ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The following measures await Gov. Martin O'Malley's signature:
DEATH PENALTY REPEAL
The measure will make Maryland the 18th state to ban capital punishment.
Maryland will raise taxes on gasoline for the first time in 20 years. A sales tax will be phased in starting in July, adding about 4 cents to the price of a gallon of gas this summer and as much as 20 cents a gallon by 2016 — if Congress doesn't enact legislation to allow states to charge sales tax on Internet sales.
Marylanders would pay about $1.50 a month more on their electric bills to help pay for offshore wind. They would not start paying until an offshore wind project begins generating electricity, which could be years away.
Some measures that have passed both chambers but still need a final vote to be officially sent to the governor:
BALTIMORE SCHOOLS FUNDING
A major funding plan for Baltimore schools would enable the city to issue about $1 billion in bonds to build new schools and renovate others.
Talking on a handheld cellphone while driving would become a primary offense, meaning a police officer could pull a driver over if observed talking on a cellphone.
The measure provides a funding source for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, a new insurance market that will offer residents a choice of private health care plans. It also includes an expansion of Medicaid eligibility to 133 percent of the federal poverty line, compared to 124 percent.
Some high-profile measures that have cleared one chamber and need approval by the other to be sent to the governor:
Some major provisions would require handgun owners to submit fingerprints to the state police to get a license, limit magazines to 10 bullets and ban assault weapons.
The legislation would create a state commission to oversee medical marijuana at academic medical research centers that decided to participate.
The bill would create a more clearly defined framework for public-private partnerships to address the state's infrastructure needs.
Some measures that have failed to pass:
The bill would have raised the state's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10 an hour.
The measure, which was sent back by the Senate to a committee, would have prevented landlords from declining to rent to people who get government assistance for housing.
The bill would have repealed a law designed to fight pollution by limiting the growth of septic systems in Maryland.