| FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 18, 2013
After nearly a year of thoughtful consideration, prayer and discussion with my family, I am announcing that I will not seek re-election to my State Senate seat in 2014. This has been very personal and extremely difficult decision to make because I love representing the people of Cecil and Harford County.
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Nancy Jacobs: State Senate: Maryland District 34
AELR (JOINT COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATIVE, EXECUTIVE, AND LEGISLATIVE REVIEW)
Members of the AELR vote on Proposed Regulations which are drawn to implement and enforce legislation which will be law.
Proposed Regulations are printed in the Maryland Register and can be located here. The Maryland Register is published every two weeks.
If you have specific concerns with regards to the way a regulation has been written you may email members of the AELR. Please make it clear in the subject matter the specific regulation you wish to address along with whether your comments are "opposed" or "in favor" of the regulation.
You will find the names of the members of AELR with their email address here.
SB 281 LAWSUITS UPDATE
According to information reported by the Washington Times, dated October 16, 2013, the four-day trial date has been scheduled to begin on February 10, 2014 after the plaintiffs and the state agreed to an expedited schedule, according to recent filings in federal court on one of the cases.
Plaintiffs in a second case that challenges the new laws have agreed to hold off on any immediate hearings in their case while the other case works its way through the court system.
2014 Legislative Session
It seems not that long ago we ushered in Sine Die of the 2013 Legislative Session. We are but two short months away from a new session.
It should be a very interesting process as we will be in an election year where promises will abound, and "feel good" bills will be introduced to make us forget the goings on for the past three years. I cannot imagine my constituents and supporters forgetting the passage of the Firearm Safety Act of 2013, the increase in the gas tax, the introduction and collection of taxes for the rain, increased tolls, the end of the death penalty, in-state college tuition for undocumented immigrants, legalization of same-sex marriages in Maryland, congressional re-districting, and a long list of other tax and fee increases projected to cost Marylanders $9.5 billion through fiscal 2014.
I'm am looking forward January, 2014, with mixed emotions as this will be my last session as Senator for District 34, Cecil and Harford Counties. My staff and I have been working hard since the beginning of the summer on legislation.
Here are just some of the bills I have already had drafted. Please visit my web site periodically, as I will be constantly updating the list of bills I plan to introduce.
Vehicle Laws – Operation of Vehicle when approaching a Tow Truck and Other Service Vehicles – This will amendment the State's Move-Over Law to include tow trucks and other services vehicles. Since the failure of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee in a 4-7 vote to move this bill forward, I have included other services vehicles to the original language of this bill. This is a bipartisan bill. Had it been moved forward it perhaps would have saved lives and serious injuries which have occurred since March 14, 2013 when this bill was given an unfavorable report.
Election Laws – Boater Voter – This bill would designated, as a voter registration agency, the Department of Natural Resources.
Higher Education – Military Dependents – Nonresident Tuition Exemption and Higher Education – Military Dependents – In-State Tuition. The first bill would give military dependents in-state tuition rates regardless of where the service member is stationed. The second bill would be given in-state tuition rates to military dependents so long as there was attendance in a Maryland school at any time in the previous 4 years to applying to an in-state college.
Senator Nancy Jacobs
District 34-- Harford and Cecil County