From the office of Del. J.B. Jennings:
The Maryland Shall Issue Group (MSI) released their ‘2009-2010’ rating system on how Maryland’s 188 Legislators voted on bills that included: the implementation of Speed Cameras, the Freedom of Association and Assembly Protection Act of 2009, The Fair Share Act, Surrender of Firearms under a Protective Order, and the State’s Eminent Domain Authority to Purchase Pimlico and Laurel Race Track.
According to the MSI, Delegate J.B. Jennings (R-7th Legislative District), received a perfect rating (100%) during the ‘2009’ General Session. His rating ranks him with only thirty-six (36) other State Delegates in the Maryland General Assembly to have a cumulative percentage of 80% or greater.
SB 277-Vehicle Laws-Speed Monitoring Systems-Speed Cameras. This bill allowed the placement of speed cameras in school and construction zones. The owner of the car, whether they were driving or not is fined for the violation and denies the owner the ability to confront their accuser. Delegate Jennings voted against this bill.
SB 264- State Employees-Negotiations-The Fair Share Act. This bill requires non-union members in state government positions to pay union dues. Delegate Jennings voted against this bill.
HB 311- Freedom of Association and Assembly Protection Act of 2009. This bill prohibits the state police from spying on individuals or groups without probable cause. Delegate Jennings voted in favor of this bill.
HB 296-Family Law-Protective Orders-Surrender of Firearms (Floor Amendment 303822/3). Delegate Jennings submitted an amendment on the House Floor that would have enabled a woman who received a protective order to be considered to have a “good and substantial” cause to be given a permit to carry a handgun.
SB 1072-Pimlico and Laurel Park Tracks-State Purchases/Condemnation (Floor Amendment 453423/1). Delegate Jennings submitted an amendment on the House Floor that would have prohibited using eminent domain to take possession of the Preakness race by authorizing the State Comptroller to bid up to $1,000.00 or more than the next highest bidder on any sale of the Preakness race.
The MSI is a political research and education organization at www.marylandshallissue.org.