The 2021 legislative Session is full swing. Below see my weekly video update, a veto override watch, and our tutorial on how to watch hearings and floor sessions.
Weekly Video Update
Click on the photo below for my weekly video update.
Watch the 2021 General Assembly
The 2021 General Assembly Session is taking place without any members of the public being able to be in the galleries in the chambers or in the committee rooms. This is very problematic from a transparency standpoint.
However - every Senate/House floor session, committee hearing and committee voting session will be live-streamed which is unprecedented. Until last year, only committee hearings were fully live-streamed. It's all on the Maryland General Assembly website but navigation could be tricky for people who are unfamiliar with it (which is most people).
Because of this, Sam Jones, who serves on my staff, created a short video that shows where to go to watch both live floor Sessions and committee action. Please feel free to share with friends so people can see how to follow along and - as always - contact my office if we can be helpful in any way.
Veto Override Watch: Long Gun Bill
As you know I am a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, and oppose bills that seek to burden law abiding gun owners. Last year, Governor Hogan vetoed SB 208 which bans the sale or transfer of long guns between private individuals without first paying fees and obtaining government permission. Currently, this bill is scheduled to come to the floor for a veto override on February 9, 2021. I will be fighting against this override, supporting the Governor’s veto of this bad bill.
If you are or know a high school senior or college student, please consider applying for a Senatorial Scholarship. For more information or to request an application, email Emily Van Horn at [email protected] and include your full address. Scholarships will accepted up to April 15, 2021.