From the office of Del. Mary-Dulany James:
Annapolis, January 28, 2010- Three years after the passing of Delegate Mary-Dulany James’ Maryland Gang Prosecution Act, Delegate James is partnering with Delegate Gerron Levi to introduce another gang related bill.
Delegate James has submitted House Bill 227, Criminal Law – Gangs – Definition, Underlying Crimes, and Sentencing but is merging her legislation with another bill to create comprehensive legislation designed to tackle the issues of gang related crime in our state.
Having two pieces of similar legislation introduced provides the House Judiciary Committee with options as they look at and hear testimony on the topic of gangs. Delegate James has said “My first choice for enactment is the bill that is being submitted by both Delegate Levi and me. However, I am presenting my bill for consideration to provide the Judiciary Committee with an alternate option as both bills will strengthen our abilities to prosecute gang members.”
For more information regarding this release please contact Delegate James at (410) 841-3331.