New Laws in Maryland Starting Oct. 1 - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

New Laws in Maryland Starting Oct. 1

Posted: Updated:

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- A glance at new laws taking effect in Maryland on Tuesday:

CELLPHONES-DRIVING - Talking on a hand-held cellphone will become a primary offense. That means police will be able to pull over drivers and ticket them solely for talking on a hand-held cellphone while driving.
 
CYBERBULLYING - A new law prohibits people from using an interactive computer server to inflict serious emotional distress on a minor.
 
DEATH PENALTY REPEAL - Maryland is banning capital punishment.
 
DRUGS-NEWBORNS - Health care practitioners who deliver babies will be required to report to a local agency if newborns have been exposed to illegal drugs.
 
GUN CONTROL - Maryland is banning 45 types of assault weapons, limiting gun magazines to 10 bullets and requiring handgun buyers to be fingerprinted. Opponents tried to stop the law from taking effect, but a federal judge refused to block it.
 
PREGNANCY-WORKPLACE - Maryland law will require employers with 15 or more employees to make reasonable accommodations for disabilities due to pregnancy.
 
SEAT BELTS - Drivers or passengers riding in the front seats of a car will be required to wear a seat belt, and police will be able to pull violators over and ticket them $50.
 
SHARK FINS - Shark fin sales will be banned in Maryland.
 
SWIMMING POOLS-DEFFIBRILLATORS - Counties or municipalities that own or operate a swimming pool will need to a program to implement an external defibrillator program.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Woman Killed in Crash West of Millsboro

    Woman Killed in Crash West of Millsboro

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-04-19 14:04:50 GMT
    Delaware State Police are investigating a two vehicle crash which has left a 59-year-old woman dead, on Conaway Road.More
    Delaware State Police are investigating a two vehicle crash which has left a 59-year-old woman dead, on Conaway Road.More
  • Pastor Carries Cross from Georgetown to Rehoboth Beach

    Pastor Carries Cross from Georgetown to Rehoboth Beach

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:22:29 GMT
    GEORGETOWN, Del.- About 16 miles separates Georgetown from Rehoboth Beach. That may not sound like a long distance. But picture doing it by foot."We're carrying a cross all the way from the circle in Georgetown on route 9 all the way to Rehoboth," said Pastor Joel Hitchcock of River City Church. Pastor Hitchcock alongside others spent Good Friday carrying a cross. His logic behind it all was simple."The reason for carrying this cross is to remind people of the main reason for Easter."When we ...More
    GEORGETOWN, Del.- About 16 miles separates Georgetown from Rehoboth Beach. That may not sound like a long distance. But picture doing it by foot."We're carrying a cross all the way from the circle in Georgetown on route 9 all the way to Rehoboth," said Pastor Joel Hitchcock of River City Church. Pastor Hitchcock alongside others spent Good Friday carrying a cross. His logic behind it all was simple."The reason for carrying this cross is to remind people of the main reason for Easter."When we ...More
  • Delmarva Chicken Festival to End in 2014

    Delmarva Chicken Festival to End in 2014

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:52:53 GMT
    The Delmarva Chicken Festival is making its last run this year after 65 years on the Delmarva Peninsula.More
    The Delmarva Chicken Festival is making its last run this year after 65 years on the Delmarva Peninsula.More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service