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Proposed Maryland Firearm Legislation HB1215

  this is an pro-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Criminal Law – Crimes Against Property – Right to Defend Property

Subject: Criminal Law - Procedure: Burglary: Crimes and Punishments: Self Defense: Violence

Description: Establishing that an occupant of a dwelling is justified in using any degree of physical force against another person when the other person has made an unlawful entry into the dwelling, the occupant reasonably believes that force or deadly force is necessary to repel an attack by the other person, and the amount and nature of the force used by the occupant is reasonable under the circumstances; establishing that a person acting in accordance with the Act is immune from certain criminal prosecution; etc.

Session: 2019 Regular Session

Last Action: Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn

Last Action Date: March 14, 2019


Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.

29 sponsors: Dan Cox (R); Christopher Adams (R); Curtis Anderson (D); Carl Anderton (R); Steven Arentz (R); Lauren Arikan (R); Jason Buckel (R); Brian Chisholm (R); Paul Corderman (R); Wayne Hartman (R); Kevin Hornberger (R); Seth Howard (R); Jay Jacobs (R); Nicholaus Kipke (R); Susan Krebs (R); Bob Long (R); Michael Malone (R); Johnny Mautz (R); Susan McComas (R); Mike Mckay (R); Ric Metzgar (R); Matt Morgan (R); Neil Parrott (R); Jesse Pippy (R); Teresa Reilly (R); April Rose (R); Sid Saab (R); Haven Shoemaker (R); Kathy Szeliga (R);

Percentage of House Of Delegates sponsoring bill: 21% (29 of 141)

Chamber Date Action
House Mar 14, 2019 Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
House Feb 11, 2019 Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
House Feb 8, 2019 First Reading Judiciary
Type Date State Link Text
Introduced Feb 10, 2019 state link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

Link: link to state bill page

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