Seal of Caroll County, Maryland


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Important State Legislative Issues:

SB0364 Criminal Law - Possession of Marijuana - Civil Offense
This bill would alter the penalty for the use or possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana; making the use or possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana a civil offense; establishing that a person who violates the Act may be issued a citation.

Sponsors: Senators Zirkin and Kittleman
Status: In Senate - Second Reading Passed with Amendments


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SB0212 / HB1265 Fairness for All Marylanders Act of 2014
Prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity with regard to public accommodations, housing, and employment and by specified licensed or regulated persons; prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity with regard to commercial leasing; altering an exception for employers relating to standards concerning dress and grooming; providing specified immunity; requiring State personnel actions to be made without regard to gender identity or sexual orientation; defining the term "gender identity".

This bill would allow genetic males to use women’s public restrooms and genetic females to use men’s restrooms. There is wide objection to this bill due to safety and privacy concerns for women and children.

Sponsors: Senator Madelano / Delegate Clippinger
Status: SB0212 Passed the Senate (32-15); now in House Committee


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