GENERAL ASSEMBLY

LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS: 2008


2008 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
General Assembly, 425th session,
convened in Annapolis, Maryland,
January 9 - April 7, 2008
BILLS
Introduced Passed
Senate 1,014 295
House 1,627 452
Total 2,641 747
Enacted Vetoed
Senate 264 31
House 438 14
Total 702 45
JOINT RESOLUTIONS
Introduced Passed
Senate 5 0
House 5 0
Total 10 0
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Introduced Passed
Senate 8 0
House 8 0
Total 16 0
Submitted to referendum 0
VETOES
Overridden 0
BUDGET
Operating Budget $31,248,704,107
Bond-Financed Capital Program
General Obligation Bonds $935,000,000
Consolidated Transportation Bonds
Higher Education Bonds
2008 LEGISLATIVE SESSION - SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
Alcoholic beverages - defining beer; base realignment and closure (BRAC); budget reductions and revenue outlook; Chesapeake Bay 2010 Trust Fund; Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Protection Program; computer services (sales tax repeal); credit grantors - exceptions from prepayment penalties; crimes - collecting DNA samples; death penalty; domestic partners - medical decisions and transfer and recordation taxes; education - transfer of adult programs; electric industry restructuring; electronic gaming devices; energy conservation, efficiency, and global warming; flexible leave; foreclosure and mortgage lending practices; higher education - in-state tuition freeze; immigration; income tax - high bracket; lead in children's products; medical assistance program (Medicaid) expansion; Prince George's County Hospital Authority, same-sex marriages and civil unions; speed cameras - statewide use; teenage drivers; underage drinking; wireless communication devices - use while driving.

For further budget information, see The 90 Day Report

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