Priority Bills That Have Passed or Failed
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 809 - Correctional Facilities - Restrictive Housing - Pregnant Inmates
Bills That Have Failed
HB 472 - Constitutional Amendment - Environmental Rights - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
HB 879/SB 910 - Ratepayer Reduction for Renewable Energy Act - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters/Finance; Withdrawn in FIN