Maryland Second Chance Act To Get HearingA Maryland measure that would close some nonviolent criminal misdemeanor records from public access after a three- to five-year waiting period is scheduled for hearings.
Lawmakers To Deliberate On Court's Pit Bull Ruling During Special SessionAnother hot-button issue is being tackled by lawmakers during the special session. A Senate panel has passed a bill agreeing to discuss the ruling by the Maryland Court of Appeals declaring pit bulls as "inherently dangerous".
Opponents Say Md. Death Penalty Doesn’t Help Victims’ FamiliesCalls to repeal the Maryland death penalty are met with opposition...again. Lawmakers in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee are hearing testimony on capital punishment.