The Maryland House of Delegates today passed a bill meant to prevent children from being reunited with abusive families.
The bill, which cleared the chamber by a vote of 133-2, is named for Anayah Williams, a Frederick County toddler who died after leaving foster care to be reunited with her parents.
The legislation would expand the reasons for denying reunification.
An identical bill has already cleared the state Senate. At least one of the bills will have to pass both chambers in order for the measure to succeed.