The Maryland Senate is in session now. Streaming media is a click away at the Live button on the right side, center of the Maryland General Assembly website.
The Maryland Senate is poised to pass Gov. Martin O’Malley’s death penalty repeal bill after a number of amendments from Republicans, and one Democrat, failed.
A final vote could come as early as this morning, with the bill then moving to the House of Delegates. If it passes, Maryland would become the 18th state to eliminate capital punishment.
The legislation also would allow the governor to commute or change a sentence of death to a sentence of life without the possibility of parole.
Earlier coverage of the Maryland repeal legislation begins at the link.