Sen. Haines' bills to be heard this weekState Sen. Larry...

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February 14, 1993

Sen. Haines' bills to be heard this week

State Sen. Larry E. Haines, R-Carroll and Baltimore, has introduced two bills scheduled for hearings this week before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee in Annapolis. They are:

* Senate Bill 128, which would expand the list of aggravating circumstances that may be considered by a judge or jury in determining whether to impose the death penalty on a person convicted of first-degree murder.

The bill would include certain circumstances involving drugs and unlawful drug enterprises. The hearing is set at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

* Senate Bill 419, which would limit the width of a motor home or travel trailer driven on certain interstate and state highways to 102 inches. A hearing is set at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Vehicle franchise bill is still in committee

A bill sponsored by state Sen. Larry E. Haines, R-Carroll and Baltimore, about recreational vehicle franchises was heard in committee Wednesday.

As of Friday, the bill still was in the Senate Finance Committee.

Senate Bill 418 says that if a franchise for mobile homes or travel trailers is terminated, the manufacturer or distributor may not enter into a franchise agreement with another dealer to sell the same kind of vehicles within a 50-mile radius of the previous dealer until that dealer has sold the vehicles in his inventory.

County commissioners to testify in Annapolis

Carroll commissioners are scheduled to testify on two bills this week in Annapolis:

* House Bill 559, which would give the commissioners line-item ++ veto power over budgets funded in whole or part by the county.

These budgets would include the public schools, Board of Elections, state's attorney and Circuit Court.

A hearing is set at 11 a.m. Tuesday before the House Appropriations Committee.

* House Bill 566, which would give the commissioners the power to order a performance audit of the Board of Education. The board has agreed to such an audit this year.

A hearing is set at 1 p.m. Wednesday before the House Ways and Means Committee.

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