Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: Creates a prescription drug monitoring program to assist all prescribers and health care professionals in the identification, treatment, and prevention of unlawful prescription drug use.
“Public safety is among our most solemn obligations as public servants, and preventing the abuse of prescription drugs – the fastest growing drug problem in Maryland – is a big part of our strategy to protect Maryland families,” said Governor O’Malley. “Thousands of Marylanders every year are suffering from the scourge of addiction. Our new program will link public health and public safety systems to knock down the silos that currently block information-sharing and provide the knowledge that is essential to the health and well-being of the people of our state."
Child Neglect: Criminalizes the intentional failure to provide the necessary assistance and resources for the physical needs or mental health of a minor that creates a substantial risk of harm to the minor's physical health or a substantial risk of mental injury to the minor.
“The passage of this legislation marks important progress for our State. We will finally be able to bring to justice those who intentionally put Maryland’s children at substantial risk of harm,” said Lt. Governor Brown. “Thanks to the hard work of the General Assembly, as well as our partnerships with stakeholders, we have taken a stand and said once and for all that egregiously and intentionally neglecting children is unacceptable, and it will not be tolerated in Maryland.”
Restrictions Against Use and Possession of a Firearm (HB 241/ SB 240): Criminalizes the intentional failure to provide the necessary assistance and resources for the physical needs or mental health of a minor that creates a substantial risk of harm to the minor's physical health or a substantial risk of mental injury to the minor.
Use of Firearm in Commission of Crime of Violence or Felony (SB 174/ HB161): Amended into HB 241/SB 240, sponsored by the Baltimore City Administration
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