The bill now moves to the Maryland House of Delegates for a vote. It will have to go to a conference committee since the lawmakers amended the bill and it's now different than the bill the Maryland Senate passed.
The bill already passed in the Maryland Senate and now heads to the Maryland House of Delegates.
Sen. Chris Shank's bill would clarify as long as an unmarked car has lights and sirens on, a person must pull over.
The bill to raise Maryland's gas tax passed in the Maryland House of Delegates last week, and now a Senate Committee is taking up the measure.
Slayer's Law is a bill to prohibit convicted murderers from benefiting from the estate of their victim.
A house committee approved the bill to raise the wholesale price of gas by one percent on July 1st and two percent in 2015.
Del. Neil Parrott is sponsoring the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. He says people have many misconceptions about late-term abortions.
The Maryland House of Delegates debated repealing the death penalty Wednesday evening in Annapolis.
Looks like a little bit of rain is in the forecast, and a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Mountain Maryland through Wednesday. Meteorologist Bryan Tolle has the details in his forecast for Tuesday Evening March 12th, 2013.
Winter Storm Warnings are in place for most of the region as we are anticipating a major snow storm for the entire viewing area. Meteorologist Bryan Tolle has the details in his forecast for Monday Late Evening March 4th, 2013.
Winter Storm Warnings are in effect as a major winter storm is set to impact the Four State Region Late Tuesday into Wednesday.
Coping with the problems of bullying is on the minds of youngsters, parents and now members of the general assembly.
Marshall Metz got his wife's estate, even though he was convicted of killing her.
Synthetic marijuana has been banned in three Frederick County, Maryland municipalities, and now state lawmakers are springing into action hoping to make it illegal statewide.
When snow hits the area, that puts local school transportation officials on guard whether they need to delay or close schools, but the answer to that question is not as simple as you'd think.
The bills would make it easier to have someone involuntarily committed to a mental institute, as well as create a mental health and law enforcement task force.
The accident occurred just before 8:30 p.m. Monday on New George's Creek Road and Moscow Road.
Meritus Medical Center held "An Evening of Red Wine and Dark Chocolate" to promote good cardiac health.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for portions of the viewing area for a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain overnight Thursday into Friday.
Delegate Kathy Afzali wants to make voter fraud a felony instead of a misdemeanor.
Maryland Sen. Ron Young is sponsoring the bill in the Senate, which prohibits institutions from requiring, requesting, or suggesting a student or prospective student to hand over their information.
It would allow licensed bow hunters, who are at least 21 years old, to carry a handgun for protection against bears.
"People have been separated from animals who have never done anything except be loving pets, and it's required that many thousands of dogs be put down."
The state speed limit is 70 mph in 35 other states, including Virginia and West Virginia.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our mountain counties and is continuing numerous Flood Warnings after all the rain on Wednesday...
Those who adopt a shelter dog or cat from a Maryland shelter could receive a $100 tax credit.
"We need to make sure that people are able to earn a living. The minimum wage is the base floor for income for hundreds of thousands of Marylanders."
The National Weather Service has issued some wind and flood products for the area in advance of the strong cold front that will move through the region on Wednesday.
Some Maryland lawmakers are proposing a raise in the state's minimum wage from $7.25 to $10 an hour.
AAA released a report predicting gas, on average, will cost less this year, than it did in 2012.
Some of the new congressman's goals for Western Maryland include job creation and public safety.
The eight-member delegation kicked things into high gear in Annapolis and went through six county bills.
Currently, only footwear and clothing are included during the sales tax-free week in Maryland in August.
Congressman Chris Van Hollen, who represents about half of Frederick County, is sponsoring a bill in Washington D.C. The Disclose Act would increase the transparency of election donations.
Senator Ron Young, of Frederick and Washington Counties, is sponsoring a bill to allow each county and municipality to raise their own gas tax.
47 percent of the proposed budget goes to education. Western Maryland is slated to get $310 million in state funding, with more than half of that going to Frederick County.
A new bill would make it a primary offense to use a handheld cell phone while driving, and could include increased fines and points on a driver's record.
The 2013 session of the Maryland General Assembly kicked off Wednesday afternoon in Annapolis.
A Maryland man is in jail Tuesday after being accused of a rape this past Friday.
There is help for families below the poverty level, thanks to $66 million in federal energy assistance.
Allegany County hosted the State Highway Administration's annual snow
show, and say they're ready to plow.
One person was flown to Baltimore Shock Trauma after suffering a severe bullet wound.
Democrat David Gysberts, a school counselor, has unseated Hagerstown Mayor Bob Bruchey.
Voting sites in our area had a high voter turnout this morning including Washington County.
In advance of Hurricane Sandy heading towards the Mid-Atlantic Region, a State of Emergency has been declared for Maryland and Virginia.
As Hurricane Sandy sets her sights on the Mid-Atlatnic region, including the Four State Region, residents are urged to prepare for the impacts she may bring including high winds, heavy rainfall, and potentially mountain snowfall.
A family from Hagerstown is taking legal action after their daughter died from drinking Monster energy drinks. Now the Food and Drug Administration is investigating more deaths connected to the brand.
The sheriff believes the victim was targeted for the allegedly packaging and selling cocaine in her home.
FCPS is trying to promote safety by adding cameras after a new law went into effect on October 1. The new law allows the cameras to capture both the front and rear plates.