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Chambers Need to Work Together on Juvenile Justice Reform Act

March 6th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland House and Senate will now have to hammer out differences over the Juvenile Justice Reform Act. The Senate passed their version of the bill late Monday evening by a 43-2 vote. The bill tightens up what happens to children 10-12 years of age who commit crimes like carjacking. The House passed a similar bill last week, but it will be compromise legislation that goes to Governor Wes Moore for his signature. Senator Stephen Hershey said this bill is only a step…