The 2014 session is over and this post is for information purposes, only. SB 926 and HB 847, sponsored by Senator Raskin and Delegate Rosenberg, respectively, sets parameters for government drone use. While this bill does not ban government drones, it does set restrictions on their use. This bill, while not good, is better than
SB 468, sponsored by Senator Shank, proposes to require extensive, annual reporting on state or local agency asset seizures/forfeitures, by establishing Article - Criminal Procedure, 13-601. Excluded from reporting are seizures/forfeitures resulting from joint state/federal investigations or task forces. This bill is a good start to shine light on this oft-used government practice. What is
SB 409/HB1197, sponsored by Senator Raskin and Delegate Hixson, respectively, seek to require restaurants to do two things: (B) (1) BEGINNING ON MARCH 1, 2015, A FOOD ESTABLISHMENT SHALL REQUEST THAT A CUSTOMER INFORM THE EMPLOYEE TAKING THE CUSTOMER’S FOOD ORDER OF ANY KNOWN FOOD ALLERGIES BEFORE ORDERING. (C) (1) BEGINNING ON MARCH 1, 2015,
SB 271, sponsored by Senator Jacobs, proposes a $1,000 tax credit for those who home school their children. On its face, it sounds like a positive thing for home schoolers. However, there is a passage in the bill that should give pause to those who might otherwise support the bill: (D) (1) THE COMPTROLLER, IN
SB 219, sponsored by Senator Shank, proposes to add Correctional Officers to a group of government employees against whom it is, a misdemeanor to knowingly and willfully make a threat to take the life of, kidnap, or cause physical injury (b) A person may not knowingly and willfully make a threat to take the life
SB 157, sponsored by Senator Edwards, proposes to change the maximum speed allowed on Maryland highways from 65 m.p.h. to 70 m.p.h. (2) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (1) of this subsection, a maximum speed limit of more than  70 miles an hour may not be established on any highway in the State.