A Look Back at the 2023 Legislative Session Before the Start of 2024

As Maryland lawmakers prepare to head into the 2024 legislative session, a look back at 2023 reveals what issues were top of mind and could be again.

At the end of the 2023 legislative session, the Baltimore Sun did a session wrap-up of total bills passed, sponsors, subjects, and more. The report revealed which legislators sponsored the most bills, had the most bills pass, and who might have focused more attention on fewer bills. With the 2024 session around the corner, the prior year scorecard gives a sense of what to expect and where surprises could arise.

A look back at the Baltimore Sun’s 2023 recap:

Top Five Bill Subjects:

  • state government procedure
  • taxes
  • alcoholic beverages and cannabis
  • public health
  • education

Most Frequent Sponsors of Successful Bills:

  • Sen. Malcolm Augustine
  • Sen. Guy Guzzone
  • Sen. Antonio Hayes
  • Sen. Sarah Elfreth
  • Sen. Jack Bailey

After a brief look back, take a glance ahead with Conduit Street coverage of The Department of Legislative Services 2024 Issue Papers.