GENERAL ASSEMBLY

LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS: 1997


1997 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
General Assembly, 411th session,
Annapolis, Maryland,
January 8 - April 7, 1997
BILLS
Introduced Passed
Senate 915 354
House 1,470 537
Total 2,385 891
Enacted Vetoed
Senate 283 71
House 476 61
Total 759 132
JOINT RESOLUTIONS
Introduced Passed
Senate 17 3
House 28 5
Total 45 8
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Introduced Passed
Senate 4 0
House 14 0
Total 18 0
Submitted to referendum 0
VETOES
Overridden 0
BUDGET
Operating Budget $15,443,465,132
State Debt $593,773,000
General Construction Loan $414,993,000
School Construction Loan $147,400,000
Bonds $31,380,000
1997 LEGISLATIVE SESSION - SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
Alcoholic beverages (microbrewery expansion); Baltimore City schools; brownfields (cleanup of old industrial sites); budgets; campaign financing; child-support enforcement; college tuition-savings program; crimes (warrantless arrests); dairy industry; domestic violence (protective orders); family law (abuse as grounds for divorce); gambling; health (managed care); health (public) - extension of needle exchange program in Baltimore City; health insurance (mandated benefits; Thrive by Three for women and children in low- to moderate-income households); homicide (spousal adultery as mitigating circumstance); HOPE Scholarship Program; horse-racing industry assistance; incinerators in Baltimore City; income tax reduction; job-creation income-tax credits; lead paint; lobbying reform; mortgage-lender regulatory reform; motor vehicles (seat belt violation as primary action; traffic signal violations; use of headlights in rain); pesticides (parental notification of use in schools); property tax - "truth in taxation"; right to farm; Rural Legacy; sales tax; Smart Growth; telecommunications; tobacco tax; tourism funding; Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program - dynamometer test; video sales - local tax; welfare innovation.

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