Legislation that would make significant reforms to Maryland’s Public Information Act ( HB 755) passed the House on April 8 with a vote of 139-1. The Senate had previously passed the cross-file of HB 755 (SB 695) with very slight differences. HB 755 represents the a final agreement between the bill’s open government and media proponents and MACo, MML, and the State.
While both bills passed after the deadline for moving on to the opposite house, MACo believes that the rules committees of both houses will release the bill and that the Senate will accept the House’s additional technical and clarifying amendments to the Senate version of the bill.
Conduit Street has previously reported on the contents of the HB 755.