Tag: Luke Clippinger
Del. Kipke slams bill that would require backgroun...
By Bryan Renbaum | January 29, 2020 | General Assembly | 0 |
Renewed push for paid sick leave gets pushback fro...
By Len Lazarick | January 27, 2016 | General Assembly | 0 |
Democratic leaders in Annapolis propose crime-reduction package targeting illegal guns, recidivism
by Bryan Renbaum | February 4, 2020 | General Assembly | 0 |
The Democrats say their proposal would provide more resources to prevent recidivism. It would mandate a statewide audit of gun crimes to find out where problems exist. It would increase penalties for possession of guns that are lost and stolen, and increase cross-jurisdictional cooperation to solve crimes.Read More
Del. Kipke slams bill that would require background checks for secondary gun transfers
by Bryan Renbaum | January 29, 2020 | General Assembly | 0 |
House Minority Leader Nic Kipke, R-Anne Arundel, said legislation that would require background checks for secondary transfers of “long guns” such as rifles and shotguns would do little to reduce violent crime in Maryland. The bill “doesn’t work. It’s been tried in different places around the country,” he said at a news conference at the State House on Wednesday. Kipke instead urged Democrats to get behind a series of GOP-sponsored crime reduction proposals.Read More
Hunters protest new gun control measures
by Capital News Service | February 28, 2016 | General Assembly | 3 |
Deer season may be over in Maryland, but lobbying season is well underway in Annapolis. Hunters and gun enthusiasts have held signs this week around the State House, protesting two bills that were debated in the House of Delegates Judiciary Committee Friday.Read More
Renewed push for paid sick leave gets pushback from new poll for business groups
by Len Lazarick | January 27, 2016 | General Assembly | 0 |
Legislators are bringing back a proposed requirement for paid sick leave. Employers are already pushing back against the proposal, commissioning a poll that shows Marylanders support the concept of paid sick leave, but withdraw their support when told of its negative consequences. Advocates for paid sick leave derided the poll, saying it was a “push poll,” pushing people toward opposition with consequences that don’t exist. They cited a study of Seattle employers after that city passed a requirement for paid sick leave that found very few consequences.Read More
Marijuana paraphernalia a sticky issue under new bill
by Meg Tully | April 13, 2014 | General Assembly | 2 |
The recent move to remove criminal penalties for 10 grams of marijuana or less has been heralded by its supporters as radical reform that would save state money, and alleviate a significant portion of drug-related arrests, which are racially imbalanced.
But a hole in that legislation — one that remains unaddressed — is that drug paraphernalia remains criminal.Read More
Podcast: Bill would reduce penalties for marijuana possession
by Len Lazarick | February 21, 2012 | News, Podcasts | 0 |
The House Judiciary Committee had a hearing a bill (HB350) that would lower the punishment for having small amounts of marijuana. Audio reporter Duane Keenan talked to its sponsor, Del. Luke Clippinger, about the impact of the bill.Read More
Podcast: Supporters of gay marriage celebrate, opponents predict voters will reject law
by Len Lazarick | February 18, 2012 | General Assembly, News, Podcasts | 0 |
In this podcast by reporter Duane Keenan, we hear reactions to the passage of the same-sex marriage bill in the House of Delegates from legislators Luke Clippinger, Heather Mizeur, Pat McDonough, Justin Ready, Michael Smigiel and Speaker Michael Busch.Read More
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