Most new Maryland laws go into effect October 1 so it is important that the 2009 pocket parts and supplements are received in time. Both of the library’s sets, published by Thomson/West or LexisNexis/Michie have been received and filed.
For a review of what has gone into effect the 90 Day Report – A Review of the 2009 Legislative Session, published by the Department of Legislative Services, provides a comprehensive discussion of the new laws. The report is broken into 12 subject areas. Each section contains a discussion of the majority of related bills passed. It includes a table of major issues and an index of new bills.
There have also been some news reports on the new laws with the no texting while driving law getting a lot of press. Here are just two links.
From WJZ: New Laws in Maryland Focus on Road Safety and in the Baltimore Sun: New Laws take effect Thursday: Drivers, gun owners among those affected