that was lawfully possessed in accordance with certain provisions of law if the replacement is registered with the Secretary of State Police. Ready, J., Bailey, J., Eckardt, A., Hough, M., Serafini, A. 2019-02-06 / Introduced
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings - Vote
 
SB737  Providing that a person who is not a certain licensee may not complete the transfer of a certain rifle or shotgun as transferor or transferee, except under certain circumstances; requiring, before a certain transfer is conducted, the transferor and transferee to meet jointly with a certain licensee and request that the licensee facilitate the transfer; requiring a licensee to take certain actions when facilitating a transfer; etc. Lee, S., Beidle, P., Elfreth, S., Feldman, B., Guzzone, G., Kramer, B., Patterson, O., Peters, D.



2019-02-06 / Introduced

Second Reading Passed with Amendments

2019/02/26 - Testimony Here
SB882  Prohibiting a person from transporting into the State a certain firearm that is not imprinted with a certain serial number or manufacturing, possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving a certain firearm that is not imprinted with a certain serial number; prohibiting a person from using a certain computer-aided fabrication device to manufacture a certain firearm; establishing certain penalties; etc. Smith, W., Augustine, M., Beidle, P., Benson, J., Carter, J., Elfreth, S., Ellis, A., Feldman, B., Ferguson, W., Griffith, M., Guzzone, G., Hester, K., Kagan, C., Kelley, D., King, N., Kramer, B., Lam, C., Lee, S., Miller, T., Nathan-Pulliam, S., Patterson, O., Peters, D., Pinsky, P., Washington, M., Young, R., Zirkin, R., Zucker, C.

2019-02-14 / Introduced
To Senate Judicial Proceedings
2019/02/26 - Testimony Here
SB1000  Altering the process by which a person who is denied a certain handgun permit or renewal of a permit or whose permit is revoked or limited by the Secretary of State Police or the Secretary's designee may appeal the decision; repealing provisions of law relating to the Handgun Permit Review Board; providing that appeals from a certain decision by the Secretary or the Secretary's designee may be made to the Office of Administrative Hearings in a certain manner; etc. Beidle, P., Augustine, M., Carter, J., Elfreth, S., Ellis, A., Feldman, B., Ferguson, W., Guzzone, G., Hayes, A., Kagan, C., Lam, C., Lee, S., Miller, T., Peters, D., Rosapepe, J., Smith, W., Washington, M., Young, R., Zucker, C.

2019-03-01 / Introduced
   Passed Senate (30-16)

RETURNED PASSED

2019/03/07 - Testimony Here 

 

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