ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) – Governor Larry Hogan signed another 140 bills into law Monday at the statehouse alongside House Speaker Adrienne Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson.
In addition to the $4 billion capital budget signed Monday, HB 1397 limits insulin copayments or coinsurance to “no more than $30 for a 30-day supply.”
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A handful of freight bills change the law on Maryland’s roads.
Notably, SB 147 expands Maryland’s current “Move Through” law beyond public safety and service vehicles to include all vehicles stopping on a highway with warning lights, flashing or other warning signals.
“We don’t want you to move over if it’s not safe. But, what you can do is reduce your speed,” said Ragina Ali of AAA Mid-Atlantic. “This, we hope, will not only provide additional protection for motorists who may be stopped on the side of the road, but also first responders and tow truck drivers. Ours supports them.”
Effective October 1, Maryland will be the eighth state to offer these additional roadside protections.
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“Oh, yes. I was in that situation (by the side of the highway),” said Delaware driver Octavia Flowers at a rest area on I-95 Monday. “Sometimes it makes me nervous, because sometimes it’s immediate. Suddenly.”
Like current emergency and service vehicle laws, violators of Maryland’s expanded “Move Through” law will be fined up to $500.
HB 53 allows the city to use a surveillance system to record images of cars traveling in a dedicated bus lane. SB 61 continues to transform the MTA bus fleet to zero emissions with training and apprenticeships for its workforce.
SB 146 sets up signage and fines $100 for violators of electric vehicle charging stations.
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For a full list of Monday’s bills that were signed into law on Monday, click here.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/05/16/hogan-ferguson-and-jones-sign-transportation-insulin-bills-into-law/ Hogan, Ferguson And Jones Sign Transportation, Insulin Bills Into Law – CBS Baltimore