BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There is new push to reinstate the death penalty in Maryland, but only under certain circumstances.

Anne Arundel County Delegate Michael Malone is introducing House Bill 881.

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It would reinstate executions for convictions in the murders of a first responder, corrections officer, or a police officer.

In the last seven years, at least 21 Maryland law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty.

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Maryland abolished the death penalty in 2013.

If the bill becomes law, a new death chamber would need be be built and new protocols would have to be put into place.

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