General Assembly Veto Override Votes Delayed Until Next Week

Senate President Bill Ferguson and Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones announced Tuesday in their respective chambers that bills vetoed last year by Governor Larry Hogan will be taken up next week by the legislature. They were scheduled to be presented for action on the House and Senate floors this week, but have been pushed back to January 30.

In 2019 Governor Hogan vetoed several pieces of legislation, the majority of which were passed with a veto-proof majority. After the vetoes were issued, General Assembly leadership vowed that during the 2020 Session the bills would be taken up again and passed without the approval of the Governor. They include “ban-the-box” legislation, and a bill that would eliminate the state’s Handgun Permit Review Board.