MD SB208 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-0)
Status: Vetoed on May 7 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-05-07 - Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Providing that a person who is not a certain licensee may not complete a sale, rental, or transfer of a certain rifle or shotgun as a purchaser, lessee, or transferee or seller, lessor, or transferor, except under certain circumstances; requiring, before a certain sale, rental, or transfer is conducted, the seller, lessor, or transferor and purchaser, lessee, or transferee to both request that a certain licensee facilitate the sale, rental, or transfer; establishing certain penalties for violations of the Act; etc.

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Public Safety – Rifles and Shotguns – Sales, Rentals, and Transfers


Roll Calls

2020-03-18 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 87 N: 42 NV: 2 Abs: 10) [PASS]
2020-03-09 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 31 N: 14 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2020-05-07SenateVetoed by the Governor (Policy)
2020-03-18SenateReturned Passed
2020-03-18HouseThird Reading Passed (87-42)
2020-03-18HouseFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2020-03-18HouseFavorable Report by Judiciary
2020-03-14HouseHearing canceled
2020-03-12HouseHearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-03-10HouseReferred Judiciary
2020-03-09SenateThird Reading Passed (31-14)
2020-03-05SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-05SenateFloor Amendment {273624/1 (Senator Hershey) Rejected
2020-03-05SenateFloor Amendment {833929/1 (Senator Smith) Adopted
2020-03-05SenateFloor Amendment {553924/2 (Senator Smith) Adopted
2020-03-05SenateFavorable with Amendments Adopted
2020-03-05SenateCommittee Amendment {398179/2 Adopted
2020-03-05SenateFavorable with Amendments
2020-03-05SenateMotion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Smith) Adopted
2020-03-05SenateFavorable with Amendments {398179/2
2020-03-04SenateMotion Special Order until 3/5 (Senator Smith) Adopted
2020-03-04SenateFavorable with Amendments {398179/2
2020-03-03SenateMotion Laid Over (Senator Smith) Adopted
2020-03-03SenateFavorable with Amendments {398179/2
2020-03-02SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
2020-01-28SenateHearing 2/05 at 2:00 p.m.
2020-01-28SenateHearing canceled
2020-01-21SenateHearing 2/05 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-16SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings

Same As/Similar To

HB4 (Crossfiled) 2020-05-07 - Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Public Safety5201(n/a)See Bill Text
Public Safety5204.1(n/a)See Bill Text
Public Safety5207(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments