Major Issues & More – 90 Day Report Reviews the 2023 Legislative Session

The Maryland Department of Legislative Services’ annual synopsis of the General Assembly’s time in Annapolis provides an update on taxes, education, transportation, environmental, and health issues addressed in bills that passed – and didn’t pass – in the 2023 Session.

As the Maryland Department of Legislative Services describes, the 90 Day Report is divided into 12 parts, each discussing a major policy area. Each part contains a discussion of the majority of bills passed in that policy area, including comparisons with previous sessions and current law, background information, and a discussion of significant bills that did not pass.

The areas include, among others (links will take the reader to the start of each section, though there are other references throughout the document):

Budget and State Aid (includes operating budget, capital budget, and state aid to local governments)

Taxes (includes property taxes, income taxes, and tax sales)

State Government (includes state agencies, offices, officials/regulations, cybersecurity, and elections)

Local Government (includes resilience authorities, land use, and bi-county agencies)

Crimes, Corrections, and Public Safety (includes cannabis policy, criminal law, criminal procedure, juvenile law, and public safety)

Courts and Civil Proceedings (includes judges and court administration, real property, and human relations)

Transportation and Motor Vehicles (includes state highways, highway user revenues, public transit, bridges, and motor vehicle issues)

Business and Economic Issues (includes business occupations, business regulation, paid family leave, horse racing/gaming, economic development, unemployment insurance, and state/local alcohol laws)

Health and Human Services (includes public health – generally, health occupations, health insurance, and social services)

Natural Resources, Environment, and Agriculture (includes natural resources, forest conservation, hunting/fishing, environment, and agriculture)

Education (includes primary and secondary education, community colleges, and libraries)

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