State Circle. Episode 214

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Maryland General Assembly meets in Annapolis each year for 90 days; State Circle reports weekly on the legislature during that period. This episode summarizes the 1988 session that: Enacted legislation that: authorized reorganization of the state's public colleges and universities under a single entity; banned smoking in public areas of Maryland retail stores; reduced the blood alcohol standards for drunk driving; banned the sale of Saturday Night Specials and other cheap handguns (the first law of its kind in the country); required counties to recycle; provided for the formal recognition of Native Americans. Also enacted emergency legislation authorizing intertrack betting between the Laurel and Pimlico racetracks. Reporters interview officials to get their perspective on this session: Gov. William Donald Schaefer; Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller; and House Speaker R. Clayton Mitchell, Jr. There are man-on-the-street interviews about the productivity of this legislative session. Reporters Dave Durian, John Rydell, Sue Kopen, Tom Krisher (Annapolis Capitol), and Thomas W. Woldron (Evening Sun) close the program with a panel discussion.
Maryland Public Television
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North America; United States of America
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