Maryland Certifies Nearly 50,000 Anti-DREAM Act Signatures... Opponents of the Maryland DREAM Act are one step closer to letting voters decide if illegal aliens should receive in-state tuition discounts when they attend colleges and universities in the state. On Wednesday, the State Board of Elections certified more than 47,000 petition signatures, leaving petition sponsors with little more than 8,000 signatures to collect by the June 30 deadline...DREAM Act opponents must submit the remaining petition signatures to the state board by June 30. If the required number (55,736) are submitted by that date, the new law will NOT go into effect. If signatures are certified, the issue will be presented to voters in November 2012.