2019 End of Session Letter
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I am honored and humbled by your continued faith in me and I have worked hard this session to continue promoting the interests of District 44B in Annapolis for the betterment of Maryland.
Last week, we laid our Speaker, Michael Busch to rest. While I have had the opportunity to meet the Speaker during my fraternity’s annual visit to the Statehouse, I met and had my first real opportunity to sit down with the Speaker in 2014 after I won. We had an opportunity to speak about what I wanted to accomplish in my time as a legislator and the committees that I had an interest working on. He always had an encouraging word and I am thankful I had the opportunity to call him my Speaker and a colleague for my first 5 years in the Maryland House of Delegates.
We have recently passed the midway point for the 2019 legislative session and I wanted to provide an update on some important issues that we’ve focused on so far! I had an opportunity to be interviewed regarding my agenda for the 2019 session. You can watch it by clicking here.
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Emergency legislation that would streamline penalties for those convicted of threats of mass violence — brought about by an increase in threats of mass shootings made in recent years — has passed the Maryland Senate and is advancing in the state House.
The growing popularity of consumer DNA testing has helped law enforcement make arrests in decades-old crimes that would otherwise have remained cold cases.
After police used a new technique to arrest a man suspected of being the Golden State Killer, a Maryland legislator proposed a law that would prohibit use of a familial DNA database for the purpose of crime-solving.
The Maryland Senate is weighing legislation that would shield from the public the names and photographs of youths who are criminally charged as adults until a judge has determined whether the case should be moved to juvenile court.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - Genealogy websites are a popular way for people to find out about their past, but DNA databases associated with those sites have also become a tool for law enforcement. Now, a Maryland lawmaker wants to ban police from accessing that information.