2020 Legislative Dates of interest

January 8 GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONVENES (noon, Wednesday)


15 Final date for the Governor to introduce budget bill


15 Final Date for the Governor to introduce capital budget bill


17 10th Day – Final date for submission of Executive Orders reorganizing the Executive Branch of State Government; either Chamber may disapprove by resolution within 50 days


17 10th Day – SENATE AND HOUSE BILL REQUEST GUARANTEE DATE


20 13th Day –Administration bills introduced in the Senate after this date referred to Senate Rules Committee


TBA Governor delivers the State of the State Address (noon)


February 3 27th Day – SENATE BILL INTRODUCTION DATE


Senate bills introduced after this date referred to the Senate Rules Committee


4 Special Primary Election


6 Day before House Bill Introduction Date; “Hopper” will close at 5:00 P.M.


7 31st Day – HOUSE BILL INTRODUCTION DATE


House bills introduced after this date referred to the House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee


16 40th Day – “Green Bag” appointments submitted by Governor (Delivered on Friday, February 14)


March 2 55th Day – Final date for introduction of bills without suspension of Rules


10 63rd Day – Committee Reporting Courtesy Date


Each Chamber’s committees to report their own bills by this date


16 69th Day – Opposite Chamber Bill Crossover Date


Each Chamber to send to other Chamber those bills it intends to pass favorably


Opposite Chamber bills received after this date subject to referral to Rules Committees (Senate Rule 32(c), House Courtesy Date)


30 83rd Day – Budget bill to be passed by both Chambers


April 6 90th Day – ADJOURNMENT “SINE DIE” (Monday)


28 Maryland Presidential Primary Election and Special General Election


May 6 Final date for an extended session (Wednesday)