Delegate Kathleen Dumais

Democrat, Maryland House of Delegates District 15

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New Year Reflections: Del. Kathleen Dumais(0)

01/04/2019 • by Patrick Tandy Kathleen Dumais closed out 2018 on a very high note. After being re-elected to serve her fifth term in the Maryland House of Delegates, where she represents District 15, Montgomery County, Speaker Michael Busch appointed her Majority Leader for the chamber. Dumais, who practices family law with the firm of Ethridge, Quinn, [...]

Legalizing marijuana, banning ‘ghost guns’ on to-do list for Md. lawmakers(0)

By Kate Ryan | @KateRyanWTOPJanuary 1, 2019 6:00 pm WASHINGTON — In just one week, Maryland lawmakers will be back at work in Annapolis to begin a 90-day session. Leaders say they hope to tackle a range of topics in this year’s session, including banning so-called “ghost guns,” criminal justice reform, legalizing marijuana and extending harassment laws [...]

State lawmakers look to ban untraceable guns in next session(0)

By Brooks DuBose | Capital News Service With just weeks until the General Assembly returns to Annapolis on Jan. 9, the new Democratic state House Majority Leader is looking to continue the progress made last session on gun violence prevention by banning 3D and ghost guns in the state. House Majority Leader Kathleen Dumais, D-Montgomery, [...]

New gun-control laws taking effect in Maryland(0)

By Brian Witte | https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/new-gun-control-laws-taking-effect-in-maryland/2018/10/01/6119fe5a-c59f-11e8-9c0f-2ffaf6d422aa_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.03c0821c0f71 ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gun-control advocates in Maryland said Monday a new law will save lives by enabling courts to temporarily restrict firearms access for people found to be a risk to themselves or others. The new red flag law went into effect on the one-year anniversary of the nation’s deadliest mass [...]

As Anne Arundel police prepare for ‘red flag’ gun seizures, law’s sponsor holds Capital Gazette shooting victim close(0)

By Nicole Gaudiano | The Capital Maryland Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith hasn’t been able to bring herself to delete a voicemail message that John McNamara left two months ago, about an hour before he and four other Capital Gazette staffers were shot to death. The reporter called that day to discuss the primary election. But he [...]

Maryland grapples with national crisis of mental illness in jails(0)

Prison by Zlatko Vickovic with Flickr Creative Commons License By Meg Tully | MarylandReporter.com A man shot in Silver Spring recently is a stark example of the importance of police training in responding to those in mental health crisis, says the incoming vice chair of the Maryland Senate’s Judicial Proceedings Committee. Responding to a report by [...]

General Assembly to consider banning 3D-printed guns in Maryland(0)

By Chase Cook | Contact Reporterccook@capgaznews.com The Maryland General Assembly will consider legislation next year to ban access to 3D-printed guns after the federal government gave a Texas-based company the OK to distribute weapon blueprints. Majority Leader Kathleen Dumais, D-Montgomery County, is drafting legislation that would ban the possession of 3D-printed guns and “ghost” guns, firearms that [...]

The number of people in Maryland prisons continues to drop(0)

By Luke Broadwater - Contact Reporter | The Baltimore Sun Maryland’s prison population — which has been decreasing at a faster rate than anywhere else in the country — continues to shrink. From October 2017 through the end of last month, the number of people locked up in Maryland’s prisons fell an additional 1.3 percent, continuing [...]

Busch Announces House Leadership Changes Ahead of 2019 Session(0)

July 19, 2018 | by Bruce DePuyt Del. Kathleen Dumais has been promoted to majority leader in the Maryland House of Delegates, one of more than a dozen leadership changes announced Wednesday by Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel). Dumais (D-Montgomery County) replaces C. William Frick (D-Montgomery County), who ran unsuccessfully for county executive. She [...]

New Maryland House leadership positions include Dumais as majority leader, Clippinger as Judiciary chair(0)

July 19, 2018 Luke Broadwater - Contact Reporter | The Baltimore Sun Maryland House Speaker Michael E. Busch on Wednesday made a series of appointments to leadership positions in the House of Delegates — including naming a new majority leader and chair of the powerful Judiciary Committee. Busch, an Anne Arundel Democrat, selected Del. Kathleen Dumais of [...]