Joanne C. Benson

In Maryland General Assembly, bills heard on airplane seats, venison donations and more

In Maryland General Assembly, bills heard on airplane seats, venison donations and more

Bills on the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration's access to birth certificates; airplane passenger safety; e-cigarette sales; classroom cellphone use; tuition for those in foster care; and venison donations were heard Wednesday by legislators in Annapolis.

A Senate panel is weighing an administration bill that would authorize the Motor Vehicle Administration to electronically access copies of birth and death certificates from the Maryland Department of Health in hopes that it will save time and be more convenient for applicants looking to obtain a driver's license or identification card. Under the current Motor Vehicle Administration process, applicants are required to present...

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