2019 Legislative Report

Legislators introduced 2,497 bills and 16 joint resolutions during the 2019 Maryland General Assembly legislative session - 1,056 from the Senate and 1,441 from the House.

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Chamber's Legislative and Policy Committees, reviewed 341 bills, tracking and testifying on 157 with significant foreseeable impacts on Maryland's businesses and industries. Maryland Chamber committee members provided critical analysis and testimonials on each Chamber-considered bill, and offered expertise to assist the Government Affairs team's advocacy. Members also provided real examples on how legislation would impact their businesses.

The Maryland Chamber continued to elevate its legislative relevance and focused on issues that would have the greatest impact on businesses across the state. With a lot of new faces in the General Assembly, the Chamber worked hard to navigate new perspectives to advance business friendly legislation in Maryland.

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"The 2019 MDCC Legislative Report is the premier resource as it relates to issues affecting employers that were addressed by the General Assembly during the last session. The report highlights the great work the Chamber has done to protect Maryland’s business community and advance economic opportunity through the legislative process. Through the report, we can reflect on where we’ve been, identify trends and plan for where we want to go to support our mission of developing and promoting public policy that ensures future economic growth for Maryland."

Ashley Duckman, Vice President, Government Affairs, Maryland Chamber of Commerce

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