Governor to sign environmental bills and Phylicia's Law today

Bill-Signing ceremony in Annapolis today

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to sign environmental bills from his own legislative package including measures to increase the state's so-called flush tax and limit where new residential septic systems can be installed.

O'Malley is scheduled to put his signature on legislation passed earlier this year during a ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

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Bills to be signed

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In addition to the environmental laws, the governor will also sign a bill designed to improve coordination between law enforcement and community groups when a child disappears.
 
The bill is named after Phylicia Barnes, a North Carolina teen who disappeared in 2010 while visiting Baltimore and was later found dead.

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O'Malley will also sign legislation making it illegal for employers to ask their applicants or workers to hand over log-in information for social media websites like Facebook.

 

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