Delegate Kathleen Dumais

Democrat, Maryland House of Delegates District 15

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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 [...]

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, [...]

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. [...]

State Roundup, December 18, 2017(0)

By Cynthia Prairie | December 18, 2017 RAPE BILL CHANCES: Montgomery County Del. 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, Chase Cook reports in the Annapolis Capital. She has been trying to get it passed for about [...]

Harford sheriff, legislators want measure to let people carry guns in church(0)

By Alison Knezevich and Erin Cox, Contact Reporter The Baltimore Sun Del. Kathy Szeliga speaks about proposed legislation called the Parishioner Protection Act during a news conference in Edgewood with the Rev. Tommy Allen from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, left, the Rev. Don Dove from Living Hope Presbyterian Church and Sen. Wayne Norman. (Matt Button, Baltimore Sun Media Group) [...]

District 15 Incumbents Latest To Announce Formation of Re-Election Slate(0)

Candidates also running jointly in other districts in Montgomery County BY LOUIS PECK Published: 2017.11.17 10:03 Three incumbent state legislators in District 15—Sen. Brian Feldman of Potomac and Dels. Kathleen Dumais of Rockville and David Fraser-Hidalgo of Boyds—filed for re-election this week, and announced they will run together as the “District 15 Team Slate.”“Over the past [...]

MLSC Announces 2017 Award Winners(0)

Legal services awards will be presented by the Maryland Legal Services Corporation to 10 recipients at an annual awards reception on Monday, December 4, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, when MLSC will be celebrating its 35th anniversary. The Robert M. Bell Medal for Access to Justice, named for the former [...]

Top Democrats vow to push through bill terminating parental rights for rapists(0)

By Ovetta Wiggins October 30 A Maryland bill that would allow women who become pregnant as a result of a rape to terminate their attackers’ parental rights has received key legislative support and, after nine years of failed attempts, appears likely to be approved next year. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) said last week [...]