Md. governor signs Washington County bills into law

April 09, 2008|By ANDREW SCHOTZ

ANNAPOLIS -- Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday signed dozens of bills, including some from Washington County, into law.

It's traditional for the governor to hold a public bill-signing event, with the House speaker and the Senate president, shortly after the annual legislative session ends.

For some bills, the sponsors and others pose for pictures with the governor and legislative leaders.

Washington County's legislators did not attend Tuesday's event.

Local bills that were signed were:

  • People in Washington County may hunt deer on certain Sundays in October and November, on private property, with a bow and arrow. Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr. sponsored the bill.

  • Washington County's liquor board is required to get an annual audit and provide copies to the board and members of the county's delegation.

  • Certain record-keeping and filing duties of the county clerk are altered.

  • Special permits are required for certain large events.

    Those last three bills were sponsored by the Washington County delegation.


O'Malley is scheduled to publicly sign bills on three more occasions in April and May.

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