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House panel reviews public safety bills from Moore’s legislative agenda

February 7, 2024

The House Judiciary Committee reviewed proposals Tuesday focused on public safety and protecting elected officials. The bills are part of Gov. Wes Moore’s (D) legislative agenda and come in response to increased threats and attacks, around the nation, on government officials as well as a shortage of law enforcement officers. Eric Luedtke, the governor’s chief legislative officer, testified on House Bill 585 (Protecting Election Officials Act) that would create a new misdemeanor charge in state election law for threats against election officials or someone in their immediate family.

 

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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