While the bulk of the legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2022 went into effect last October, there are a few new laws whose effective date is this Sunday, including the following:
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October 1, 2022 marks the day when most of the legislation passed during the 2022 legislative session goes into effect. There were 783 laws passed in 2022. Listings of bills for the House and Senate introduced and passed can be found on the Maryland General Assembly website.
New laws enacted include the following:
CH484/SB290 THE BUDGET
CH41/SB691 & CH42/HB459 Juvenile Justice Reform
CH18/HB425 & CH19/SB387 Untraceable Firearms
CH722 /HB 521 Shielding of certain landlord and tenant court records
CH619/HB 808) & CH620/SB508 – Guardianship of Minors
CH175/HB83 Marriage of Minors
CH45/HB1 Constitutional Amendment – Cannabis – Adult Use and Possession
CH56/HB937 Abortion Care Access Act
See the “The 90 Day Report: A Review of the 2022 Legislative Session” for more information on the 2022 session. There is a similar report that covers the last five years: Major Issues Review 2019-2022.
The Maryland legislative session began yesterday, January 12, 2022. The Maryland General Assembly website is the place to find information needed to follow the 2022 session. Issues to be addressed this year include redistricting, COVID-19, family leave, legalization of cannabis, employer vaccine mandates, and evictions. For detailed discussion of issues see the 2022 Issue Papers prepared by the Department of Legislative Services Office of Policy Analysis.
See the Session dates of interest for a session calendar. It includes the last dates when House (February 4) and Senate bills (February 7) can be introduced without going before the respective Rules Committees. The last day of the session, SINE DIE, is April 11.
Senate protocols and the House Committee Guidelines provide information on how the session and committees will be conducted especially in relation to COVID. The House Guidelines are available in plain language and in an easy read format.
The Legislation tab provides access to all bills introduced and their progress through the session. There you can review bills that have been introduced by the Senate and House.