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Local bills in Maryland General Assembly

March 08, 1997

Some bills sponsored by local lawmakers in the Maryland General Assembly include:

H.B. 322, sponsored by Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington. The bill would require health insurers to provide coverage for hospitalization following mastectomies as determined by a physician in consultation with a patient. The bill is being considered by the House Economic Matters Committee.

H.B. , sponsored by Del. J. Anita Stup, R-Frederick/Washington. The bill would establish price controls on milk. The bill is being considered by the House Environmental Matters Committee.

H.B. 584, sponsored by Del. D. Bruce Poole, D-Washington. The bill limits the fees the state can charge for copies of public documents. The bill received an unfavorable report from the House Commerce and Government Matters Committee.

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H.B. 585, sponsored by Poole. The bill would make murders committed by someone restricted by a protective court order a first-degree murder. The bill received an unfavorable report from the House Judiciary Committee.

H.B. 692, sponsored by the Washington County delegation. The bill would allow the County Commissioners to establish a noise ordinance. The bill was approved by the House of Delegates and was assigned to the Senate Economic and Environmental Matters Committee.

H.B. 698, sponsored by Del. Louise V. Snodgrass, R-Frederick/Washington. The bill would increase the number of points assessed against a driver for failure to yield right-of-way to blind, deaf or mobility-impaired pedestrians. The bill has been approved by the House of Delegates and assigned to the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.

H.B 739, sponsored by the Washington County delegation. The bill would increase the annual salary of the county sheriff from $42,500 to $55,000. The bill received a favorable report from the House Commerce and Government Matters Committee.

H.B. 741, sponsored by the county delegation. The bill would increase, from $15,000 to $25,000, the amount of a contract for which the County Commissioners are required to advertise for bids. The bill received a favorable report from the House Commerce and Government Matters Committee.

H.B. 1088, sponsored by Del. Robert A. McKee, R-Washington. The bill would establish that someone engaged in criminal conduct assumes certain risks and cannot sue someone for their losses. A hearing on the bill is being considered by the House Judiciary Committee.

H.B. 1154, sponsored by Poole. The bill would establish a construction apprenticeship program that would award state grants for trades training programs. The bill was approved by the House of Delegates and has been assigned to the Senate Finance Committee.

H.B. 1159, sponsored by the county delegation. The bill would increase salaries for county Board of Education members from $3,600 to $4,800. The bill received a favorable report from the House Ways and Means Committee.

H.B. 1235, sponsored by the county delegation. The bill would authorize a $250,000 state grant for the planning, design and construction of Community Rescue Service's new headquarters building in Hagerstown. The bill is being considered by the House Appropriations Committee.

H.B. 1237, sponsored by the county delegation. The bill would increase membership of the county Board of Education from five to seven members, to take effect in 1998. The bill is being considered by the House Ways and Means Committee.

H.B. 1265, sponsored by the county delegation. The bill would authorize a $75,000 state grant for the town of Hancock, to be spent on a community center in Town Hall. The bill is being considered by the House Appropriations Committee.

H.B. 1266, sponsored by the county delegation. The bill would authorize a $250,000 state grant for the continuing renovation of the Memorial Recreation Center in Hagerstown. The bill is being considered by the House Appropriations Committee.

H.B. 1319, sponsored by the county delegation. The bill would create the PenMar Development Corporation, a public agency that will oversee the redevelopment of Fort Ritchie. A hearing on the bill is scheduled for Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. in the House Commerce and Government Matters Committee.

H.B. 1348, sponsored by the county delegation. The bill would halve the debt owed by the city of Hagerstown to the state's pension program. The bill is being considered by the House Appropriations Committee.

H.B. 1366, sponsored by the county delegation. The bill would amend the county's gaming regulations by lengthening the terms of Gaming Commission members from two years to three years, and allow officers in nonprofit organizations to serve on the commission. The bill is being considered by the House Judiciary Committee.

H.B. 1367, sponsored by the county delegation. The bill would authorize a $50,000 grant to Mentally Impaired or Handicapped Individuals Inc. for the purchase of playground equipment. The bill is being considered by the House Appropriations Committee.

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