Tag: new laws

Maryland Parents Now Liable for Teen Parties

Parents, don't host parties that look like this. Photo via Instagram.
Parents, don’t host parties that look like this. Photo via Instagram.

Hopefully, you haven’t been buying your teenage kids (and their friends) alcohol. But if you have been, it’s time to stop.

Maryland Now Has the Best Birth Control Laws in the Nation



Congratulations, Maryland: Your birth control just got cheaper.

Workers with Disabilities to Earn Full Minimum Wage in Maryland



The average Maryland resident with disabilities earns $4 an hour, less than half the state’s $8.25 minimum hourly salary. But thanks to a bill recently passed by state lawmakers, Maryland will soon be the second state in the country (after New Hampshire) to phase out what’s known as “subminimum wage” for workers with disabilities.

Maryland, You Might Finally Get Sick Leave



In Germany, employees are entitled to up to six weeks of paid sick leave. In the U.S., not so much.

Bill to Protect Baltimore Bikers Passes in House



If you’ve biked Baltimore’s busy roads, you know that it can be scary out there for a cyclist. But new legislation working its way through state government will hopefully make things a little bit better.

Maryland Becomes First State to Officially Ban Racial Profiling



As of yesterday, Maryland became the first state in the country to enact strict new rules aimed at ending discriminatory profiling by police.

Maryland’s New Laws Are No Fun



Several new state laws went into effect yesterday, July 1. As far as I can tell, they’re mostly laws that will make Maryland a less fun place… except for Montgomery County, which will become slightly more exciting.

Maryland’s New Law Makes it Easier for Undocumented Immigrants to Get Driver’s Licenses



Thanks to a measure that Martin O’Malley signed into law back in May (but that didn’t go into effect until yesterday), it’s now easier for undocumented immigrants in Maryland to get driver’s licenses.