Governor Vetoes Eight Bills, Lets Others Take Effect Without Signature

Governor Hogan announced last week he has vetoed the following eight bills which passed during the 2019 legislative session.

  • HB 66/SB 252 – Railroad Company – Movement of Freight – Required Crew
    Read the governor’s letter here.
  • HB 262/SB 537 – Higher Education – Tuition Rates – Exemptions
    Read the governor’s letter here.
  • HB 720/SB 830 – Natural Resources – Fishery Management Plans – Oysters
    Read the governor’s letter here.
  • HB 994/SB 839 – Labor and Employment – Criminal Record Screening Practices (Ban the Box) Read the governor’s letter here.
  • HB 1343/SB 1000 – Public Safety – Handgun Permit Review Board – Repeal
    Read the governor’s letter here.
  • HB 891 – State Personnel – Grievance Procedures
    Read the governor’s letter here.
  • HB 1281 – Transportation – Bikeways Network Program and Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan Read the governor’s letter here.
  • SB 751 – Governor’s Appointments Office, Appointing Authorities, and the Secretary of Budget and Management – Duties and Reports
    Read the governor’s letter here.

Legislation taking effect without his signature includes the following, among others:

  • HB 109/SB 285 Environment – Expanded Polystyrene Food Service Products – Prohibitions
  • HB 768 Health – Prescription Drug Affordability Board
  • SB 728/HB 1301 Taxation of Online Sales – Marketplace Facilitators and Sellers of Other Tobacco Products

Governor’s press release
List of House Bills to Become Law Without Signature
List of Senate Bills to Become Law Without Signature

Press Coverage
Baltimore Sun
The Daily Record
Maryland Matters

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