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Tag Archives: Maryland General Assembly

Lawmakers eye giving Maryland AG prosecuting power in police shootings

The Maryland attorney general’s authority to investigate local police-involved slayings derives from a 2021 law sparked by the murder of an unarmed Black man in Minnesota, but the law needs a controversial expansion to achieve the goal of inspiring public ...

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Harford County sheriff ordered to turn over evidence in fatal police shooting

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office must cede its investigation into an April 23 police shooting to the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, a county judge ruled Thursday. The ruling is the first judicial test for a 2021 law that granted Attorney ...

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‘More people can be helped’: New Md. law likely to expand uses for donated organs

Organ donations in Maryland are expected to get a boost starting July 1, when a bill passed last year by the Maryland General Assembly takes effect. The bill, adopted unanimously by both houses, grants Marylanders the option to choose whether ...

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Hogan wants lawmakers to act quickly on COVID relief

Speaking just hours before the General Assembly is set to convene, Gov. Larry Hogan urged lawmakers Wednesday morning to pass as soon as possible his proposed $1 billion Relief Act for Maryland businesses and residents hardest hit by the pandemic-spurred ...

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Lawmakers will consider tenants’ right to counsel, juvenile justice reform

A pandemic-fueled economic freefall and nationwide protests calling for criminal justice reform have spurred Maryland legislators to examine ways to enhance legal representation for low-income residents facing eviction and to protect the rights of imprisoned or criminally charged youngsters this ...

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Bill to hide non-convictions passes, partial expungement faces study

Under a bill now on the governor’s desk, Maryland’s public Case Search website would no longer display criminal charges that did not end with a conviction. The bill passed the Maryland General Assembly shortly before legislators adjourned last week. The ...

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