MD HB342 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 10-0)
Status: Introduced on January 28 2019 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2019-03-11 - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


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.

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



2019-03-11HouseUnfavorable Report by Judiciary
2019-01-29HouseHearing 2/25 at 10:00 a.m.
2019-01-28HouseFirst Reading Judiciary


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