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13 total bills, 5 anti-gun bills,
3 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Maryland Firearm Legislation

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note: Maryland does not carry over legislation from session to session

this is an anti-gun bill

HB4

Title: Public Safety - Rifles and Shotguns - Secondary Transactions

Description: 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; providing certain penalties; etc.

Last Action: Hearing 1/15 at 1:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: January 7, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

HB35

Title: Public Safety - Firearm Telematics - Study

Description: Defining "firearm telematics" as an electronic sensor or equipment installed on a firearm for purposes of tracking the location of the firearm if it becomes lost or stolen; requiring the Department of State Police to study and make recommendations about firearm telematics; requiring the Department to take certain actions in conducting the study and making recommendations; and requiring the Department to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before July 1, 2021.

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

Last Action Date: January 9, 2020

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HB47

Title: Public Safety - Handgun Qualification License - Training Exemption

Description: Exempting an applicant who is a law enforcement officer with a law enforcement agency in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, or Washington, D.C. from the firearms safety training course requirement for a handgun qualification license.

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

Last Action Date: January 9, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

HB73

Title: Firearms - Right to Purchase, Own, Possess, and Carry - Medical Cannabis

Description: 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 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 purposes of State law and the State should not penalize a qualifying patient for using the drug legally; etc.

Last Action: Hearing 1/29 at 1:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: January 10, 2020

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HB233

Title: Criminal Law - Assault in the First Degree - Suffocation or Strangulation

Description: Prohibiting a person from intentionally suffocating or strangling another in the commission of an assault; and providing a penalty of imprisonment not exceeding 25 years for a violation of the Act.

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

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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HB265

Title: Handgun Qualification License - Training Requirement - Exemption

Description: Handgun Qualification License - Training Requirement - Exemption

Last Action: First Reading Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 20, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

SB39

Title: Public Safety - Regulated Firearm - Definition

Description: Altering the definition of "regulated firearm" to include the Anderson Manufacturing .223 caliber AM-15 and .300 caliber AM-15.

Last Action: Hearing 1/15 at 1:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: January 3, 2020

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SB43

Title: Licensing - Fingerprint Requirement

Description: Exempting certain applicants for certain licenses from the requirement to submit a set of fingerprints with the application if the applicant has submitted certain fingerprints for a prior license application in the State.

Last Action: Hearing 1/22 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs)

Last Action Date: January 8, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

SB55

Title: Income Tax Checkoff - Maryland Assault Weapons Buyback Fund

Description: Establishing the Maryland Assault Weapons Buyback Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund and establishing a related income tax return checkoff; requiring the Department of State Police to administer the Fund and to adopt certain regulations to implement the Fund; requiring the State Treasurer to hold the Fund and the Comptroller to account for the Fund; requiring the Governor for fiscal year 2022 to appropriate $50,000 for the Fund; specifying the purpose for which the Fund may be used; etc.

Last Action: Unfavorable Report by Budget and Taxation; Withdrawn

Last Action Date: January 16, 2020

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SB156

Title: Handgun Qualification License - Training Requirement - Exemption

Description: Exempting an applicant for a handgun qualification license from the requirement to complete a firearms safety training course if the applicant is a certain retired law enforcement officer or a certain active or retired correctional officer, sheriff, or deputy sheriff who has successfully completed an initial correctional officer, sheriff, or deputy sheriff firearms training course approved by the Secretary of State Police.

Last Action: Hearing 1/29 at 1:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

SB179

Title: Firearms - Right to Purchase, Possess, and Carry - Use of Medical Cannabis

Description: 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.

Last Action: Hearing 1/29 at 1:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

SB198

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

Description: 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.

Last Action: Hearing 1/30 at 1:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

SB208

Title: Public Safety - Rifles and Shotguns - Secondary Transactions

Description: 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; providing certain penalties; etc.

Last Action: First Reading Judicial Proceedings

Last Action Date: January 16, 2020

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