Today in Annapolis

General Assembly

February 14, 2006

The House of Delegates convenes at 10 a.m. The Senate convenes at 10 a.m. Hearings of interest:

The Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on legislation (SB 257) that would restrict development near wildlife refuges and conservation areas. The legislation would have statewide impact but is aimed at a proposed development project in Cambridge that would encroach on the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. The hearing begins at 1 p.m.

The House Health and Government Operations Committee considers legislation that would ban smoking in bars and restaurants. The bill (HB 375) has a hearing scheduled for 1 p.m.

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