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Maryland SB814

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

Description: Clarifying that 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.

Last Action: Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 22, 2018

Maryland SB741

Title: Public Safety - Handgun Permit Review Board - Repeal

Description: 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 by filing a written request with the Secretary; etc.

Last Action: Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 22, 2018

Maryland SB1062

Title: Weapon Crimes - Detachable Magazines and Regulated Firearms - Possession

Description: Prohibiting a person from possessing a certain detachable magazine that has a capacity of more than 10 rounds of ammunition; prohibiting a person from possessing a regulated firearm if the person was previously convicted of a certain crime involving possessing, owning, carrying, or transporting a firearm after having been convicted of a certain other crime; and applying certain penalties.

Last Action: Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 22, 2018

Minnesota SF2601

Title: Semiautomatic firearm slide-fire stock defined as trigger activator

Description: Semiautomatic firearm slide-fire stock defined as trigger activator

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy

Last Action Date: February 22, 2018

Minnesota SF1262

Title: Gun violence protective orders authorization

Description: Gun violence protective orders authorization

Last Action: Author added Clausen

Last Action Date: February 22, 2018

Minnesota SF1261

Title: Firearm transfers criminal background checks requirement

Description: Firearm transfers criminal background checks requirement

Last Action: Author added Cwodzinski

Last Action Date: February 22, 2018

Pennsylvania HB2109

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms and for licenses; and providing for firearm restraining order.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms and for licenses; and providing for firearm restraining order.

Last Action:

Last Action Date: February 22, 2018

Vermont H0895

Title: An act relating to legislative review of certain report requirements

Description: An act relating to legislative review of certain report requirements

Last Action: Committee bill read the first time and placed on Notice Calendar on February 22, 2018

Last Action Date: February 22, 2018

Washington SB6298

Title: Adding domestic violence harassment to the list of offenses for which a person is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Description: Adding domestic violence harassment to the list of offenses for which a person is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Last Action: Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Judiciary at 6:00 PM in anticipation of other legislative action.

Last Action Date: February 22, 2018

Washington HB2519

Title: Concerning concealed pistol license eligibility requirements.

Description: Concerning concealed pistol license eligibility requirements.

Last Action: Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 10:00 AM

Last Action Date: February 22, 2018

Washington HB2368

Title: Making technical corrections and removing obsolete language from the Revised Code of Washington pursuant to RCW 1.08.025.

Description: Making technical corrections and removing obsolete language from the Revised Code of Washington pursuant to RCW 1.08.025.

Last Action: Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 10:00 AM

Last Action Date: February 22, 2018

Washington HB2649

Title: Enhancing the fish, shellfish, and wildlife-related recreational opportunities for a person with a disability.

Description: Enhancing the fish, shellfish, and wildlife-related recreational opportunities for a person with a disability.

Last Action: Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks at 1:30 PM in anticipation of other legislative action.

Last Action Date: February 22, 2018