December 27, 2012
The soft-shell crab sandwich could be the State sandwich of Maryland. Senate Bill 26
(HB 13) will be introduced and have its first reading on January 9. If the bill passes, the soft-shell crab sandwich would become the State sandwich of Maryland, effective Oct. 1, 2013.
The bill is being introduced in the Senate by Richard F. Colburn, an Eastern Shore Republican who represents portions of Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot and Wicomico counties.
The Cambridge resident acknowledged that the crab cake sandwich might have been a more obvious choice. "The soft-crab is more unique to Maryland," Colburn said. "This would actually help the seafood industry."