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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn its 90-day legislation session at midnight Monday. Here is a look at some of the legislation that has been passed so far:

FRACKING MORATORIUM

Permits to conduct hydraulic drilling for natural gas using the process known as fracking could not be granted in Maryland until October 2017.

STORMWATER FEES

State-mandated stormwater management fees would end, but nine counties and the city of Baltimore would need to show they are paying to meet federal mandates to clean polluted stormwater.

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The Sexstyle Adult Boutique in Salisbury is no more.

The yellow building stood on Church Street and could be seen by motorists traveling up and down Route 13.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that a group of out-of-town investors has bought the property according to a Remax Crossroads Real Estate agent in Salisbury.

The price of the property was $20-thousand.

That was far below the $49-thousand asking price.

The sale came with the promise that the investors would not lease the property back to the former owners of the adult entertainment business.

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Salisbury officials say they plan to tighten the rules for stores that sell sexually oriented merchandise.

The plan has been in the works since the store called “The Red Light  District” opened up on Route 13 in August of 2013.

To comply with the city code the shop moved its adult items from the floor to the wall and paid the city a $750 fine to keep its Red Light District sign.

The proposed ordinance would close that loophole by including cabinets, shelves or racks which rise from the floor.

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The battle over the store “Red Light District" in Salisbury is over.

The store which bills itself as a romantic superstore has cleared the regulatory hurdles which would have forced it to close.

It’s an adult-themed retail chain that came to North Salisbury Boulevard last August and was immediately hit with city code violations incurring $750 in fines.

City officials would not approve the Red Light District sign unless it qualified as an adult store.

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Mayor Jim Ireton says Salisbury City officials will not allow a new sign that went up at a store front that read, ”Red Light District Lingerie”.

Ireton said that the sign is not considered a banner and therefore needs city approval.

A banner can stay up 14 days.

Also mannequins wearing lingerie now appear in the window.

Previous requests for approval of two other wordings, ”Red Light District” and “Red Light Lingerie” have been turned down.

Salisbury also wants to make sure that it is not an adult retail store.