New Laws Are Taking Effect In Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A series of new laws are taking effect in Maryland.

Under one new law going into effect Saturday, all drivers convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol will have to blow into ignition devices to prove they haven’t drunk too much before their cars will start. Ignition interlock devices will have to be installed for six months in the vehicle of anyone who blows the legal limit of .08 in a breath test, or else the person’s license would be suspended for six months.

Other new laws: require public bodies to make an agenda available to the public at least 24 hours before meeting, increase protections for student journalists at public institutions, intensify Maryland’s target for reducing greenhouse gases and prohibit businesses from retaliating against employees for disclosing salaries.


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