'Working As Quickly As Possible' | Maryland House Passes Budget, Works Toward Early AdjournmentMaryland lawmakers will be working to put finishing touches on priority legislation before an early adjournment due to coronavirus.
Prescription Drug Board, Measures To Protect Students From Sexual Abuse Take Effect On Monday In Md.Measures to protect students from sexual abuse and to examine ways of lowering high prescription drug costs are among new laws taking effect in Maryland this week.
Ralph Northam Will Ask For 'Votes And Laws' Not 'Thoughts And Prayers' Following Virginia Beach ShootingVirginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Tuesday announced plans to recall state legislators to consider new legislation to address gun violence in the wake of a workplace shooting in Virginia Beach. Northam will convene a special session in order to pass "common sense public safety laws."
Maryland Governor OKs Bill Requiring Pelvic Exam ConsentMaryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed a measure to require patients to provide explicit consent before health care practitioners and medical students can conduct a pelvic, prostate or rectal exam while the patient is under anesthesia.
New Laws Take Effect In Maryland On July 1New laws taking effect in Maryland include steps to provide funding for Planned Parenthood to mitigate potential federal cuts and require schools to teach about the dangers of opioid addiction.
New Laws Are Taking Effect In MarylandA series of new laws are taking effect in Maryland.
24-hour Headlight Use Becomes Mandatory On US 50The State Highway Administration is requiring that drivers have their vehicles' headlights on 24 hours a day while traveling on Route 50 between Route 13 in Wicomico County and MD 90 in Worcester County.
Md. Senate Passes 3 Bills Aimed At Helping BusinessThe Maryland Senate has passed three measures aimed at improving the state's business climate.
Bill That Would Strengthen Heroin Laws Returns To CommitteeA bill that would hold heroin dealers responsible in the case of a fatal overdose is returning to the committee level.
College Hazing Victims Want Md. To Toughen PenaltiesCracking down on college hazing. Victims of this barbaric rite of passage want Maryland to impose tougher penalties on the people and organizations that do it.
Marylanders Remember Lives Lost To Domestic ViolenceMarylanders come together in Annapolis to remember victims of domestic violence. It's an issue so serious, dozens have lost their lives. Now some are pressing for even tougher state laws.
President Obama On Statehood For DC: 'I'm For It'President Barack Obama says he supports statehood for the nation's capital.
Judge Upholds D.C. Gun Registration RequirementsA federal judge has upheld registration requirements that are part of the gun laws in the nation's capital, including making people re-register every three years, take a safety class and photographing and fingerprinting gun owners.
A Look At Bills Approved By The General AssemblyHere's a look at some measures already approved by the Maryland General Assembly, which adjourns at midnight Monday.
Senator: Technology Warrants New Privacy LawsSen. Christopher Shank says government agencies can learn a great deal about people by just tracking their movements via cellphones and license plates, so Maryland needs stricter protections to keep pace with new surveillance technology.