MSI 2019 Gun Bill Tracker

 Read what these bills mean for you here

Contact Your Legislators here

  MSI 2019 MD General Assembly Legislation Tracker    
April 6th, 2019
Green = Support, Red = Oppose, Blue = No Position
Bill #SummarySponsorsStatusNotes
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Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn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 

 


Veto request for HB819, the Handgun Permit Review Board repeal bill

Dear Mr. Shank:

This letter is submitted on behalf of Maryland Shall Issue, its officers and Board and all its members, to request that Governor Hogan veto HB 819, as enacted by the General Assembly. As you may know, Maryland Shall Issue is an all-volunteer, non-partisan organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of gun owners’ rights in Maryland. The undersigned President of Maryland Shall Issue is an attorney and an active member of the Bar of the District of Columbia, having recently retired from the United States Department of Justice, after 33 years of practicing before the federal Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. For the reasons set forth below, HB 819 is an unfounded attack on the Handgun Permit Review Board whose members are appointed by you. It deserves to be vetoed.

Continue Reading


ACTION ALERT: "Red Flag" bill (HB 1302), the so-called "Extreme Risk Protection Orders" bill. UPDATED

UPDATED: 

Well, HB 1302, the so-called Extreme  Risk Protection Orders bill, has emerged from the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and quickly passed the Senate.  The vote in the Senate was 31-13.  Up front, we wish to thank the tireless efforts of Senator Hough, Senator Ready, Senator Cassilly and Chairman Zirkin in the Committee to remake this bill from the House version. And because of their efforts, the resulting bill is certainly a big improvement over the bill that was passed by the House. To their great credit, Senators Hough, Ready, Cassilly and Senator Linda Norman (who is new to the Committee, having just been appointed to the seat filled by her late husband) voted against this bill in Committee. That is because these Senators realized that the bill is still a legal abomination. Even under the JPR amendments, the bill still makes gun owners a unique class in the law, e.g., a person who can be proceeded against and whose property can be seized simply because of his or her status as a gun owner.

Continue Reading


ACTION ALERT! Urge your representatives to pass SB27 AS-IS

The Opposition is playing games with SB 27, which is the preliminary approval bill for a carry permit. This bill passed the Senate 44-1 this year and was approved by the House Judiciary Committee 18-0. It passed the House last year. The opposition wants to tack on amendments to make it hard on republicans. We need, however, something to pass in the House for it to get to a conference with the Senate. PLEASE, call and write your representative ASAP to urge them to stand firm and get this bill through the House in accordance with what passed the Senate and what the House did last year.

You can find your representatives HERE

SB27 can be found HERE


MGA2018 Legislative Update

Well, it is starting to get exciting in Annapolis.  We are tracking legislation and updating it often on our website with links to the bills and our testimony.  We do want to highlight here a few of these bills and encourage our members (and other supporters of the Second Amendment) to contact their legislators and come out and testify.  MSI needs your support. 

Continue Reading


National Reciprocity Passes the House!

Passage of this bill (H.R. 38) in the House is huge and is strongly endorsed by MSI. The bill contains multiple provisions greatly strengthening the rights of individuals with concealed carry permits and and of residents of constitutional carry states that allow concealed carry without a permit.

Continue Reading


2017 Legislative Session Recap

Sine Die (midnight, April 10) has come and gone and the 2017 Session of the General Assembly is over.  Thankfully.  The forces of logic and sense actually did pretty well, considering what was at stake.  My thanks go out to the folks and leadership at NRA-ILA, the Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association, 2A Maryland, the AGC, the Western Maryland Sportsmen's Coalition and the Maryland Hunting Coalition.  We all contributed.  But most of all I want to thank our membership and others, who stood up and were counted with time, testimony, emails, calls, support, and signs.  Thank you for your passion!  It is a bond that we all share.

So what happened this year?

Continue Reading


Campus Gun Ban Bill Testimony Videos

Several of the 2A organizations in our state, along with the NRA showed up in Annapolis to testify against many bills.  We have some video from these testimonies one of the more egregious bills this session, HB0159 - Weapon-Free Higher Education Zones.  Take a look!

Continue Reading


MSI Position on Utilization of the Terrorist Watch List for Gun Sales

Maryland Shall Issue is opposed to the Terrorist Watch List for the same reasons the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is opposed to the Terrorist Watch List, it lacks due process as required under the 5 th and 14 th Amendments to the Constitution. The Terrorist Watch List was created as an investigative tool, and was never intended to provide due process. The government does not disclose to people that they are under investigation.

Continue Reading


Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Maryland Shall Issue®, Inc.
9613 Harford Rd
Ste C #1015
Baltimore, MD 21234-2150

Phone:  410-849-9197
Email: 
Web:   www.marylandshallissue.org