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Bill to arm Baltimore City school resource officers proposed again

Posted at 3:26 PM, Feb 20, 2019

BALTIMORE — After a similar bill was shutdown, a bill proposing to allow Baltimore City school resources officers to carry guns has been reintroduced once again.

Delegate Cheryl Glen reintroduced her bill, HB 1373, during a first reading in the house rules and executive nominations committee on Wednesday.

Glenn had filed a similar bill, HB 31, before the session started. That bill was withdrawn in early February after receiving an unfavorable report from the judiciary committee, and after the Baltimore City School Board unanimously voted against it.

If you're curious why the bill went to a different committee the second time around, it's because it was submitted after the filing deadline. The House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee is tasked with reviewing bills introduced after that deadline. It then decides whether to send it along to the main standing committee.