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February 21, 2003

 

The Maryland House of Delegates

Annapolis, Maryland 21401 - 1991

 

Prince Georges County Delegation

Meeting Minutes

February 21, 2003

  

Delegate Howard, Chair, convened the meeting at 9:00 A. M.

 

Present:  Delegates Benson, Brown, Davis, Frush, Gaines, Griffith,

Healey, Holmes, Hubbard, Kelley, Menes, Moe, Niemann, Parker, Patterson, Proctor, Ramirez, Ross, Turner, Vaughan, and Howard

 

Absent:  Delegate Conroy and Delegate Vallario 

 

Prayer:  Delegate Victor Ramirez

 

Delegate Howard introduced the guest speaker for the morning, Congressman Albert Wynn.  Congressman Wynn greeted the delegation warmly and provided an update on key congressional issues as they pertain to Prince George’s County.  He spoke briefly and touched on the following issues:  Education; Health; and Home Land Security.  He also talked about bringing up scaled businesses to the county.  Congressman Wynn gave an overview of his position on bringing slots into Prince George’s County.  He encouraged the delegation to view and study the concerns of the County’s residents and not make stampede moves in accepting final decisions. The Congressman was available to answer many questions from the Delegation.  The Chair thanked Congress Wynn for attending the Delegation meeting.

 

Committee Reports

 

Committee

Committee

Action

Bill Number

Local Number

Status

Title

Sponsor

FAV

UNF

Vote

Bi-County

 

 

Chair: Doyle Niemann

Vice Chair: Darryl A. Kelley

 

NO REPORT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Affairs

 

Chair: Obie Patterson

Vice Chair: Rosetta Parker

NO REPORT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Law Enforcement & State Boards

 

Chair: Joanne Benson

Vice Chair: Victor Ramirez

 

 

NO REPORT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Chair thanked the Delegation and asked the new Delegate Members to stand.  She thanked County Executive, Jack Johnson, for his continued support and attendance in the delegation meetings.  The County Executive, thanked the community for, coming together during the snow removal.  Other guests included, Councilman, Doug Peters, Sheriff Michael A. Jackson and Former Council Member, Mary Murphy. 

 

Also present was Mr. Reginald Dunn, Maryland State Board of Education Vice President, who died of a heart attack later that evening.  Mr. Dunn was an advocate for improving the quality of  education in Prince George's County.  He will be remembered by the Delegation and we will keep his family in our prayers.

 

The Chair called for a motion to adjourn.

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:05. M.

 

Next meeting date:  February 28, 2003, 9:00 A. M.

Guest Speaker: Joe Wright M. D.
 Medical Director Advocacy and Community Affairs, Children’s Hospital

 

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