Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (June 2, 2017) – Last week, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill  into law that sets the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Del. Karen Young (D-Frederick) sponsored House Bill 584 (HB584) along with 18 bipartisan…

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (April 10, 2017) – Today, the Maryland House gave final approval to a bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Introduced by Del. Karen Young (D-Frederick) and 18 bipartisan co-sponsors, House Bill 584…

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (March 30, 2017) – Yesterday, the Maryland Senate unanimously passed a bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Sen. Bryan W. Simonaire (R) introduced Senate Bill 572 (SB572), along with a bipartisan coalition…

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (March 21, 2017) – Yesterday, the Maryland House unanimously passed a bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Introduced by Del. Karen Young (D-Frederick) and 18 bipartisan co-sponsors, House Bill 584 (HB584) would…

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (March 20, 2017) – Today, the Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill to withdraw state participation from the enforcement of most federal immigration laws. Passage into law is far from certain, as the Governor has promised to veto the bill and the 83-55 vote in the House is two short of a veto-override.…

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Feb. 10, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Maryland House would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a court order. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in the Maryland, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal…

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Feb. 6, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Maryland House would the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Introduced by Del. Karen Young (D-Frederick) and 18 bipartisan co-sponsors, House Bill 584 (HB584) would give terminally ill…

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (June 6, 2016) – Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed a bill into law that significantly reforms asset forfeiture laws. But an amendment approved during the process creates a loophole that could allow law enforcement to work with the feds to skirt the more stringent state law. Joseph F. Vallario, Jr. (D-Prince George’s County) sponsored House…