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Author Archives: Capital News Service

Md. bill would increase tax credit for living organ donors (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — After returning home from Iraq, Army veteran Kellen Leech, who was deployed three times over the course of 14 year, wrestled with his mental health: PTSD, survivor’s guilt and depression — until he read a Facebook post about ...

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Md. measure would usher in zero-emission transit buses (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland could begin replacing old diesel and hybrid state-operated transit buses with electric and zero-emission ones no earlier than July 2022 if a bill passes the General Assembly, jolting Maryland’s fleet into the future. Gov. Larry Hogan, R, ...

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Bill would add suicide prevention info to Md. highway signs (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — The State Highway Administration would be authorized to post suicide prevention information on existing electronic highway signs under new legislation proposed in the Maryland Senate. Senate bill 810, which is expected to be heard in the Finance Committee ...

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Md. could spring forward permanently with Daylight Saving Time bill (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — At 2 a.m. Sunday, hundreds of millions of Americans will “spring forward” one hour in the annual observance of Daylight Saving Time — gaining an hour of sunlight, but losing an hour of sleep. Some Maryland lawmakers are ...

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Md. bill would charge juveniles as adults for attempted carjacking (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation under consideration in the Maryland General Assembly would add attempted carjacking and attempted armed carjacking to the list of offenses that juveniles at least 16 years of age can be charged with as adults. Current Maryland law ...

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Bill aims to make stricter storage laws for firearms (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — A bill in the Maryland General Assembly changes the language of existing law in prohibiting an individual from storing a firearm — loaded or unloaded — in a location where an unsupervised minor “could” gain access to it. ...

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Bill would make single-occupant restrooms gender neutral (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Many public places in Maryland would be required to make their single-occupant bathrooms gender neutral under legislation in the state’s General Assembly. The proposed law would require public facilities to change their pictorial or gender-exclusive signage for single-toilet ...

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