With lone day to go before adjournment at midnight on April 8, several priority bills have either passed or failed for 2019.    

For current descriptions of all bills, including those that have been amended and passed by the House or Senate, please refer to the table here.

Bills That Have Passed 

HB 166/SB 280 - Labor and Employment – Payment of Wages – Minimum Wage (Fight for Fifteen) - The House and Senate voted to override the Governor's veto, so the measure will become effective June 1, 2019 with the minimum wage rising to $15 by January 1, 2025 (July 1, 2026 for small businesses).

SB 516 - Clean Energy Jobs 

SB 249 - Regional Initiative to Limit or Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Transportation Sector - Authorization (Regional Transportation and Climate Protection Act of 2019)

SJ 2 - Freedom of the Press Day - Designating June 28 as Freedom of the Press Day in Maryland to memorialize the lives lost on June 28, 2018, at the Capital Gazette offices

SB 346/HB 96 - Public Safety – Regulated Firearms – Prohibition of Loans

SB 622/HB 774 - Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention – Crime Firearms – Study

HB 697/SB 868 - Health Insurance - Consumer Protections and Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission

HB 814/SB 802 - Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program

HB 768/SB 759 - Health - Prescription Drug Affordability Board 

SB 537/HB 262 - Higher Education - Tuition Rates – Exemptions [Dream Act improvement] 

HB 214/SB 144 - Victims and Witnesses - U Nonimmigrant Status - Certification of Victim Helpfulness

SB 809 - Correctional Facilities - Restrictive Housing - Pregnant Inmates 

HB 1001/SB 774 - Correctional Services - Restrictive Housing - Reporting by Correctional Units and Requirements Relating to Minors

Bills That Have Failed 

 HB 399/SB 311 - End-of-Life Option Act (Richard E. Israel and Roger 'Pip' Moyer Act - House bill passed House and failed on tie vote in Senate

HB 472 - Constitutional Amendment - Environmental Rights - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn 

HB 879/SB 910 - Ratepayer Reduction for Renewable Energy Act - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters/Finance; Withdrawn in FIN