MD HB1261 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Introduced on February 7 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-02-24 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Altering the definition of "copycat weapon" applicable to certain criminal prohibitions relating to assault weapons; requiring a certain person who lawfully possessed a certain firearm before October 1, 2020, to register the firearm with the Department of State Police on or before January 1, 2021; providing that a person who lawfully possessed a certain firearm before a certain date and who voluntarily registers the firearm on or after a certain date and before a certain date is not subject to certain criminal penalties; etc.

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Weapon Crimes - Assault Long Guns and Copycat Weapons



2020-02-24HouseUnfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
2020-02-07HouseFirst Reading Judiciary


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Criminal Law4301(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law4303(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

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