Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is scheduled to sign environmental bills from his own legislative package including measures to increase the state’s so-called flush tax and limit where new residential septic systems can be installed.
O’Malley is scheduled to put his signature on legislation passed earlier this year during a ceremony Wednesday afternoon.
In addition to the environmental laws, the governor will also sign a bill designed to improve coordination between law enforcement and community groups when a child disappears.
The bill is named after Phylicia Barnes, a North Carolina teen who disappeared in 2010 while visiting Baltimore and was later found dead.