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General Assembly passes protective order, hate crime, hairstyle bills

State military vehicles are parked outside the State House complex Monday morning. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland General Assembly passed legislation in the waning hours of its virus-abbreviated 2020 session to enable alleged victims of sexual assault to seek protective orders against any individual who allegedly attacked them in the previous six months. ...

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Differing versions of divorce-evidence bill emerge from General Assembly committees

Sen. Victor Ramirez, D-Prince George’s, sponsored cross-filed legislation with the House of Delegates to allow domestic violence orders to be introduced as evidence as divorce proceedings, only to see the bill edited in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. ‘I don’t particularly agree with how it was amended but that’s how we were able to get it out of committee,’ he told delegates Thursday. (File photo)

Legislation to allow domestic violence orders to be introduced as evidence in divorce proceedings has passed both houses of the Maryland General Assembly — but not without being limited by amendments by a Senate committee. The cross-filed bills repeal a ...

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