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File #: 16-0761    Version: 0 Name: Police Ordinances - Replica Gun Ban
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 9/19/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 12/5/2016
Enactment #: 16-593
Title: Police Ordinances - Replica Gun Ban For the purpose of prohibiting the possession of replica guns in Baltimore City; defining a certain term; making replica guns subject to seizure and forfeiture; establishing the procedures for seizing and forfeiting replica guns; imposing certain penalties; and generally relating to replica guns.
Sponsors: James B. Kraft, President Young, Sharon Green Middleton, Robert Curran, Brandon M. Scott, Helen L. Holton, Bill Henry, Mary Pat Clarke, Eric T. Costello, Nick Mosby, William "Pete" Welch, Rochelle Spector, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Guns, Ordinance, Police
Attachments: 1. Environmental Control Board 16-0761, 2. 16-0761~1st Reader, 3. City Solicitor 16-0761, 4. Police 16-0761, 5. 2nd Reader Amendments - 16-0761, 6. 16-0761~3rd Reader
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
12/8/20160 Mayor Signed by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/5/20160 City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/14/20160 City Council 3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/14/20160 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Recommended Favorably with Amendment  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/20160 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/25/20160 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Worksession  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/25/20160 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Worksession  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/22/20160 City Council President Refer to Environmental Control Board  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/22/20160 City Council President Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/22/20160 City Council President Refer to Police Department  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/19/20160 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/19/20160 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/19/20160 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available

Introduced by: Councilmember Kraft

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Police Ordinances - Replica Gun Ban
For the purpose of prohibiting the possession of replica guns in Baltimore City; defining a certain term; making replica guns subject to seizure and forfeiture; establishing the procedures for seizing and forfeiting replica guns; imposing certain penalties; and generally relating to replica guns.
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By adding
Article 19 - Police Ordinances
Section(s) 39-1 to 39-13, to be under the new subtitle designation
“Subtitle 39. Replica Guns”
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

BY adding
Article 1. Mayor, City Council, and Municipal Agencies
Section 41-14(2)(§ 39-2. Replica gun possession prohibited)
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)


Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That the Laws of Baltimore City read as follows:

Baltimore City Code

Article 19. Police Ordinances

Subtitle 39. Replica Guns

Part 1. In General

§ 39-1. Replica gun defined.

In this Subtitle, “replica gun” means any toy, imitation, facsimile or replica pistol, revolver, shotgun, rifle, air rifle, B-B gun, pellet gun, machine gun, or other simulated weapon, which because of its color, size, shape, or other characteristics, can reasonably be perceived to be a real firearm.

§ 39-2. Replica gun possession prohibited.

No person may own, carry, or possess a replica gun in the City of Baltimore.

§ 39-3. {Reserved}

Part 2. Seizure and Forfeiture

§ 39-4. Seizure and forfeiture authorized.

A replica gun is subject to seizure and forfeiture if it is found in violation of this subtitle.

§ 39-5. Seizure by police.

(a) When warrant not needed.

A police officer need not have a warrant to seize a r...

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