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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Brian E. Frosh
The Maryland Senate voted Wednesday to keep one of the strongest components of Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun control bill — a licensing provision for handguns that would require gun buyers to submit fingerprints to state police.
Maryland lawmakers are considering a bill to require that speed cameras provide clear photographic evidence of infractions, after numerous occasions where camera systems have ticketed drivers who appeared in photos to be traveling within the speed limit.
Gov. Martin O’Malley said Tuesday the state Senate is within two votes of approving a ban on capital punishment in Maryland, and the governor underscored that job creation and transportation funding concerns will be top priorities in the legislative session.
State Sen. Brian Frosh has formed an exploratory committee to run for Maryland attorney general in two years.
A bill that holds dog owners responsible for attacks by their pets, regardless of breed, is headed to the Maryland state Senate floor Friday.
Lawmakers might have to wait until next year to change the state's laws on dog bites because the likelihood of a summer special session is fading.
The Maryland General Assembly could consider legislation that would soften the impact of an April court ruling classifying pit bulls as "inherently dangerous" in the latest of several recent cases that have highlighted the checks and balances between the state's legislative and judicial branches.
The Maryland Senate is expected to vote this week on a measure that would crack down on Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation, or SLAPP suits — typically frivolous defamation lawsuits filed by wealthy plaintiffs to intimidate a vocal, less wealthy critic into settling out of court and keeping quiet.
"He's the governor of Maryland and he has to make a lot of tough decisions," said Sen. Brian E. Frosh, a Montgomery Democrat who opposes the bill. "You can make an argument that this is a good thing to do, and it probably is. But you cannot argue that it's on par with solar or wind."
"People come from all over the country and all over the world to watch," said state Sen. Brian E. Frosh, a Montgomery Democrat whose home district includes Bethesda. "It brings in a great deal of tourism, and it's a lot of free advertising."