The following bills passed before the General Assembly adjourned on April 8, and we need to urge the Governor to sign them:

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 

Climate Change

SB 516 - Clean Energy Jobs 

SB 249/HB 277 Regional Initiative to Limit or Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Transportation Sector - Authorization (Regional Transportation and Climate Protection Act of 2019) 

Gun Violence

SB 346 – Public Safety – Regulated Firearms – Sell, Rent, Transfer or Loan 

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 - Health - Prescription Drug Affordability Board 


HB 262/SB 537 - Higher Education - Tuition Rates - Exemptions 

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

Restorative Justice

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

SB 809 - Correctional Facilities - Restrictive Housing - Pregnant Inmates 

NOTE: The following measures also passed, but do not need the Governor's signature to become effective:

HB 166/SB 280 - Labor and Employment – Payment of Wages – Minimum Wage (Fight for Fifteen) – Passed over Governor’s veto 

SJ 2/HJ 9 - 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.  [Joint Resolutions do not require the Governor's signature.]