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2023 Maryland General Assembly

May 8, 2023

Moore signs technology grants, banking access bills

Grants to attract technology projects and a measure to increase banking access for lower-income communities were among the nearly 200 bills Gov. Wes Moore signed.

Apr 26, 2023

Maryland expands eligibility for reclaiming stolen SNAP benefits

Marylanders can reclaim benefits stolen from their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards as far back as Jan. 1, 2021, under a bill Gov. Wes Moore has signed into law.

Maryland Treasurer Dereck Davis speaks to a joint session of the Maryland General Assembly on Feb. 21, 2023, in Annapolis, after the legislature re-elected him to a four-year term. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
Apr 25, 2023

State treasurer to assume oversight of Maryland 529 college plans

The State Treasurer’s Office will assume oversight of the Maryland 529 prepaid college trust and investment plans.

Apr 25, 2023

Moore signs clean air bills; environmentalists cheered by General Assembly action

Gov. Wes Moore signed four key environmental bills, setting the stage for more approvals on the host of environmental legislation approved by the General Assembly.

Apr 24, 2023

Moore signs service year option for recent high school graduates into law

Recent high school graduates in Maryland will have the option for a paid service year under a bill Gov. Wes Moore signed into law Monday.

Sen. Brian Feldman, chair of the Senate’s Education, Energy and the Environment Committee, types at his computer on March 30, 2023. (Photo by Christine Zhu /Capital News Service)
Apr 24, 2023

Education bills prioritize teacher shortages, funding for school reform plan

Gov. Wes Moore allocated $500 million on top of the required amount for funding the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future and shifted some transportation funding into education.

Apr 20, 2023

Maryland’s stricter gun laws await Moore’s signature

Three important pieces of gun legislation passed in the final days of the Maryland General Assembly session, one in the final hours, and not without heated debate.

A green burial site of the late Nancy Brennan is shown at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 28, 2023. The cemetery dedicated an area for green burials only. (Astrid Riecken/The Washington Post via AP)
Apr 17, 2023

Efforts to legalize new burial practices in Maryland stall

A bill that would have legalized natural organic reduction, also known as “human composting,” died in a Senate committee after passing the House.

Del. Edith Patterson (center) will take over as president of the Women’s Caucus. (Christine Zhu/Capital News Service)
Apr 17, 2023

General Assembly has grown more representative of Maryland’s demographics

The 2023 Maryland General Assembly saw a group of legislators that was more representative of the state in terms of race, gender, party affiliation and age than a decade ago.

Apr 12, 2023

Md. lawmakers pass bill to bar police stops, searches based on smell of marijuana

The smell of marijuana will no longer be enough to justify a police stop or search under a bill that Maryland lawmakers passed.

Gov. Wes Moore and Lt. Gov. Aruna Miller. (Photo by Michael Charles/Capital News Service)
Apr 12, 2023

Moore travels to England for first overseas trip in office

Gov. Wes Moore traveled to England to deliver a keynote speech at an international forum for social entrepreneurs.

Apr 11, 2023

Republican delegate apologizes for harsh tone that ended House session

Del. Nic Kipke apologized to House Speaker Adrienne Jones after he told her to “sit down” in a harsh exchange over a provision to cannabis legislation.

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