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Highlights of the Bills Signed into Law Tuesday

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law dozens of bills Tuesday. Among the highlights:

CLEAN CARS: New cars sold in Maryland will have tougher emissions requirement by model year 2011. (HB131/SB103)

FELON VOTING: People convicted of felonies will not have to wait three years to vote after completing their sentences. (SB488)

DIAMONDBACK TERRAPINS: Maryland's best-known turtle is off-limits to commercial harvest. (HB760/SB532)

SOLAR ENERGY: Maryland must get two percent of its electricity from solar energy by 2022. (HB1016/SB595)

STDs: People with sexually transmitted diseases can share medication with their partners without a prescription. (SB349)

DISHWASHING DETERGENT: Requires the sale of low-phosphorus detergent. (HB1131/SB766)

PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY: Maryland's presidential primary will move up three weeks next year, to Feb. 12. (SB1025)

YELLOW PERCH: State regulators must consider a new fishery plan to protect yellow perch. (SB702)


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