Maryland Daily Report, 01/26/2008: Pending Gun/Crime Legislation


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Lambo
January 26, 2008, 09:01 AM
Legislation in Annapolis 01-26-08

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HOUSE BILL 2

Handgun Permits _ Repeal of Finding Requirement

Synopsis:

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.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008rs/billfile/hb0002.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/hb/hb0002f.pdf

Heard: JANUARY 22

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/fnotes/bil_0002/hb0002.pdf



HOUSE BILL 22

Crimes _ Possession of Firearm While in Possession of Certain Controlled Dangerous Substances

Synopsis:

Prohibiting a person from knowingly and intentionally possessing, carrying, or transporting a firearm while simultaneously possessing specified controlled dangerous substances; providing penalties for a violation of the Act; providing that a sentence imposed under the Act shall be consecutive to and not concurrent with another sentence imposed for a crime based on the act establishing the violation of the Act; etc.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008rs/billfile/hb0022.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/hb/hb0022f.pdf

Heard: JANUARY 22

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/fnotes/bil_0002/hb0022.pdf



HOUSE BILL 24

Law Enforcement Officer and Emergency Responder Protection Act of 2008

Synopsis:

Prohibiting a person from intentionally causing physical injury to another if the person knows or has reason to know that the other is a firefighter, rescue squad member, or emergency services responder engaged in fighting a fire, performing emergency services, or proceeding to a fire or other emergency; establishing penalties; increasing the penalty for the crime of intentionally causing physical injury to another if the person knows or has reason to know that the other is a law enforcement officer engaged in specified duties; etc.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008rs/billfile/hb0024.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/hb/hb0024f.pdf

Heard: JANUARY 16

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/fnotes/bil_0004/hb0024.pdf



HOUSE BILL 64

Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 3

Fallen Soldier Privacy Act of 2008

Synopsis:

Prohibiting a person from using the name, portrait, picture, or image of a specified deceased soldier for specified purposes without prior consent from specified individuals; defining the term "soldier"; and establishing a specified penalty.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008rs/billfile/hb0064.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/hb/hb0064f.pdf

Hearing: JANUARY 29

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/fnotes/bil_0004/hb0064.pdf



HOUSE BILL 107

DNA Data Base System _ Sample Collection on Arrest

Synopsis:

Requiring the collection of a DNA sample from an individual arrested for a felony or specified burglary offenses; requiring the sample to be collected at the facility where the arrest is processed; etc.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008rs/billfile/hb0107.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/hb/hb0107f.pdf

Heard: January 24

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/fnotes/bil_0007/hb0107.pdf



HOUSE BILL 108

Electronic Weapons _ Prohibition


Synopsis:

Prohibiting a person from possessing, using, selling, distributing, offering to sell or distribute, or transporting into the State an electronic weapon; establishing penalties; requiring the Police Training Commission to require specified training in the proper use of electronic weapons; etc.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008rs/billfile/hb0108.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/hb/hb0108f.pdf

Heard: JANUARY 24

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/fnotes/bil_0008/hb0108.pdf



HOUSE BILL 182

Domestic Violence - Permanent Protective Order After Conviction and Imprisonment

Synopsis:

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/billfile/HB0182.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/hb/hb0182f.pdf

Hearing: ?



HOUSE BILL 275

Entitled: Crimes _ Violation of Restriction Against Possession of Regulated Firearm _ Penalties

Synopsis:

Increasing the penalty for violation of the restriction against possession of a regulated firearm by a person who was previously convicted of a specified crime.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008rs/billfile/hb0275.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/hb/hb0275f.pdf

Hearing: FEBRUARY 5



HOUSE BILL 306

Entitled: Public Safety _ Handgun Permit Application Fee _ Waiver for State Judges

Synopsis:

Prohibiting the Secretary of State Police or the Secretary's designee from charging a sitting judge of the Court of Appeals, the Court of Special Appeals, the circuit court of a county, or the District Court a fee to apply for a handgun permit.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008rs/billfile/hb0275.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/billfile/HB0306.htm

Hearing: JANUARY 30



HOUSE BILL 322

Entitled: Criminal Law _ Assault Against a Transit Vehicle Passenger _ Penalties

Synopsis:

Imposing a 15_year mandatory minimum term of imprisonment on a person who is convicted of first degree assault against a passenger on a specified transit vehicle; providing that the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment may not be suspended; establishing the crime of assault against a passenger on a specified transit vehicle as an assault in the second degree; etc.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/billfile/HB0322.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/hb/hb0322f.pdf

Hearing: FEBRUARY 6



HOUSE BILL 324

Entitled: Criminal Law _ Assault Against a Transit Vehicle Operator _ Penalties

Synopsis:

Imposing a 20_year mandatory minimum term of imprisonment on a person who is convicted of first degree assault against a person operating a specified transit vehicle; providing that the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment may not be suspended; establishing the crime of assault against a person operating a specified transit vehicle as an assault in the second degree; etc.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/billfile/HB0324.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/hb/hb0324f.pdf

Hearing: FEBRUARY 6



HOUSE BILL 342

Entitled: Pawnbrokers _ Required Records _ Photographs of Individuals

Synopsis:

Requiring pawnbrokers to take a photograph of individuals who pawn items of personal property worth more than $100; requiring the records of pawnbrokers to include the photographs; and requiring pawnbrokers to keep the photographs and bills of sale for 1 year.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008rs/billfile/hb0342.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/hb/hb0342f.pdf

Hearing: ?



HOUSE BILL 348

Entitled: Criminal Law _ Crimes Against a Law Enforcement Officer _ Definition of Law Enforcement Officer

Synopsis:

Altering the definition of a law enforcement officer for specified crimes against law enforcement officers.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/billfile/HB0348.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/hb/hb0348f.pdf

Hearing?



SENATE BILL 3

Fallen Soldier Privacy Act of 2008

Synopsis:

Prohibiting a person from using the name, portrait, picture, or image of a specified deceased soldier for specified purposes without prior consent from specified individuals; defining the term "soldier"; and establishing a specified penalty.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/billfile/sb0003.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/sb/sb0003f.pdf

Heard: JANUARY 15

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/fnotes/bil_0003/sb0003.pdf



SENATE BILL 42

Temporary Protective Orders _ Surrender of Firearms | Sponsored By: Senator Frosh

Synopsis: Authorizing a judge in entering a temporary protective order to order a specified person to surrender to law enforcement authorities any firearm in the person's possession for a specified period of time; etc.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008rs/billfile/sb0042.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/sb/sb0042f.pdf

Hearing: ?



SENATE BILL 84
Public Benefits and Services _ Illegal Aliens

Synopsis:

Prohibiting the State from authorizing or providing specified public benefits or services to illegal aliens in the State unless the public benefit or service is required under federal law.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008rs/billfile/sb0084.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/sb/sb0084f.pdf

Hearing: ?



SENATE BILL 112

Entitled: Criminal Procedure _ Undocumented Immigrants _ Prohibition on Pretrial Release

Synopsis:

Prohibiting a District Court commissioner from authorizing the pretrial release of a defendant who cannot provide documentation acceptable to the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services certifying that the individual is lawfully present in the United States in accordance with federal law.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008rs/billfile/sb0112.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/sb/sb0112f.pdf

Hearing: ?



SENATE BILL 124

Entitled: Criminal Law _ Lawful Interception of Communications _ Additional Crimes

Synopsis:

Adding the commission of assault in the first degree and the attempt to commit specified offenses to the offenses for which it is lawful under specified circumstances for an investigative or law enforcement officer or another person acting at the prior direction and under the supervision of an investigative or law enforcement officer to intercept a wire, oral, or electronic communication in order to provide evidence of the commission of the offense.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008rs/billfile/sb0124.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/sb/sb0124f.pdf

Hearing: January 31



SENATE BILL 210

Entitled: Maryland Veterans Behavioral Health

Synopsis:

Establishing behavioral health service coordination among the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, the Maryland National Guard, and the Maryland Defense Force for veterans of the Afghanistan or Iraq conflicts; etc.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/billfile/SB0210.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/sb/sb0210f.pdf

Hearing: FEBRUARY 19



SENATE BILL 224

Entitled: Law Enforcement Officer and Emergency Responder Protection Act of 2008

Synopsis:

Prohibiting a person from intentionally causing physical injury to another if the person knows or has reason to know that the other is a firefighter, rescue squad member, or emergency services responder engaged in fighting a fire, performing emergency services, or proceeding to a fire or other emergency; establishing penalties; increasing the penalty for the crime of intentionally causing physical injury to another if the person knows or has reason to know that the other is a law enforcement officer engaged in specified duties; etc.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008rs/billfile/sb0224.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/sb/sb0224f.pdf

Hearing: ?

SENATE BILL 244

Entitled: Criminal Law _ Use of Firearm in the Commission of a Crime of Violence or a Felony

Synopsis:

Prohibiting the use of specified firearms in the commission of crimes of violence or felonies; and defining "firearm".

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/billfile/SB0244.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/sb/sb0244f.pdf

Hearing: ?



SENATE BILL 294

Entitled: Criminal Law _ Crimes Against a Law Enforcement Officer _ Definition of Law Enforcement Officer

Synopsis:

Altering the definition of a law enforcement officer for specified crimes against law enforcement officers.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/billfile/SB0294.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/sb/sb0294f.pdf

Hearing: ?



SENATE BILL 299

Sponsored By: Senator Stone (By Request _ Committee to Revise Article 27 _ Crimes and Punishments)

Entitled: Public Safety _ Possession of Regulated Firearm by a Person Under 21 Years _ Penalty

Synopsis:

Adding a misdemeanor penalty provision for the possession of a regulated firearm or specified ammunition by a person under 21 years of age; etc.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008rs/billfile/sb0299.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/sb/sb0299f.pdf

Hearing: ?



SENATE BILL 332

Entitled: Motor Vehicles _ Single Registration Plate and Front Plate Program

Synopsis: ?

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/billfile/SB0332.htm



HOUSE BILL 346

Entitled: Family Law _ Child Custody and Visitation _ Military Deployment

Synopsis:

Requiring that, in a child custody or visitation proceeding involving a parent who is on specified active military duty, any order issued by the court during the active military duty of the parent be a temporary order and specifically reference the active military duty of the parent; etc.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/billfile/HB0346.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/hb/hb0346f.pdf

Hearing: ?



HOUSE BILL 372

Entitled: Maryland Veterans Behavioral Health

Synopsis: ?

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/billfile/HB0372.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/bills/hb/hb0372f.pdf

Hearing: ?

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Blackfork
January 26, 2008, 09:09 AM
If a state legislature adds 200 new laws every session, without abolishing any old laws and regulations, how many sessions does it take until all freedom and liberty is extinguished?

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