One of the first actions of the 2018 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session was to overturn Governor Hogan’s veto of HB 694.
HB 694 prohibits colleges and universities from considering an applicants criminal history as part of the admissions review process.
Delegate Fisher said: “As a result of this legislation, your child’s college roommate could be a dangerous felon. Moreover, HB 694 shields the college from receiving any knowledge or disclosure of past offenses, including sexual assault.”
Fisher continued: “This is just another example of Democrats putting politics over public safety.”
The following Southern Maryland Legislators voted for HB694: Senator Mike Miller (D-Calvert), Delegate Michael Jackson (D-Calvert), Delegate Sally Jameson (D-Charles), Delegate Edith Patterson (D-Charles), Delegate C.T. Wilson (D-Charles), Delegate Susie Proctor (D-Charles), and Senator Mac Middleton (D-Charles) Senator Steve Waugh (R-Calvert, St. Mary’s).
The following Southern Maryland Legislators voted against HB694: Delegate Mark N. Fisher (R-Calvert) Delegate Deb Rey (R-St. Mary’s), Delegate Matt Morgan (R-St. Mary’s), and Delegate Jerry Clark (R-Calvert, St. Mary’s).
Annapolis, MD Tuesday, January 16th : Delegate Lewis introduced HB 55, which requires real estate agents to provide voter registration forms at real estate closings.
Realtors throughout the state were very upset that politics would be injected into a business transaction, oftentimes the largest transaction of an individual’s life.
Delegate Fisher said: “Everyone has a personal responsibility to register to vote. This is not the responsibility of Realtors. Thankfully, as a member of the House Economic Matters Committee, I had an opportunity to kill this bad bill.”
Delegate Mark N. Fisher, Chair
Calvert County Delegation
District 27C, Calvert Co.