Update January 15, 2021: Due to the current crack down on conservative websites by 'big tech' we have removed all Google Adsense ads from this site. If you would like to help us offset this loss of income please click here to donate.

toggle menu

rss feed
25 total bills, 10 anti-gun bills,
7 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Maryland Firearm Legislation

2013 Session2014 Session2015 Session2016 Session2017 Session2018 Session2019 Session2020 Session2021 Session

Filter:         Click on bill number for details. jump to upper chamber

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

watching this bill

HB17

Title: Public Safety - Emergency Powers Limitations (Consent of the Governed Act)

Description: Making certain provisions of law relating to the issuance of certain emergency orders subject to the Act; providing that a certain declaration is only effective with a certain approval by the General Assembly and for only a certain period of time; repealing a certain provision of legislative intent; altering certain criminal penalties; requiring the Governor to take certain actions within a certain number of days of the issuance of a certain emergency order; etc.

Last Action: Hearing 1/28 at 1:30 p.m.

Last Action Date: December 23, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

HB200

Title: Public Safety - Access to Firearms - Storage Requirements (Jaelynn's Law)

Description: Altering a certain prohibition to prohibit a person from storing or leaving a firearm in a location where a minor could gain access to the firearm; altering a certain exception to the prohibition; establishing certain exceptions to the prohibition; prohibiting a person from storing or leaving a firearm in a location where an unsupervised minor could gain access to the firearm, an unsupervised minor does gain access to the firearm, and the firearm causes harm to the minor or another person; establishing certain penalties; etc.

Last Action: Hearing 3/01 at 1:30 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 5, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB415

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 3/10 at 1:30 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 5, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB450

Title: Election Law – Polling Sites – Firearms Prohibitions

Description: Prohibiting a person from carrying or displaying a firearm on the premises of a privately or publicly owned building being used as a polling site during an election, including in a parking lot, or carrying or possessing a firearm within 100 feet of a polling site during an election, subject to a certain exception; and establishing a certain civil penalty of up $5,000 for a certain violation. etc.

Last Action: Hearing 2/02 at 1:30 p.m.

Last Action Date: January 18, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB538

Title: Handgun Permits – Qualifications – High–Risk Occupations

Description: Requiring the Secretary of State Police to issue a certain permit to carry, wear, or transport a handgun to a person who meets certain requirements and is employed in a certain profession.

Last Action: Hearing 2/10 at 1:30 p.m.

Last Action Date: January 31, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB543

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 3/10 at 1:30 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 5, 2021

watching this bill

HB633

Title: Gun Theft Felony Act of 2021

Description: Classifying the theft of a firearm as a felony; and establishing a penalty for theft of a firearm of imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding $1,000 for a first offense, and imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $2,500 for a second or subsequent offense.

Last Action: Hearing 2/10 at 1:30 p.m.

Last Action Date: January 31, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB638

Title: Public Safety - Untraceable and Undetectable Firearms

Description: Altering a certain definition of regulated firearm to include a certain unfinished frame or receiver; authorizing a person to continue to possess a certain firearm or unfinished frame or receiver on or after January 1, 2022, if the firearm or unfinished frame or receiver is marked with a unique serial number and the person maintains a certain record log; prohibiting a person from possessing a certain firearm or unfinished frame or receiver on or after January 1, 2022; providing certain penalties; etc.

Last Action: Hearing 3/01 at 1:30 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 5, 2021

watching this bill

HB669

Title: Crimes - Firearms - Straw Purchase Participant Penalty

Description: Altering from a misdemeanor to a felony the crime of knowingly being a participant in a straw purchase of a regulated firearm under certain circumstances.

Last Action: Hearing 3/01 at 1:30 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 5, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB773

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 Handgun Roster Board under the Department of State Police to study and make recommendations about firearm telematics; requiring the Handgun Roster Board to take certain actions in conducting the study and making recommendations; and requiring the Handgun Roster Board to report its findings to the Governor and the General Assembly by July 1, 2022.

Last Action: Hearing 2/24 at 1:30 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 5, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB845

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 3/03 at 1:30 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 5, 2021

watching this bill

HB963

Title: Sales and Use Tax - Exemption - Firearm Safety Devices

Description: Providing an exemption under the sales and use tax for the first $500 of the taxable price of certain firearm safety devices, including a firearm safe, firearm lockbox, trigger and barrel lock, or any other item designed for home firearm safety; etc.

Last Action: Hearing 2/18 at 1:30 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 2, 2021

watching this bill

HB966

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 3/03 at 1:30 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 5, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1186

Title: Office of the Attorney General - Firearm Crime, Injuries, Fatalities, and Crime Firearms - Study Extension

Description: Altering certain dates by which the Office of the Attorney General is required to provide certain reports to the Governor and the General Assembly relating to firearm crimes, firearm injuries and fatalities, and crime firearms; authorizing the Office to access certain information from the District Court concerning certain protective orders for a certain purpose; requiring an additional report to be submitted by December 1, 2024 by the Office of the Attorney General under a certain Act; etc.

Last Action: Passed Enrolled

Last Action Date: April 12, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1291

Title: Public Safety - Untraceable Firearms

Description: Prohibiting a person from manufacturing, assembling, possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving a certain firearm or unfinished frame or receiver not imprinted with a serial number by a federally licensed firearms manufacturer or federally licensed firearms importer; establishing penalties for a violation of the Act of imprisonment for up to 2 years or a fine not to exceed $5,000 or both; etc.

Last Action: Hearing 3/01 at 1:30 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 10, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB10

Title: Election Law – Polling Sites – Firearms Prohibitions

Description: Prohibiting a person from carrying or displaying a firearm on the premises of a privately or publicly owned building being used as a polling site during an election, including in a parking lot, or carrying or possessing a firearm within 100 feet of a polling site during an election, subject to certain exceptions; and establishing a certain civil penalty of up to $5,000 for a certain violation.

Last Action: Hearing 3/23 at 1:30 p.m.

Last Action Date: March 12, 2021

watching this bill

SB15

Title: Firearms - Handgun Permit - Notice of Expiration and Renewal Instructions

Description: Requiring the Secretary of State Police to provide a certain notice of the impending expiration of a certain handgun permit and certain renewal instructions to a holder of a certain handgun permit at least 60 days before the expiration of the permit by electronic mail, if the holder of the permit has provided an e-mail address to the Secretary, or by mail.

Last Action: Hearing 3/31 at 1:30 p.m.

Last Action Date: March 23, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB27

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 2/02 at 1:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: December 28, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

SB221

Title: Handgun Qualification License - Firearms Safety Training

Description: Repealing a requirement to obtain a handgun qualification license that a certain firearms safety training course include a certain firearms orientation component.

Last Action: Hearing 2/02 at 1:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: December 28, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

SB309

Title: Handgun Permit – Preliminary Approval

Description: Authorizing a person to apply for preliminary approval of a 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.

Last Action: Hearing 3/31 at 1:30 p.m.

Last Action Date: March 23, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB479

Title: Public Safety - Access to Firearms - Storage Requirements (Jaelynn's Law)

Description: Altering a certain prohibition to prohibit a person from storing or leaving a firearm in a location where a minor could gain access to the firearm; altering a certain exception to the prohibition; establishing certain exceptions to the prohibition; prohibiting a person from storing or leaving a firearm in a location where an unsupervised minor could gain access to the firearm and an unsupervised minor does gain access to the firearm and the firearm causes harm to the minor or another person; establishing certain penalties; etc.

Last Action: Hearing 2/11 at 11:00 a.m.

Last Action Date: January 27, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB560

Title: Criminal Law - Theft of a Handgun

Description: Classifying the theft of a handgun as a felony; and establishing a penalty for theft of a handgun, for a first conviction, 2 to 5 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $1,000 or both, and for a second or subsequent conviction, imprisonment for 5 to 10 years and a fine of up to $2,500 or both.

Last Action: Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: January 27, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB624

Title: Public Safety - Untraceable and Undetectable Firearms

Description: Altering a certain definition of regulated firearm to include a certain unfinished frame or receiver; authorizing a person to continue to possess a certain firearm or unfinished frame or receiver on or after January 1, 2022, if the firearm or unfinished frame or receiver is marked with a unique serial number and the person maintains a certain record log; prohibiting a person from possessing a certain firearm or unfinished frame or receiver on or after January 1, 2022; providing certain penalties; etc.

Last Action: Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 1, 2021

watching this bill

SB826

Title: Handgun Permits – Qualifications – High–Risk Occupations

Description: Requiring the Secretary of State Police to issue a certain permit to carry, wear, or transport a handgun to a person who meets certain requirements and is employed in a certain profession.

Last Action: Hearing 3/10 at 12:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 9, 2021

watching this bill

SB852

Title: Crimes - Penalties and Procedures (Violent Firearms Offender Act of 2021)

Description: Requiring the Commissioner of Correction to provide a certain inmate with a reentry kit that includes clothing, an identification card, contact information on reentry services, information on Medicaid and the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, and transportation; providing that a person who uses a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence is guilty of a felony and establishing certain penalties; prohibiting a dealer or other person from selling, renting, loaning, or transferring a regulated firearm under certain circumstances; etc.

Last Action: Referred Rules and Executive Nominations

Last Action Date: April 2, 2021

back to top