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Despite a last-minute push from Baltimore's mayor, the Assembly did not pass legislation to make it easier to discipline police officers accused of misconduct. Law enforcement agencies across the state were opposed.

The legislature approved some measures aimed at helping offenders overcome a criminal record. One would allow people to expunge convictions for offenses that are no longer crimes. A second would allow most felons to vote immediately upon release from prison rather than waiting to complete parole or probation.

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Lawmakers passed a bill to decriminalize possession of marijuana paraphernalia, a fix to last year's law that decriminalized small amounts of the drug but not pipes and rolling papers. Despite one delegate's personal account of being sexually abused as a child, the legislature did not act on a bill that would allow such victims to file civil lawsuits until they are 38 years old.

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