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Maryland would spring forward permanently with Daylight Saving Time bill

Maryland lawmakers introduced legislation that would make Daylight Saving Time permanent in the state. If passed, the legislation would be contingent on federal law being changed to allow states to make the change.

Bill would add suicide prevention info to Md. highway signs

The State Highway Administration would be authorized to post suicide-prevention information on existing electronic highway signs within 5 miles of high-risk suicide zones, under new legislation proposed in the Maryland Senate.

Maryland bill would usher in zero-emission transit buses

Maryland could begin replacing old diesel and hybrid state-operated transit buses with electric and zero-emission ones no earlier than July 2022 if a bill passes the General Assembly, jolting Maryland’s fleet into the future.

Md. bill charges juveniles as adults for attempted carjacking

Legislation under consideration in the Maryland General Assembly would add attempted carjacking and attempted armed carjacking to the list of offenses that juveniles at least 16 years of age can be charged with as adults.

Maryland lawmaker introduces bill to educate youth on potential risks of gambling

Legislation in the Maryland General Assembly would ask high school health teachers to include the dangers of problem gambling in their curriculum.

Maryland might feel economic strain of novel coronavirus in mid-March or April

Marylanders might notice fewer goods in stores by mid-March or April due to the effects of the novel coronavirus on the global supply chain, the acting director of the Port of Baltimore told lawmakers Friday.

An expected shipment to the Port of Baltimore has been cancelled for the first time because of the virus — due to a lack of goods.

Meanwhile, state leaders in Annapolis are urging Marylanders not to panic.

Maryland bill strives to limit minors’ access to firearms

With amendments underway, a bill in the Maryland General Assembly looks to change the language of an existing law in order to reduce the risk of minors’ access to guns.

‘Life and death crisis’ in Baltimore leads Hogan to push crime bills

Calling it a “life and death crisis,” — particularly in Baltimore — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced he will redesignate his violent crime package as emergency legislation.

Bill looks to make single-occupant restrooms gender-neutral

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Many public buildings in Maryland would be required to make their single-occupant bathrooms gender neutral under legislation in the state’s General Assembly. The proposed law would require public facilities to change their pictorial or gender-exclusive signage for…

Maryland bill would ban plastic carryout bags from stores

Plastic carryout bags would essentially be a thing of the past in Maryland if a bill in the General Assembly gathers enough lawmakers’ votes.