Category: General Assembly
All teachers would need to take online seizure recognition coursework every year — provided by the Epilepsy Foundation of America.
The bill has been dubbed “Brynleigh’s Act” after Shillinger’s daughter, whose rare genetic disorder, tuberous sclerosis complex, has caused her to have as many as 25 seizures per day.Read More
Maryland police officers who are dealing with stressors — such as family issues, substance abuse or mass protests — will have access to confidential mental health aid under a bill progressing in the state Legislature.Read More
The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Wednesday saw the contentious debate over legislation that would repeal the spousal exemption from prosecution for rape and other sexual offenses.Read More
Senate President Bill Ferguson is not satisfied with Maryland’s rollout of its allotment coronavirus vaccines and on Tuesday he announced the formation of a workgroup that will oversee the Department of Health’s stewardship of that role.Read More
Several of Maryland’s most progressive lawmakers introduced a series of revenue bills on Friday that they say would provide the state an estimated $1.4 billion annually and make its tax system more equitable.Read More
Senate President Bill Ferguson kicked off the start of the 442nd session of Maryland General Assembly on Wednesday afternoon with a sobering observation that came as his 46 fellow lawmakers listened on from their respective glass booths that were installed to help maintain social distancing in the chamber and to protect members from COVID-19.Read More
The legislature has another chance to repeal Maryland’s Confederate state song “Maryland, My Maryland” this session. It must take action to finally stop honoring the Lost Cause and send a strong message that all are welcome in Maryland.Read More
MarylandReporter.com spoke with Senate Minority Whip Michael Hough (R-Frederick and Carroll) on Wednesday evening about his views on a series of police reform bills and his goals for the upcoming legislative session.Read More
Smith’s Legislative Goals: First order of business will be housing and rental relief due to hardships caused by COVID-19
MarylandReporter.com spoke with Senate Judicial Proceedings (JPR) Committee Chairman Will Smith (D-Montgomery) on Wednesday about his policy goals for the upcoming legislative session which begins on Jan. 13, 2021. They include providing COVID relief, housing and rental relief, and enacting policing and parole reform measures.Read More
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