Organ donation could be taught in Md. schools

State legislation could add material on organ and tissue donation to public high school curriculum. Other Maryland legislation would ensure unpaid leave for those recovering from living organ donation as well as prohibit insurance companies from not allowing a client to make an organ or tissue donation.

Testimony presented defining eSports in Maryland, permitting prizes

Montgomery County Delegate Eric Luedtke says eSports is a “multi-billion dollar industry” and that Maryland’s laws need to catch up with the growing market. Luedtke, a sponsor of the legislation defining eSports and allowing prizes for those who play them, told a House Committee on Thursday that eSports could benefit the state with the dollars that it brings in.

Md. lawmakers announce anti-voucher proposals

As the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, a group of Maryland lawmakers gathered in Annapolis Tuesday afternoon to introduce a package of five legislative priorities regarding education.

Bill to study effects of acidification in bay passes

The General Assembly passed a bill this week that would create a task force to evaluate effects of acidification in the Chesapeake Bay and other state waters and make recommendations on how to address the issue.

Legislation Aims to Ensure Maryland Crab Cakes are True to Name

Lawmakers in the state capital are being asked to consider a new bill that would prohibit restaurants and markets from selling mislabeled seafood, and require labeling of the origins of crabmeat.

Acidic Chesapeake Bay Water Could Threaten Oysters

A more acidic bay could make it more difficult for mollusks, such as oysters, to build their shells through a process called calcification. But it could help crustaceans, such as blue crabs, build their shells more quickly. This could disrupt the evolutionary balance of the two because blue crabs prey on oysters.