The Maryland House of Delegates has passed measures aimed at fighting crime.
The House on Saturday carved up Senate legislation that had been criticized for creating several mandatory-minimum sentences and replaced it with two separate bills.
One bill strips most of the Senate's mandatory-minimum proposals but keeps a 10-year, mandatory-minimum sentence for a second conviction of committing a crime of violence with a gun.
The other measure creates a task force to study the state's gang laws.
The Senate still needs to approve the measures, which received bipartisan House support.
A spokeswoman for Gov Larry Hogan says the administration is encouraged by the outcome.