Sen. Bobby Zirkin says a Senate committee could combine two marijuana bills.
The Maryland Senate on Thursday approved raising the exemption on the estate tax due to concerns that higher taxes are causing wealthy people to leave the state.
A workgroup from Maryland’s Senate Finance Committee is set to take up its minimum wage bill.
The Senate president says Baltimore City should find its own solution to the requirement of staffing bail hearings with defense lawyers. He says the problem doesn’t concern the rest of Maryland.
Identical bills to greatly expand Sunday hunting opportunities in western Maryland have passed both houses of the General Assembly.
County governments may soon have authority to make restaurants accommodate customers with food allergies.
Monday is the “crossover” day of this year’s legislative session, the deadline to pass bills in at least one chamber of the General Assembly.
The Maryland Senate has overwhelmingly passed a measure reducing the penalty for marijuana possession to a $100 fine.
The Maryland Senate advanced the state’s $39 billion budget on Wednesday, finding a quick solution to fill a drop in projected revenues by using money in a long-term plan to strengthen the state’s pension system.
The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Friday approved a measure relegating marijuana possession to a civil offense.
Three of the 11 Senators voted against the measure. Sen. Christopher Shank, D-Washington, who voted against it last year, said he was uncertain at the start of a meeting Friday. At the end of a 30-minute discussion, he held his nose and voted “yes.”
The Maryland Senate passed legislation on Tuesday to prevent discrimination against people who are transgender.
The Maryland Senate has approved a measure that would hold dog owners liable for bites, but give owners a chance to rebut a presumption of liability in court.