The House of Delegates has passed a bill that would limit how long the governor of Maryland could take to decide parole for an inmate sentenced to life in prison.
The General Assembly could soon send a bill to limit Gov. Martin O’Malley’s say in parole decisions to his desk for his consideration.
The Maryland Senate has voted to require the governor to decide within 180 days whether an inmate sentenced to life in prison should be paroled.
The House of Delegates approved a measure Tuesday which would limit the say of Maryland governors in the parole of violent offenders.