SB 281Department of Legislative Services
Maryland General Assembly2013 Session
FISCAL AND POLICY NOTERevised
Senate Bill 281 (The President,
) (By Request - Administration)Judicial Proceedings Judiciary and Health and GovernmentOperations
Firearm Safety Act of 2013
This Administration bill significantly modifies and expands the regulation of firearms,firearms dealers, and ammunition in the State and makes significant changes to relatedmental health restrictions on the possession of firearms.
General fund revenues increase by $2.2 million in FY 2014 from handgunqualification licensing fees and voluntary registrations of other firearms. Out-year revenues reflect the anticipated growth in handgun licenses issued and a decrease involuntary registrations of other firearms. General fund expenditures increase by$3.4 million for licensing and registration, programming, and other activities withinseveral agencies. Out-year costs reflect annualization and inflation. SupplementalBudget No. 1 contains $4.6 million in general funds, contingent upon enactment of this bill, for the Department of State Police (DSP) to implement this bill and to support theGun Center. The criminal and civil penalty provisions of this bill should not have asignificant impact on State finances or operations.
(in dollars) FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018GF Revenue $2,221,300 $2,104,500 $2,109,900 $2,181,500 $2,298,200GF Expenditure $3,370,600 $2,338,800 $2,442,500 $2,749,600 $2,664,600 Net Effect ($1,149,300) ($234,400) ($332,600) ($568,000) ($366,500)
Note:() = decrease; GF = general funds; FF = federal funds; SF = special funds; - = indeterminate effect
Minimal. Primary responsibility for enforcement is with DSP. Anycoordination with local government police agencies is assumed to be handled withexisting local resources.