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Governor Moore Signs Legislation To Build a Brighter Future for Maryland’s Children Through Education and Keeping Families Safe

May 17th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Governor Wes Moore today presided over the Moore-Miller Administration’s seventh bill signing, highlighting the administration’s commitment to building a brighter future for Maryland’s children through education and keeping families safe.

“Today is about protecting the future and ensuring the education and safety of every Marylander—that’s what our administration is committed to,” said Gov. Moore. “We signed legislation to keep our children fed, thriving, and learning with world class teachers in every classroom. We have also strengthened common sense gun laws that will help protect our communities across Maryland. This will be Maryland’s decade, and the best way to see that through is to invest in our children and the safety of our communities.”


“The legislation signed today will keep Marylanders, particularly children, safe from gun violence; it will give teachers the reinforcements they need to do their jobs; and it will expand free in-school breakfast to nearly 180,000 more children,” said Lt. Gov. Miller. “By investing in the health, safety, and wellbeing of Maryland children, we’re investing in Maryland’s future – an investment that couldn’t be more worthwhile.” 

In attendance at the bill signing ceremony was Melissa Willey, who lost her 16-year-old daughter, Jaelynn Willey, to gun violence on March 20, 2018. Jaelynn was shot to death by a fellow student, who brought his father’s gun to school. Governor Moore today signed into law S.B. 858, Jaelynn’s Law, and gave Melissa Willey the ceremonial pen used to sign the bill.