General Assembly Leaders Nix Special Session

Senate President Bill Ferguson and House of Delegates Speaker Adrienne A. Jones announced that they have no plans to hold a special session of the Maryland General Assembly, despite pressure from activists and advocates.

At an Annapolis rally organized to push for a special session of the Maryland General Assembly, Speaker Jones and President Ferguson resisted calls for the General Assembly to convene this fall, saying the legislative body needs more time to carefully craft legislation to address a number of important issues.

From Maryland Matters:

“These questions are too big, they’re too important, and we must get them right,” Ferguson said. “We don’t have the ability to guess. This is a consequential, generational moment, and we have to get it right. …The reason we aren’t having a special session is, we need to do the work.”

The Maryland General Assembly is due to convene the 442nd session in Annapolis, Maryland on January 13, 2021.

Stay tuned to Conduit Street for more information.