State Circle. Episode 314

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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 1989 session. Approved legislation included: 7-day waiting period for anyone buying a semi-automatic weapon; stiffer penalties for drunk drivers; prohibiting smoking in most hospitals in the state; prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 18 (up from 16); interest from all escrow accounts maintained by attorneys will be transferred to legal assistance programs. Also the blue crab was made the official state crustacean. 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, Allegra Bennett (Washington Times), and Lou Panos (Patuxent Publishing) close the program with a panel discussion.
Maryland Public Television
Broadcasting, Communications
North America; United States of America
Public Broadcasting
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