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End of Session Letter 2017

April 12, 2017 Dear Constituent: The 2017 Maryland General Assembly Session concluded at midnight on Monday. This letter attempts to summarize the major issues that the 47 Senators and 141 Delegates have dealt with over the past 90 days. It is an honor to serve as your State Senator. It is my goal to keep you informed and engaged in...

Carroll County A Big Winner in 2017 Session

For Immediate Release Contact: Andy Baranauskas (410)-841-3683


Sanctuary City Bill Defeated!

I have great news! On Friday night, the Sanctuary State bill was defeated in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee - which I sit on. The sponsor of the bill withdrew the legislation when it became clear that the votes were not there to pass it. This is a victory for the rule...

Ready Report- We are in the Final Week

Ready Report, April 5th, 2017- We are in the Final Week The March Madness that was the last few weeks of session has come to an end. We are entering in to the final...

Ready Report March 29, 2017: CCPS Supplemental Funding, Sanctuary Status Debate, and Weekly News from Annapolis

Ready Report, March 28. 2017 There are less than two weeks left of the 2017 Session. These final two weeks are the equivalent of the two-minute warning in a football game and the Democrat majority in the General Assembly is...

Weekly Update Video: Road Kill Repeal Victory in the Senate and Preparation for the Sanctuary City Debate


Road Kill Repeal & Sanctuary State Bill – Good News/Bad News

Road Kill Repeal & Sanctuary State Bill – Good News/Bad News  We have reached “Crossover” Day in the 2017 Session. The Senate will start to review legislation that has passed in the House, and vice-versa. If...

Senator Ready Advances Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act

For Immediate Release: Contact: Andy Baranauskas (410) 841 3683 March 16, 2016 Senator Ready Advances “Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act” Presents SB 841 with Advocates and Legal Experts to Senate Finance Committee Annapolis- Yesterday, Senator Justin Ready presented Senate Bill 841 “Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act” before the Senate Finance Committee. SB 841 seeks...

Weekly Video Update: Mandated Paid Sick Leave


Ready Report March 15th

Ready Report, March 15, 2017 I hope everyone was able to stay safe at home yesterday during the snow day. Session 2017 is still rolling in full force regardless of whatever weather we may face. There is about a month...

Senator Ready OpEd in Carroll County Times: "Addressing Heroin and Opioid Epidemic"

Last week, Governor Hogan declared a State of Emergency to increase state and local coordination and make additional grant funding available to curtail the heroin and opioid crisis which has been ravaging our entire state – particularly illustrated by overdoses that we have sadly seen first-hand in Carroll County. This action is...

Ready Report March 8, 2017

Ready Report March 8, 2017 The time to get things done during the 2017 General Assembly Session is running out. My team and I are working hard to enact policies that make...

Weekly Annapolis Video Update- Marijuana Bills, College Gun Bill, Voter Registry Bill Update, and BAT Update


Weekly Ready Report

Ready Report, March 1, 2017 There are six weeks left of the 2017 General Assembly session. Things are moving very quickly now, and I’m doing my best to impact policies across a wide spectrum.


2017 Hampstead-Manchester Business & Community Expo

Come on out to this year's expo!

Weekly Update Video 2/27


Weekly Video Update from Annapolis 02/22/17


Ready Report February 21st

We’re hitting the halfway point of the 2017 General Assembly session, it is amazing how fast these first six weeks have passed by. Last week was a very busy week for me. Six bills that I am either the primary sponsor on or represented the Carroll County Delegation on were up for committee bill hearings. Last...

Weekly Video Update February 15, 2017


ICYMI: Ready & Shoemaker Pursue Accurate Voter Registries

For Immediate Release: Contact: Andy Baranauskas (410) 841 3683 Shannah Minderlein (410) 841 3359 February 6, 2017 Senator...

Ready Report February 13th, 2017

Ready Report, February 13, 2017   We’re about to start the sixth week of the 13-week 2017 session. Last week was an eventful week here in Annapolis. There are dueling paid leave plans, one that was proposed by Governor Hogan and another that is being pushed...

Weekly Update Video- Annapolis Update 2/6


Ready Report February 7, 2017

Ready Report, February 7, 2017  We’re entering the fifth week of the 13-week 2017 session.  Last week Governor Hogan delivered his State of the State Address. Among the topics he touched on were the proposed FY2018 Budget and spending reform....

Senator Ready and Delegate Shoemaker file Voter Registration Integrity Act

Annapolis- On Monday, Senator Justin Ready (R-5) and Delegate Haven Shoemaker (R-5) introduced legislation in the Maryland General Assembly to improve the accuracy and integrity of Maryland’s voter rolls. “This common sense measure requires jury commissioners to notify the State Board of Elections whenever someone is disqualified from jury duty...

Senator Ready OpEd: Supporting Governor Hogan’s Integrity Initiative

It has been an eventful first couple of weeks in Annapolis. My commitment continues to be working hard with Governor Hogan to make Maryland a more family-friendly and pro-job creation state. Unfortunately, the news has been filled recently with reports of unethical or illegal activity from some in the General Assembly. As a state legislator, I believe that our ethics...

Weekly Video Update January 31, 2017


Ready Report: Weekly Update January 26, 2017

Ready Report, January 26, 2017 We’ve had a busy start to the 2017 session.  There is a lot of activity around Governor Hogan’s proposed FY2018 Budget and spending reform.  Below, please find information about redistricting reform, Governor Hogan’s proposed 2018 budget, and our District 5 Night...

Weekly Video Update from Annapolis


Carroll County Delegation Voting Session on Local Bill Requests

Carroll County Legislative Delegation to Hold Voting Session on Local Bill Requests The Carroll County Delegation will hold a public hearing on proposed county legislation on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.  The hearing will take place in Room 406 of the Lowe House Office Building, 6 Bladen...

Ready Report, January 10, 1017

Ready Report, January 10, 2017 Tomorrow, January 11th, Maryland state legislators will reconvene in Annapolis for the 437th session of the General Assembly.  We will be in touch in the coming days with updates on my legislative priorities...