Some of the more than 300 new Maryland laws that take effect Saturday:
- HB143, requires public schools to allow students to possess and use an asthma inhaler or other emergency asthma medication if they have a written order from a doctor and are mature enough to use the medicine themselves.
- HB275, makes it a crime to pretend that a substance is toxic with the intent of terrorizing the public.
- HB1392, increases the fine for providing alcoholic beverages to minors from $500 to $1,000 for a first offense and from $1,000 to $1,500 for subsequent offenses.
- SB488, makes it a crime to use violence or a threat of violence to force someone to join a criminal gang.
- HB189, changes the name of Baltimore-Washington International Airport to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
- SB650, provides a fine of up to $500 and up to two months in jail for motorists suspected of drunken driving who refuse to take a blood or breath test.
- HB407, requires public schools to maintain records on incidents of bullying.
- HB732, requires that photographs of child sex offenders and sexually violent predators be taken annually for the state sex offender registry.
Source: Department of Legislative Services