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Session 2024

April 15, 2024 Dear Neighbor, I want to thank you for your engagement with my office throughout the 2024 Legislative Session.  This was a challenging session for many reasons, one that was anticipated was the State’s budget deficit.  Others were very unexpected, particularly the tragic… Read More »Session 2024

Session 2024-Week 12

Like many of us, Senator Bailey was shocked and saddened by the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge on Tuesday.  His prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives and the communities that have been impacted by this horrific accident.  The… Read More »Session 2024-Week 12

Session 2024-Week 11

Monday was crossover day in the General Assembly.  This is the date by which all legislation must pass out of either the Senate or the House to be guaranteed a hearing in the opposite chamber.  While legislation passed after this date can still be considered,… Read More »Session 2024-Week 11

Session 2024-Week 10

This week, the Senate passed two bills sponsored by Senator Bailey in support of Maryland’s veterans.  On Tuesday, Senator Bailey presented Senate Bill 1178 to the Education, Energy and Environment Committee.  This legislation removes vague language in the statute creating the Douglas J. J. Peters… Read More »Session 2024-Week 10

Session 2024-Week 9

This week, three more of Senator Bailey’s sponsored bills passed out of Senate committees.  The Judicial Proceedings Committee voted favorably on Senate Bill 7, which would require law enforcement agencies to maintain a record of positive community feedback for all law enforcement officers within the… Read More »Session 2024-Week 9

Session 2024-Week 8

On Friday, the General Assembly honored the Teachers of the Year from each of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions.  Senator Bailey was pleased to welcome Calvert County’s Teacher of the Year John S. Allen from Huntingtown High School and St. Mary’s County’s Teacher of the Year Alisha… Read More »Session 2024-Week 8

Session 2024-Week 6

This week was very productive in Annapolis, as five more of Senator Bailey’s sponsored bills advanced out of Senate committees. On Thursday, the Judicial Proceedings Committee voted unanimously in support of two bills from Senator Bailey’s public safety agenda for this session.  The first, Senate… Read More »Session 2024-Week 6

Session 2024-Week 5

On Thursday, the Senate passed Senator Bailey’s first two bills of the 2024 Legislative Session.  Senate Bill 108, which increases a tax deduction for police auxiliaries and reserve volunteers, and Senate Bill 166, which would study implementation of a system to warn Marylanders about waterway… Read More »Session 2024-Week 5

Session 2024-Week 4

On Tuesday, the Senate’s Budget and Taxation Committee gave a favorable report to Senate Bill 108.  This legislation was introduced by Senator Bailey to combine the current tax deductions for volunteer fire, rescue, and emergency medical services members and police auxiliaries and reserve volunteers so… Read More »Session 2024-Week 4