House having a gang fight
Over on the House side we have a bit of a gang rumble over the Maryland Gang Prosecution Act of 2010. It looks like an attempt by some of the more liberal members of the chamber to go after the bill with amendments, throwing it out of synch with the Senate and effectively killing it.
Previous amendments were decisively defeated, The current one by Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez is probably headed the same way. The delegate is giving a prolonged explanation of her amendment, which she calls "friendly" but which is anything but.
It goes down 106-25.
There's a motion to suspend the rules and let it go to final passage.
The bill goes to the governor: 117-24.
This was one of the most wrangled-over bills of the session, but the state's prosecutors supported it strongly.