“Crossover” Date Looms, Chambers Abuzz With Activity

As the unofficial deadline for passing legislation out of its original chamber approaches, both the Senate and House are awash with lengthy agendas and long floor sessions. The “crossover” date is Tuesday, and bills passed out after that date will be forced to go to the Rules Committee of the second chamber, a procedural hurdle impeding their chances of final passage.

From coverage in the Washington Post:

The Senate began work Tuesday morning an hour earlier than usual, and the House is scheduled to have double sessions Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with much of that time likely to be devoted to passing a modified version of Hogan’s $40.7 billion budget proposal. House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) instructed delegates to be prepared to work Saturday if necessary.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties