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Ready Report- December 7th

 Happy Thursday everyone! It seems like 2017 is speeding to its conclusion and before you know it, we will convene in Annapolis for the 2018 General Assembly Session. I look forward to representing you and our values in Annapolis again this year. Please stayed tuned over next few weeks as we begin to unveil our legislative package for 2018.


 Pre-Session Public Hearing for Carroll County Delegation:

On Tuesday, December 12, the Carroll County Delegation will be holding a public hearing at County Office Building, 225 North Center Street, Westminster, from 7-9 pm. At this meeting Delegates Krebs, Rose, Shoemaker, and Senator Ready will discuss legislation that is Carroll County specific. The agenda for the meeting can be found below.



County Office Building, 225 North Center Street, Westminster

7-9 pm

December 12, 2017

 Requests from Community:

1.      Legislative Bond Bill – Carroll County Veterans Independence (Requested by CC Veterans Independence Project)

2.      Legislative Bond Bill – Boys and Girls Club of Westminster (Requested by Boys and Girls Club of Westminster)

3.      Legislative Bond Bill – Gamber Fire Company (Requested by Gamber Fire Company)

Requests from Carroll County Commissioners:

4.      Carroll County – Volunteer Emergency Services (Requested by County Commissioners)

5.      Carroll County – Public Facilities Bonds (Requested by Carroll County Commissioners)

 6.      Carroll County – Gaming – repeal of Sunday Prohibition (Requested by County Commissioners)

7.      County – Pinball Machines (Requested by the County Commissioners)

Request from School Board

8. Carroll County – Carroll County Board of Education – Student Representative Scholarship (Requested by CC School Board

Requests from Delegation Members

9.      Discussion of County Commissioners Compensation

10.  Discussion of Carroll County Board of Education Compensation

11.  Discussion of Monocacy River

12.  Open Comments for Public and/or Members of Delegation

Hogan Announces Baltimore City Violence Plan

On Tuesday, Governor Hogan joined with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials to announce a series of initiatives to combat criminal gang enterprises and repeat violent offenders responsible for terrorizing Baltimore City.

The focus of these initiatives is to give law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges the tools they need to get repeat violent criminals off the streets and into prison.

Maryland State police will increase their presence in Baltimore City and will be partnering with the U.S. Marshall service to aggressively sweep the city and serve high priority warrants to violent offenders. The Governor also established the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network whose main priority will be to identify, disrupt, and dismantle gangs and criminal networks in communities around the state.

As we approach the start of Session 2018, the Governor has a comprehensive legislative package to address the spiraling violence in Baltimore City. This includes harsher sentences for violent and repeat offenders and strengthening Maryland’s defense against gang violence.

I applaud the Governor’s plan to help stop the violence in Baltimore City. With over 320 homicides in the City this year, law enforcement shortages, and the recent homicide of Detective Suiter, it is time for action.

Public Holiday Open House with Gov. Hogan

On Saturday, December 9, the Governor’s Mansion will be open to the public Open House. The Governor and First Lady Yumi ask that visitors bring toy donations on behalf of Toys for Tots. The event will be from 1pm-4pm. Parking is available at Navy Marine Corp Stadium and you can catch the trolley over to the Governor’s Mansion.

Connecting With Us:

To stay up to date with the latest goings on in Annapolis and our area, I hope you’ll like my Facebook page – - and follow me on Twitter - and Instagram - It’s a great way to stay informed and also to get in touch with me when you have concerns.

I consider it a great honor and responsibility to serve you in Annapolis and welcome your thoughts and opinions.  Please feel free to contact me or my staff with any questions, or concerns that you have.


 Senator Justin Ready