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Md. Bill Would Decriminalize Abandoned Fridges

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) –A Maryland state delegate wants to decriminalize the act of abandoning a refrigerator.

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Thursday on Washington County Republican Neil Parrott’s bill.

The current law carries a maximum penalty of 30 days in jail and a $100 fine. It stems from concerns about children suffocating inside discarded refrigerators.

Parrott says the law is outdated because Congress has mandated since 1956 that all refrigerators sold across state lines must have an inside door release.

His bill would make abandoning a refrigerator a civil offense with a maximum fine of $5,000.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Herman Glimsher says:

    ANOTHER USELESS LAW…………..WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME SOMEONE WAS ACTUALLY CAUGHT AND PROSECUTED FOR ABANDONING A FRIDGE????

    THE COPS AREN’T GONNA CATCH ANYONE DOING THIS BECAUSE THEY’RE PREOCCUPIED DRIVING AROUND TALKING ON THEIR CELL PHONES………WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO BE AGAINST THE LAW!!!

  2. Bob Watkins says:

    What about morons who still have refrigerators from before 1956? Let’s make littering laws more strict.

    As for the cell laws, unfortunately idiots need to be told what should be common sense. Sadly, I see too many people still talking on the damned things or texting away while driving. A few people need to be made example of.

  3. Herman Glimsher says:

    BOB-

    I WAS TALKING ABOUT THE COPS TALKING ON THIER PHONES WITHOUT A HANDS-FREE DEVICE…………….I SEE THEM ALL THE TIME DRIVING AND HOLDING THE PHONE UP TO THEIR EAR

    SETTING A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR OTHERS!!!!

    NO POINT IN HAVING A LAW IF THE COPS AREN’T EVEN GOING TO OBEY IT!!!!

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