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The Maryland General Assembly top
The Maryland General Assembly meets in Annapolis each year for 90 days to act on more than 2300 bills including the State's annual budget. The 425th Session began January 9, 2008 and adjourned April 7, 2008. The General Assembly has 47 Senators and 141 Delegates elected from 47 districts. Legislative information on this website is updated each night during the Session. For a fee, continuously updated information is available through the Legislative Subscription Service.

Information is also available through the Maryland Manual and Maryland State Government.

If you have general questions, you may e-mail the Department of Legislative Services, Library and Information Services or phone the library at 1-410-946-5400 (Baltimore), 1-301-970-5400 (Washington), or 1-800-492-7122 (Other areas)

If you have technical questions, contact the Department of Legislative Services, Office of Information Systems.

Contact your Legislators top
Find your legislators using a street address.
Send E-Mail to a Legislator
Bill Information and Status top
Bill numbers in the following range have been introduced during this legislative session. Information may not be available for all bills in the range.
House Bills 1 - 1627
House Joint Resolutions 1 - 5
Senate Bills 1 - 1014
Senate Joint Resolutions 1 - 5
Chapters and Joint Resolutions

To find a bill by number, enter HB1 for House Bill 1, HJ1 for House Joint Resolution, etc.

Bill Number:



NOTE: Regarding Bond Bills
Bond bills that received funding in fiscal 2009 were amended into the State's Capital budget (SB 150). Individual bond bills were not acted upon by the legislature, instead the General Assembly amended SB 150 to specifically list the projects it selected for funding. Click here for special information pertaining to 2008 Regular Session Bond Bills.

Bills listed as "The Speaker (By Request of Administration)", "The President (By Request of Administration)", "Minority Leader (By Request of Administration)", or "Committee Chair (By Request of Department)" are bills proposed by the Governor and his agencies and are not proposals of the Speaker of the House, the President of the Senate, the Minority Leader, or the respective Committee Chair. They are listed with the official title of a legislator rather than the Governor due to requirements in the Maryland Constitution.

Senate Synopsis or House Synopsis contain information about most recently introduced bills and resolutions.
For a complete listing of all schedules use the Synopsis Index.
Bill Indexes top
Lists of bills and resolutions are available indexed by Sponsor, Subject, Statute, File Code, or Specific Interest Profile. Indexes include sponsor names, the title, committees assigned to consider the legislation, and current status (where the bill or resolution stands in the legislative process).

Indexes of Bills by:

Sponsor
One or two Subjects
File Code
Statute

Bills listed as "The Speaker (By Request of Administration)", "The President (By Request of Administration)", "Minority Leader (By Request of Administration)", or "Committee Chair (By Request of Department)" are bills proposed by the Governor and his agencies and are not proposals of the Speaker of the House, the President of the Senate, the Minority Leader, or the respective Committee Chair. They are listed with the official title of a legislator rather than the Governor due to requirements in the Maryland Constitution.
Bill Profiles top
Profile indexes containing lists of bills of special interest to the user can be created by subscribers only. Reports can be displayed in a long HTML format, a short HTML format, or in a download format.

Further Profile Help
Specific Interest Profile Index
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House and Senate Proceedings top
The House and Senate hold daily sessions in their respective chambers and a record of the proceedings is available.

Order of Business

SENATE

1. Call to order.
2. Reading of the journal
3. Presentation of petitions, memorials, and other papers.
4. Presentation of orders.
5. Introduction of bills and resolutions.
6. Introduction of Senate Resolutions.
7. Introduction of visitors.
8. Unfinished business.
9. Laid over bills.
10. Reports of standing committees.
11. Reports of select committees.
12. Special orders of the day.
13. Third reading calendars.
14. Adjournment.
HOUSE

1. Call to order.
2. Reading of the journal.
3. Presentation of petitions, memorials, and other papers.
4. Presentation of orders.
5. Introduction of bills and resolutions.
6. Introduction of House Resolutions.
7. Unfinished business.
8. Reports of standing committees.
9. Reports of select committees.
10. Laid over bills.
11. Special orders of the day.
12. Third reading calendars.
13. Introduction of visitors.
14. Adjournment.

Messages from the Chief Executive or the other chamber may be received at any time except when a question is being put, roll is being called, or a report of a conference committee is being received.

Proceedings Index

Senate Proceedings ( Listen )
House Proceedings ( Listen )

Senate Agenda
House Agenda

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Hearing Schedules
During the legislative session bills and resolutions are referred to committees. The committees hold public hearings on legislation and examine each item thoroughly before recommending to the General Assembly the action it should take on each bill or resolution. A schedule of upcoming hearings is released weekly, with addenda released as necessary.

Hearing Schedule Index
Budget Hearing Schedule
Budget Information top
The budget bill is introduced in both chambers. The Senate will move the bill in the 2008 Regular Session.

Bond Bill Submissions - For guidelines to applicants seeking State grants through the submission of individual bond bills, click here.

Fiscal Briefings and Reports

Supplemental Budget No. 1

Supplemental Budget No. 2

Operating Budget
Budget Bill

Budget Bill

Fiscal Briefing

Briefing

Analyses

Analyses

Report of the House Appropriations Committee

Report

House Reprint Budget Bill

Reprint

House Summary Report

Reprint

Report of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee

Report

Senate Reprint Budget Bill

Reprint

Senate Summary Report

Reprint

Conference Committee Report

Reprint

Conference Committee Summary

Reprint

Joint Chair's Report

JCR

Capital Budget
Budget Bill

Budget Bill

Fiscal Briefing

Briefing

Analyses

Analyses

Report of the House Appropriations Committee

Report

House Reprint Budget Bill

Reprint

Report of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee

Report

Senate Reprint Budget Bill

Reprint

Conference Commmittee Report

CCR

Prior Session Information top
Information about the General Assembly's activity is available for the 1996 - 2007 sessions:
Legislation
Type of Information 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2004S1 2005 2006 2006S1 2007 2007S1
Bills

Bills - 1996

Bills - 1997

Bills - 1998

Bills - 1999

Bills - 2000

Bills - 2001

Bills - 2002

Bills - 2003

Bills - 2004

Bills - 2004S1

Bills - 2005

Bills - 2006

Bills - 2006S1

Bills - 2007RS

Bills - 2007S1

Sponsor Indexes

Sponsors - 1996

Sponsors - 1997

Sponsors - 1998

Sponsors - 1999

Sponsors - 2000

Sponsors - 2001

Sponsors - 2002

Sponsors - 2003

Sponsors - 2004

Sponsors - 2004S1

Sponsors - 2005

Sponsors - 2006

Sponsors - 2006S1

Sponsors - 2007RS

Sponsors - 2007S1

Subject Indexes

Subjects - 1996

Subjects - 1997

Subjects - 1998

Subjects - 1999

Subjects - 2000

Subjects - 2001

Subjects - 2002

Subjects - 2003

Subjects - 2004

Subjects - 2004S1

Subjects - 2005

Subjects - 2006

Subjects - 2006S1

Subjects - 2007RS

Subjects - 2007S1

File Code Indexes

File Code - 1996

File Code - 1997

File Code - 1998

File Code - 1999

File Code - 2000

File Code - 2001

File Code - 2002

File Code - 2003

File Code - 2004

File Code - 2004S1

File Code - 2005

File Code - 2006

File Code - 2006S1

File Code - 2007RS

File Code - 2007S1

Statute Indexes

Statutes - 1996

Statutes - 1997

Statutes - 1998

Statutes - 1999

Statutes - 2000

Statutes - 2001

Statutes - 2002

Statutes - 2003

Statutes - 2004

Statutes - 2004S1

Statutes - 2005

Statutes - 2006

Statutes - 2006S1

Statutes - 2007RS

Statutes - 2007S1

Proceedings

Proceedings - 1996

Proceedings - 1997

Proceedings - 1998

Proceedings - 1999

Proceedings - 2000

Proceedings - 2001

Proceedings - 2002

Proceedings - 2003

Proceedings - 2004

Proceedings - 2004S1

Proceedings - 2005

Proceedings - 2006

Proceedings - 2006S1

Proceedings - 2007RS

Proceedings - 2007S1

Legislative Wrap-Up

Legislative Wrap Up - 1996

Legislative Wrap Up - 1997

Legislative Wrap Up - 1998

Legislative Wrap Up - 1999

Legislative Wrap Up - 2000

Legislative Wrap Up - 2001

Legislative Wrap Up - 2002

Legislative Wrap Up - 2003

Legislative Wrap Up - 2004

Legislative Wrap Up - 2004 Special Session 1

Legislative Wrap Up - 2005

Legislative Wrap Up - 2006

Legislative Wrap Up - 2006S1

Legislative Wrap Up - 2007RS

Legislative Wrap Up - 2007S1

90 Day Report            

90 Day Report - 1999

90 Day Report - 2000

90 Day Report - 2001

90 Day Report - 2002

90 Day Report - 2003

90 Day Report - 2004

   

90 Day Report - 2005

90 Day Report - 2006

   

90 Day Report - 2007RS

   
Bills Signed, Vetoed, and Enacted                

Bills Signed and Vetoed - 2000

Bills Signed, Vetoed, and Enacted - 2001

Bills Signed, Vetoed, and Enacted - 2002

Bills Signed, Vetoed, and Enacted - 2003

Bills Signed, Vetoed, and Enacted - 2004

Bills Vetoed - 2004s1

Bills Signed, Vetoed, and Enacted - 2005

Bills Signed, Vetoed, and Enacted - 2006

Bills Signed and Vetoed - 2006S1

Bills Signed and Vetoed - 2007RS

Bills Signed - 2007S1

Veto Overrides
(During same session)
                                   

Overrides - 2004 Bills (Regular and Special Session)

Veto Overrides - 2005

Veto Overrides - 2006

Veto Overrides - 2006S1

       
Veto Overrides
(During following session)
                           

Overrides - 2003 Bills

Overrides - 2004 Bills (Regular and Special Session)

   

Overrides - 2005 Bills (Regular Session)

Overrides - 2006 Bills (Regular Session)

   

Overrides - 2007 Bills (Regular Session)

   
Effective Dates of Enacted Legislation                                        

Effective Dates - 2005

Effective Dates - 2006

   

Effective Dates - 2007

   
Special Session Information                                                        

2007 Special Session Information

State Budget
Type of Information 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2004S1 2005 2006 2006S1 2007RS 2007S1
State Operating Budget
    Fiscal Briefing                    

Fiscal Briefing - 2001

Fiscal Briefing - 2002

Fiscal Briefing - 2003

Fiscal Briefing - 2004

   

Fiscal Briefing - 2005

Fiscal Briefing - 2006

   

Fiscal Briefing - 2007

   
    Analysis                    

Operating Budget Analysis 2001

Operating Budget Analysis 2002

Operating Budget Analysis 2003

Operating Budget Analysis 2004

   

Operating Budget Analysis 2005

Operating Budget Analysis 2006

   

Operating Budget Analysis 2007

   
    Report of the Conference Committee                    

Operating Budget CCR - 2001

Operating Budget CCR - 2002

Operating Budget CCR - 2003

Operating Budget CCR - 2004

   

Operating Budget CCR - 2005

Operating Budget CCR - 2006

   

Operating Budget CCR - 2007

   
    Report of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee                        

B&T Committee Report - 2002

B&T Committee Report - 2003

B&T Committee Report - 2004

   

B&T Committee Report - 2005

B&T Committee Report - 2006

   

B&T Committee Report - 2007

   
    Senate Reprint                        

Senate Reprint - 2002

Senate Reprint - 2003

Senate Reprint - 2004

   

Senate Reprint - 2005

Senate Reprint - 2006

   

Senate Reprint - 2007

   
    Report of the House Appropriations Committee                        

APP Committee Report - 2002

APP Committee Report - 2003

APP Committee Report - 2004

   

APP Committee Report - 2005

APP Committee Report - 2006

   

APP Committee Report - 2006

   
    House Reprint                        

House Reprint - 2002

House Reprint - 2003

House Reprint - 2004

   

House Reprint - 2005

House Reprint - 2006

   

House Reprint - 2007

   
State Capital Budget
    Fiscal Briefing                                

Fiscal Briefing - Capital - 2004

   

Fiscal Briefing - Capital - 2005

Fiscal Briefing - Capital - 2006

   

Fiscal Briefing - Capital - 2007

   
    Analysis                    

Capital Budget Analysis 2001

Capital Budget Analysis 2002

Capital Budget Analysis 2003

Capital Budget Analysis 2004

   

Capital Budget Analysis 2005

Capital Budget Analysis 2006

   

Capital Budget Analysis 2007

   
    Report of the Conference Committee                    

Capital Budget CCR - 2001

   

Capital Budget CCR - 2003

Capital Budget CCR - 2004

   

Capital Budget CCR - 2005

Capital Budget CCR - 2006

   

Capital Budget CCR - 2007

   
    Report of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee                        

B&T Capital Committee Report - 2002

B&T Capital Committee Report - 2003

B&T Capital Committee Report - 2004

   

B&T Capital Committee Report - 2005

B&T Capital Committee Report - 2006

   

B&T Capital Committee Report - 2007

   
    Senate Reprint                        

Senate Capital Reprint - 2002

Senate Capital Reprint - 2003

Senate Capital Reprint - 2004

   

Senate Capital Reprint - 2005

Senate Capital Reprint - 2006

   

Senate Capital Reprint - 2007

   
    Report of the House Appropriations Committee                        

APP Committee Report - 2002

APP Committee Report - 2003

APP Committee Report - 2004

   

APP Committee Report - 2005

APP Committee Report - 2006

   

APP Committee Report - 2007

   
    House Reprint                        

House Capital Reprint - 2002

House Capital Reprint - 2003

House Capital Reprint - 2004

   

House Capital Reprint - 2005

House Capital Reprint - 2006

   

House Capital Reprint - 2007

   
State Budget - Joint Chair's Report      

Joint Chair's Report - 1998

Joint Chair's Report - 1999

Joint Chair's Report - 2000

Joint Chair's Report - 2001

Joint Chair's Report - 2002

Joint Chair's Report - 2003

Joint Chair's Report - 2004

   

Joint Chair's Report - 2005

Joint Chair's Report - 2006

   

Joint Chair's Report - 2007

   
Fiscal Briefings and Reports                        

Fiscal Briefings and Reports

Fiscal Briefings and Reports

Fiscal Briefings and Reports

   

Fiscal Briefings and Reports

Fiscal Briefings and Reports

   

Fiscal Briefings and Reports

   
Commission, Task Force, Study Group, and Interim Reports
Type of Information 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2004S1 2005 2006 2006S1 2007 2007S1
Report of the Task Force to Study the Governance, Coordination, and Funding of the University System of Maryland        

University System TF - 1998

                                               
Education Task Force Report        

Education TF - 1998

                                               
Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence                    

Education Finance,Equity,Excellence

                                   
Judith P. Hoyer Comm. on the Financing of Early Child Care and Education                        

Judith P. Hoyer Comm 2001

                               
Legislative Guide to Nonprofit Health Plan Conversions                        

Nonprofit Health Plans 2002

                               
Legislative Policy Committee - Summer Meeting Agenda                            

LPC Meeting Agenda - June 2003

LPC Meeting Agenda - June 2004

   

LPC Meeting Agenda - June 2005

LPC Meeting Agenda - June 2006

   

LPC Meeting Agenda - June 2007

   
Legislative Policy Committee - Winter Meetings Agenda                                

LPC Meeting Agenda - December 2003

   

LPC Meeting Agenda - December 2004

       

LPC Meeting Agenda - January 2007

   
Legislative Policy Committee - Resolution                                        

LPC Resolution of 2005

               
Review of Election Administration in Maryland                        

State Board of Elections 2001

                               
Study Commission on Lobbyist Ethics Final Report                    

Comm. on Lobbyist Ethics 2001

                                   
Task Force to Study Public School Facilities - Survey                            

School Facilities - 2003

                           
Task Force to Study Public School Facilities                        

Interim 2002

Interim 2003

Public School - 2004

                       
Major Issues Review                        

Major Issues 1999 - 2002

               

Major Issues 2003 - 2006

           
Commission on Maryland's Fiscal Structure                            

MD_Fiscal_Structure - 2003

                           
Public Fundng of Campaigns in Maryland                                

campaign financing - 2004

                       
Higher Education Affordability and Access                                

Higher Education - 2004

                       
Video Lottery Terminals                            

Video Lottery Terminals - 2003

Video Lottery Terminals - 2004

                       
Medicare Drugs Changes - Impact                                

Medicare Drugs - 2004

                       
Local Government Finances - FY Ending June 30, 2003                                

Local Government Finances - 2004

                       
Voting System in Maryland                                

Voting System - 2004

                       
Issue Papers                                        

Issue Papers - 2005

Issue Papers - 2006

   

Issue Papers - 2007

   
Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance                                        

Medical Malpractice - 2005

Medical Malpractice Final Report- 2006

           
Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education                                                    

Funding Higher Ed - 2007

   
Roster top
Roster contains lists of:
  • Current and former members of the Maryland General Assembly along with biographical information
  • Members belonging to standing, statutory, special, select, and joint and special joint committees
  • Members belonging to Task Forces and Commissions
  • Delegation information
  • Legislative district information
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Statutes top
Maryland Statutes (what is this?)
Statute Text - 2008 Drafting Session
2008 Effective Dates of Enacted Legislation
Abnormal Effective Date Information Through 2007 Regular Session and 2007 Special Session
Maryland Code Online (on the Michie/Lexis website)
Everything Else (PDF formatted documents in this section may be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader) top

What's Happening at the Maryland General Assembly
2008 Session Daily Status Reports:     Senate Legislation      House Legislation New
Gubernatorial Appointments: Terms Requiring Senate Confirmation that Expire in 2008
2008 Interim - Dates of Interest Calendar
Override of 2007 Regular Session Senate Bill 497
2008 Session Bills Signed, Vetoed, and Enacted New
Hearing Schedule
Budget Hearing Schedule
Address for the Removal from Office of Judge Savage
Committees, Commissions, Task Forces, Study Groups, and Interim Reports
Spending Affordability Committee
AELR Committee - Synopses of Emergency Regulations (PDF)
Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education (PDF)
Task Force to Study Identy Theft -- Final Report (PDF) New
2008 Legislative Policy Committee Meetings
Publications from the Department of Legislative Services
90 Day Report
The Legislative Wrap-up (PDF)
Roster and List of Committees (PDF)
Issue Papers - 2008 Legislative Session (PDF)
General Assembly Ethics Guide (2008) (PDF) Up
Legislative Handbook Series (2006) (PDF)
Major Issues Review 2003 - 2006 (PDF)
International Immigration - The Impact on Maryland Communities (PDF)
Redistricting
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