Maryland is now facing the loss of thousands of acres of pristine forest and farmland to be covered by power lines and solar panels.
This is why I’ve introduced HB 784 to repeal the eminent domain authority given to private, for-profit power companies.
This bill will revisit how these rights-of-way should be used and who should own them.
Harford County shouldn’t have unnecessary power lines blighting our landscape like giant clotheslines on what’s left of our rural horizon. We need to protect our family farmers, our property owners and our rural heritage.
Concerning the opioid issue, I’ve worked closely with Sheriff Jeff Gahler and have supported all of his initiatives to keep our county safe.
Once again, I’ve reintroduced legislation which would empower state’s attorneys with the ability to charge dealers of fentanyl laced heroin with aggravated murder when a death results from use of the drug.
The sale of heroin is already murder for profit; the sale of fentanyl laced heroin is merely murder for greater profit.
These dealers are serial killers and must be held accountable for the pain, suffering and deaths they’re inflicting.
Possession and distribution charges alone do not provide justice for what I view as murder and I see no reason why our laws should continue to protect criminals and the drug trade.
But, the Judiciary Committee is largely a committee of lawmakers for lawbreakers dedicated to protecting villains over victims.