2019 Legislative Session

AIA Maryland – 2019 Legislative Bills in Review

The 439th Session of the Maryland General Assembly convened on January 9, 2019 and will continue to April 8, 2019. Working closely with our lobbyist, Joe Miedusiewski of Old Line Government Affairs, the AIA Maryland Legislative Committee reviews and monitors bills introduced in each year’s legislative session that could have an impact on the architectural profession and Maryland architects.

If you have any questions regarding a current bill or issue, please feel free to contact AIA Maryland. Should you have interest in testifying on any bill, please contact AIA Maryland prior to the hearing so we can work together and present a united organization representing architects in the State of Maryland.

Check back here weekly for updates and AIA Maryland’s position on various bills introduced during this Session. Also keep an eye on the Latest News on our home page for dates when AIA Maryland will testify before the House or Senate committees on these issues.

AIA Maryland is currently following:
HB0045 / SB0092 – Accountability in Education Act – Monitoring
SB0003 – Maryland Smart Grown Investment Fund
SB0012 – Capital Projects – Inclusion of Public Art – Letter of Support
SB0015 – Public School Construction – Innovation Incentive Pilot Program
Prevailing Wage Requirements – Monitoring
SB0051 – Maryland Heritage Areas Authority – Target Investment
Zones – Repeal
SB0055 – Department of Planning-Central Depository

Note: Where two Bill numbers are listed, this means the bill was cross-filed in both houses.

Complete information on the above bill(s) can be found on the General Assembly of Maryland website. To follow a hearing, look to the bottom right side of the home page for hearings that are being live streamed.