2021 Maryland Statutes
Public Safety
Title 5 - Firearms
Subtitle 4 - Handgun Roster
Section 5-404 - Handgun Roster Board

    (a)    There is a Handgun Roster Board in the Department of State Police.

    (b)    (1)    The Board consists of 11 members.

        (2)    Of the 11 members of the Board:

            (i)    one shall be the Secretary as an ex officio member;

            (ii)    ten shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate; and

            (iii)    all shall be Maryland residents.

        (3)    Of the ten appointed members of the Board:

            (i)    one shall be a representative of the Association of Chiefs of Police;

            (ii)    one shall be a representative of the Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Association;

            (iii)    one shall be a handgun dealer, gunsmith, or representative of a handgun manufacturer;

            (iv)    one shall be a resident of the State who is a representative of the National Rifle Association or its affiliated State association;

            (v)    one shall be a representative of an organization that advocates against handgun violence; and

            (vi)    five shall be public members, two of whom shall be mechanical or electrical engineers.

    (c)    The term of an appointed member is 4 years.

    (d)    The Secretary shall serve as chairman.

    (e)    The Board shall meet at the request of the chairman or of a majority of the members.

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