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Ready Report March 8, 2017

The time to get things done during the 2017 General Assembly Session is running out. My team and I are working hard to enact policies that make Maryland more family-friendly and business-friendly, as well as those that promote public safety and support our law enforcement and health care community in the fight against heroin and opioid abuse. Just as important, I’m fighting to kill bad bills that endanger 2nd Amendment rights, increases unneeded spending, or increase taxes.

Below you can find the link to my Weekly Update Video, comments on firearm legislation that will be heard in my committee this week, details on the Hampstead-Manchester Business and Community Expo, and an invitation to a Drug Overdose and Prevention Vigil hosted by the office of the Carroll County State’s Attorney Brian DeLeonardo.

 March_8_Ready_Report_1.pngSenator Ready, Delegate Rose, and Delegate Shoemaker at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Lazarus Church in Lineboro.

Weekly Session Video Update:

This week’s video update relays my comments on legislation I co-sponsored to fight against human-trafficking in the State of Maryland. I also mention some of our legislative progress at this point in Session 2017. I also relay comments on the BAT septic system mandate debate that took place on the Senate floor last week. To watch the video its entirety, click on the photo below.


Ready Comments on Firearm Legislation

Protecting our constitutional rights is essential to my mission as a legislator. I am a strong proponent for the Second Amendment.  I have co-sponsored SB511 which makes self-defense a “good and substantial” reason to be granted a concealed carry permit. I am also strongly opposed to SB 727 which criminalizes all private long-gun transfers. I think this is an over reach by the General Assembly that creates an unnecessary burden on law abiding firearm owners, while having no positive impact on crime prevention. Both of these bills will be in my committee this week, you can count on me to support the constitutional rights of law-abiding Marylanders.

Hampstead-Manchester Business and Community Expo

On Saturday, March 11th, over 60 businesses, community organizations, and student groups will gather at Manchester Valley High School for the Expo. For more information, click here.

Third Annual Drug Overdose and Prevention Vigil

On Thursday, May 23rd, 8 Time Major League Baseball All-Star Darryl Strawberry will be sharing his story of addiction and recovery at the Portico at St. John Catholic Church in Westminster. Doors will open at 6:30p and be followed by a reception. I would like to thank State’s Attorney DeLeonardo for his effort and commitment to helping those who struggle with addiction.

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.


Sen. Justin Ready