FREDERICK COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Maryland’s 188 lawmakers go back to work Wednesday, January 9th for their annual 90-day General Assembly session.
The legislative process is an intricate, complex and fast-moving process. For those looking to better understand, this comprehensive overview is an invaluable resource.
Interested in keeping tabs on specific legislation that may affect your business? A very effective way of keeping track of legislation is to plug into the legislative tracker. Thousands of bills are proposed each session and we recommend you use this legislative tracking link to sign up to receive daily emails tracking legislation that is of specific interest to you. (Otherwise you may find yourself overwhelmed by the process.)
If you are unsure who your representatives are, you can check the legislator locator and specifically “who represents me?” in the upper right-hand corner.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
The 2019 Legislative Session in Annapolis officially begins. All members of the Legislation will be sworn in.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Inauguration of the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor
Friday, January 18, 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019
Administration bills introduced in the Senate after this date referred to Senate Rules Committee
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Senate and House Bill request guarantee date
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Governor delivers the State of the State Address at noon
Monday, April 8, 2019
Last day of Legislative Session in Annapolis.
Public Policy Committee legislative updates will be posted as the session moves along and there is pertinent information to share.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 is kind of a big deal for Frederick, and the entire state of Maryland.
In fact, the entire United States will be heading to the polls in some capacity next week to decide the fate of our nation at the polls for Midterm Elections.
No matter which end of the line you hang out on, voting is an important right all US citizen are encouraged to exercise.
For us at The Chamber, we consider it our duty to ensure that our members are well informed about the candidates and issues up for vote, particularly when it comes to those that will impact their businesses. We want you to be confident and informed when you head to the polls.
But also, we get it.
Running a business, giving back to the community, having a semblance of a personal life, ADULTING EVERY DAY, is exhausting and, quite frankly it is time consuming to weed through all of the mumbo jumbo to get to the bottom of the things that matter.
Don’t worry though, Frederick, we’ve got you.
The real power in membership in the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce is the collective voice of the Frederick County business community speaking unison on matters of policy that affect them.
The Public Policy Committee, a bi-partisan assembly of Chamber members with an interest in understanding and examining how government and the private sector interact, recently held a session with the incoming Mayor and Board of Alderman for the City of Frederick. The well-attended event was held at City Hall and treated attendees to a recap of the new administration’s first six months in office as well as some of the issues they plan to focus on and address during their time in office.
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