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File #: 17-0111    Version: 0 Name: Weapons - Prohibiting Handguns Near Places of Public Assembly
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 7/17/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 10/2/2017
Enactment #: 17-064
Title: Weapons - Prohibiting Handguns Near Places of Public Assembly For the purpose of prohibiting the wearing, carrying, or knowingly transporting of handguns near certain places of public assembly; creating certain exceptions; defining a certain term; establishing a certain mandatory penalty; setting a special effective date; and generally relating to handguns.
Sponsors: City Council President (Administration), President Young, Eric T. Costello, Sharon Green Middleton, Edward Reisinger, Robert Stokes, Sr.
Indexes: Handguns, Public Assembly, Weapons
Attachments: 1. Law 17-0111, 2. 17-0111~1st Reader, 3. 2nd Reader Amendments 17-0111, 4. 17-0111~3rd Reader, 5. Completed Legislative File 17-0111, 6. Completed Legislative File 17-0111, 7. Completed Legislative File 17-0111
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 and President Young
At the request of: The Administration (Police Department)


A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
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Weapons - Prohibiting Handguns Near Places of Public Assembly
For the purpose of prohibiting the wearing, carrying, or knowingly transporting of handguns near certain places of public assembly; creating certain exceptions; defining a certain term; establishing a certain mandatory penalty; setting a special effective date; and generally relating to handguns.
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By adding
Article 19 - Police Ordinances
Section(s) 59-5
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 59. Weapons

§ 59-5. Handguns.

(a) “Handgun” defined.

In this section “handgun” means a firearm, as defined in State Public Safety Article § 5-101(h), the barrel of which is 14 inches or under in length.

(b) Carrying prohibited.

A person may not:


(1) wear, carry, or knowingly transport a handgun, whether concealed or open, on or about the person within 100 yards of, or in, a:

(i) park;

(ii) church;

(iii) school;

(iv) public building; or

(v) other place of public assembly.

(2) wear, carry, or knowingly transport a handgun, whether ...

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