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LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS: 2006


2006 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
421st session of General Assembly
convened in Annapolis, Maryland
January 11 through April 10, 2006
BILLS
Introduced Passed
Senate 1,107 334
House 1,749 489
Total 2,856 823
Enacted Vetoed
Senate 231 103
House 382 105
Total 613 208
JOINT RESOLUTIONS
Introduced Passed
Senate 16 2
House 10 3
Total 26 5
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Introduced Passed
Senate 14 0
House 26 2
Total 40 2
Submitted to referendum 2
VETOES
Overridden 21
BUDGET
Operating Budget $29,009,003,118
Bond-Financed Capital Program
General Obligation Bonds
Consolidated Transportation Bonds
Higher Education Bonds

2006 LEGISLATIVE SESSION - SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
Agricultural land preservation; air pollution - Healthy Air Act; alcoholic beverages (direct sales for Maryland wineries); Baltimore City schools - moratorium on State takeover; drunk and drugged driving; electricity rates; electric utility merger; eminent domain; estate tax; higher education; identity theft; municipal annexation; property tax - homeowners tax credit and renters tax relief; public school funding and construction; Public Service Commission appointment; same-sex marriages and civil unions; sexual offenders; stem cell research and funding; teachers and State employees pensions; University System of Maryland (tuition freezes; board of regents - fundraising and lobbying); veterans - retirement income; voting - early voting; election procedures, and voting machines.


2006 SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION
422nd session of General Assembly
convened in Annapolis, Maryland
June 14-15, and June 23, 2006
BILLS
Introduced Passed
Senate 10 1
House 15 1
Total 25 2
Enacted Vetoed
Senate 0 1
House 1 0
Total 1 1
VETOES
Overridden 4

2006 SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION - SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
Electricity rates and deregulation; sexual offenders - supervision, notifications, and penalties.

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