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The Fruit Of One-Party Rule In Unfree State

Unfree State

Here are a few of the liberal, feel-good bills that became law this legislative session while the majority of Maryland taxpayers were busy making a living and taking care of their families.

It’s a hodge podge of politically correct, set-aside programs and studies all paid for by us. The new laws all have three things in common: they grow big government, compromise our God-given rights under the U. S. Constitution and are all the result of one-party rule in the Unfree State!

Read them and weep:

HB 285
Requiring a county board of education to require a school that has a truancy rate that exceeds specified standards to implement a positive behavioral interventions and support program or an alternative, research-based, positive, and effective behavior modification program in collaboration with the State Department of Education; etc.

HB 905 Requiring each nonpublic institution of higher education to submit a report regarding cultural diversity programs to the Maryland Independent College and University Association on or before May 1 of each year; requiring the Association to submit a report on the status of specified cultural diversity programs to the Maryland Higher Education Commission on or before August 1 each year; requiring the Commission to submit a report to committees of the General Assembly on or before October 1 of each year; etc.

SB 847 Establishing a Task Force on the Minority Business Enterprise Program and Equity Investment Capital; providing for the composition and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study how to facilitate the acquisition of investment equity capital by minority business enterprises in Maryland in a specified manner; requiring the Task Force to report its recommendations and draft legislation to the Governor and General Assembly on or before December 1, 2009; and providing for the termination of the Act.

SB 606 Requiring specified State entities responsible for the management of specified funds to attempt to use minority business enterprise brokerage and investment management services firms; specifying that brokerage and investment management services shall include services related to specified asset classes under specified circumstances; requiring the entities to adopt specified guidelines and to submit an annual report relating to minority business enterprise brokerage and investment management services firms; etc.

HB 83 Making the Friday after Thanksgiving Day a legal holiday named American Indian Heritage Day; and providing that a paid holiday for State employees on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day is for American Indian Heritage Day.

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