ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate has passed a measure to increase penalties for distracted driving.
The Senate passed the bill 46-0 on Thursday. It would apply to people who cause serious accidents while text messaging on hand-held cellphones.
Sen. Roger Manno, D-Montgomery, is sponsoring the measure. It would impose a three-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $5,000 on a driver whose texting on a hand-held phone cause an accident resulting in serious injury or death.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers are considering ways to cut down on contraband in correctional facilities.
Several measures will be outlined in the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
One measure backed by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services would increase the penalty for providing a cellphone to a detained person from a misdemeanor to a felony. That would raise the penalty from up to three years in prison to five years.