Delegate Kathleen Dumais

Democrat, Maryland House of Delegates District 15

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Gov. Hogan announces cancer diagnosis; bills of interest(0)

By Sean Whooley and Alex Mann | AP February 1 at 3:51 PM ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gov. Larry Hogan announced in a news conference Thursday that he has developed a common and “not-serious” form of skin cancer, and will have a procedure to fully remove the cancerous spots from his forehead Saturday. Hogan’s dermatologist, Dr. Beth Diamond of Annapolis [...]

Following Senate vote, Maryland House approves bill allowing courts to revoke rapists’ parental rights(0)

By Scott Dance Contact Reporter | The Baltimore Sun A day after the Maryland Senate approved a bill allowing courts to terminate the parental rights of rapists, the House of Delegates followed suit Wednesday, giving final approval to identical legislation. After the unanimous vote, the chamber gave a standing ovation to Del. Kathleen Dumais, the Montgomery [...]

House Of Delegates On Wed. Approves Bill To Revoke Parental Rights Of Rapists(0)

By Kevin McManus The State Senate passed it on Tues. Annapolis, Md (KM). It’s on its way. The House of Delegates on Wednesday approved legislation which would allow the courts to terminate the parental rights of rapists. It was passed on Tuesday by the State Senate. The legislation has been sponsored by Montgomery County Delegate [...]

Lawmakers Expected To Pass Bill Allowing Rape Victims To Terminate Parental Rights of Assailants(0)

By Bethany Rodgers Bill allowing rape victims to terminate parental rights expected to clear state legislature Maryland Del. Kathleen Dumais at long last is about to see the passage of a proposal to allow rape victims to terminate the parental rights of their assailants. Dumais of Montgomery County has been offering the bill in the state [...]

Md. Del. Kathleen Dumais on the Rape Survivor Family Protection Act w/Joe Madison by SiriusXM News & Issues(0)

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Lawmakers Override Hogan Veto Of Paid Sick Leave(0)

Friday, January 12, 2018  |  David Collins, WBAL-TV 11 The Maryland Senate voted Friday, 30-17, to override the governor’s veto of paid sick leave. The vote came along party lines, but three Democrats voted against the override The Maryland House of Delegates voted Thursday 88-52 to override the veto. The bill requires employers with 15 or [...]

Bill to deny parental rights in cases of rape gets hearing in Md. Senate(0)

By Kate Ryan | @KateRyanWTOP January 12, 2018 3:57 am ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A Maryland Senate panel heard from supporters of a bill that would strip rapists of parental rights to any babies born from their crimes.  Various forms of the bill have been before the General Assembly for a decade. Speaking before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, [...]

State Will Consider Terminating Parental Rights for Rapists(0)

Written by  Neal Earley Among the first items on the legislative agenda in Annapolis next year will be a bill to allow rape survivors the right to terminate the parental rights of their rapist. The Rape Survivor Family Protection Act – which failed to pass in last year’s legislative session when time ran out – [...]

Lawmakers to address shortage of psychiatric beds for jail inmates who need hospitalization(0)

Ovetta Wiggins, The Washington Post The Maryland General Assembly plans to address the state’s forensic mental-health crisis during its upcoming session legislative session, weighing funding, hospital staffing and how long a mentally ill criminal suspect may be held in jail before being transferred for court-ordered psychiatric treatment. A group of judges, including the state’s District [...]

Rape survivor legislation is first House bill filed, sponsors hopeful for its passage amid sexual assault revolution(0)

By Chase Cook, Contact Reporter Montgomery County Delegate Kathleen Dumais thinks the 2017 sexual assault movement could buoy the chances of her rape survivor bill, which has struggled to pass in the Maryland General Assembly for years.She has been trying to get it passed for about a decade. “Certainly the #MeToo movement is helpful,” Dumais said. [...]