clear space clear space clear space white space
 r c h i v e s   o f   M a r y l a n d   O n l i n e
  Maryland State Archives | Index | Help | Search search for:
clear space
white space
Session Laws, 1973
Volume 709, Page 1933   View pdf image
 Jump to  
clear space clear space clear space white space

MARVIN MANDEL, Governor                                 1933

This bill authorizes the Maryland Transportation Authority to establish a
security force to "preserve and protect the public peace, health and safety" with
respect to the several facilities and property under the control of the Authority.
For these purposes, the members of this force "shall have the same powers as
sheriffs, constables, police officers and peace officers in their respective

The broad powers granted members of the Maryland Transportation
Authority security force by House Bill 1592 would include the authority to carry
handguns without having to obtain permits. Under the Maryland Handgun Law,
members of special police or security forces are required to obtain permits in order
to carry handguns. This is in contrast to regular law enforcement personnel, such
as sheriffs, constables, police officers, and peace officers, who are excepted from
the permit requirements of handgun law.

The Maryland Transportation Authority security force is clearly a special
police force. However, House Bill 1592 gives the members of this special police
force the same power as regular law enforcement personnel. The effect of such a
broad grant of power is to except this special security force from the handgun
permit requirements imposed on other special police or security units. Such a
result is contrary to the intent and purpose of the Maryland Handgun Law.

Therefore, I have decided to veto House Bill 1592.


/s/ Marvin Mandel


clear space
clear space
white space

Please view image to verify text. To report an error, please contact us.
Session Laws, 1973
Volume 709, Page 1933   View pdf image
 Jump to  

This information resource of the Maryland State Archives is presented here for fair use in the public domain. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: Rights assessment for associated source material is the responsibility of the user.

Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!

[ Archives' Home Page  ||  All About Maryland  ||  Maryland Manual On-Line  ||  Reference & Research
||  Search the Archives   ||  Education & Outreach  ||  Archives of Maryland Online ]

Governor     General Assembly    Judiciary     Maryland.Gov

An Archives of Maryland electronic publication.
For information contact

©Copyright  October 31, 2014
Maryland State Archives