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About the Maryland General Assembly

About the Maryland General Assembly

The Maryland General Assembly is Maryland’s legislative body and directly represents the electorate. The state has 47 districts represented by 47 Senators and 141 Delegates.

The Legislature:

  • Enacts laws necessary for the welfare of the State’s citizens and certain laws dealing with counties and special taxing districts.
  • Proposes amendments to the Maryland Constitution, which must be ratified by the voters during the general election.
  • Reviews the Governor’s Reapportionment and Redistricting plans.
  • Meets in regular session for only 90 calendar days each year beginning the second Wednesday in January to act on more than 2,500 pieces of legislation and the State’s annual capital and operating budgets.
  • Meets in special session when called by the Governor or when a majority of each house petitions the Governor.
  • More information can be found on the General Assembly of Maryland website.

Not sure who are your legislators? You can use your address to look up your Maryland elected officials

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