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40 total bills, 13 anti-gun bills,
9 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Maryland Gun Laws

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

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HB92

Title: Public Safety - Handgun Permits - Payment of Fees

Description: Altering the manner in which an applicant for a handgun permit is required to pay a certain fee to allow any method of payment approved by the Secretary of State Police.

Last Action: Hearing 2/25 at 10:00 a.m.

Last Action Date: January 24, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB95

Title: Public Safety - Firearms Disqualifications - Antique Firearm (Shadé's Law)

Description: Applying certain provisions disqualifying a person from possessing a rifle or shotgun to an antique firearm.

Last Action: Hearing 2/25 at 10:00 a.m.

Last Action Date: January 24, 2019

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HB96

Title: Public Safety - Regulated Firearms - Transfer

Description: Providing that, for certain purposes, the term "transfer" includes a loan other than a temporary gratuitous exchange of a regulated firearm between two individuals who remain in the same location for the duration of the exchange.

Last Action: Hearing 2/25 at 10:00 a.m.

Last Action Date: January 24, 2019

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HB236

Title: Crimes - Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Crime of Violence or Felony - Penalties (The Repeat Firearms Offender Act of 2019)

Description: Altering penalties for a certain crime relating to use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence or felony.

Last Action: Hearing 2/25 at 10:00 a.m.

Last Action Date: January 24, 2019

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HB253

Title: Protective Orders - Relief - Transfer of Wireless Telephone Service

Description: Authorizing a court, in a temporary protective order or a final protective order, to order a wireless telephone service provider to transfer to a person eligible for relief the billing responsibility for and the right to continue the use of any telephone number used by the person eligible for relief or a minor child in the person's custody; requiring the court to serve a certain order on a wireless telephone service provider's resident agent; etc.

Last Action: Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: January 24, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB342

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 wear, carry, 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; and declaring the intent of the General Assembly that an amount representing the increase in General Fund revenues, less increased administrative costs, realized from the increased number of permits issued under the Act be included in the annual budget to fund certain school mental health programs.

Last Action: Hearing 2/25 at 10:00 a.m.

Last Action Date: January 29, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB367

Title: Public Safety - Education - Firearm Funding

Description: Prohibiting a county board of education or public school from spending any money from any source to directly or indirectly provide a teacher with a firearm or train a teacher in the use of a firearm; and providing the Act does not apply to a school-approved sport or club that makes use of firearms.

Last Action: Hearing 2/12 at 1:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 1, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB468

Title: Public Safety - Access to Firearms - Storage Requirements

Description: Prohibiting a person from storing or leaving a loaded or unloaded firearm in a location where a child could gain access to the firearm unless the firearm is locked by a certain safety lock or is secured in a container that is capable of preventing an unintended person from gaining access to the contents; altering the definition of "child" to be an individual under the age of 18 years instead of 16 years; and providing a penalty for a violation of the Act of imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both.

Last Action: Hearing 2/25 at 10:00 a.m.

Last Action Date: February 1, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB523

Title: Public Schools - Use of Lead Ammunition in School Programs - Prohibition

Description: Prohibiting a school-approved sport, club, or course of instruction from using lead ammunition in training, practice, or athletic competition.

Last Action: Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn

Last Action Date: February 18, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB541

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 2/25 at 10:00 a.m.

Last Action Date: February 5, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB612

Title: Public Safety - Regulated Firearms - Colt AR-15 Sporter H-BAR Rifle

Description: Altering the definition of "regulated firearm" to include the previously excepted Colt AR-15 Sporter H-BAR rifle.

Last Action: Hearing 2/25 at 10:00 a.m.

Last Action Date: February 6, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB740

Title: Criminal Law - Firearms - Computer-Aided Fabrication and Serial Number

Description: Prohibiting a person from transporting into the State or manufacturing, possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving a firearm manufactured after 1968 that is not imprinted with a serial number issued by a federally licensed firearms manufacturer or importer; and establishing penalties of up to 5 years imprisonment or a fine of up to $5,000, or both for violations of the Act.

Last Action: Hearing 2/25 at 10:00 a.m.

Last Action Date: February 8, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB749

Title: Firearms - Right to Purchase, Own, Possess, and Carry - Medical Cannabis (Patients' Rights Act)

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 a certain qualifying patient; defining the term "qualifying patient" to mean a person who 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 certain purposes and the State should not penalize a qualifying patient for using the drug legally; etc.

Last Action: Hearing 2/25 at 10:00 a.m. (Judiciary)

Last Action Date: February 8, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB769

Title: Harford County Parishioner Protection Pilot Program

Description: Authorizing, in Harford County, a person to, without a permit, carry a handgun on the property of a church or religious organization during certain events and transport a handgun to and from certain church or religious organization events if the person has the written consent of a certain church or religious organization to carry a handgun on the property during certain events and has the intent to wear, carry, or transport a handgun for certain purposes on the property of the church or religious organization; etc.

Last Action: Hearing 2/25 at 10:00 a.m.

Last Action Date: February 11, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB774

Title: Office of the Attorney General - Crime Firearms - Study

Description: Requiring the Office of the Attorney General to study and compile information regarding certain matters that relate to firearms used in the commission of a crime of violence or recovered by law enforcement in connection with an illegal firearm possession, transportation, or transfer; requiring the Maryland State Police to provide certain information for the study; requiring the Office of the Attorney General to report its findings to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 1, 2020; etc.

Last Action: Hearing 2/25 at 10:00 a.m.

Last Action Date: February 8, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB781

Title: Public Safety - Handgun Permit - Church or Religious Organization Property (Parishioner Protection Act of 2019)

Description: Authorizing a person who has the written consent of a bona fide church or religious organization to carry a handgun on the property of the church or religious organization during certain events and who has the intent to wear, carry, or transport a handgun for certain purposes on the property of the church or religious organization to, without a permit, carry a handgun on the property of the church or religious organization during certain events and transport a handgun to and from certain church or religious organization events; etc.

Last Action: Hearing 2/25 at 10:00 a.m.

Last Action Date: February 8, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB786

Title: Public Safety - Rifles and Shotguns - 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; etc.

Last Action: Hearing 2/25 at 10:00 a.m.

Last Action Date: February 8, 2019

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HB834

Title: Public Safety - Assault Weapons - Replacements

Description: Authorizing a person to replace a lost or broken assault weapon that was lawfully possessed in accordance with certain provisions of law if the replacement is registered with the Secretary of State Police.

Last Action: Hearing 2/25 at 10:00 a.m.

Last Action Date: February 8, 2019

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HB981

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

Description: Providing an exemption under the sales and use tax for the sale of certain firearm safety devices, including a firearm safe, firearm lockbox, trigger and barrel lock, or any other item designed to enhance home firearm safety.

Last Action: Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 12, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1214

Title: Criminal Law - Crimes Against Property - Right to Defend Property (Stand Your Ground Act)

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, and when the occupant has a reasonable belief that the other person has committed a crime in the dwelling in addition to the unlawful entry or is committing or intends to commit a crime against a person or property in addition to the unlawful entry; establishing that a person acting in accordance with the Act is immune from certain criminal prosecution; etc.

Last Action: Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 11, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1215

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

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.

Last Action: Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 11, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1247

Title: No Fear in Education Act - Student Protection in School

Description: Requiring each public school and certain nonpublic schools to have at least two trained individuals who have a handgun permit and carry a handgun or at least two school resource officers who carry firearms; requiring each county board of education and certain nonpublic schools to report certain information to the Maryland Center for School Safety; requiring the School Safety Grant Program to provide grants to certain schools for a single-point-of-entry system and bullet-resistant glass for classrooms; etc.

Last Action: Hearing 2/25 at 10:00 a.m. (Judiciary)

Last Action Date: February 8, 2019

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HB1343

Title: Public Safety - Handgun Permit Review Board - Repeal

Description: Altering the process by which a person who is denied a certain handgun permit or renewal of a permit or whose permit is revoked or limited by the Secretary of State Police or the Secretary's designee may appeal the decision; repealing provisions of law relating to the Handgun Permit Review Board; providing that appeals from a certain decision by the Secretary or the Secretary's designee may be made to the Office of Administrative Hearings in a certain manner; etc.

Last Action: First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations

Last Action Date: February 18, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB8

Title: Criminal Law - Computer-Aided Firearm Fabrication - Prohibitions

Description: Prohibiting a person from using a certain computer-aided fabrication device to manufacture a firearm; prohibiting a person from possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving a firearm manufactured using a certain computer-aided fabrication device; prohibiting a person from possessing, distributing, transmitting, publishing, selling, transferring, or purchasing a certain computer control language, computer program, computer software, or computer database; establishing certain penalties; etc.

Last Action: Hearing 2/27 at 12:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 6, 2019

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SB97

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 2/26 at 12:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 6, 2019

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SB113

Title: Public Safety - Handgun Permits - Payment of Fees

Description: Altering the manner in which an applicant for a handgun permit is required to pay a certain fee to allow any method of payment approved by the Secretary of State Police.

Last Action: Second Reading Passed with Amendments

Last Action Date: February 21, 2019

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SB114

Title: Firearms - Handgun Permit - Preliminary Approval

Description: Authorizing a person to apply for preliminary approval of a handgun 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 2/05 at 12:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: January 25, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB115

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 2/21 at 12:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 6, 2019

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SB118

Title: Handgun Permits - Criminal History Records Checks - Fingerprint Submission Exception

Description: Establishing that the Secretary of State Police is not required to submit certain fingerprints with a certain application for a criminal history records check if the applicant's fingerprints are already on file with the Department of State Police.

Last Action: Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn

Last Action Date: February 4, 2019

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SB166

Title: Crimes - Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Crime of Violence or Felony - Penalties (The Repeat Firearms Offender Act of 2019)

Description: Altering penalties for a certain crime relating to use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence or felony.

Last Action: Hearing 2/07 at 12:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: January 25, 2019

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SB287

Title: Handgun Qualification License - Training Requirement - Exemption

Description: Exempting a certain applicant for a handgun qualification license from a certain training requirement if the applicant is a certain retired law enforcement officer or a certain active or retired correctional officer, sheriff, or deputy sheriff under certain circumstances.

Last Action: Hearing 2/12 at 12:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: January 29, 2019

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SB346

Title: Public Safety - Regulated Firearms - Transfer

Description: Providing that, for certain purposes relating to the transfer of a firearm, the term "transfer" includes a loan other than a temporary gratuitous exchange of a regulated firearm between two individuals who remain in the same location for the duration of the exchange.

Last Action: Hearing 2/21 at 12:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 6, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB441

Title: Public Safety - Access to Firearms - Storage Requirements

Description: Prohibiting a person from storing or leaving a loaded or an unloaded firearm in a location where a child could gain access to the firearm, unless the firearm is locked by a certain safety lock or is secured in a container that is capable of preventing an unintended person from gaining access to the contents; altering the definition of "child" to be an individual under the age of 18 years instead of 16 years; and providing a penalty for a violation of the Act of imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both.

Last Action: Hearing 2/21 at 12:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 6, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB536

Title: Public Safety - Education - Firearm Funding

Description: Prohibiting a county board of education or public school from spending any money from any source to directly or indirectly provide a teacher with a firearm.

Last Action: Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs)

Last Action Date: February 5, 2019

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SB622

Title: Office of the Attorney General - Crime Firearms - Study

Description: Requiring the Office of the Attorney General to study and compile information regarding certain matters that relate to certain crime firearms; requiring the Department of State Police to provide certain information for the study; and requiring the Office of the Attorney General to report its findings to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 1, 2020.

Last Action: Hearing 2/22 at 12:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 6, 2019

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SB664

Title: Criminal Procedure - Forfeiture of Firearms - Sale to Dealer

Description: Authorizing, in Allegany County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Garrett County, and Washington County, a certain law enforcement unit to sell, exchange, or transfer certain forfeited firearms to a federally licensed firearms dealer under certain circumstances.

Last Action: Hearing 2/27 at 12:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 6, 2019

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SB706

Title: Public Safety – Assault Weapons – Replacements

Description: Authorizing a person to replace a lost or broken assault weapon that was lawfully possessed in accordance with certain provisions of law if the replacement is registered with the Secretary of State Police.

Last Action: Hearing 2/21 at 12:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 6, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB737

Title: Public Safety - Rifles and Shotguns - 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; etc.

Last Action: Hearing 2/27 at 12:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 6, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB882

Title: Criminal Law – Firearms – Computer–Aided Fabrication and Serial Number

Description: Prohibiting a person from transporting into the State a certain firearm that is not imprinted with a certain serial number or manufacturing, possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving a certain firearm that is not imprinted with a certain serial number; prohibiting a person from using a certain computer-aided fabrication device to manufacture a certain firearm; establishing certain penalties; etc.

Last Action: Hearing 2/27 at 12:00 p.m.

Last Action Date: February 14, 2019

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SB1000

Title: Public Safety - Handgun Permit Review Board - Repeal

Description: Altering the process by which a person who is denied a certain handgun permit or renewal of a permit or whose permit is revoked or limited by the Secretary of State Police or the Secretary's designee may appeal the decision; repealing provisions of law relating to the Handgun Permit Review Board; providing that appeals from a certain decision by the Secretary or the Secretary's designee may be made to the Office of Administrative Hearings in a certain manner; etc.

Last Action: First Reading Senate Rules

Last Action Date: February 21, 2019

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