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One piece of legislation has already been signed by the Governor this legislative session, the Rape Survivor Family Protection Act. The bill allows for the termination of the parental rights of rapists and has been a long time coming in Maryland.
Not surprisingly, I have heard from many constituents about firearm-related legislation in the aftermath of the events in Parkland, Florida. I always remind constituents who ask about this issue that we have relatively strong firearm laws in Maryland already, specifically thanks to then-Senator Brian Frosh's 2013 legislation, and that we need federal action. That said, there is more we can do in Maryland. I am a co-sponsor of legislation eliminating our civilian handgun permit review board in favor of a judicial process (HB 819) and a ban on bump stocks which were used in the Las Vegas shooting (HB 888). I also support legislation closing a loophole on firearms transfers and many other important provisions to strengthen our state's laws.
A piece of legislation that originated from knocking on a constituent's door in 2015 had its hearing last week. The Maryland Pension Climate Change Risk Act would require the state pension fund to factor in the physical and regulatory risks of climate change in our long-term investments. I am pleased that after significant work, our state pension's Board of Trustees agreed to support the legislation.
The State Treasurer recently announced the good news that Maryland has once again earned AAA status from the three major bond rating agencies. Although not perfect, these bond ratings do help Maryland pay less in interest on our state construction programs. You can read the agency reports on the Treasurer's website.
The District 16 Team (Senator Susan Lee, Delegate Ariana Kelly, and I) have held several in our series of meet and greets so far. The remaining schedule is below. Please join us at one of these meet and greets to discuss the issues that matter to you as we look towards the 2018 election. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
MARCH 4—Parkston Road (Westbard) hosted by Mike Beland
APRIL 23—Glenbrook Road (Edgemoor, Battery Park) hosted by Nancy Greenspan
APRIL 24—New London Drive (Potomac) hosted by Tazeen Ahmad
Interested in helping my campaign talk to voters? We will be holding group canvasses onSaturday, March 3 and Saturday, March 17 at noon. If you would like to help, please email email@example.com.
If you know of a District 16 resident who merits recognition or condolences or an upcoming event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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