General Assembly OKs bill to create panel on election...

Assembly Digest

March 29, 1996

General Assembly OKs bill to create panel on election laws

The General Assembly gave final approval yesterday to a bill creating a commission to update Maryland's election laws and review the operations of state and local elections boards.

The legislation passed the House of Delegates 137-1 and was sent to Gov. Parris N. Glendening, who is expected to sign it into law.

The commission was recommended by a state task force that reviewed concerns raised by Republican Ellen R. Sauerbrey in her legal challenge to the 1994 gubernatorial election, which she lost by a slim margin.

The legislation calls for a nine-member commission appointed by the governor and Democratic and Republican legislative leaders. The group is to be formed this year and submit a final report by Dec. 31, 1997, in time for the legislature to act during its 1998 session.

Baseball team not allowed to be based in new stadium

Bowing to pressure from the Baltimore Orioles, the General Assembly gave final approval yesterday to legislation that will prohibit a major league baseball team from establishing a home in the new Redskins football stadium planned for Prince George's County.

The Orioles had feared that a team playing in a stadium only 30 miles

Pub Date: 3/29/96

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