The 2018 Maryland General Assembly concluded its 90-day 2018 legislative session Sine Die on Monday, April 9, much the way it started: with veto overrides. In January, the first
order of business was to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the Paid Sick Leave Bill that passed during the 2017 session. During the final week of session the General Assembly overrode two gubernatorial vetoes related to education and school construction funding.
With 3,101 bills introduced, the session marked a 215 bill increase over the 2017 session. Election years tend to be quieter when measured by controversial legislation, but this year’s session was anything but quiet. The GBC monitored or took a position on 333 bills, also an increase over the previous session.