Maryland lawmakers pass bills approved in last session – CBS Baltimore

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (AP) – The Maryland General Assembly voted to overturn more than 20 of Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes in a special session this week during its special session on redistribution. As lawmakers overturned Hogan’s veto on a redesigned map of Congress, here are some of the measures approved by the Democratic-controlled legislature in the last session that were passed this week against the Republican governor’s opposition:

IMMIGRATION

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Lawmakers enacted legislation prohibiting local prisons from being paid by the federal government to detain people in immigration matters to Maryland. They also voted to overturn the governor’s veto on a bill that requires state employees to refuse inspection of records or the use of facial recognition technology by any federal agency seeking to enforce the law. on immigration without warrant.

RELEASE-GOVERNOR

Lawmakers voted to repeal the requirement that the parole of an inmate serving a life sentence must be approved by the governor and place the decision under the control of a parole board.

LOCAL TAXES

The counties of Maryland and the city of Baltimore will have more flexibility in setting local income taxes.

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EMERGENCY PURCHASES

The governor will be required to provide a legislative committee opinion within 72 hours of performing a contract or spending money when authorizing certain emergency contracts during a state of emergency.

PANDEMIC PLANNING

The law will require the state’s health department to work with local health departments and the Maryland State Department of Education to implement a two-year plan to respond to COVID-19.

TRANSPORT FINANCING

The state will need to make investments to maintain the state’s transit system in order to begin dealing with a $ 2 billion maintenance backlog.

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