2020 Legislative Session

Maryland General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die 

On March 18th, the Maryland General Assembly adjourned early due to concern for the spread of COVID 19. Scores of bills died in Committee due to a shortened session and their fate remains uncertain. There was some word that a Special Session may be convened later this year but if, and what that may look like, is unsure. Legislators we spoke with are mixed on the topic and the legal process and precedents are, no doubt, being studies right now.

Click HERE to review the final status of the bills we have followed this session.

ACTION ALERT – House Bill 1628 – Sales and Use Tax

Thanks to your efforts, HB 1628 was unanimously voted down in the Revenues subcommittee.

Find My Representatives – Look up contact information for your legislators.

AIA Maryland – 2020 Legislative Bills in Review

The 441st Session of the Maryland General Assembly convened on January 8, 2020 and will continue to April 6, 2020. Working closely with our lobbyist, Joe Miedusiewski of Old Line Government Affairs, the AIA Maryland Legislative Committee reviews and monitors bills introduced during 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.

CLICK 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. See a listing of bills we followed in 2019 and the outcome here.

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

Complete information on the above bill(s) and more can be found on the General Assembly of Maryland website.