Maryland General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die - State and Federal Communications

April 11, 2018  •  

Maryland General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die

The Maryland General Assembly adjourned sine die at midnight on April 9, 2018. Lawmakers passed legislation involving sexual harassment.

House Bill 1342, bans lobbyists from sexually harassing a member, employee, intern, or page of the General Assembly, an employee of the Department of Legal Services, an official or employee of the Maryland Executive Branch, or an individual regulated lobbyist.

Additionally, a lobbyist may report a violation of antiharassment policy and procedures by a member of the General Assembly to the State Ethics Commission.

If Gov. Hogan signs the bill into law, it will be effective immediately, however, the section involving lobbyists will not be effective until July 1, 2019.

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