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§ 5-403.1. Sport shooting ranges

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial Proceedings

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 5. Limitations, Prohibited Actions, and Immunities (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Immunities and Prohibited Actions--Businesses, Associations, and Charities (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 5-403.1
§ 5-403.1. Sport shooting ranges
Sport shooting range defined
(a) In this section, “sport shooting range” means an area designed and used for trapshooting, skeetshooting, or other target shooting.
Application of section to private nuisance actions only
(b) This section applies only to private nuisance actions and does not apply to public nuisance actions.
Date of establishment of sport shooting range
(c) If there has been no shooting activity at a sport shooting range for a period of 3 consecutive years, the date of resumption of shooting activity is considered the date of the establishment of a sport shooting range for purposes of this section.
Actions against shooting range prohibited if range in operation when property acquired
(d)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, a person may not bring a civil nuisance action for noise against a person who owns, operates, or uses a sport shooting range located within the vicinity of the property of the person bringing the action if the sport shooting range was established as of the date the person acquired the property.
(2) This section may not be construed to limit a nuisance action against a sport shooting range established on or after June 1, 1997.


Added by Acts 1997, c. 665, § 2, eff. June 1, 1997.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 5-403.1, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 5-403.1
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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