Delegate Kathleen Dumais

Democrat, Maryland House of Delegates District 15

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Maryland Governor Signs Law to Expand Post-Conviction Relief for Individuals Who Accepted Guilty Pleas(0)

Today, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed Senate Bill 423, which clarifies that individuals who were convicted by way of a guilty plea, Alford plea or plea of nolo contendere (no contest) are entitled to petition the courts for post-conviction DNA testing or review on the basis of newly discovered non-DNA evidence. Democratic State Senator Bobby Zirkin [...]

Maryland legislature passes women’s rights bills(0)

By Courtney Columbus | AP April 10 ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Fueled in part by the #MeToo movement, lawmakers in the Maryland General Assembly passed several bills related to women’s rights in this session. Some of the bills have been in the works for years. One bill strengthens how the statehouse handles sexual harassment complaints against lawmakers, and [...]

Maryland Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Maryland Legislature for Passing Red Flag and Lifesaving Domestic Violence Legislation(0)

April 10, 2018 By Admin HB 1646 Would Close A Dangerous Loophole That Makes It Easy for Convicted Domestic Abusers to Access Guns HB 1302 Would Create a Red Flag Law That Empowers Family and Law Enforcement to Petition Courts to Temporarily Suspend a Person’s Access to Firearms If They Pose a Risk to Themselves [...]

Maryland General Assembly Passes Bills to Protect Reproductive Health, Dignity for Incarcerated Women(0)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2018 Diana Philip, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Dawn Stoltzfus, The Hatcher Group Maryland General Assembly Passes Bills to Protect Reproductive Health, Dignity for Incarcerated Women Legislation to ensure menstrual supplies, reproductive policies for women in correctional faciliites – the first of its kind in the nation – received bipartisan support (Annapolis, [...]

2018 End of Session letter(0)

The Maryland House of Delegates Kathleen M. Dumais 15th Legislative District Vice Chair, House Judiciary Committee 6 Bladen Street, Room 101 Annapolis, MD 21401 301-858-3052 April 11, 2018 Dear Citizen: The 438th Session of the Maryland General Assembly convened on January 10, 2018, the fourth and final session of this term. I continue to serve [...]

Sen. Zirkin Introduces Comprehensive Crime Bill(0)

by Peter Arnold | Mar 30, 2018 | Baltimore, Local, Local Politics, Maryland, News, Pikesville Sen. Zirkin Introduces Comprehensive Crime Bill Sen. Robert A. “Bobby” Zirkin (D-11th): “The homicide figures, especially those from Baltimore, demand a significant response. We need to do something dramatic to stem this tide.” (Photo by Jim Burger) With less than [...]

Critics attack crime bill backed by Gov. Larry Hogan, Maryland Senate(0)

Michael Dresser and Scott DanceContact Reporter | The Baltimore Sun A sweeping crime bill that passed the Maryland Senate with Gov. Larry Hogan’s support is being attacked by critics who call it an election year ploy tainted by racially biased sentencing proposals. The legislation, driven in large part by concern over Baltimore’s record-setting 343 homicides [...]

‘More than prayer vigils’: Urgency for gun legislation grows in Annapolis(0)

By Kate Ryan WASHINGTON — Lawmakers in Annapolis, Maryland, are debating bills designed to prevent gun violence. Consideration of the bills comes in the same week that a shooting inside a high school in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, left one victim hurt, another killed and the 17-year-old shooter dead. The issue is also getting attention [...]

If it ain’t broke, why fix it? Bill to repeal 20 percent rule gets cold greeting(0)

By: Steve Lash Daily Record Legal Affairs Writer ANNAPOLIS – Senate-passed legislation to permit doctors to spend more time testifying as experts in medical-malpractice cases received a chilly reception in a House committee Thursday. Del. Kathleen M. Dumais, vice chair of the House Judiciary Committee, said the law limiting the percentage of a doctor’s professional [...]

Advocacy in Annapolis | Rape Survivor Family Protection Act(0)