February 14, 2023
Recently, I have received calls, emails, and text messages regarding Senate Bill 1 (SB1) in Annapolis. This Bill, involving firearms, was introduced by Senator Waldstreicher. Most of the concern is coming from retirees, but I agree with them that active members should be concerned, as well. From the beginning, we, and the State FOP Legislative team, have been voicing our concerns regarding this Bill and Senator Waldstreicher has advised us that he understands these concerns. As a result, he has agreed to amend the Bill by carving out law enforcement, both active members and retired police who left their former agencies in good standing.
As always, the Fop3 Legislative Committee, State FOP Legislative Committee, and our lobbyists and attorneys will continue to monitor the General Assembly Session as this and other Bills move along in Annapolis.