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Proposed Maryland Firearm Legislation SB115

  this is an pro-gun bill
Legislation Overview

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

Subject: Public Safety: Guns: Licenses: Self Defense

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.

Session: 2019 Regular Session

Last Action: Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings

Last Action Date: March 13, 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'.

12 sponsors: Michael Hough (R); Jack Bailey (R); Mary Carozza (R); Bob Cassilly (R); Adelaide Eckardt (R); George Edwards (R); Jason Gallion (R); Stephen Hershey (R); J.B. Jennings (R); Justin Ready (R); Johnny Salling (R); Bryan Simonaire (R);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 26% (12 of 47)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Mar 13, 2019 Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
Senate Feb 6, 2019 Hearing 2/21 at 12:00 p.m.
Senate Jan 16, 2019 First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Type Date State Link Text
Introduced Jan 16, 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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