Governor Larry Hogan Signs Noah’s Law (PHOTO & VIDEO)
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan held a bill signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis on Thursday to sign a series of bills into law. The Governor was joined by Senate President Mike Miller, Speaker of the House Michael Busch and members of the Maryland General Assembly.
The family of Officer Noah Leotta also joined the Governor for the signing of SB 945, also know as Noah’s Law. The law requires the use of ignition interlocks for convicted drunk drivers.
“I was proud to strongly support Noah’s Law, and I want to thank everyone involved who helped get it passed,” said Governor Hogan. “This, along with the bill we are signing to dedicate a portion of Maryland Route 924 as Heroes Highway, is an important way to honor the incredible legacy and sacrifice of our brave heroes. I am also incredibly proud to sign the Justice Reinvestment Act today, which will help transform and modernize our state’s criminal justice system.”
You can view a list of all 144 bills that Governor Hogan signed into law today online.
Police Department Adds K9s, Including Police Dog Named After Fallen Police Officer Noah Leotta (PHOTOS)
The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is welcoming three new K9 graduates: K9 Arco, K9 Gabby, and K9 Noah. According to a MCPD news release, K9 Noah is named in memory of fallen Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta. The three K9s graduated from K9 Basic Patrol School on Jan. 6. The 12-week class was […]
Here are five more things to know today, Dec. 22, in Montgomery County: 1. Family of Sarah and Jacob Hoggle have released age progression photos of the children on FindJacobFindSarah Facebook page. The children went missing from their Clarksburg home more than two years ago. 2. The Takoma Langley Crossroads Transit Center opens today. 3. Montgomery County […]
Today is the first day of winter. Here are five more things to know today, Dec. 21, in Montgomery County: 1. Gift of Life: The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in honor of fallen police officer Noah Leotta today at Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg. 2. Street Beat: The State Highway Administration is […]
The Montgomery County Police Department is hosting a blood drive in honor of Officer Noah Leotta. You can give the gift of life by donating blood in honor of Officer Leotta from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg on Dec. 21. You can sign up online or call the […]
It’s going to be a busy week in Montgomery County. Here’s a quick look at the week ahead: Sunday, Dec. 4: Six Montgomery County residents will be inducted in the Human Rights Hall of Fame at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown on Sunday afternoon. Also on Sunday, the 31st annual Montgomery County […]
UPDATED The Montgomery County Police Department’s Alcohol Holiday Task Force is working to keep impaired drivers off the roads this holiday season. “We have 20 extra officers out,” said Captain Tom Didone. “We’ll be doing structured enforcement, working to keep the drunk drivers off the roads. The extra strength we have is the passage of […]
UPDATED Montgomery County officials are reminding residents to stay safe this holiday season. In fact, police say this is one of the most dangerous times of the year for pedestrians and drivers. County officials recently held a news conference to provide safety tips for the holiday season. Their message: be alert, be seen and be […]
Just hours before Noah’s Law went into effect on Oct. 1st, local officials unveiled a stamp that will be affixed to ignition interlock devices across Maryland as a reminder that Officer Noah Leotta is still on patrol. Find out more in this report, below: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of […]
Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with a report on Noah’s Law. Watch the show in its entirety, below:
Starting Oct. 1st, Noah’s Law will go into effect and motorist convicted of drunk driving will be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle. That ignition interlock device will feature a stamp with an image of fallen Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta, who tragically killed last December while working as a member […]