Howard County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly

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Public Notice For Hearing on Local Bills

The Howard County Delegation of the Maryland General Assembly, chaired by Senator Clarence Lam and Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary, will hear testimony from the public on drafted local bills and bond requests Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, MD. No testimony on other issues will be permitted as a second hearing devoted to statewide bills will be scheduled.

Any individual may testify for up to 3 minutes, as long as they are signed up. Signup will begin at 6:00pm outside the Banneker Room and will close at 6:50pm. Advance sign up is not available. The Delegation encourages individuals testifying to bring written copies of their testimony (preferably 15) to distribute to the Delegation members, though it is not a requirement to speak. Please be aware that the Delegation Chairs can change the format of the meeting at their discretion.

There will also be briefings to the Delegation by various interest groups before the hearing from 6:00pm - 7:00pm in the Banneker Room. These briefings will be open to the public. 

The Howard County Delegation’s public hearing will be livestreamed with closed captioning here: The link to the livestream will appear a few minutes before the meeting starts. Additionally, if you require sign language interpretation, or other accommodations, in order to provide testimony please contact the Delegation Administrator as soon as possible.

Short descriptions of the local bills proposed and a list of bond initiative requests for the 2020 legislative session appear on the 2020 Session Proposed Local Legislation page.  For additional information, or if you would like to add someone to our distribution list, or have an email address removed from this list, please feel free to contact Kam Bridges at the Howard County Delegation office at 410-841-3360 or send an email to [email protected].

2020 Legislative Session Schedule

The 2020 legislative session will begin on January 8, 2020. As of July 1, 2019, our Delegation Chairs are Senator Clarence K. Lam and Delegate Vanessa E. Atterbeary. The Howard County Delegation of the Maryland General Assembly will hold a public hearing on 2020 proposed local legislation in the late Fall of 2019. The 2020 proposed local bills and bond requests will be posted on the 2020 Session Proposed Local Legislation page before the Fall public hearing. A second hearing to discuss proposed statewide legislation will be held in the Winter of 2020. 

The Delegation will hold work sessions, open to the public, in Annapolis during the legislative session to discuss proposed 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 on the Maryland General Assembly (MGA) website. The MGA website includes information about hearing schedules and rules pertaining to giving testimony to the assigned committees, as well as recordings of MGA hearings and legislative sessions, legislation status, and related documents.

To view all of the 2020 proposed local legislation click here

If you would like to view the video of past years' Maryland General Assembly, Howard County Delegation, public hearings and meetings click here.

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

   Vanessa E. Atterbeary, House Delegation Chair

   Guy Guzzone, Senator

   Katie Fry Hester, Senator

   Eric Ebersole, Delegate

   Jessica Feldmark, Delegate

   Terri L. Hill, Delegate

   Trent Kittleman, Delegate

   Warren E. Miller, Delegate

   Shane Pendergrass, Delegate

   Jen Terrasa, Delegate

   Courtney Watson, Delegate