Nearly 300 measures to take effect without Gov. Hogan’s signature

Nearly 300 measures to take effect without Gov. Hogan’s signature

Gov. Hogan allowed nearly 300 bills to become law without his signature on Friday during the last day of this year’s legislative session.

The 294 measures will take effect without signature in accordance with Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution, according to a news release.

I House bills that will take effect without signature

I Senate bills that will take effect without signature

Hogan also vetoed 18 bills, including one which allowed voters to provide several ways for a missing signature on a mail in-ballot after it had been received by a local elections board. In his veto message, Hogan said the bill did not validate a signature and he raised security concerns.

The Senate sponsor of the bill, Montgomery County Democrat Cheryl Kagan reacted to the veto in an email to reporters which said, “holy crap”

A full list of duplicative vetoes can be found here.

The Republican governor also vetoed a bill that would have allowed union dues to be tax deductible, as well as a bill that would have stayed eviction proceedings against tenants who could show they are awaiting a determination about rental assistance.

Source: WBAL