Legislation

Current and Past Legislation

Since 1971, the General Assembly has convened its annual 90-day legislative session on the second Wednesday in January in the Senate and House chambers of the State House in Annapolis. The General Assembly may extend its sessions an additional thirty days by a resolution that is passed by a three-fifths vote of the membership in each house. In addition, special sessions may be convened by the Governor on petition of a majority of the elected membership of each house. No single special session, however, may last longer than thirty days. Special sessions were constitutionally provided for at a time when the General Assembly convened every two years instead of annually, though they have been convened in recent years when extremely pressing matters requiring legislative action present themselves.

From this page, you can find out more about Maryland’s legislative process, look at legislation sponsored by Delegate McIntosh in past and current sessions, and read both her Legislative Update newsletters and the official publications of the Maryland General Assembly, both of which are regularly updated throughout the session.