Baltimore Co. senators steer away from Sunday

MARYLAND WATCH

March 21, 1997

The Baltimore County Senate delegation agreed yesterday not to join piggyback on legislation that would allow Sunday car sales in Anne Arundel County.

The senators met yesterday after Sen. F. Vernon Boozer, a Towson Republican, offered an amendment to the Anne Arundel County bill on the Senate floor that would have permitted the sales in Baltimore County.

Boozer did so after polling the county delegation and finding that majority the senators -- six of 10 -- were in favor of amending their county onto the Anne Arundel County bill.

But Sen. Norman R. Stone Jr., a Eastern Baltimore County Democrat, rose on the floor of the Senate to ask that the Boozer amendment be laid over until today, delaying a vote on the Anne Arundel County bill as well.

That prompted Sen. Michael J. Collins, the Democrat who chairs the county's Senate delegation, to call the meeting to iron out differences on the matter -- and found that the majority had shifted away from Boozer's findings.

Apparently upset by Stone's action, Boozer remained in a committee work session rather than attend the delegation meeting.

Pub Date: 3/21/97

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