HB 363 to be Heard Monday in MD Senate

Below is an email from Edward Kohls–a lead advocate for the “Manslaughter by Vehicle or Vessel-Criminal Negligence” bill. Hi.  I’m not sure if you are aware that this bill is one step from becoming law – against huge political odds – and we need your help.  This bill affects the safety of vehicles, vessels, walkers, runners, […]

Press Coverage from WABA & AAA Annapolis Press Conference on HB 363

Baltimore Sun – Mike Dresser’s blog http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/traffic/2011 /03/aaa_lawmakers_seek_new_auto_ma.html Law Advice Blog picked up Dresser’s blog http://www.lawadvice.ws/aaa-lawmakers-seek-new- auto-manslaughter-law-baltimore-sun-blog/ CBS Baltimore’s website (WJZ-TV) http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2011/03/29/group-wants- legislature-to-close-vehicular-manslaughter-loophole/ WJZ-TV 11pm – closed captioning Derek Valcourt explains family members of victims are not making an emotional appeal for change. Reporter: 15-year-old Conner Cole struck and killed by a reckless drive. Cole’s […]

Update on House Bill 363: Action Still Needed

Earlier today we provided an update on the status of MD House Bill 363. The following further update is provided by Bike Maryland: Confirmation was received late last night that the House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed House Bill 363 – Manslaughter by Motor Vehicle Criminal Negligence – out of Committee! This is terrific news. Today […]

Support Maryland HB 363: Manslaughter by Vehicle or Vessel–Criminal Negligence

Tomorrow, WABA Board Member Jim Titus will join with other Maryland cyclists, pedestrians, and advocates testifying in support of HB 363, which would fill a gap in Maryland’s criminal law that currently operates to allow drivers who kill cyclists to receive little or no punishment.  In short, the bill creates a misdemeanor for causing the […]