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The Latest News from Senator Rosapepe's Office: May 2022

Updated: Jul 10



Cracking down on drag racing

Too many of our neighborhoods are plagued with dangerous drag racing. That’s why we passed Senate Bill 612 to increase fines and make car racing and speed contests on Maryland roads a “must appear” violation mandating that drivers face a judge. It also allows police to impound vehicles on the spot that are caught racing.


Supporting our community In the legislative session that concluded in April, we worked together to invest in our Beltsville community: — To fix potholes and improve local roads, we increased state funding by $25.4 million for Prince George's

— $500,000 for the West Beltsville Park


Delegates Peña-Melnyk and Barnes made House Committee Chairs

House Speaker Adrienne Jones announced that, if reelected, Delegate Peña-Melnyk will be the new chair of the House Health and Government Operations Committee and Delegate Barnes will be the new Chair of the House Appropriations Committee. Senator Rosapepe is Vice-Chair of the Senate Budget and Tax Committee and Delegate Lehman is a member of the House Environment and Transportation Committee.


Reminder: Scholarships to college

Each Senator is allocated funds for scholarships to students in our district who attend Maryland colleges. There are so many deserving students in Beltsville. With college tuition a struggle for many families, we need to do everything we can to help hardworking students get a good education. We can't help everyone with Senatorial Scholarships, but we can certainly help some. To apply online for a 2022-2023 Senate scholarship, students should visit www.21stDistrictDelegation.com/college-scholarships, and the deadline to apply is Friday, July 8.


Contact us Please let us know if there are other issues you have questions or thoughts about. And, of course, feel free to be in touch if we can be of help to you. Just email 21stDistrictDelegation@gmail.com or call 301-858-3141.

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