2022 Maryland General Assembly

May 31, 2022

Hogan vetoes 18 bills, including ballot signature measure

Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed 18 bills, including one that would have allowed voters who forget to sign their mail-in ballot envelope to do so after mailing it.

Gov. Larry Hogan, with Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne Jones, signs into law a trio of bills aimed at shoring up the state's cybersecurity efforts on May 12, 2022. (Bryan Sears/The Daily Record)
May 12, 2022

Hogan signs cybersecurity bills amid growing risks to local governments

Gov. Larry Hogan signed into law a trio of bills aimed at shoring up the state's cybersecurity efforts. 

Maryland Senate President Pro Tem Melony Griffith, left, and House Speaker Adrienne Jones, right, smile at a bill-signing ceremony with Gov. Larry Hogan on April 21, 2022, in Annapolis. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
Apr 21, 2022

Hogan signs bills on public safety, tax credit for jobs, more

Gov. Larry Hogan signed measures into law Thursday aimed at increasing public safety, jobs, environmental stewardship and mental health resources.

Apr 13, 2022

Maryland’s access to counsel in evictions program readies to launch with new funding

Maryland's access to counsel program for low-income renters facing eviction has won two years of funding, a victory for advocates.

Apr 12, 2022

Through the wins and losses, Hogan remains the ‘everyman’ governor

At the Orioles home opener, Larry Hogan chugged a beer — not an everyday activity for a Maryland governor. It is, however, the extension of an approachable personal brand cultivated over a decade.

Apr 12, 2022

Hogan signs bond measures for Washington, Baltimore stadiums

Gov. Larry Hogan signed a measure that would make up to $400 million in bonds available for development around the Washington Commanders' FedEx Field, whether the team stays there or not.

Apr 11, 2022

2022 legislative session ends with a crime bill — but not the one Hogan wanted

Maryland's General Assembly ended the day in a flurry of small issues, some contentious, and sent lawmakers home to await a Court of Appeals ruling on redistricting.

Apr 11, 2022

General Assembly passes bill to raise minimum marriage age to 17

The General Assembly on Monday passed legislation to raise the minimum age for marriage in Maryland from 15 to 17. The measure, headed to Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk, would require the 17-year-old to assure a judge that he or she is getting married voluntarily and not under duress. Sponsors of the bill said the judicial […]

Apr 11, 2022

Md. lawmakers strip spousal privilege from post-crime weddings

The protection criminal defendants have against their spouses testifying against them would not apply in cases when the wedding occurred after the alleged crime was committed, under legislation headed to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk. The Senate passed the bill 47-0 on Saturday. The House of Delegates approved the measure 131-2 last month. Del. Robin […]

Apr 7, 2022

Hogan to make veto decision on dozens of bills Friday

Gov. Larry Hogan will decide the initial fate of more than three dozen bills by the end of the day Friday.

Apr 6, 2022

Maryland House OKs $400M plan to help keep Commanders

To encourage the Washington Commanders to stay in Maryland, the Maryland House approved a $400 million plan to develop the area around FedEx Field.

Ginny Boveington, outside her house in Crofton with her cat Cleo, is the administrator for the 200-member Facebook group Maryland Tortie Cat Club, and a strong proponent of the bill to outlaw declawing cats. (Joe Ryan/Capital News Service)
Apr 6, 2022

Maryland poised to become the second state to outlaw declawing cats

Feline advocates are celebrating their legislative victory on a bill to outlaw declawing cats and urging Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to sign it.

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