General Assembly Adopts New Practices For Late 2020 Session

Amidst the coronavirus emergency, the General Assembly has released a revised set of guidelines for stakeholders during the remainder of the 2020 legislative session. Most activities will be “remote.”

For the coming days, new standards are being exercised for public participation in policy discussions:

Effective immediately for the Maryland General Assembly:

1 – Only people with a State-issued credential will be permitted in to the House and Senate Office buildings, as well as Legislative Services.

2 – A mandatory telework policy for all non-essential personnel is in effect. For members, please allow your staff to work remotely.

We will work through the weekend in session – including floor sessions for the House and the Senate on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Amendment requests will be taken by email only.

Read the full statement online.

See also, Baltimore Sun coverage of ongoing late-session discussion, still ongoing.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties