FREDERICK COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Public Policy Committee: General Assembly Introduction


Frederick County Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Jan. 7.

Maryland’s 188 lawmakers go back to work Wednesday, January 9th for their annual 90-day General Assembly session.

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The 2019 Legislative Session in Annapolis officially begins. All members of the Legislation will be sworn in.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Inauguration of the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor

Friday, January 18, 2019

Final Date for the Governor to introduce capital budget bill

Final date for submission of Executive Orders reorganizing the Executive Branch of State Government; either Chamber may disapprove by resolution within 50 days.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Administration bills introduced in the Senate after this date referred to Senate Rules Committee

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Senate and House Bill request guarantee date

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Governor delivers the State of the State Address at noon

Monday, April 8, 2019

Last day of Legislative Session in Annapolis.

General Assembly of Maryland: 2019 Dates of Interest

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Public Policy Committee legislative updates will be posted as the session moves along and there is pertinent information to share.

Original source can be found here.

Source: Frederick County Chamber of Commerce

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