MD bills for Castle Doctrine,refund of denied CCW application fees
Finally, House Bill 1061, also introduced by State Delegate William Frank (R-42), requires the Secretary of Police to refund the application fee for a permit to carry, wear, or transport a handgun to an applicant whose application is denied. Because Maryland is a “may-issue” state, the police are not required to give law-abiding citizens a permit to carry, yet under current law people are not allowed to recover their denied application fees.
MD members-call your congressmen and senators. I think the refund of the denied applications will have a big impact for us,so if it passes,then no excuses people. MD does also have a mechanism for Out-of-state permits, and I will apply if this happens to pass. Maybe pie-in-the-sky, but I see this passing more easily than MD going overnight to a "shall issue" state.
My apologies,the link is on NRA's site under state legislation Feb 8,2008.