Dentons – 2018 Election Update

Dentons US LLP has recently released its 2018 Election Update – 150 Days Out Report. With less than 150 days till the November general election and results in from roughly half of the state primary elections, this report sizes up the elections in all 50 states as Republicans and Democrats battle for control of the US…

General Assembly 2018 Interim Materials – Committee Activities

The General Assembly recently provided organizational materials and committee activities for the 2018 interim. Information includes letters from committee chairs of standing, statutory and special committees detailing proposed activities for the interim; listings of legislation related to the Legislative Policy Committee; new reports to the General Assembly as a result of legislation; and reports due…

Governor Hogan Announces Vetoes – Additional Legislative Actions

Governor Hogan has announced additional legislative actions on several bills that passed during the 2018 General Assembly session. The Governor vetoed 9 bills and let numerous others take effect without his signature. Legislation vetoed by the Governor includes: Senate Bill 739 – State Board of Education – Membership – Teachers and Parent; House Bill 808 – Collective…

Governor Hogan Signs More Than 200 Bills Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Mike Miller, and House Speaker Mike Busch signed more than 200 bills into law on May 8, several of which focused on education and providing additional protections for victims of sexual assault or harassment. Bills of significance that were signed into law include: Senate Bill 1122 proposes a constitutional amendment to supplement…

Former Delegate Jill Carter Sworn Into Senate

Former Delegate Jill Carter was sworn into the State Senate after being appointed by Governor Hogan to fill the District 41 seat vacated by former Senator Nathaniel Oaks. Senator Carter, who previously served 14 years in the House of Delegates, was appointed to serve the remaining 8 months of the term. Senator Carter has also…

Governor Hogan and Presiding Officers Sign Bills Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Mike Miller, and House Speaker Mike Busch signed 207 bills into law on April 24. Bills of significance that were signed into law include those focusing on comprehensive crime and keeping firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill and those with violent criminal backgrounds. Senate Bill 101, part…