Legislative Updates

May 17, 2022 State House Update

The month since the 2022 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session ended has been full of election filing deadlines, confirmation of the primary election date, and several bill signings. Governor Hogan has held four bill signings since the legislature adjourned, with one additional signing tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 26.  More...
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April 14, 2022 State House Update

Monday, April 11 marked the last day of the final session of this Maryland General Assembly term. The session was more like pre-pandemic sessions than last year, with both the Senate and the House of Delegates meeting in their chambers without Plexiglas partitions. The members introduced 2500 bills this year,...
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GBC’s 2022 End of Session Snapshot

The 2022 Maryland General Assembly legislative session marked a return to some hallmarks of the past after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. The entire membership of the House of Delegates sat together, and Plexiglas barriers were removed. The Senate moved to in-person committee hearings in February. The Greater Baltimore...
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April 8, 2022 State House Update

The 2022 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session is in its final days. Today, we are expecting an announcement of legislative vetoes from Governor Hogan. Both the Senate and House of Delegates will hold floor sessions over the weekend to consider veto overrides as well as to advance more legislation through the...
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March 31, 2022 State House Update

As the Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session enters its final days, legislative activity picks up and decisions can be made very quickly. As the current 90-day session is the final one of the four-year legislative term, members of the General Assembly have been particularly focused on presentment date, or the...
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March 21, 2022 State House Update

Today is Crossover Day in the Maryland General Assembly when each legislative chamber sends to the other chamber the bills it intends to pass favorably. This concludes one of the busiest weeks of the General Assembly’s legislative session. For the past week, each chamber has held long floor sessions, often...
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March 14, 2022 State House Update

The Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session is now in one of its busiest times. Tomorrow, March 15, marks the Committee Reporting Courtesy date, which is the date by which all committees are to have voted on bills they intend to report out to the full body. While not a strict...
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February 14, 2022 State House Update

Today marks the 34th day of the 90 day legislative session, and Friday, February 11 was the final day for House bill introductions. Any bills introduced after last Friday will be sent to the House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee. The final day for Senate bill introductions was Tuesday February...
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February 2, 2022 State House Update

Three full weeks of the 2022 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session are now complete. The legislative committees are now extremely busy holding hearings on all of the legislation that has been introduced. In addition, the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee and the House Appropriations Committee have begun six weeks of...
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What to Watch For in the 2022 Maryland General Assembly Session

This commentary was published by The Daily Record on January 12, 2022 By Donald C. Fry President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee The 2022 version of the Maryland General Assembly, which commences on January 12, will be an intriguing 90-day session mixed with election year politics and major public policy...
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GBC’s 2021 End of Session Snapshot

End of Session Snapshot
The GBC developed new strategies to ensure the 188 members of the General Assembly were aware of our legislative priorities for the session and our positions on bills.
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