2018 General Assembly Wrap Up Report

The 2018 General Assembly Session came to a close at midnight on April 9. A total of 3,127 pieces of legislation were introduced – 1,269 originating in the Senate, 1,832 originating in the House, and 26 Joint Resolutions.  Of this number, the General Assembly passed 890 pieces of legislation. Legislators focused on a number of…

2018 Turnover Leaves 39 Vacancies

When the Maryland General Assembly reconvenes on January 9th for the 2019 legislative session, at least 10 Senators and 29 Delegates will be new to their seat. In total, 39 legislators are set to leave their seats vacant by way of either seeking higher officer, local office, or retirement. In the Senate, five of the…

Governor Hogan, Presiding Officers Hold Bill Signing

Governor Hogan and both presiding officers, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch, signed 114 bills into law yesterday at the annual bill signing that’s held the day after session.  Bills of significance that were signed include SB 1265, Maryland Safe to Learn Act of 2018, which puts a number of school safety measures in place,…

2018 General Assembly – It’s A Wrap!

The 2018 General Assembly session came to a close Monday evening, April 9 at midnight with final action being taken on a number of bills and a few others left outstanding.  In all, a total of 3,127 bills and joint resolutions were introduced, of which 890 passed. Bills That Passed This Session During a scheduled…

Governor Hogan’s Comprehensive 2018 Legislative Agenda

The Administration recently issued a press release outlining Governor Hogan’s comprehensive legislative agenda for the 2018 session. Legislation falls into one of the following 9 categories: Education – Strengthening Our Education System Environment – Preserving Our Environment Ethics – Holding Our Government Accountable Heroin and Opioid Crisis – Treatment, Prevention, and Enforcement Jobs – Creating…