May 22, 2018

The public wants a caretaker' to replace Kamenetz

An influential lawmaker says the Baltimore County Council should avoid naming a councilmember to succeed the late County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and instead pick a caretaker — namely Chief of Staff Donald Mohler.

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March 23, 2018

Senate panel weighs bills to prevent school violence

With the sting of a Maryland teenager’s on-campus shooting death still fresh, a Senate committee Friday heard testimony on legislation to mandate that each school board form a team of experts to assess safety threats, require a safety officer at every public school and ensure local police chiefs to have a role in approving gun purchases.

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March 22, 2018

Landlords with lead-tainted units could lose rights to evict under Maryland bill

Eviction courts could take on a greater role in the decades-long effort to prevent lead poisoning under a pending bill in the Maryland Senate that would allow judges to toss out eviction requests from landlords who can't prove their properties are safe from the hazardous paint.

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March 21, 2018

Senate, House pass bills requiring prison pregnancy policies

ANNAPOLIS – Legislation to require state and local prisons to have written policies regarding pregnant inmates' medical care has passed the Senate and House of Delegates and appears headed to Gov. Larry Hogan's desk pending additional, procedural votes.

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January 10, 2018

Senator Kelley Quoted in 'Concerns Persist Over School System For Juvenile Offenders'

Various systematic issues within the Maryland's Juvenile Services Education System have consistently interfered with students receiving instruction at the same quality as that available to pupils in traditional public schools, according to quarterly reports from an independent monitoring unit.

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May 01, 2017

Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) Community Trainings

As some of you may recall, the BaltimoreLink bus transportation system commences this summer, on June 18. The three scheduled trainings closest to our district are listed below.  Further information can be found on the Maryland Transit Administration's website for...

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April 19, 2017

2017 Post Session Legislative Update

CONSTITUENT COMMUNICATIONS During the recent 90-day Session of the General Assembly, I was contacted by hundreds of my constituents, as well as by Marylanders of other districts, urging either support or opposition to various bills that were under consideration, as well as about line items in...

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February 10, 2017

Rape and Physical Resistance Legislation

SB 0217 Criminal Law – Sexual Offenses – Physical Resistance Over the past week, one of my pieces of legislation, SB 0217 (Bill, Fiscal Note) has received much press. The bill, Criminal Law – Sexual Offenses – Physical Resistance, establishes that evidence of physical... 

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January 05, 2017

Call for Senatorial Scholarship (MHEC) Applications

The Friday, April 14, 2017 scholarship application deadline for the 2017-2018 academic year has now passed. Please revisit this page in January 2018, for application information for the 2018-2019 academic year. Senatorial Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions 1)


November 15, 2017

My October Juvenile Justice Stakeholders Roundtable

15 November 2016 Three weeks ago, I hosted a conversation which I organized as a Juvenile Justice Stakeholders Roundtable. On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, approximately fifty invitees joined me here in Annapolis to discuss the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court, the impact of the...

September 16, 2017

Laws Effective in October 2016

As many of you may or may not know, hundreds of bills were passed and the Governor signed them into law. Generally, the effective date for new legislation is October 1 unless the bill requires otherwise. Below I have listed 10 bills that may be of interest to you, and will go...

September 09, 2017

District 44 + District 10 Joint Expungement Clinic

Do you or someone you know have questions about how to clear your criminal record? Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 9am-12 Noon at the Morning Star Community Outreach Center on Security Boulevard, Representatives from District 44 and District 10, along with Maryland Legal Aid and the Epsilon...