By Margaret Sea-Hawkins | Maryland Reporter Most of the time this session, the Maryland House of Delegates seem has seemed a charmingly amicable group. They have given each other standing ovations to celebrate birthdays at the end of floor sessions, and cheered veterans in unison. Show More Summary
By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf | Maryland Reporter Almost a majority of the House of Delegates is sponsoring legislation to mandate many Maryland businesses offer paid sick and safe leave policy for their employees, a move one research group estimates would cost employers $165 million. Show More Summary
A spy agency without running water certainly can't have clean hands. Maryland's House of Delegates is now considering a bill that would prohibit state agencies, contractors and employees from providing "material support" to the National Security Agency, headquartered at Fort Meade, Md. U.S. Show More Summary
Here in Maryland, we have the best laws. And Delegate Robert Costa, a Republican from Anne Arundel County (District 33B), has another Bill proposed: HOUSE BILL 279 NOT WITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBSECTION A) OF THIS SECTION, A LICENSED...Show More Summary
By Len Lazarick | Maryland Reporter From my usual corner at the back of the House of Delegates chamber, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s eighth and final State of the State address seemed one of his better efforts. Think what you might of O’Malley’s accomplishments during the past seven years — the real subject of the... Show More Summary
Good luck with that, Sparky! Del. Don Dwyer, who is serving jail time on weekends after two alcohol-related convictions, apologized to his fellow members of the House of Delegates Friday for bringing “undue attention” to the General Assembly. “I ask you for your forgiveness,” Dwyer said. “I’ve made some serious mistakes that I’ll regret for […]
During the last day of the legislative session the Maryland Senate overwhelmingly approved a medical marijuana bill. It passed in a vote of 42 yes to 4 no. The bill, HB 1101, had previously cleared the House of Delegates last month. It now goes to the desk of Gov. Martin O'Malley (D).
Film and TV production in Maryland just got a big boost. A $17.5 million dollar boost to be specific. Earlier this week the State House of Delegates passed a bill increasing Maryland’s film tax credit program from its current $7.5 million for the fiscal year 2014 to $25 million. Show More Summary
Maryland’s House of Delegates has passed strict gun control legislation. [It requires] fingerprinting of gun buyers, new limits on firearm purchases by the mentally ill, and bans on assault weapons and on magazines that hold more than 10 bullets. The 78 to 61 vote handed Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) a major policy victory as Maryland [...]
The Maryland House of Delegates passed what would be among the nation’s most restrictive gun-control measures Wednesday, voting to ratchet up the state’s already tough rules by requiring fingerprinting of gun buyers, new limits on firearm purchases by the mentally ill, and bans on assault weapons and on magazines that hold more than 10 bullets. [...]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Maryland was set to become the latest U.S. state to enact stiff gun control measures, with the approval on Wednesday by the state's House of Delegates of legislation that includes a ban on dozens of assault weapons and limits on...
The Maryland House of Delegates has voted to ban the possession and sale of shark fins. [ more › ]
The Maryland House of Delegates on Friday passed Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed transportation funding plan, approving a hike on gas taxes for the first time since 1992.
A funny thing happened on the way to banning assault weapons in the deep blue state of Maryland. Some Democrats in the overwhelmingly-Democratic House of Delegates are considering amendments to reform the bill to carve out some exemptions. Show More Summary
By Howard Marano and Michael Conathan For the moment at least, the U.S. offshore wind industry has a new capital: Annapolis. By an 88 to 48 vote, the Maryland House of delegates handed Governor Martin O’Malley one of his most desired legislative victories — enactment of a bill that would earmark $1.7 billion for development [...]
Maryland is poised to become the 18th US state to repeal the death penalty. On Friday the Maryland House of Delegates voted upon a measure, to repeal the death penalty by a vote of 82-56, making Maryland the sixth state to abolish capital punishment in the last six years. The State Senate approved the bill [...] Maryland Abolishes Death Penalty is a post from: The Inquisitr
The Maryland House of Delegates voted today to overturn the state's death penalty, clearing the way for Gov. Martin O'Malley to sign the repeal into law. [ more › ]
The death penalty is history in the state of Maryland (or it will be, as soon as Governor Marin O'Malley signs the bill repealing it into law, as he's pledged to do). The state's House of Delegates voted 82-56 today to end capital punishment,...Show More Summary
(Reuters) - Maryland's House of Delegates voted to repeal the death penalty on Friday, putting it a step closer to becoming the 18th state to abolish executions.
Today the Maryland House of Delegates followed the lead of the state Senate and passed the death penalty repeal bill. The bill now goes to Governor Martin O’Malley who almost certainly will sign it, making Maryland the 18th state to abandon capital punishment.