Would you like to know how to read a bill and follow its progress during the Session?
Have you ever wondered what the appropriate protocol is for testifying before a committee?
Are you curious about the fiscal note requests you receive about proposed legislation?
Do you know how a policy committee and a budget committee differ?
Or do you simply need to know the logistics of maneuvering the streets (parking), halls (getting in and out of buildings), and committees (where to sit and sign up to testify) in Annapolis?
If so, this half-day training is for you!
Whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned veteran, MACo hopes this event will provide you with practical information. The training will be held on Wednesday, October 23, beginning at 10 am in the MACo Office. Morning discussions will focus on the legislative process, MACo’s bill review and hearing process, and the fiscal note process. A short guided walking tour highlights some of the historical and practical areas of interest within the government complex. Afternoon discussions will be held in a committee room and focus on budget and bill hearing protocols and tips on testifying. Please view the tentative agenda for more information.
Registration is free and lunch will be provided. This event is only open to county officials and county staff. To attend, please register online. Space is limited, so please register quickly if you wish to attend.
If you have questions regarding this event, please contact Virginia White at Vwhite@mdcounties.org. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Kaley Schultze at firstname.lastname@example.org.