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.
The legislative process is an intricate, complex and fast-moving process. For those looking to better understand, this comprehensive overview is an invaluable resource.
Interested in keeping tabs on specific legislation that may affect your business? A very effective way of keeping track of legislation is to plug into the legislative tracker. Thousands of bills are proposed each session and we recommend you use this legislative tracking link to sign up to receive daily emails tracking legislation that is of specific interest to you. (Otherwise you may find yourself overwhelmed by the process.)
If you are unsure who your representatives are, you can check the legislator locator and specifically “who represents me?” in the upper right-hand corner.
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.
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