Delegate Kathleen Dumais

Democrat, Maryland House of Delegates District 15

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Tech Council of Maryland Announces Winners of 2012 TCM Tech Awards(0)

The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), Maryland’s largest technology trade association with more than 400 biotechnology and technology members employing more than 200,000 in the region, last night announced the winners of its 2012 TCM Tech Awards. The annual celebration drew 850 technology and business leaders from around the state including Senator Jennie Forehand; Senator […]

Maryland should crack down on strangulations(0)

A WOMAN WHO has been the victim of attempted strangulation by her husband or boyfriend is at an astronomical risk of ultimately being killed by that man. This disturbing revelation, contained in a 2008 study in the Journal of Emergency Medicine, lies at the heart of a worthy Maryland proposal to decrease the incidence of homicides […]

Lawmakers trying to increase penalty for strangulation(0)

ANNAPOLIS — Grabbing another person’s neck to stop their breathing — an act usually associated with domestic violence cases — is extremely difficult to prove in court, according to legislators and prosecutors. There is little bruising or scratches. Long-term internal injuries are the most serious. And the penalty for the crime does not match the […]

Delegates Debate Inmate Education Credit Bill(0)

In Annapolis today, the House of Delegates debated a bill to give prison inmates time off for getting a degree while in prison. Many prison inmates are eligible for free classes funded through grants and non-profits. This bill would let an inmate get up to 60 days off their sentence if they get a GED, or […]

Same Sex Marriage Delayed In House; Lawmaker Claims O’Malley Apology(0)

The Maryland House of Delegates is postponing debate on a same sex marriage bill until Friday, to give lawmakers more time to consider amendments. A co-sponsor of the bill told WBAL News that the delay was also due to the illness of Prince George’s County Delegate Veronica Turner, who is a supporter of the bill. […]

Amendments to gay marriage bill expected Thurs. in Md. House, debate on civil unions predicted(0)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Members of the House of Delegates will begin debating a bill to legalize gay marriage Thursday morning. Delegates are expected to consider amendments to the bill Thursday with a final vote possible this week. Delegate Kathleen Dumais, a Montgomery County Democrat, said she expects lawmakers will offer amendments that create additional protections […]

Bill Seeks To Criminalize Failure To Report Child Abuse(0)

Some Maryland state lawmakers hope to impose criminal sanctions on people who do not report report suspected child abuse or neglect. Current state law requires reporting, but the state does does not have the power to prosecute when someone doesn’t follow the law. Prompted by events that unfolded at Penn State University involving Jerry Sandusky […]

State delegates face tough choices in statehouse this year(0)

Members of the Maryland House of State Delegates are gearing up to face a variety of issues when the legislature convenes January 11, including the budget, marriage equality, the gas tax, education funding, the billionaire tax, the flush tax, the death penalty and healthcare. Anne R. Kaiser, District 14 – “The number one issue is […]

Judge throws out case against Dogfish Head Alehouse(0)

Dogfish Head Alehouse cannot be found liable for a 2008 crash that killed a 10-year-old girl until Maryland law is changed, a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge has ruled. William and Angela Warr, the guardians of the girl, Jazimen Warr, sued the restaurant and bar in December 2010 for $3.25 million, stating the restaurant was […]

Maryland Delegates Discuss Upcoming Bills at Safe Silver Spring Meeting(0)

As the 90-day session of the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis gets underway, various delegates attended Wednesday’s Safe Silver Spring meeting to get the opinions and support from the board members on their bills. A few of the bills discussed were the following: 1. Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher (D-18) is working on presenting the Flash Mob […]