Delegate Kathleen Dumais

Democrat, Maryland House of Delegates District 15

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MARYLAND HOUSE OF DELEGATES Michael E. Busch, Speaker PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: July 18, 2018 For More Information: Speaker’s Legislative Office 410-841-3916 (o) SPEAKER BUSCH ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS ANNAPOLIS, MD – House Speaker Michael E. Busch today announced changes to leadership positions that will take effect in January 2019. Speaker Busch announced today [...]

November Will See a Six Person General Election in District 15 Delegates(0)

By Kevin O’Rourke |​ The District 15 November General Elections to Maryland State Delegates will see six people vying for the three Delegate seat from the Germantown area district. In District 15, the top three vote-getters were incumbents Kathleen Dumais, David Fraser-Hidalgo, and newcomer Lily Qi. Incumbent Aruna Miller opted to run for Congress and [...]

Gov. Hogan vetoes three education bills(0)

By: Katie Misuraca | Updated: May 24, 2018 10:43 PM EDT MARYLAND - The Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan (R), announced on Thursday legislative actions regarding Maryland schools. Governor Larry Hogan vetoed three education bills on Thursday. “The first reaction that I had was, why is he afraid to have teachers on the State Board of Education? I [...]

Montgomery County’s Advocates for Better Transportation – Positions of Montgomery County Candidates on Transit Issues(0)

Positions of Montgomery County Candidates on Transit Issues For a printable copy of the scorecard that you can take with you into the voting booth, click here. Be sure to vote on primary day, June 26, or during early voting June 14 through June 21. If you aren’t yet registered, register by June 5 here. If you [...]

Ghost Guns: Untraceable firearms in hands of hobbyists, felons and children(0)

by Nathan Baca/ABC7 | Monday, May 21st 2018 CLARKSBURG, Md. (ABC7) —  You can build a gun in your own home, using simple tools, with no serial number for police to trace it, and it’s all legal. Law enforcement veterans say they’re worried about the increasing numbers of untraceable firearms, also known as “ghost guns.” WHAT [...]

2018 Pretrial Summit Explores Alternatives to Pretrial Incarceration in Maryland(0)

By Thomas Wenz, Public Information Officer Nadine Maeser, Asst. Public Information Officer ANNAPOLIS – Every day, judges determine whether defendants, after being charged with criminal offenses, will be in the community or in detention pending their court date. Pretrial supervision services are an alternative for defendants who do not need to be detained, but would [...]

Maryland tops states in decline of prison population, report shows(0)

By Michael Dresser | The Baltimore Sun A worker walks through the South Wing at the Maryland House of Correction, which closed in 2007. staff photo/Barbara Haddock Taylor – 9/18/12 (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun) Maryland has surged to the front of a national trend of states reducing their prison populations, according to a [...]

Maryland passes bill to expand post-conviction relief(0)

Many bills remained in the balance as the minute hand ticked toward midnight on April 9, the last of Maryland’s 90-day legislative session. Among them was legislation addressing the rights of criminals to petition for post-conviction relief — a process of challenging a conviction in court. Until two years ago in Maryland, filing a petition [...]

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 [...]