ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A measure in the Maryland House of Delegates would enable the state to withhold tax refunds from people with outstanding warrants.
Comptroller Peter Franchot and uniformed sheriffs from around the state expressed support for the measure on Tuesday in Annapolis.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Mostly Sunny & Warm
The proposal would make a pilot program in Anne Arundel County statewide. As of Monday, nearly $470,000 in refunds has been withheld from more than 600 people with outstanding warrants in the county.READ MORE: Orioles Nearly Held Hitless In 2-0 Loss To Mariners
Darren Popkin, president of the Maryland Sheriffs Association, says law enforcement officers need innovative techniques to reduce the criminal arrest warrant backlog while maintaining fiscal accountability.MORE NEWS: Police Officer Dragged By Vehicle In Northwest Baltimore
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