Lawmakers heard arguments for it on Wednesday.
The bills would amend Maryland’s hate crime statute to include crimes that are partially hate-based.
The bills would modify Maryland's hate crime statute to include offenses committed either in whole or in part because of hate.
UMD community members are among those lobbying for the legislation.
The state legislature is slated to hear bills Tuesday that would broaden Maryland's hate crime statute.
One delegate proposed to call it "Olivia's Law."
Lawmakers heard arguments for and against the bill on Tuesday.
Jurors convicted a former UMD student of first-degree murder in Collins' death.
Mike Miller is set to be succeeded by a Democrat four decades his junior.
He's launching a national nonprofit organization.