Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Wednesday announced that he will introduce legislation requiring violators of the county’s rule against unruly social gatherings to complete any required community service locally.
Under current law, judges may order offenders to pay fines of $500 or $1,000, depending on whether it’s the first, second or third offense, and order up to 48 hours of community service.
Currently, that community service can be completed anywhere in the county.
The bill Marks intends to introduce at the county council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 18, would require the community service to take place within 2 miles of the unruly social gathering. Marks said he hoped the bill would be able to take effect by the start of the spring semester for local colleges in January 2019.