Hundreds Of New Laws Hit The Books Oct. 1st. In Maryland

Tomorrow is October 1st. That means hundreds of laws go into effect in the state of Maryland.

Senate Bill 707 bans the sale of bump stocks. The penalties for hate crime, solicitation for murder are now more severe. Gambling has been decriminalized.

You must be 21-years-old to buy tobacco products or vaping products. Minors will no longer be able to use tanning facilities.

Bill HB 707— the penalties for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs become severe. Longer sentences will be given to repeat offenders.

Sex trafficking bill HB871. Now human trafficking crimes will be defined as sex trafficking. Force marriage will be a felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison. The person could also be hit with a $15,000 fine.

The other bills cover changes to education, election laws, employment, environment, health, and transportation.

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