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2017 2A-Related Legislation Tracking

This page will be kept to date with this 2017 MGA session's 2nd Amendment related legislation as we become aware of them.

The following is the current list of bills in the MD House and Senate (Last Updated March 31, 2017): 

Bill Number Title MSI Position Status
HB0006 Public Safety - Handgun Permits - Application Report No Position In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary;
Withdrawn
HB0052 Baltimore City School Police Force - Vehicles and Firearms - Report No Position In the Senate - Hearing 3/22 at 1:00 p.m.
HB0053 Sales and Use Tax - Exemption - Firearm Safety Devices Support In the House - Hearing 1/18 at 11:00 a.m.
HB0059 Public Safety - Assault Weapons - Replacements Support In the House - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
HB0159 Weapon-Free Higher Education Zones Oppose House: Third Reading Passed (84-49)
Senate: First Reading Judicial Proceedings
SB0946 ↑ Companion Bill ↑ Oppose In the House - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
HB0162 Public Safety - Firearm Application Support In the Senate - Second Reading Passed
(SB0016) ↑ Cross-filed ↑ Support In the House - Favorable Report by Judiciary
HB0294 Public Safety - Regulated Firearms - Definition of Convicted of a Disqualifying Crime Oppose In the Senate - Second Reading Passed
(SB0224) ↑ Cross-filed ↑ Oppose In the House - Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m.
HB0318 Public Safety - Firearms Disqualifications - Antique Firearm Oppose In the House - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
(SB0467) ↑ Cross-filed ↑ Oppose In the Senate - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.
HB0339 Public Safety - Handgun Permits - Correctional Officer No Position In the House - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
HB0425 Public Schools - Suspensions and Expulsions No Position In the Senate - First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
(SB0651) ↑ Cross-filed ↑ No Position In the House - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
HB0610 Public Safety - Handgun Permit - Applicant Qualifications Support In the House - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
HB0611 Handguns - School Employees - Handgun Permits and Carrying Weapons on School Property Support In the House - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
HB0663 Public Safety - Permit to Carry, Wear, or Transport a Handgun - Qualifications Support In the House - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
(SB0511) ↑ Cross-filed ↑ Support In the Senate - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.
HB0820 Handgun Permits - Universal Recognition Support In the House - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
HB0821 Firearms - Permit to Wear, Carry, or Transport a Handgun - Expiration and Renewal Support In the House - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
HB0827 Public Safety - Secretary of State Police - Temporary Firearms Training Waiver Support In the House - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
HB0875 Firearms - Handgun Qualification License - Firearms Safety Training Support In the House - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
HB0877 Handgun Permits - Alternative Expiration Date - Private Detectives, Security Guards, and Special Police Officers Support In the Senate - Second Reading Passed
SB0023 ↑ Cross-filed ↑ Support In the House - Favorable Report by Judiciary
HB0891 Handgun Permits - Firearms Training Courses Support In the House - Recommitted to Judiciary (Delegate Vallario)
HB0905 Public Safety - Handgun Qualification License - Application Fee Support In the House - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
HB0958 Public Safety - Gun Shows - Captured Plate Data Support In the House - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
HB1036 Firearms - Handgun Permit - Preliminary Approval Support In the Senate - Hearing 3/28 at 1:00 p.m.
HB1108 Public Safety - Regulated Firearms - Disqualifying Crime Support In the House - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
HB1111 Natural Resources - Eastern Shore - Deer Firearms Season No Position In the House - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation;
Withdrawn
SB0953 ↑ Cross-filed ↑ No Position In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs;
Withdrawn
HB1203 Talbot County - Deer Management Permit - Use of Rifles Support In the House - Recommitted to Environment and Transportation (Delegate Stein)
SB0954 ↑ Cross-filed ↑ Support In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
HB1343 Howard County - Fire and Explosive Investigator - Authority Ho. Co. 24-17 No Position In the Senate - Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m.
HB1396 Wearing, Carrying, or Transporting a Handgun - Penalties - Subsequent Offenders No Position In the House - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
SB0826 ↑ Cross-filed ↑ No Position In the Senate - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.
HB1398 Public Safety - Police Profiling - "Right-to-Carry" Permit Support In the House - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
HB1424 Criminal Procedure - Firearms - Transfer Support In the House - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
SB0727 ↑ Cross-filed ↑ Support In the Senate - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.
HB1448 Public Safety - Rifles and Shotguns - Secondary Transactions Oppose In the House - Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
SB0948 ↑ Companion Bill ↑ Oppose In the Senate - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.
HB1491 Public Institutions of Higher Education - Events Held by Conservation Organizations Support In the House - Unfavorable Report by Appropriations;
Withdrawn
SB0721 ↑ Cross-filed ↑ Support In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs;
Withdrawn
HB1521 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Commission to Study Firearm Violence - Establishment Oppose In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
SB0160 Handgun Permits - Multijurisdictional Recognition Support In the Senate - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.
SB0245 Public Safety - Permit to Carry, Wear, or Transport a Handgun - Qualifications Support In the Senate - Hearing 3/08 at 1:00 p.m.
SB1091 Public Safety - Permit to Wear, Carry, or Transport a Handgun - Expiration and Renewal Support In the Senate - Hearing 3/15 at 1:00 p.m.
SB1180 Public Safety - Handgun Permit Review Board - Repeal Oppose In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules

 We encourage you to contact your legislators regarding these bills. If you don't know who your legislators are, click here to find out!  Additionally, the Associated Gun Clubs a has a great utility to help you email your legislators.  Please remember to be polite!


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