April 18, 2019 •
Maryland Governor Signs Bill Requiring Electronic Filing By Lobbyists; Calls Special Session
Gov. Larry Hogan signed Senate Bill 79 on April 18.
The bill requires lobbyists to file registrations and certain reports electronically with the State Ethics Commission.
The State Ethics Commission is also required to develop procedures regarding these electronic filings by lobbyists.
Gov. Hogan also signed an executive order calling for the Maryland General Assembly to convene a special session on Wednesday, May 1.
The special session will allow the House of Delegates to elect a successor to the late Speaker Michael E. Busch, who passed away on April 7.
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