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Md. lawmakers still undecided on murder, med-mal, marriage bills

The Maryland State House. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

With the state’s most populous city facing a homicide epidemic, the fate of legislation aimed at preventing and stiffening penalties for repeat gun offenders will come down to the final hours of the 2018 Maryland General Assembly on Monday.

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House panel drops gun-suppression appeals from crime bill

Guns on display in 2013 at  FreeState Gun Range in Middle River.  (File photo)

ANNAPOLIS – The House Judiciary Committee has dropped from omnibus anti-crime legislation a provision that would permit prosecutors to appeal judges’ decisions to suppress from evidence at trial guns the judges conclude were seized from defendants in violation of their ...

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Bipartisan group will propose omnibus anti-crime bill, Md. lawmakers say

Sen. Robert Zirkin, a Democrat, talks about measures aimed at protecting Maryland residents from gun violence during a news conference with Democrats in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Del. David Moon, far right in front, is sponsoring a bill to ban bump stocks, devices that enable rapid-fire shooting similar to fully automatic weapons. Sen. Richard Madaleno, left of Moon, is sponsoring a bill to repeal the state's Handgun Permit Review Board, which is comprised of five members appointed by the governor, and turn decisions over appeals for wear and carry permits over to administrative law judges. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

ANNAPOLIS – A bipartisan group of legislators is working on an omnibus crime bill that would permit enhanced penalties for illegal gun possession and increase funding for witness relocation programs, among other law-and-order provisions, according to those involved in the ...

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