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Sat May 25, 2019, 01:33 PM

Gov. Hogan vetoes bill that would have abolished handgun board; he'll allow foam ban to become law

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday that he’s vetoing a bill that would have dissolved the state’s Handgun Permit Review Board, while allowing another measure to become law that creates a first-in-the-nation statewide ban on foam food and drink containers.

Hogan’s office announced the decisions as the Republican governor attended events on the Eastern Shore to kick off the summer tourist season. By law, Hogan had until Friday to make decisions on hundreds of bills the Maryland General Assembly approved this year.

In a letter to the Democratic leaders of the legislature, Hogan attacked the idea of eliminating the Handgun Permit Review Board, which hears appeals of Maryland State Police decisions on applications from handgun owners for permission to carry their guns. He said eliminating the board wouldn’t prevent violent crime.

“It is just another in a long series of politically motivated and ill-conceived power grabs,” Hogan wrote.

Read more: https://www.capitalgazette.com/news/government/bs-md-hogan-vetoes-20190524-story.html

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