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    Maryland Shall Issue ® - Update - 2/8/12






    In this issue:

    1. The Importance of You
    2. House Bills 2012
    3. Senate Bills 2012




    1. The Importance of You

    MSI's message is only as strong as the membership makes it. As a grassroots organization, we depend on you to amplify our message, both with fellow gun owners but more importantly with our elected officials. We go to great lengths to give you the information that you need to contact your representatives in Annapolis so that they are hearing our side of the issue the loudest and the most often.


    Please, take the time to follow the action plans and dedicate just a few minutes a day to communicate our message to the people in Annapolis.





    2. House Bills 2012




    HB-45 - Handgun Permits - Qualifications - Presumption and Burden of Proof - SUPPORT


    Hearing Date February 21st, 1:00pm


    Repealing the requirement that the Secretary of State Police base a finding that an applicant for a handgun permit has a good and substantial reason to wear, carry, or transport a handgun on an investigation; establishing a presumption that an applicant for a handgun permit has a good and substantial reason to wear, carry, or transport a handgun for the purposes of qualifying for a handgun permit; and establishing that the Secretary has the burden of specified proof.


    Position Statement and Action Plan Can Be Found Here






    HB -208 - Baltimore City Public School System - Governance - NO POSITION


    No Hearing Scheduled


    This is just a functional bill that rewords some of the language in this part of the existing code. It's only filed as a "gun bill" because this section of the code authorizes Baltimore City Schools Police Officers to carry a firearm. There's nothing of interest for our folks.






    HB-209 - Public Safety - Possession of Firearms - Crimes Committed in Other States - OPPOSE


    Hearing Cancelled - Not rescheduled

    Prohibiting a person from possessing a regulated firearm, rifle, or shotgun if the person was previously convicted of an offense under the laws of another state or the United States that would constitute a crime of violence or a violation of specified provisions of law if committed in this State.



    Position Statement and Action Plan Can Be Found Here





    HB-256 - Regulated Firearms - License Issue By Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia or West Virginia - Reciprocity - SUPPORT



    Hearing Date February 21, 1:00pm


    Specifying that a license to carry a regulated firearm, including a concealed regulated firearm, issued to an individual by Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or West Virginia is valid in Maryland.


    Position Statement and Action Plan Can Be Found Here





    HB-300 - Public Safety - Handgun Permits - Renewal Period For Retired law Enforcement - OPPOSE AS WRITTEN


    Hearing Date February 21, 1:00pm


    Establishing that a handgun permit issued to a retired law enforcement officer of the State or a county or municipal corporation of the State expires on the last day of the holder's birth month following 5 years after the date the permit is issued and may be renewed for successive periods of 5 years each if, at the time of an application for renewal, the applicant possesses the qualifications for the issuance of a permit.


    Position statement and action plan can be found here.








    HB-379 - Frederick County - Alcoholic Beverages - Citations Issued By Inspectors - NO POSITION

    Hearing Date February 21, 1:00pm


    Removing Frederick County from the list of counties whose alcoholic beverages inspectors are prohibited from carrying a weapon when issuing a citation for specified violations.





    HB-396 - Public Safety - Law Enforcement Handgun Disposal - Deceased Officers - NO POSITION


    Hearing Date February 21, 1:00pm



    Authorizing a law enforcement agency to transfer the handgun of a law enforcement officer who is killed or dies in the performance of duty to specified members of the deceased officer's family or to the deceased officer's estate; and authorizing a law enforcement agency to render the handgun of a deceased officer inoperable before transfer.





    HB-430 -Public Safety - Handgun Permits - Repeal of Finding Requirement (Better Maryland - Right of Self Defense) - SUPPORT


    Hearing Date February 21, 1:00pm



    Repealing the requirement that the Secretary of State Police find that a person has a good and substantial reason to wear, carry, or transport a handgun before issuing a handgun permit to the person.


    Position Statement and Action Plan Can be Found Here




    HB-488 - Public Safety - Handgun Permits - Repeal of Finding Requirements - SUPPORT


    Hearing Date February 21, 1:00pm



    Repealing the requirement that the Secretary of State Police find that a person has a good and substantial reason to wear, carry, or transport a handgun before issuing a handgun permit to the person.


    Position Statement and Action Plan Can be Found Here








    HB-527 - Courts - Bankruptcy - Arms - SUPPORT


    Hearing Date February 15, 1:00pm



    Authorizing a person to claim an exemption in specified bankruptcy proceedings for arms in an amount not to exceed $2,000 in value; and applying the Act prospectively.


    Position Statement and Action Plan Can Be Found Here





    HB-579 - Public Safety - Regulated Firearms - Exemption from Training Course - NO POSITION


    Hearing Date February 15, 1:00pm



    Providing an exemption from specified requirements to complete a specified firearms training course if an individual is a retired law enforcement officer of a unit of the federal government, the State, or any local law enforcement agency in the State.






    HB-618 - Task Force to Study Access of Individuals with Mental Illness to Regulated Firearms - POSITION PENDING


    Hearing Date February 15, 1:00pm



    Establishing a Task Force to Study Access of Individuals with Mental Illness to Regulated Firearms; providing for the membership, staffing, and duties of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to report to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 31, 2012, on legislative options for limiting the access to regulated firearms of individuals with a history of mental illness; and expanding the access of law enforcement officers to specified mental health records.




    3. Senate Bills 2012


    SB-64 - Public Safety -Machine Gun Registration - Notice To Renew - SUPPORT

    Heard on February 2 at 1:00pm



    Requiring the Secretary of State Police, on or before March 15 in each year succeeding the registration of a machine gun, to notify the registrant in writing of the requirement to renew the registration.

    Position Statement and Action Plan Can Be Found Here





    SB-439 - Frederick County - Alcoholic Beverages - Citations Issued By Inspectors - NO POSITION


    No Hearing Scheduled


    Removing Frederick County from the list of counties whose alcoholic beverages inspectors are prohibited from carrying a weapon when issuing a citation for specified violations.






    SB-512 - Regulated Firearms - Database - Applications for Dealer's License - Record Keeping and Reporting Requirements - OPPOSE


    No hearing scheduled


    Authorizing the Department of State Police to make specified information available to aid the investigation of those who are armed and prohibited from possessing a firearm; requiring the Secretary of State Police or the Secretary's designee to disapprove an application for a State-regulated firearms dealer's license if the Secretary or designee determines that the applicant intends a specified person to participate or hold a specified interest in the management or operation of the business for which the license is sought; etc.



    Position Statement and Action Plan Forthcoming






    SB-514 - Public Safety - Law Enforcement Handgun Disposal - Deceased Officers - NO POSITION


    No Hearing Scheduled


    Authorizing a law enforcement agency to transfer the handgun of a law enforcement officer who is killed or dies in the performance of duty to specified members of the deceased officer's family or to the deceased officer's estate; and authorizing a law enforcement agency to render the handgun of a deceased officer inoperable before transfer.





    SB-588- Bow Hunting - Possession of Handguns for Protection - NO POSITION AT THIS TIME


    No Hearing Scheduled





    SB-640 - Public Safety - Possession of Firearms - Crimes Committed in Other States - OPPOSE


    No Hearing Scheduled


    Prohibiting a person from possessing a regulated firearm, rifle, or shotgun if the person was previously convicted of an offense under the laws of another state or the United States that would constitute a crime of violence or a violation of specified provisions of law if committed in this State.





    SB-803 - Public Safety - Regulated Firearms - Exemption from Training Course - NO POSITION


    No Hearing Scheduled


    Providing an exemption from specified requirements to complete a specified firearms training course if an individual is a retired law enforcement officer of a unit of the federal government, the State, or any local law enforcement agency in the State.





    SB-815 - Criminal Law - Robbery - Oral Claim of Possession of a Dangerous Weapon - NO POSITION


    No Hearing Scheduled

    Prohibiting a person from committing or attempting to commit a robbery by making an oral claim that the person has possession of a dangerous weapon; and establishing a penalty for a violation of the Act.





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    Keep us posted!
    Especially on HB-256!
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