Howard County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly

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Public Notice for Delegation Meeting on Local Bills

The Howard County Delegation has scheduled their next work/voting session to be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 8:30 am in the Lowe House of Delegates Building, Room 218, 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. During this meeting the Delegation will hear presentations from scheduled speakers, discuss and possibly vote on local legislation, and discuss other matters as determined by the Chairmen and Delegation. Delegation meetings are open to the public. 

To view the agenda for this week's meeting click here

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.

Public Notice For Hearing on Statewide Issues

The Howard County Delegation of the Maryland General Assembly, chaired by Senator Guy Guzzone and Delegate Eric Ebersole, will hold a public hearing for citizen input on statewide issues that may be considered by the legislature during the upcoming legislative session.  The hearing is scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.
Banneker Room, George Howard Building
3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, MD

The Delegation will hear testimony from members of the public on any statewide issue they would like to bring to the Delegation’s attention.  No Howard County local bills that were previously given a public hearing will be heard.  Any individual may speak for up to 3 minutes as long as they are signed up.  Signup will begin at 6:15pm in the Banneker Room and will close at 6:50pm.  Advance sign up is not available.  The Delegation encourages you to bring written copies of your testimony (preferably 15) to distribute to the Delegation, although it is not a requirement to speak.

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.