The 2020 General Assembly session, beginning today, will include deliberation over several bills vetoed by the Governor following the 2019 session.
A number of 2019 bills, since vetoed by Governor Hogan, will gather consideration for a potential override in the early stages of this year’s session. A list of the pending vetoed bills was read across the House floor on the session’s opening day, January 8:
January 8, 2020
Calendar of Vetoed House Bills No. 2
HB0066 Delegate Stein Environment and Transportation
Railroad Company – Movement of Freight – Required Crew
HB0262 Delegate Luedtke Appropriations
Higher Education – Tuition Rates – Exemptions
HB0720 Delegate Barve Environment and Transportation
Natural Resources – Fishery Management Plans – Oysters
HB0891 Delegate Haynes Appropriations
State Personnel – Grievance Procedures
HB0994 Delegate Mosby Economic Matters
Labor and Employment – Criminal Record Screening Practices (Ban the Box)
HB1281 Delegate Lierman Appropriations
Environment and Transportation
Transportation – Bikeways Network Program and Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan
(Emergency Bill) Delegate Atterbeary Judiciary
Public Safety – Handgun Permit Review Board – Repeal
A rundown of the policy issues at stake was published on the Maryland Matters website:
Six of the eight bills passed the chambers in 2019 with veto-proof majorities despite extended debates. The other two bills ― mandating a minimum number of crew members on freight trains and expanding oversight of the governor’s appointments office ― were voted on in the Senate chamber while a handful of Democrats were absent; those measures could have enough support for an override vote in that chamber this year.
On Wednesday, the Senate scheduled debate on the vetoed bills as a special order of business for Thursday’s floor session.