Residents who violate the ordinance must pay a penalty fee of $1,000 and residents who fail to plant a replacement tree or to pay the original fee will face an additional fee of $1,000
Money cannot quantify pain and suffering. Damages caps ignore this.
The bills will work to protect children's human rights.
Alan Lehman, a professor at this university, said if the measure succeeds in Oregon, it could be applied to other states.
The bill still requires Gov. Larry Hogan's signature.
The College Park City Council controversially passed a similar ordinance amid criticism in September.
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.
The legislation will go into effect in early February.
Jurors convicted a former UMD student of first-degree murder in Collins' death.