Maryland General Assembly session 2016 ends with talk of a special session

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With the typical scramble that comes at the end of a 90-day legislative session to reach agreement and get last minute bills passed, the 2016 session of the Maryland General Assembly adjourned Sine Die at midnight. Though very different from last year when legislators found themselves in a stalemate with Governor Larry Hogan over education spending as Sine Die approached, the end of the 2016 session was not without its drama as legislators struggled to agree on major pieces of legislation.

The list of bills awaiting final approval on the last morning of session included legislation to reform the state’s criminal justice system known as the Justice Reinvestment Act, earned sick leave legislation that would require private sector employers of a certain size to provide paid sick leave, and an income tax reform measure that would bring changes to a variety of brackets within the state’s tax code.

Click here to read the GBC’s wrap up of the 2016 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly.

Read the April 12, 2016 State House Update.

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