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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Governor Hogan Signs 121 Bills Into Law

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan was today joined by Senate President Mike Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch in his second bill signing ceremony. Governor Hogan today signed 121 bills into law.

“The majority of the bills signed today were passed by both chambers unanimously and are a reflection of the bipartisanship that Maryland citizens expect and deserve of their elected officials,” said Governor Hogan. “I am proud to sign bills that include assistance for Maryland’s veterans and small businesses and take the necessary steps to address matters of health and public safety.”

One of the bills signed today include SB 602, for which Governor Hogan previously expressed his support. This bill establishes the Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council in the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention. The Council will develop statewide policy to reduce spending on corrections and build strategies to increase public safety and reduce recidivism.

“Taking a tough stance on crime isn't just about incarceration,” said Governor Hogan. “In order to achieve lasting results in our criminal justice system, we must strike a balance and explore better, smarter options to reduce recidivism.”

Other bills signed today include:

SB 30, which clarifies that agencies must award contracts with an expected goal for veteran-owned small business participation.
SB 74, which establishes a task force to study maternal mental health.
HB 844, which increases the maximum amount for which the Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority may guarantee a surety from $1.35 million to $2.25 million under the Small Business Surety Bond Program.
HB 1080, also known as Kari’s Law, which requires hotels and other businesses to allow for a direct dial when calling 911.

A copy of the bills signed today is attached.

Bill Signings 4.14.2015.pdf


Anonymous said...

121 more laws in the communist state of Md. And they are so proud.

Anonymous said...

Still leaving as soon as i see the daily slimes libtarded front page today...once again demoturds continue to screw working marylanders. I cant get the hell out of md fast enough

lmclain said...

Same old story, same old song and dance.
Just like I told you.
A "task force" to "study" maternal mental health. I wonder how many of his relatives/friends/bribe givers are going to be on this task force?
I wonder why they just don't consult the dozens of ALREADY EXISTING "studies" of maternal mental health.
The "commissions", the "boards", the "task forces", the overseas trips. "Your guy" ain't missing a beat.
Hogan and the Maryland government have convinced taxpayers that their (very) part-time job is really a full time job that needs benefits that you and I DREAM about....
Keep cheering.

Steve said...

Imclain, although I sympathize with your take on this, Mr. Hogan is just in to the second or third month of his job of trying to steer an already horrible financial problem he inherited from the last idiot in charge and trying to create something new working with tax and spend idiots.


Anonymous said...

I wish there were some way for me to leave Maryland.