Most new Maryland laws become effective October 1. However, there are still a number that have an effective date of July 1. Many of those laws concern alcoholic beverages but some of the other issues include:
- Pink hunting gear HB1118/CH180 SB341/CH181
- Regulation of online electioneering SB875/CH833 HB981/CH834 (See the July 3, 2018 Washington Post article “Maryland pioneers state regulation of online political advertising” for more information.)
- Sunscreen in schools HB427/CH33
A full list of laws with a July 1 effective date is here.
There were also a number of laws with a June 1 effective date which include the BUDGET RECONCILIATION AND FINANCING ACT OF 2018 SB187 /CH10. A full listing is here.
And just one bill became law on June 30, SB885/CH622. It alters the statutory formula that determines the compensation required to be paid to the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Fund on condemnation of land.