Several other pieces of legislation relevant to homeowners passed both chambers of the General Assembly during the most recent session, which ended earlier this month. O'Malley is expected to sign them provided they pass a constitutional review, according to spokeswoman Raquel Guillory.
Police could pull you over for talking on a hand-held phone while driving. Some patients could legally use marijuana. And veterans would get a new assist in getting jobs under legislation approved by the Maryland General Assembly on its final day.
A federal appeals court has upheld Maryland's handgun permitting law, reversing a lower court decision by concluding that the state can constitutionally require applicants to show "good and substantial reason" that they need concealed-carry licenses.
After an emotional debate that centered on two horrific Maryland murder cases, the Senate rejected an attempt Friday to create exceptions in Gov. Martin O'Malley's bill that would repeal the death penalty.
The General Assembly took an important step toward repealing Maryland's death penalty Thursday night when the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee approved Gov. Martin O'Malley's bill to end capital punishment.
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Monday announced broad details of a plan to limit gun violence in Maryland, including a ban on the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines like those used in the Newtown school shooting. He also proposed some of the nation's strictest gun licensing rules.
Legislation to ban assault weapons like the Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle used in the Newtown school massacre will be revived in Annapolis when the General Assembly convenes next month, according to leading lawmakers pushing to make the change.
A Maryland Transit Administration decision to record the conversations of bus drivers and passengers to help investigate crimes, accidents and poor customer service is coming under attack from privacy advocates and state lawmakers, who have vowed to stop it.
Maryland enters uncharted political territory this fall as voters for the first time in decades face four major ballot questions. It is likely to feature an onslaught of costly advertising as competing interests — from all over the country — try to sway the state's electorate
Maryland legislators ended their special session on budget issues last week knowing there's a strong likelihood they may be summoned back to Annapolis in July to contend with the thorny issue of expanded gambling.