Howard County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly

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Delegation Announcements

The entire Howard County Delegation is deeply saddened by the passing, April 7, of Speaker Michael E. Busch. We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife, Cindy, his daughters Erin and Megan, and other relatives, friends, staff, and colleagues. We are grateful for having had the opportunity to serve with him and for his decades of service to his constituents and the people of Maryland.   He has been a wonderful public servant, teacher, mentor and leader, and he will be greatly missed. 

 

 

 

Howard County Delegation will have their next meeting to discuss and vote on a local bill on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 8:30am in the Lowe House of Delegates Building, Room 218, 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. Click here to view the agenda for the meeting.

The Howard County Delegation had their seventh meeting to discuss and vote on local bills on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 8:30am in the Lowe House of Delegates Building, Room 218, 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.  Click here to view the agenda for the meeting.

The Howard County Delegation had their sixth meeting to discuss and vote on local bills on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 8:30am in the Lowe House of Delegates Building, Room 218, 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. Click here to view the agenda for the meeting.  

The Howard County Delegation had their fifth meeting to discuss and vote on local bills on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 8:30am in the Lowe House of Delegates Building, Room 218, 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. Click here to view the agenda for the meeting. 

The Howard County Delegation had their fourth meeting to discuss and vote on local bills on Wednesday, February 6 , 2019, at 8:30am in the Lowe House of Delegates Building, Room 218, 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.  Click here to view the agenda for the meeting. 

The Howard County Delegation had their third meeting to discuss and vote on local bills on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at 10:00am in the Lowe House of Delegates Building, Room 218, 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. Click here to view the agenda for this meeting.

The Howard County Delegation had their second meeting to discuss and vote on local bills on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 8:30am in the Lowe House of Delegates Building, Room 218, 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. Click here to view the agenda for this meeting.

The Howard County Delegation had their first meeting to discuss and vote on local bills on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at 9:00am in the Lowe House of Delegates Building, Room 218, 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. Click here to view the agenda for this meeting.

The Howard County Delegation of the Maryland General Assembly, chaired by Senator Clarence Lam and Delegate Terri Hill, held a public hearing for citizen input on late-filed local bond requests and bills and statewide issues that may be considered by the legislature during the upcoming legislative session. It was held on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 6:30pm in the Howard County Delegation Room 218 in the Lowe House Office Building, 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD, 21401.  Howard County local bills and bonds that had not yet had a public hearing were also heard at this time. The agenda for the hearing can be viewed here

Please be aware that as of January 14, 2019, the new Senate Chair for the Howard County Delegation is Senator Clarence K. Lam, replacing the current Senate Chair, Senator Guy Guzzone. The House Chair continues to be Delegate Terri L. Hill. Please send all correspondence for the Delegation Chairs to Senator Lam and Delegate Hill. 

The Howard County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly held a work session, open to the public, on Saturday, January 12, 2019, beginning at 10:00am, in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, MD, regarding legislation pertaining to the County’s public facilities surcharge, school redistricting, the adequate public facilities ordinance (APFO) process, and school construction funding in general.  This was a Howard County Delegation work session, not a public hearing. Click here to view materials from this meeting. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kam Bridges at the Howard County Delegation office at 410-841-3360 or send an email to [email protected]

 

2019 Legislative Session Schedule

 

The 2019 legislative session began on January 9, 2019. As of January 14, 2019, our Delegation chairmen are Senator Clarence K. Lam and Delegate Terri L. Hill. The Howard County Delegation of the Maryland General Assembly held a public hearing on 2019 proposed local legislation November 26, 2018The second public hearing to discuss proposed statewide legislation was Thursday, February 21, 2019. 

The 2019 proposed local bills and bond requests are available on the Proposed Local Legislation page. 

The video recordings of past Delegation public hearings, including the most recent Public Hearing on Local Bills, are available on our Past Maryland General Assembly Meetings page.

The Delegation will hold work sessions, open to the public, in Annapolis during the legislative session to discuss and vote on proposed local legislation. Additional details about future public hearings and delegation meetings will be posted on this page as they are scheduled.

You can view legislation of interest (statewide bills and local bills approved by the Delegation during work sessions) on the Maryland General Assembly (MGA) website as they are officially filed during the legislative session. The MGA website includes information about hearing schedules and rules pertaining to giving testimony to the assigned committees, as well as recordings of hearings and legislative sessions, legislation status, and related documents.

For further information, or to be added to the distribution list for email notifications about Delegation meetings and public hearings, please feel free to contact Kam Bridges at the Howard County Delegation office at 410-841-3360 or send an email to [email protected].
 

Delegation Members

The Howard County Delegation members are listed below, including links to their full contact and biographical information on the Maryland General Assembly website: 

   Clarence K. Lam, Senate Delegation Chair

   Terri L. Hill, House Delegation Chair

   Guy Guzzone, Senator

   Katie Fry Hester, Senator

   Vanessa E. Atterbeary, Delegate

   Eric Ebersole, Delegate

   Jessica Feldmark, Delegate

   Trent Kittleman, Delegate

   Warren E. Miller, Delegate

   Shane Pendergrass, Delegate

   Jen Terrasa, Delegate

   Courtney Watson, Delegate