• Mid Session Legislative Update
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    Mid Session Legislative Update

    We’re halfway through the 2020 legislative session, which will end in April. Several bills have been introduced, including movie theater captioning, interpreters, tax credits, and the rehoming of Maryland Relay. There are many other bills that have been introduced. Deaf and hard of hearing Marylanders can get involved and make their concerns known to their elected officials. Please feel free to keep our office posted, so we can better monitor various bills.

  • 2020 Legislative Session: Current Bills
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    2020 Legislative Session: Current Bills

    The deadline has passed for Senators and Delegates to submit bills. Our office is monitoring several bills that have a direct impact to the Deaf and hard of hearing community. Some bills that have just been introduced include rehoming Maryland Relay to a different department, tax credits for Deaf individuals and people with disabilities, interpreter quality issues, and many more. To support or oppose a bill is entirely your decision, you will need to reach out to your Delegates and/or Senators to further discuss your position. Bills that are submitted are filed here before it is introduced on the floor.

  • CLEAN ENERGY LEGISLATION (CARBON TAX REPEAL) BILL 2013 INTRODUCTION TO THE HOUSE OF REPS
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    CLEAN ENERGY LEGISLATION (CARBON TAX REPEAL) BILL 2013 INTRODUCTION TO THE HOUSE OF REPS

    I introduce the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013. The Australian people have already voted upon this Bill. Now, the Parliament gets its chance. Madam Speaker, the election was a referendum on the Carbon Tax. The people have spoken. Now, it’s up to this Parliament to show that it’s listened. The Australian people have pronounced their judgment against the Carbon Tax: they want it gone and this bill delivers. It delivers on the Coalition’s commitment to the Australian people to scrap this toxic tax. It is also, Madam Speaker, a cornerstone of the Government’s plan for a stronger economy built on lower taxes, less regulation and stronger businesses.…

  • BILL’S LANDSCAPING & EXORCISM SERVICES – S2 EP6 Everyone’s Famous
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    BILL’S LANDSCAPING & EXORCISM SERVICES – S2 EP6 Everyone’s Famous

    Eerie music. Howling. They’re here. They can’t be stupid enough to fall for this. Look at their van. What a bunch of amateurs. They’re as good as dead. Doorbell rings. Alright, who’s soul do you need us to save? Umm, that girl. Frightening music. Growling. Heavy breathing. Hmm! I thought she was just going through a phase. Teenagers. Oh yeah. Intro music Is it necessary to film this exorcism? Yehuh. See then we upload it to our web series channel which is how we can offer you the great low, low prices. I thought it was cause I found you on Craigslist under gardening services. We’re landscapers. Yeah but a…

  • North Dakota Legislative Review 1917
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    North Dakota Legislative Review 1917

    – [Narrator] Welcome to a weekly review of North Dakota’s legislative news. Now here’s your host Dave Thompson with North Dakota Legislative Review. (upbeat theme music) – And this is North Dakota Legislative Review, I’m Dave Thompson, thanks for joining us. For the first time this session, Governor Doug Burgum testified in support of legislation. He also vetoed two bills and signed about 500 others. Political correspondent Chad Mira looks back at what was a busy session for the Governor. – We’re honored to announce that the Governor’s office today will begin to display… The flags of the five tribal nations with whom we share geography, (applause) alongside our state…

  • Politics & Voting : How to Start a Petition to Get Legislation on a Ballot
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    Politics & Voting : How to Start a Petition to Get Legislation on a Ballot

    “Hello this is Matthew Burbank”. Hello my name is Matthew Burbank and I’m an Associate Professor at the University of Utah and I’d like to talk to you a little bit about how to start a petition to get legislation on a ballot. The first thing you want to recognize is that this depends on the state that you live in. So in many states, you can indeed petition to have legislation considered directly by a vote. In other state, it’s not possible to do this. So the first thing that you need to know is if it’s possible in your state. Again, in some states it’s perfectly allowable to…