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Tag Archives: Maryland General Assembly

Md. lawmakers still undecided on murder, med-mal, marriage bills (access required)

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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Differing marriage-age bills appear bound for conference (access required)

Both chambers of the Maryland General Assembly have passed legislation eliminating exceptions to state law allowing 15-year-olds to marry, but differences over whether the new minimum age should be 16 or 17 mean the cross-filed bills are likely headed for a conference ...

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Md. moves toward expanding laser pointer ban to targeting cars, boats (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — An extension of Maryland’s prohibition on misuse of laser pointers to cars and boats received a quick hearing in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Thursday after passing the House of Delegates unanimously last month. House Bill 125 expands a state ...

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Wrongful convictions task force supports standardized compensation (access required)

A task force studying wrongful convictions in Maryland is asking state lawmakers to establish a more streamlined process for compensating and supporting people who have been exonerated, including establishing a standard amount of compensation per year of incarceration. Members of ...

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Bills would develop tracking for rape kits, alter evidence requirements at trial (access required)

Maryland lawmakers are being asked to approve a bill that would allow a task force on sexual assault evidence kits to begin developing a tracking system to monitor progress of the kits as well as apply for federal funding. The ...

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