GENERAL ASSEMBLY

LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS: 2004


2004 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
General Assembly, 418th session,
convened in Annapolis, Maryland
January 14 - April 12, 2004
BILLS
Introduced Passed
Senate 934 285
House 1,548 421
Total 2,482 706
Enacted Vetoed
Senate 227 58
House 327 96
Total 554 154
JOINT RESOLUTIONS
Introduced Passed
Senate 10 0
House 11 1
Total 21 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Introduced Passed
Senate 7 0
House 13 0
Total 20 0
Submitted to referendum 0
VETOES
Overridden 3
BUDGET
Operating Budget $23,784,982,437
Bond-Financed Capital Program
General Obligation Bonds
Consolidated Transportation Bonds
Higher Education Bonds
2004 LEGISLATIVE SESSION - SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
Assault weapons ban; brownfields redevelopment; business regulation - do-not-call registry; Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Protection Program; Chesapeake Bay-Watershed restoration fund (flush tax); community health care access; crimes-substance abuse-parole-civil commitment-diversion; Crownsville Hospital Center-closing; Disabilities, Department of-creation; elections-voting systems-paper trail; electricity regulation-renewable energy portfolio standard; fetal victims of violence; health insurance-small group market-limited health benefit plan; heritage structure rehabilitation tax credit; higher education-affordability & governance; Hurricane Isabel-insurance claims & Disaster Relief Act, identity theft; juvenile services system reform; lead poisoning prevention requirements; lobbyist ethics-suspension of license during appeals; medical decisions-life partners; medical malpractice; open meetings act-standing to sue; procurement-minority business enterprise & living wage; public education-funding, & boards of education-financial accountability; public school facilities-funding; retired & rehired teachers; same sex marriages; state budgets; taxation of corporations in Maryland with Delaware holding companies; transportation financing-vehicle fees; undocumented immigrants-drivers' licenses & in-state tuition; video lottery terminals-legalization of use for commercial gaming; water quality-nutrient management.

2004 SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION
General Assembly, 419th session,
convened in Annapolis, Maryland,
December 28-30, 2004 & January 11, 2005
BILLS
Introduced Passed
Senate 2 0
House 2 1
Total 4 1
Enacted Vetoed
Senate 0 0
House 1 1
Total 1 1
VETOES
Overridden 8



For further budget information, see The 90 Day Report

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