Maine LD 652: An Act To Authorize the Carrying of Concealed Handguns without a Permit

LD 652 (subjects: WEAPONS , CONCEALED WEAPONS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=652&PID=1456&snum=127


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Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Eric Brakey of Androscoggin: (R – District 20) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

24 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/3/2015 Senate Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Rosen of Hancock REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/3/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/26/2015 Senate Reports READ.
Senator ROSEN of Hancock moved to ACCEPT the Minority Ought to Pass as Amended Report.
On further motion by same Senator, TABLED until Later in Today’s Session, pending her motion to ACCEPT the Minority Ought to Pass as Amended Report.
Unfinished Business
5/27/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/28/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
Subsequently, On motion by Senator ROSEN of Hancock the Minority Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED
Roll Call Ordered PREVAILED
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (S-119) READ
On motion by Senator VOLK of Cumberland Senate Amendment “A” (S-143) to Committee Amendment “A” (S-119) READ and FAILED ADOPTION
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 102 21 Yeas – 14 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent
Subsequently, Committee Amendment “A” (S-119) ADOPTED

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-119)
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
5/28/2015 Senate HELD at the Request of Senator ALFOND of Cumberland.
5/29/2015 Senate RELEASED.
On motion by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland The Senate RECONSIDERED PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-119)
On motion by Senator VOLK of Cumberland The Senate RECONSIDERED whereby Committee Amendment “A” (S-119) was ADOPTED
On motion by Senator VOLK of Cumberland Senate Amendment “B” (S-153) to Committee Amendment “A” (S-119) READ and ADOPTED
Committee Amendment “A” (S-119) As Amended By Senate Amendment “B” (S-153) thereto ADOPTED
Subsequently, PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-119) AS AMENDED BY Senate Amendment “B” (S-153) thereto
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 103 7 Yeas – 28 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/1/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro TABLED pending ACCEPTANCE of Either Report.

Later today assigned.
6/1/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
Motion of Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro to ACCEPT the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report FAILED.
ROLL CALL NO. 126
(Yeas 63 – Nays 79 – Absent 9 – Excused 0)
Subsequently, on motion of Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro the Minority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 127
(Yeas 83 – Nays 62 – Absent 6 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-119) was READ.
Senate Amendment “B” (S-153) to Committee Amendment “A” (S-119) was READ and ADOPTED.
On motion of Representative McCABE of Skowhegan House Amendment “B” (H-247) to Committee Amendment “A” (S-119) was READ and ADOPTED.
On motion of Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro, House Amendment “A” (H-242) to Committee Amendment “A” (S-119) was READ and ADOPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 128
(Yeas 81 – Nays 65 – Absent 5 – Excused 0)
Subsequently, Committee Amendment “A” (S-119) as Amended by House Amendment “A” (H-242), House Amendment “B” (H-247) and Senate Amendment “B” (S-153) thereto was ADOPTED.
6/1/2015 House Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-119) as Amended by House Amendment “A” (H-242), House Amendment “B” (H-247) and Senate Amendment “B” (S-153) thereto.
In NON-CONCURRENCE and sent for concurrence.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/2/2015 Senate On motion by Senator ROSEN of Hancock Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending FURTHER CONSIDERATION
Unfinished Business
6/3/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President ProTem
On motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin The Senate RECEDED From PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-119) AS AMENDED BY Senate Amendment “B” (S-153) thereto
On motion by Same Senator The Senate RECEDED From ADOPTION of Committee Amendment “A” (S-119) As Amended by Senate Amendment “B” (S-153) thereto
On motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin Senate Amendment “C” (S-174) To Committee Amendment “A” (S-119)
READ and ADOPTED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
On motion by Senator ROSEN of Hancock Senate Amendment “D” (S-175) to Committee Amendment “A” (S-119) READ and ADOPTED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-119) As Amended By Senate Amendment “B” (S-153) and Senate Amendment “C” (S-174) AND Senate Amendment “D” (S-175) thereto ADOPTED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-119) AS AMENDED BY Senate Amendment “B” (S-153) and Senate Amendment “C” (S-174) AND Senate Amendment “D” (S-175) thereto , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/4/2015 House On motion of Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, the House RECEDED.
(Roll Call Requested)
Less than one-fifth of the members present expressed a desire for a roll call, which was not ordered.
On further motion of same Representative House Amendment “A” (H-290) was READ and FAILED ADOPTION.
ROLL CALL NO. 151
(Yeas 63 – Nays 83 – Absent 5 – Excused 0)
On motion of Representative McCABE of Skowhegan, the House CONCURRED to PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-119) as Amended by Senate Amendments “B” (S-153), “C” (S-174) and “D” (S-175) thereto.
ROLL CALL NO. 152
(Yeas 87 – Nays 60 – Absent 4 – Excused 0)
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/4/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/4/2015 Senate On motion by Senator VALENTINO of York PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending ENACTMENT , in concurrence.
6/30/2015 Senate On Motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford taken from the SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE. PASSED TO BE ENACTED , in concurrence.
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 372 23 Yeas – 12 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 652 as originally introduced. L.D. 652 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (S-119) S-B to C-A (S-153) S-D to C-A (S-175) S-C to C-A (S-174) .

An Act To Authorize the Carrying of Concealed Handguns without a Permit

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 12 MRSA 11212, sub- 1, B, as amended by PL 2005, c. 477, 9, is further amended to read:

B. A person may not, while in or on a motor vehicle or in or on a trailer or other type of vehicle being hauled by a motor vehicle, have a cocked and armed crossbow or a firearm with a cartridge or shell in the chamber or in an attached magazine, clip or cylinder or a muzzle-loading firearm charged with powder, lead and a primed ignition device or mechanism, except that a person who has a valid Maine permit to carry a concealed weapon is not otherwise prohibited from possessing a firearm may have in or on a motor vehicle or trailer or other type of vehicle a loaded pistol or revolver covered by that permit.

Sec. 2. 25 MRSA 2001-A, sub- 2, A-1 is enacted to read:

A-1. A handgun carried by a person who is not otherwise prohibited from carrying a firearm;

Summary

This bill authorizes a person who is not prohibited from possessing a firearm to carry a concealed handgun without a permit. This bill also authorizes a person to possess a loaded pistol or revolver while in a motor vehicle or a trailer or other vehicle being hauled by a motor vehicle.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


In The News…

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