Maryland Senate Gun Bill Day – Just One Week Away

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Maryland Gun Bill Day
Maryland Gun Bill Day
Maryland Shall Issue
Maryland Shall Issue

Maryland ––(Ammoland.com)- We have one week until “Gun Bill Day” in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Thursday, March 12 2015.

We would encourage everyone to show up and testify in person on at least one bill, if not more.

If you are not able to testify in person, MSI has partnered with NRA-ILA to collect written testimony and make the appropriate copies. Send your written testimony to [email protected], preferably as a .PDF or .docx by midnight March 8, 2012.

The NRA-ILA will print out your written testimony, make the 20 copies needed for the committee and deliver them by the deadline of noon on March 12 2015.

In the next couple of days, we will send out an additional update with information on how you can send in written testimony for any and all of the bills listed here and in the House Gun Bill Day update, to include an e-mail address to send it to, as well as formatting information.

The following is a list of bills up for hearing in the committee, with a brief synopsis and what MSI thinks of the bill:

SB0017 — (Cross-filed as HB0101) Baltimore City School Police Force – Carrying of Firearms – Scope — No Position

Authorizing a Baltimore City school police officer to carry a firearm on the premises of a Baltimore City public school and any other property used for an educational purpose owned, leased, or operated by, or under the control of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners; etc.
mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?…b=subject3&ys=2015RS

SB0100 — (Cross-filed as HB0767) Public Safety – Permit to Carry, Wear, or Transport a Handgun – Qualifications – Support

Clarifying that 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.
mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?…b=subject3&ys=2015RS

SB0136 — Crimes – Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Crime – Diminution Credits and Sentencing – Support

Prohibiting the earning of diminution credits to reduce the term of confinement of an inmate committed to the custody of the Commissioner of Correction or sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a local correctional facility who is serving a sentence for the use of specified firearms in the commission of specified crimes; prohibiting a court from suspending any part of a mandatory minimum sentence of five years; and applying the Act prospectively.
mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?…b=subject3&ys=2015RS

SB0261— (Cross-filed as HB0189) Public Safety – Handgun Permit Background Investigation – Armored Car Company Employees – No Position

Authorizing the Secretary of State Police to accept a background investigation performed on behalf of specified armored car companies in place of a specified criminal history records check performed by the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services under specified circumstances.
mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?…b=subject3&ys=2015RS

SB0326 — (Cross-filed as HB0477) Public Safety – Handgun Permits – Term – Support with Amendments

Authorizing the Secretary of State Police to set the date for expiration of a handgun permit under specified circumstances; and clarifying that an expiration date for a handgun permit does not apply if the permit is renewed under specified circumstances.
mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?…b=subject3&ys=2015RS

SB0407 — Public Safety – Handgun Permits – Support with Amendments

Requiring the Secretary of the State Police to issue a specified handgun permit within 120 days under specified circumstances; requiring the Secretary to notify, in writing, each applicant for a permit of the decision to approve or deny a permit within 120 days after receipt of the application; etc.
mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?…b=subject3&ys=2015RS

SB0447 — Sales and Use Tax – Tax-Free Periods – Hunting and Sporting Goods – Support

Establishing a sales and use tax exemption period for the 7-day period from the third Sunday in April through the following Saturday for hunting and sporting goods shopping in Maryland during which the sales and use tax does not apply to the sale of firearms, fishing supplies, and hunting supplies if the taxable price of the item is less than $1,000; etc.
mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?…b=subject3&ys=2015RS

SB0454 — (Cross-filed as HB0464) Handgun Permits – Reciprocity – Support with amendments

Specifying that a permit to carry a handgun, including a concealed handgun, issued to an individual by another state is valid in Maryland.
mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?…b=subject3&ys=2015RS

SB0530 — (Cross-file of HB0857) Criminal Procedure – Firearms – Transfer – Support with Amendments

Requiring a court to inform a person convicted of a specified offense that the person is prohibited from possessing a firearm under specified provisions of law; providing that if a person commits a specified offense and the offense is a domestically related crime, the court shall order the person to transfer all firearms owned by the person or in the person's possession; providing for the procedure to transfer firearms; authorizing the disposal of a firearm under specified circumstances; etc.
mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?…b=subject3&ys=2015RS

SB0736 — Public Safety – Handgun Identification Requirements – Repeal – Support

Repealing a provision of law requiring specified firearms manufacturers and dealers and the Department of State Police to take specified actions relating to identification of handguns.
mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?…b=subject3&ys=2015RS

SB781 – Public Safety – Handgun Permit – Temporary Training Waiver – Support

Authorizing the Secretary of State Police, on making a determination that an applicant has demonstrated evidence of imminent danger to the applicant, to temporarily waive a specified requirement to complete a specified firearms training course; and requiring a specified permit to require completion of a specified course within 60 days after the issuance of the permit.
mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?…b=subject3&ys=2015RS

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