LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS®
Children and Families
Click on the file to download the final edition of LWVMD's Report from State Circle for the 2013 Maryland General Assembly session.
Please click on the file name to download a printable version of the March 27, 2013 issue of Report from State Circle.
SB1052/HB396 Criminal Law - Electronic Harassment of a Minor (Kittleman/Cardin et al.) make it a crime to use a computer to sexually harass a minor or cause a child or young person to fear being killed, give out information that torments the minor, or put out a real or doctored image of the minor without getting appropriate permission. Other prohibitions include: signing up a young person for a pornographic site.
TESTIMONY TO THE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
HB 1012 Higher Education – Tuition Waiver – Foster Care Recipients
POSITION: Strongly Support
BY: Debbie Ehrenstein
DATE: March 18, 2013
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HB1480 Family Law – Unattended Child Under the Age of Three (Glenn plus 5) has been filed as an emergency bill prohibiting a person who has responsibility for a child under the age of 3 leaving the child in the care of someone under the age of 15, if the child is in an apartment, automobile or other enclosed space. This bill adds additional protection for very young children who might be left with baby sitters too young to provide appropriate care. The need is based on an actual situation where an infant died in the care of a sibling who was 11 when the sibling smothered t