Delegate Kathleen Dumais

Democrat, Maryland House of Delegates District 15

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A Maryland bill could redefine the definition of sexual assault in the state(0)

By Rosie Kean Published April 13 A bill that would help sexual assault victims bring charges against their attackers is heading to Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk after passing through the Maryland General Assembly on April 7. The legislation, called the “No Means No” law, would redefine Maryland’s definition of rape by clarifying that evidence of a […]

Criminal Justice Issues Discussed At Annual Legislative Forum in Silver Spring(0)

JANUARY 19, 2017 | BY MITTI HICKS Criminal justice reform was the topic of discussion at the Legislative Forum held Wednesday evening in Silver Spring. The annual event, sponsored by Safe Silver Spring, is a chance for residents to hear from their state-elected officials upcoming public safety legislation that will be under consideration by the Maryland General […]

Maryland Lawmaker Seeks Change To Rape Law After BuzzFeed News Report(0)

By Alex Campbell, BuzzFeed News Deputy Investigations Editor, UK, and Katie J.M. Baker, BuzzFeed News Reporter A Maryland lawmaker will propose a change to the state’s rape law in order to clarify a key point: To seek justice, victims do not have to show they fought back against their attackers. In announcing her plan, Kathleen […]

Justice Reinvestment closer to final passage, but House, Senate remain apart(0)

By Rachel Bluth | April 6, 2016 With just five days left until the end of the Maryland legislative session, the House of Delegates and state Senate have a long road of negotiations ahead on criminal justice reform. The House of Delegates sped up final passage of the Senate’s version of the bill Wednesday, suspending the rules to […]

In cases of rape, rapists shouldn’t be handed parental rights(0)

By: Julian Sadur Posted: Mar 04, 2016 08:21 PM EST Updated: Nov 01, 2016 05:19 AM EDT MARYLAND – If a child is conceived out of rape, should the rapist have parental rights. It’s an awful scenario, but one that the members of the Maryland House’s judiciary committee must debate. As the law stands now, the rapist has […]

Md. lawmakers on same side of issue tangle over interlock law(0)

By Kate Ryan | @KateRyanWTOP February 25, 2016 7:20 pm WASHINGTON — A Maryland panel that has been criticized for not doing enough to pass drunk driving laws defended its record on the same day police from all over the state came to testify on a bill to toughen restrictions on people convicted of drunk driving. As he opened the […]

Safe Silver Spring Annual Legislative Forum Focuses on Gun Safety(0)

JANUARY 8, 2016 | BY WILLIE JAMES INMAN Gun safety was a hot top at the Safe Silver Spring Annual Legislative Forum held on Thursday night. Residents, political leaders and activists gathered at the Silver Spring Civic Center to discuss human trafficking, police body cameras, immigrant deportations and criminal justice reform. Councilmember Marc Elrich, Councilmember Tom Hucker, […]

Legislators to Pursue Dram Shop Law, Again(0)

The measure and others could toughen drunken driving penalties in the wake of a Montgomery County police officer’s death BY ANDREW METCALF Published: 2015.12.22 08:59 Del. Kathleen Dumais is expected to pursue legislation to create a dram shop law in Maryland in the upcoming General Assembly session. VIA KATHLEEN DUMAIS’ WEBSITE State legislators are likely to […]

Union Chief Blasts Franchot, Frick Over Liquor Privatization(0)

1 Dec 2015   |   Written by  Brianna Shea The political debate over Montgomery County’s monopoly on liquor distribution recently reached a fever pitch when the president of a local union lashed out at State Comptroller Peter Franchot and Del. Bill Frick (D-16). Frick has introduced legislation that would end the county’s monopoly and Franchot supports […]

Raskin endorsed by Dumais, Mayday PAC(0)

By John Fritze, Contact Reporter, The Baltimore Sun October 26, 2015. 6:52 AM ANNAPOLIS, MD — State Sen. Jamie Raskin‘s campaign for Congress picked up the support Monday of an influential state lawmaker as well as a nationally recognized super PAC working toward campaign finance reform — part of series of high-profile endorsements he has received […]