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Significant Day in Annapolis

March 20th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

March 20 is "crossover day' in Annapolis, the deadline for lawmakers in the General Assembly to approve and send bills to the opposite chamber for more debate.

If a bill doesn't pass in a chamber by today, it has a lesser chance of becoming law.

One measure that has yet to make any movement is a bill that would increase the maximum sentence for those 21 and older caught with an illegal handgun from 3 to 5 years in prison.

That's a bill City State's Attorney Ivan Bates supports, but since it was proposed, it hasn't moved out of the committee level.