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Transgender protection bill advances in Maryland Senate

ANNAPOLIS — Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller says the reason he stalled work on a measure to extend protections to transgendered individuals is because the proposal lacks enough support in the Senate. The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee is scheduled ...

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State Senate approves shorter separations (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — The state Senate has passed legislation that would cut from two years to one year the mandatory separation requirement in cases when one spouse is seeking a divorce over the other’s objection. Senate Bill 139, which passed on ...

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Bill renews call to ban smoking in cars with kids

ANNAPOLIS — A bill to ban smoking in a car with a child, which has been stopped in committee four years running, may finally make it to the floor of the House of Delegates this year. The bill has more ...

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Same-sex marriage bill passes Senate committee by 7-4 vote

ANNAPOLIS – Legislation to permit same-sex marriage in Maryland will be debated next week on the floor of the state Senate after winning approval Thursday from the Judicial Proceedings Committee on a 7-4 vote. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller ...

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Senate panel takes up MERS bill, others (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — An influential Senate committee heard testimony from homeowners’ and lenders’ attorneys Wednesday on three bills designed to make it easier for borrowers facing foreclosure to discover who owns their loans before it is too late. One of the ...

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Md. Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee to take up MERS bill (access required)

The state Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Wednesday will consider legislation to make clear that the lending industry’s electronic home-loan database is simply that: a database, and not the mortgagee who holds the homeowner’s loan. The bill seeks to end ...

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Maryland divorce lawyers push for quicker splits (access required)

Divorce lawyers might be the last people you would expect to support legislation to halve the time married couples must live separately before divorcing in Maryland. But at a state Senate committee hearing last week, attorneys who represent soon-to-be-exes said ...

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