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Tougher Laws Coming for Maryland Sex Offenders

Associated Press

October 01, 2010

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – In addition to Maryland’s new ban on using handheld cell phones while driving, a variety of new laws aimed at stopping sex offenders take effect this week as well as new child support guidelines that will increase payments.

Under new laws taking effect Friday, Maryland will now be in compliance with the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, which creates minimum standards for sex offender registration.

Another big change in the law relates to how Marylanders will pay child support. Payment guidelines, which had not been changed in more than 20 years, will raise the scale for payments based on combined monthly income between parents from $10,000 under the old law to $15,000.

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    AKangel

    almost 4 years ago

    4972 Comments

    NOT TOUGH ENOUGH!
    Bump Daysend!

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    grant319

    almost 4 years ago

    1208 Comments

    I have to agree with Daysend on this one. At least something close to it.

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    clobster

    almost 4 years ago

    1552 Comments

    Bump daysend. I was expecting more of tough new laws and less of minimum standards.

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    Daysend

    almost 4 years ago

    902 Comments

    Sounds like a good thing to me, thou it also seems somewhat vague and tiny.

    Sorry but when I heard Tough New Laws, I was kind of hoping.. "Castration."

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    CAZ

    almost 4 years ago

    1428 Comments

    I am glad to see the new laws are taking affect but mark my words there will be someone out there mad because the new laws are to tough. And that person in my opinion should be put on an island with all the Sex Offenders and after 6 months asked what they think then.

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    Whalewatcher

    almost 4 years ago

    11216 Comments

    The tougher, the better !!!

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    swatj10

    almost 4 years ago

    760 Comments

    And tell me why it has taken this long for these Laws to be brought down, Sexual Predators are animals and with that said I don't think our laws are tough enough as they are

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    good tough those laws up

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