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Maryland HB1036

Title: Firearms - Handgun Permit - Preliminary Approval

Description: Authorizing a person to apply for preliminary approval of a handgun permit without completing a certified firearms training course; requiring the Secretary to investigate an application for a handgun permit; requiring the Secretary to issue preliminary approval for a handgun permit if the applicant meets specified requirements except the required certified firearms training course; requiring an applicant to satisfy a specified firearm training requirement within 120 days after receipt of preliminary approval; etc.

Last Action: Hearing 3/28 at 1:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: March 28, 2017

Maryland SB23

Title: Handgun Permits - Alternative Expiration Date - Private Detectives, Security Guards, and Special Police Officers

Description: Authorizing the Secretary of State Police to establish an alternative expiration date for a permit to carry, wear, or transport a handgun that coincides with the expiration of a license, certification, or commission for a specified private detective, specified security guard, or specified special police officer.

Last Action: Hearing 3/28 at 1:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: March 28, 2017

Maryland SB16

Title: Public Safety - Firearm Application

Description: Repealing a requirement that a firearm application contain a copy of the applicant's handgun qualification license; and requiring that a firearm application contain the applicant's handgun qualification license number, with a specified exception.

Last Action: Hearing 3/28 at 1:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: March 28, 2017

Oregon HJR13

Title: Proposing amendment to Oregon Constitution relating to firearms.

Description: Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution providing that law authorizing police officer to ask person if person is in possession of firearm is not law violating right of people against unreasonable search or seizure. Refers proposed amendment to people for their approval or rejection at next regular general election.

Last Action: Public Hearing and Work Session scheduled.

Last Action Date: March 28, 2017

Texas HB375

Title: Relating to providing for the carrying of handguns without a license and to related offenses and penalties.

Description: Relating to providing for the carrying of handguns without a license and to related offenses and penalties.

Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . .

Last Action Date: March 28, 2017

Texas HB497

Title: Relating to the liability of a business that allows handguns to be carried on the business's premises.

Description: Relating to the liability of a business that allows handguns to be carried on the business's premises.

Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . .

Last Action Date: March 28, 2017

Texas HB1911

Title: Relating to granting authority to carry a firearm to an unlicensed person who otherwise meets certain requirements for a handgun license and to related criminal offenses; creating a criminal offense.

Description: Relating to granting authority to carry a firearm to an unlicensed person who otherwise meets certain requirements for a handgun license and to related criminal offenses; creating a criminal offense.

Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . .

Last Action Date: March 28, 2017

Texas HB606

Title: Relating to the liability of a person who allows handguns to be carried on property owned, controlled, or managed by the person.

Description: Relating to the liability of a person who allows handguns to be carried on property owned, controlled, or managed by the person.

Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . .

Last Action Date: March 28, 2017

Texas HB556

Title: Relating to the civil liability of certain persons in connection with allowing or forbidding handguns on the premises of a business or apartment complex.

Description: Relating to the civil liability of certain persons in connection with allowing or forbidding handguns on the premises of a business or apartment complex.

Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . .

Last Action Date: March 28, 2017

Texas HB447

Title: Relating to the civil liability of certain businesses in connection with allowing or forbidding handguns on the business premises.

Description: Relating to the civil liability of certain businesses in connection with allowing or forbidding handguns on the business premises.

Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . .

Last Action Date: March 28, 2017