Md. Senate OKs plan for scholarships in high-tech...

Assembly Digest

March 06, 1998|By From Sun staff reports

Md. Senate OKs plan for scholarships in high-tech fields

The state Senate gave its blessing yesterday to a college scholarship plan designed to encourage top students to major in science, engineering and computers.

The governor's proposal would provide $3,000 a year to any Maryland high school graduate with at least a B average to study a technology-related field at a four-year college in the state. Students would have to maintain their grades and work in Maryland after graduation.

The Senate voted 43-3 to approve the bill, which now goes to the House of Delegates.

Plates for those convicted of drunken driving proposed

A bill before a House committee would require Marylanders convicted of driving while intoxicated to have license plates that include the letters "DWI."

The measure's sponsor, Del. Tony E. Fulton, a Baltimore Democrat, said his goal is to draw attention to drunken drivers so they will shape up and stop endangering the public. "My purpose is behavior modification: to let folks know this is unacceptable behavior and that you've been irresponsible," he said.

The Motor Vehicle Administration opposes the bill because it would be difficult to implement, said MVA spokesman James P. Lang.

Pub Date: 3/06/98

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