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Hogan Vetoes Juvenile Restoration Act, Prevailing Wage Measure

April 9, 2021

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced Thursday evening that he’d vetoed the Juvenile Restoration Act, a bill to prohibit life without parole sentences for juvenile offenders. The bill also would establish a process by which juvenile offenders may seek reconsideration of prior sentences if they were convicted as an adult and have been imprisoned for at least 20 years. In a veto letter, Hogan said the bill “pertains to juveniles who have committed crimes so heinous that they are automatically charged as adults, including first degree murder, first degree rape, first degree sex offense, manslaughter, and certain offenses with firearms.”

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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