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Eye Opener: Hundreds of bills ready to be signed

Gov. Martin O’Malley, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. and House of Delegates Speaker Michael E. Busch will gather this morning to sign hundreds of bills passed by the General Assembly this year.

This year’s third ceremonial bill signing is headlined by legislation that repeals Maryland’s death penalty. Once signed, the bill will makes Maryland the 18th state to do away with capital punishment.

But scores of other bills are also set to become law, including one that will make critical changes to the Department of Business and Economic Development‘s InvestMaryland program and another that directs some new gas tax revenue to the Waterway Improvement Fund.

Here’s a full list of the legislation to be signed on Thursday morning.