Del. Mary Ann Lisanti (D-Harford) was heard referring to part of Prince George’s County as a “n----- district.”
The legislation would mandate adding $500,000 to the budget to cover costs.
After failing in the Senate last year, the bill now includes a transition period of one year.
A proposed law would ban its sale to anyone under 21.
Currently, most workers can't directly negotiate with the Board of Regents.
Linda Gooden expressed her support for bills that would expand the board’s membership.
Leggett, 74, served as the county’s executive from 2006 to 2018.
Maryland would be the first state to do so in the nation.
The law would classify certain hateful actions as misdemeanors.
Dozens of graduate students attended the bill’s first hearing.