The Senate panel seemed to respond favorably to the proposal after hearing the testimony. Sen. Thomas M. Middleton, the committee’s chairman, thanked Patti Saylor and promised that lawmakers would take action.
Middleton called the bill “an opportunity, I think, for Maryland to take the lead.”
Frederick News Post
This is one of those times when I can’t improve on the original telling of this story. Video of the full day’s hearings is available on the Maryland Legislature web site.
If you don’t want to listen to the whole thing – I’ve provided some smaller sections:
A great deal of work went in to getting this far, and I can tell you one thing for sure – I walked out of that building feeling positive and grateful to all those who helped make this day happen. It will be a while before we know the outcome of today’s hearing – for now we go on –