A collection of media coverage of our Caucus members this week.
- On Tuesday, House Minority Leader Nic Kipke and House Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga sent a letter to the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee promising to petition the Repeat Sexual Predator Prevention Act from Committee if the bill was not brought to a vote.
- Delegate Christian Miele went on WBAL 1090 to talk about his plans of getting rid of PARCC tests in schools, saying that they take away students “away from precious classroom time.”
- Delegate William Wivell has presented a bill the House that is a companion bill to a Senate bill that seeks to exempt Maryland prisons from participating in the state’s new medical marijuana program. The bill will expand the exemption that already exists for the Washington County Detention Center so that other jails in Maryland will be exempt from the program that allows inmates to use medical cannabis will incarcerated. For more information about this issue, please click here to be redirected.
- Delegate Carl Anderton spoke in praise of the House’s decision to pass a bill that would stiffen penalties for drivers found to be driving while using their cell phone. The bill, which now heads to the Senate, has Delegate Anderton hopeful that “[the bill] is going to make roads safer because there [are] many accidents we handle and talking on a cell phone or texting on a cell phone is a contributing factor.”
- The Herald Mail updates the progress of bills introduced by Delegates Paul Corderman, Mike McKay, Neil Parrott, and William Wivell.
- Delegate Kathy Szeliga introduced the Keep Communities Safe Act and held a press conference on Tuesday. Many Delegates attended to show their support for the bill. Another bill, HB 1549, authored by Delegates Warren Miller, Christopher Adams, Steven Arentz, Mark Fisher, William Folden, Seth Howard, Richard Impallaria, and Patrick McDonough, would require local governments to “fully comply” with federal immigration agents.