Public-safety issues propelled state Sen. Lisa Gladden's .208 batting average-a little better than Clevenger's. This is to be expected, since she works as an assistant public defender and is vice chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, where such bills tend to be assigned. In addition to the Senate version of state Del. Jill Carter's juvenile-court bill, Gladden's proposals that passed both chambers include measures to assure that a family member of a homicide victim sits on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and to improve eyewitness identification procedures used by police. Gladden, who brings her dog to Annapolis for the session, also ushered through two dog-related measures, making it a crime for non-veterinarians to cut off or crop a dog's ear, tail, or dewclaw, and to surgically "devocalize" a dog or cat.