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GENERAL ASSEMBLY

LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS: 2009


2009 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
426th session of General Assembly
convened in Annapolis, Maryland
January 14 through April 13, 2009
BILLS
Introduced Passed
Senate 1,073 313
House 1,581 456
Total 2,654 769
Enacted Vetoed
Senate
House
Total
JOINT RESOLUTIONS
Introduced Passed
Senate 12 1
House 9 0
Total 21 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Introduced Passed
Senate 10 0
House 12 0
Total 22 0
Submitted to referendum 0
VETOES
Overridden
BUDGET*
Operating Budget $32,257,603,567
Bond-Financed Capital Program
General Obligation Bonds
Consolidated Transportation Bonds
Higher Education Bonds


2009 LEGISLATIVE SESSION - SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
Alternative energy tax credits; animal care trusts; aquaculture - shellfish leasing program; Bay Bridge traffic and safety; biotechnology investment incentive tax credit; budget and federal stimulus funds; Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act; child in need of assistance - disability of parent; child sexual offenders - registry; coal combustion byproducts; death penalty; decabrominated diphenyl ether - prohibition; domestic partners - inheritance tax exemption; domestic violence - surrender of firearms, expungement of records; drivers licenses - illegal immigrants and federal compliance; drunk and drugged driving; education - military children; education - teacher identification numbers; elections - public campaign financing, early voting, and voting systems; electricity - rate regulation and contracts; electronic control devices; emergency medical services - governance and Medevac helicopters; financial exploitation of elderly; freedom of association and assembly protection; Green Building Council; Green Jobs Workforce Training Program; greenhouse gas emissions reduction; hate crimes - homeless; heritage structure rehabilitation tax credit; higher education - funding model, textbook affordability, and tuition freeze; hunter safety zone expansion; lawn fertilizer - phosphorus reduction; Lilly Ledbetter Civil Rights Restoration Act; mortgage lenders; oyster shell dredging; oyster shell purchase program - fair market price; Preakness Stakes - retention by eminent domain; Prince George's County Hospital Authority; prosthetic parity; recycling - State government; Rosa's Law - intellectual disability; sewerage systems - private; speed cameras - statewide use; State aid to local governments; Smart and Sustainable Growth Act; teen driver safety; texting while driving; unemployment insurance - eligibility of part-time workers; Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission; workplace fraud - misclassification of employees.
*For further budget information, see
The 90 Day Report

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