I’d like to take a moment to wrap up the 2011 legislative session.
As you know Maryland like many other states has over spent for decades. As result, we continually run a deficit and accumulate additional debt.
I believe the budget should have been the focus of this legislative session however; the battle over same sex marriage, cross dressing legislation and illegal immigrant tuition discounts, consumed much of this year’s session. It is my belief that these issues were in fact a smokescreen and a distraction to deflect attention away from the looming budget crisis. Unfortunately, the budget crisis was overshadowed More >
I support the second amendment because I took an oath to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution and the Maryland Constitution and all of their amendments.
The Declaration of Independence recognizes the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Without the right to Keep and Bear Arms, we the people would have no defense against a tyrannical government. Additionally, without the right to bear arms, we would not have the ability to protect ourselves, our lives, or our property as the Founders so clearly intended.
I have always campaigned with the Second Amendment as one of my core issues. I More >
The following are bills that I personally sponsored during the 2010 legislative session. Every bill was killed by the Democrat majority that controls Maryland. Enjoy reading the list for common sense pro Constitution legislation. Click on the links to go to each bill’s summary page.
Sponsored By Delegates Dwyer, Aumann, Bates, Beitzel, Boteler, Burns, Costa, DeBoy, Eckardt, Elliott, Frank, George, Haddaway, Howard, Impallaria, Jameson, Jennings, King, Kipke, Krebs, Love, McComas, McConkey, McDonough, Minnick, Montgomery, Norman, O’Donnell, Schuh, Serafini, Shank, Shewell, Smigiel, Sophocleus, Sossi, Stocksdale, Stukes, Stull, Vaughn, Waldstreicher, Weir, and Wood
Entitled Hunting and Fishing – Veterans – Complimentary Licenses Unfavorable
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This year, with the help of my chairman and committee, I was able to pass a VictimsRights bill that establishes the right of a victim’s representative to be notified of and have the opportunity to give an oral or written statement for consideration at the license suspension hearing in the case of a fatal vehicular accident. I consider this to be an important addition in law giving victim’s families the ability to be heard and have a sense of closure when a loved one is killed in an automobile accident.
Other legislation that I introduced: HB1036 – Property Tax Credit – Property Leased More >
Yesterday, I requested an emergency bill entitled Maryland Health Freedom Act. I am extremely concerned about the massive, intrusive, and expensive and UNCONSTITUTIONAL health care bill that Democrats on the Federal level are still trying to jam down America’s throat. I have watched along with many of you, the town hall meetings packed with citizens shouting to be heard while arrogant elected officials talk on their cell phones and insult their intelligence. A few days ago, Nancy Pelosi said, “we need to pass this bill so we can find out whats in it.” Are you kidding me? This is unacceptable and the people More >