Howard County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly

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Public Hearing on Statewide Issues

The Howard County Delegation of the Maryland General Assembly, chaired by Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary and Senator Guy Guzzone, held a public hearing February 13, 2018, for citizen input on statewide issues that may be considered by the legislature during the current legislative session. The Delegation heard testimony from members of the public on statewide issues.  If you would like to view the video for this hearing click here.

No Howard County local bills that were previously given a public hearing were heard.  However, Howard County – State’s Attorney – Salary Increase, Ho.Co. 24-18, which was not previously heard, was first on the agenda at this hearing. The Delegation encourages submission of written testimony, so if you were unable to attend this hearing, you are welcome to send your written testimony directly to your representatives or the Delegation Administrator at hoc1@mlis.state.md.us.

You can continue tracking legislation of interest on the Maryland General Assembly (MGA) website throughout the legislative session. The MGA website includes information about hearing schedules and rules pertaining to giving your testimony to the assigned committees, if you are interested.


Public Notice for Delegation Meeting on Local Bills

The Howard County Delegation WILL NOT meet this Wednesday, February 14, 2018. No Delegation meetings on local bills are currently scheduled. Please check here for updates on future meetings.

To view all of the 2018 proposed legislation click here

For further information, contact Erinn Camp Mansour at the Howard County Delegation office at 410-841-3360 or hoc1@mlis.state.md.us.

Hearing on Local Bills

The Howard County Delegation of the Maryland General Assembly, chaired by Senator Guy Guzzone and Delegate Eric Ebersole, heard testimony from the public on drafted local bills Wednesday, November 29, 2017, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Banneker Room at the George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, MD. No testimony on other issues was permitted as a second hearing devoted to statewide bills will be scheduled. Individuals were given up to 3 minutes to testify on each bill, as long as they signed up before the hearing. 

If you would like to view the video of this hearing please click here

To view all of the 2018 proposed legislation click here.

2018 Legislative Schedule

The 2018 legislative session began on January 10, 2018. Our current Senate Delegation Chair is Senator Guy Guzzone and the House Delegation Chair is Delegate Eric Ebersole. The Howard County Delegation of the Maryland General Assembly held a public hearing on proposed local legislation in November 29, 2017, and a public hearing on statewide issues will be held February 13, 2018, in Howard County. The Delegation holds work sessions during the legislative session to discuss proposed legislation. These work sessions are held in Annapolis, and are open to the public. Additional details about public hearings and delegation meetings will be posted on this page as they are scheduled.

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: 

   Guy Guzzone, Senate Delegation Chair

   Eric Ebersole, House Delegation Chair

   Gail H. Bates, Senator

   Edward J. Kasemeyer, Senator

   Vanessa E. Atterbeary, Delegate

   Robert L. Flanagan, Delegate

   Terri L. Hill, Delegate

   Trent Kittleman, Delegate

   Clarence K. Lam, Delegate

   Warren E. Miller, Delegate

   Shane Pendergrass, Delegate

   Frank S. Turner, Delegate

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 Erinn Camp Mansour at the Howard County Delegation office at 410-841-3360 or send an email to hoc1@mlis.state.md.us.