Thursday, January 11, 2007

E-Citation Legislation

The Maryland Courts Information Office has issued a press release as follows:
Briefings to Be Held on E-citation Legislation

(Annapolis, MD – January 11, 2007) The Maryland Judiciary is sponsoring legislation to develop an e-citation project. The electronic filing of citations would increase efficiency and police officer safety, while also saving police and court resources.

Media who are interested in learning more about the e-citation project may attend briefings to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 11, before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 18, before the House Judiciary Committee.

The Judiciary is collaborating on this effort with the Maryland State Police, Maryland Transportation Authority, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Defense Council, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Office of the Public Defender, Maryland State's Attorney's Association, Motor Vehicle Administration, and the Maryland State Bar Association.

The full press release is available here.

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