GENERAL ASSEMBLY

LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS: 2002


2002 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
General Assembly, 416th session,
convened in Annapolis, Maryland,
January 9 - April 8, 2002
BILLS
Introduced Passed
Senate 903 305
House 1,462 483
Total 2,365 788
Enacted Vetoed
Senate 199 106
House 386 97
Total 585 203
JOINT RESOLUTIONS
Introduced Passed
Senate 23 11
House 39 16
Total 62 27
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Introduced Passed
Senate 9 0
House 7 3
Total 16 3
Submitted to referendum
VETOES
Total Vetoes 203
Overridden 0
BUDGET
Operating Budget $21,935,818,552
Bond-Financed Capital Program
General Obligation Bonds
Consolidated Transportation Bonds
Higher Education Bonds
2002 LEGISLATIVE SESSION - SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
Abandoned infants and "safe havens"; anti-terrorism; Atlantic coastal bays protection act; budget reconciliation and financing act of 2002; CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (conversion to for-profit status & acquisition); Chesapeake Bay critical area protection program - variances; college readiness for disadvantaged and capable students; congressional districting plan of 2002; courts (sentencing powers modification); criminal procedure (DNA testing & DNA evidence preservation); deer population management; domestic violence (district court commissioners, interim protective orders); drunk and drugged driving (repeat offenders); drunk driving (open containers of alcoholic beverages in motor vehicles); environmental standing for judicial review of decisions on air quality operating permits; General Assembly compensation; hazardous substances (community right to know); heritage structure rehabilitation tax credit (limitations); higher education investment program (income tax treatment); juvenile justice (office of independent monitor); mental health services (funding); money transmission act; motor vehicles (distracted driving, use of hand-held cellular telephones); motor vehicles (speed monitoring, radar cameras); prescription drug manufacturers rebates (supplemental appropriation, medicaid programs); property and casualty insurance (use of credit ratings by insurers); public education funding; sexual offenders registration; state legislative districting plan of 2002; tobacco tax increase; voter registration (convicted felons); water conservation act.

For further budget information, see
The 90 Day Report

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