Chair of legislative committee

Left, States Attorney for Caroline County Joe Riley will serve a second year as the Chair of the Legislative Committee for the Maryland State’s Attorney’s Association.

DENTON — Caroline County States Attorney Joe Riley says he is proud to serve for a second year as the Chair of the Legislative Committee for the Maryland State’s Attorney’s Association. This legislative session Riley noted several bills that are priorities.

SB 36 will change the length of time before a person sentenced to Life is eligible for parole. Currently a person sentenced to Life is eligible for parole after 11.5 years. This bill increases that time to 25.

SB 64 — Causing the Unavailability of a witness. This would put Maryland in line with the Federal Rules for introducing prior statements from victims of witness intimidation.

SB 29 introduces changes to existing law which makes it a crime to cause a life threatening injury while driving while criminally negligent.

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