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Advocates Were Disappointed A Bill To Allow Rape Victims To End Parental Rights Of Rapists Failed In The General Assembly

Sexual assault victim advocates were disappointed when an important bill that would permit a woman, who gives birth as a result of a rape to end parental rights of their assailant, failed to pass the General Assembly. Advocates feel it … Continue reading

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To Avoid A Series Of Veto Fights, Hogan Allows 15 Bills To Become Law

On Thursday, Governor Larry Hogan allowed 15 bills to become law without his signature, avoiding confrontation with Democratic lawmakers. Among the bills that Hogan elected not to sign or veto included a measure that would require the state to fund … Continue reading

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Legislation Would Prohibit Maryland Poultry Companies From Giving Chickens Antibiotics As Standard Practice

Antibiotics have been utilized for decades in livestock to treat bacterial infections and as part of standard practices. Advocates have been pushing for the ban of antibiotics in chickens, cattle and pigs for years. In 2014 Perdue, a Maryland-based poultry … Continue reading

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Under Proposed House Bill Maryland Students Would Face Less Suspensions And Expulsions

Thursday, the House of Delegates approved bill that would put limitations on expulsions and suspensions of the youngest public school students. Under the proposed legislation, educators and disciplinarians would not be allowed to suspend or expel prekindergarten, kindergarten, first and … Continue reading

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Maryland Employers May Soon Be Required To Provide Sick Leave To Workers

A measure to enforce Maryland employers to provide sick leave to workers won approval in a key Senate committee and the full House of Delegates (88-51) Friday. The full Senate will consider a slightly different version of the bill this … Continue reading

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Open Alcohol Container Violations May Become A Civil Offense

On Friday, the Maryland Senate passed legislation that would permit police officers to issue citations for open alcoholic container violations. Under the legislation, offenders would not be arrested, but only be issued a citation in most cases.  

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