Status of Schaefer bills

March 15, 1992

This is the status of the Schaefer administration's 1992 legislative package as of Friday:

*Assault weapons ban: House version amended and passed. Senate version killed in committee. House version could pass Senate if it can get one vote in committee.

*Requiring guns to be stored away from children: Passed by House. Senate version amended and sent to floor. Passage likely.

*Higher penalties for taking prison guards hostage: Passed both houses.

*Increased protection for battered women: House version pending in committee. Senate version amended and given preliminary approval.

*Make New Community College of Baltimore a state school: House version pending in committee. Passed the Senate.

*Make St. Mary's College more independent: Passed by House. Awaiting final vote on Senate floor.

*California auto emissions standards: House version amended to delay implementation and awaiting final vote. Senate version killed in committee. Senate could still adopt House version.

*Economic Growth and Resource Policy: Awaiting final floor vote in House. Senate version pending in committee.

*Requiring reports on the number of people infected with AIDS (HIV) virus: Approved by committees in both houses. Awaiting floor approval.

*Testing accident victims for HIV: Died in committee in both houses.

*Mandatory motorcycle helmets: Enacted and signed into law.

*Higher gasoline taxes: Pending in committee in both houses.

*Creating an independent insurance commission: House version passed. Senate version pending in committee.

*Tax increases for fiscal year 1993: Pending in committee in both houses.

B6 *Legislative reapportionment: Took effect Feb. 21.

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