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Governor Signs Justice Reinvestment Act

Governor Larry Hogan signed the Justice Reinvestment Act into law at the final bill signing for the 2016 session.

The omnibus act introduces reforms recommended by the Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council (JRCC) intended to reform the criminal justice system, reduce needless correctional spending (saving the state millions), and reinvest savings into more efficient programs that reduce recidivism and improve criminal justice outcomes. 88 more words

Public Safety And Corrections

Governor Praises Justice Reinvestment Act's Support for Crime Victims

Governor Hogan praised the components of the Justice Reinvestment Act that address victim’s rights at a conference last week.

As reported in The Washington Post… 329 more words

Public Safety And Corrections

General Assembly Passes Justice Reinvestment Act

General assembly passes bill aimed at reducing the state prison population, saving the state millions, and reinvesting savings into reducing recidivism.

Months of hard work, meetings, and data collection came to an end Monday, April 11 with the passage of… 857 more words

Public Safety And Corrections

2016 End of Session Wrap Up: Public Safety and Corrections

This post summarizes the status of Public Safety and Corrections bills that MACo took a position on during the 2016 Regular Session.

Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights – Administrative Hearing – Reimbursement of Costs and Fees: … 2,164 more words

Public Safety And Corrections

2016 End of Session Wrap Up: Housing and Community Development

This post summarizes the status of housing and community development bills that MACo took a position on during the 2016 Regular Session.

Residential Property – Foreclosed Property Registry – Notification to Local Jurisdictions: 826 more words

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2016 End of Session Wrap Up: Health and Human Services

This post summarizes the status of Health and Human Services bills that MACo took a position on during the 2016 Regular Session.

Health Occupations – State Board of Environmental Health Specialists – Sunset Extension and Revisions: 1,289 more words

Health And Human Services

Session Big Picture - Website Rounds Up Many High-Profile Bills

The Maryland Reporter website published a lengthy summary of numerous bills gathering interest this session – and while most are not dircetly county impact issues, we tip our hat to their work, and offer a link here: 48 more words

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