State Session Information for Maryland

Session
2020 (435th Regular Session)

House/Assembly Pre-filing Deadline

House/Assembly Bill Introduction Deadline
02/07/20

House/Assembly Committee Reporting Deadline
TBD

House/Assembly Crossover Deadline
03/16/20


Begin Date
1/8/2020

Adjournment Date
4/6/2020

Senate Bill Introduction Deadline
02/03/20

Senate Committee Reporting Deadline
TBD

Senate Crossover Deadline
03/16/20

Effective Date
Bills will always have an effective date noted in the bill text. The only bills that do not have effective dates in the bill text are emergency bills, which become effective on the day they are signed.

Comments
Generally, the Maryland General Assembly convenes each year of its biennium in January and adjourns in April.

Leadership

Governor
Larry Hogan [R] (Term Limited)

House/Assembly Control
97D/43R/1V

Highest Ranking House/Assembly Majority Legislator
Speaker Adrienne Jones (D); Majority Leader Kathleen Dumais (D)

Highest Ranking Senate Majority Legislator
President Bill Ferguson (D); Majority Leader Douglas Peters (D)

Lieutenant Governor
Boyd Rutherford (R)

Presides Over Senate?
No

Senate Control
32D/15R

Highest Ranking House/Assembly Minority Legislator
Minority Leader Nicholaus Kipke (R)

Highest Ranking Senate Minority Legislator
Minority Leader J.B. Jennings (R)