“I don’t think we need to keep waiting,” one student said.
It would have allowed "mature" 16-year-olds to consent without parental permission.
The bills would amend Maryland’s hate crime statute to include crimes that are partially hate-based.
UMD community members are among those lobbying for the legislation.
About ten residents spoke up regarding the ordinances.
Lawmakers heard arguments for and against the bill on Tuesday.
Eric Tata is facing burglary, trespassing and peeping Tom charges.
He also ruled that evidence from Urbanski's phone is admissible in trial.
Urbanski, who is accused of killing Richard Collins, didn't show for the hearing.