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Happenings in Annapolis include new senator; lobbying for healthy vending machines; bay briefing

Happenings in Annapolis include new senator; lobbying for healthy vending machines; bay briefing

A round up of all the need-to-know news from Thursday's General Assembly session.

Maryland Legislators and Farmers Introduce ‘Poultry Litter Management Act’

Maryland Legislators and Farmers Introduce ‘Poultry Litter Management Act’

Introduced to both chambers of the General Assembly on Tuesday, the bill would require major animal agriculture companies to pay the cost of properly disposing excess manure on their contract farms.

January Homicides in Baltimore Reach Lowest Point Since 2013 Following Months of Above-Average Highs

January Homicides in Baltimore Reach Lowest Point Since 2013 Following Months of Above-Average Highs

There were 14 homicides recorded in Baltimore city in January 2016, according to The Baltimore Sun.

Maryland legislators hear update on $135 million BaltimoreLink plan

Maryland legislators hear update on $135 million BaltimoreLink plan

Expected to be completed by June 2017, BaltimoreLink will make 745,000 jobs accessible due to expanded public transit.

Van Hollen, Senators Seek Repeal of Gun Industry Shield Law

Van Hollen, Senators Seek Repeal of Gun Industry Shield Law

Van Hollen and Democratic senators seek to repeal a 10-year-old gun liability shield law.

Congress Moving to Aid Prisoners with “Second Chance” in Society

Congress Moving to Aid Prisoners with “Second Chance” in Society

This legislation reauthorizes and changes the distribution of grant funding to public and private programs aiding ex-prisoners allocated in the original bill passed in 2008.

Senate Judicial Committee Hears Bills on Children, Animals Locked in Hot Cars

Senate Judicial Committee Hears Bills on Children, Animals Locked in Hot Cars

Two new bills could grant protection from civil liability to anyone who removes a child or animal from a hot car.

Attorneys General Aim to Curb Regional Gun Violence, Trafficking

Attorneys General Aim to Curb Regional Gun Violence, Trafficking

Attorneys general in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia meet to coordinate efforts on reducing gun violence and illegal gun trafficking in the region.

Activists and Former Felons Advocated to Override Gov. Hogan’s Veto

Activists and Former Felons Advocated to Override Gov. Hogan’s Veto

With the possibility of a veto override in the General Assembly looming next week, activists gathered on the steps of the Maryland State House to urge legislators to expand voting rights for former felons.

Maryland Considers Stricter Drunken Driving Penalties for First-Time Offenders

Maryland Considers Stricter Drunken Driving Penalties for First-Time Offenders

The General Assembly will weigh lowering the blood alcohol content required for first-time, non-commercial offenders to receive the device, which prevents motorists from starting their vehicle while intoxicated.