With Monday the effective deadline for bill introductions in the Maryland Senate, a sizable rush of bills were introduced at that working deadline – pushing the total of bills introduced to 1,017. Bills introduced after this deadline will face some administrative hurdles prior to their full consideration, as an encouragement for prompt introduction.
Last year, a record total of 1,173 Senate bills were introduced by the end of the legislative session. Going back to earlier years, it was common for the total number of introductions to be fewer than 1,000.
The latest list of bills introduced are included on Senate Synopsis #20, dated February 7, 2017.
The House’s comparable introduction deadline will be Monday of next week.