Tag: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Chair Will Smith Thursday called for an extension of the state’s eviction pause deadline for residents and tenants that are unable to pay rent due to the pandemic.Read More
The anniversary of Floyd’s death will for many be a time of reflection and a time for questions.
What lessons can be learned from that tragic event? Is enough being done to prevent similar acts from occurring? And how much policing is necessary to keep the public safe?Read More
Del. Luke Clippinger (D-Baltimore County) emphasized his support for legislation that would in certain circumstances provide an alternative to criminal penalties for juveniles who are close in age and who send sexually explicit images of themselves via text.Read More
Sen. Jill Carter (D-Baltimore City) Tuesday emphasized her support for legislation that would prohibit minors from being convicted of first-degree murder and allow those who committed that crime as a minor to petition to have that finding reviewed by a court.Read More
Senate Democratic leaders Friday urged passage of a package of nine bills that are aimed at increasing accountability over the state’s law enforcement personnel.Read More
The Maryland General Assembly is considering legislation that would essentially put an end to privately run immigration detention centers in the state. But there is just one caveat, there do not appear to be any in the state.Read More
McCray defends bill that would allow civil suits against those who make unwarranted calls to the police
If you call the police on someone without just cause you may find yourself the subject of a civil suit under legislation being considered by the Maryland General Assembly.Read More
Sen. Chris West (R-Baltimore County) said he has serious concerns about legislation that would provide both criminal and civil penalties for police officers who decline to intervene when their fellow officers use excessive force against a suspect.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
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
Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Chair Will Smith (D-Montgomery) on Friday refuted Republican claims that the committee’s recent hearings on a series of bills aimed at addressing police misconduct were not ideologically inclusive and that the bills themselves would hinder law enforcement personnel.Read More
Democratic-sponsored legislation that increases the amount of money local governments are forced to pay in police brutality lawsuits will bankrupt many of the state’s small towns, Sen. Mike Hough (R-Carroll and Frederick) told the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Wednesday.Read More
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