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File #: 17-0056    Version: 0 Name: Electronic Control Devices - Authorizing Possession in Most Circumstances
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 4/24/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 5/17/2017
Enactment #: 17-020
Title: Electronic Control Devices - Authorizing Possession in Most Circumstances For the purpose of allowing a person to possess and use an electronic control device as a form of non-lethal self-defense in the home and in public; prohibiting a person from possessing and using an electronic control device in sensitive places; prohibiting a person who poses an unacceptable risk to public safety from possessing and using an electronic control device; prohibiting the sale of an electronic control device to persons who pose an unacceptable risk to public safety; establishing certain penalties; defining certain terms; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to electronic control devices.
Sponsors: City Council President (Administration)
Indexes: Devices, Electronic
Attachments: 1. Law 17-0056, 2. 17-0056~1st Reader, 3. Police 17-0056, 4. Second Reader Amendments 17-0056, 5. 17-0056~3rd Reader, 6. Completed Legislative File 17-0056
Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: The Council President
At the request of: The Administration (Law Department)


A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Electronic Control Devices - Authorizing Possession in Most Circumstances
For the purpose of allowing a person to possess and use an electronic control device as a form of non-lethal self-defense in the home and in public; prohibiting a person from possessing and using an electronic control device in sensitive places; prohibiting a person who poses an unacceptable risk to public safety from possessing and using an electronic control device; prohibiting the sale of an electronic control device to persons who pose an unacceptable risk to public safety; establishing certain penalties; defining certain terms; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to electronic control devices.
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By repealing and reordaining, with amendments
Article 19 - Police Ordinances
Section(s) 59-28
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

Recitals

Whereas, the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution reserves to the people the right to keep and bear arms.

Whereas, in 2008, the Supreme Court of the United States decided in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects an individual’s right to possess and use a firearm for traditionally...

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