Today, the Maryland House of Delegates passed House Bill 1036 on second reading. HB 1036 will now await a final vote on the House floor before being sent over to the Senate. Please contact your Delegate and politely urge them to SUPPORT House Bill 1036 when it comes up for a vote.
House Bill 1036, sponsored by Delegate Rey, allows an applicant to obtain preliminary approval for a wear and carry permit before obtaining the required training. This will allow individuals to know whether or not they can obtain a permit prior to spending time and money on the required training only to be arbitrarily denied.
Again, please contact your Delegate and urge them to SUPPORT House Bill 1036 when it comes up for a vote.
Also today, the Maryland House voted to recommit House Bill 891 back to the House Judiciary Committee. Sponsored by Delegate Saab, HB 891 changes the requirements to obtain and renew a wear and carry permit in the state of Maryland. If enacted, an initial applicant would only need to take 6 hours of instruction by a qualified handgun instructor and those renewing their permit would only need to take 2 hours of instruction.
Your NRA-ILA will continue to keep you updated on the progress of this legislation.