Email received today:
Public Notice For Hearing on Local Bills
The Howard County Delegation of the Maryland General Assembly, chaired by Senator Clarence Lam and Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary, will hear testimony from the public on drafted local bills. No testimony on other issues will be permitted as a second hearing devoted to statewide bills will be scheduled. 
Any individual may testify for up to 3 minutes, as long as they are signed up.  Signup will begin at 6:00pm outside the Banneker Room and will close at 6:50pm.  Advance sign up is not available.  The Delegation encourages you to bring written copies of your testimony (preferably 15) to distribute to us, though it is not a requirement to speak. Please be aware that the Delegation Chairs can change the format of the meeting at their discretion. The hearing is scheduled as follows:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – 7:00 p.m.
Banneker Room, George Howard Building
3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, MD
The 2020 legislative session will begin on January 8, 2020
There will also be briefings to the Delegation by various interest groups before the hearing from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in the Banneker Room. These briefings will be open to the public. 
The agenda for this public hearing will be released soon. This information and updates will be posted on the State Delegation webpage of the County website. For additional information, or if you would like to add someone to this distribution list or have your email address removed from this list, please feel free to contact me.
Kam Bridges 
Howard County Delegation Administrator


Some of my thoughts about this announcement sent out today:

As of today (November 5th) no legislation is online to review…that is a bummer. According to a social media post from Delegate Courtney Watson “Bills should be available for viewing starting Nov 9th“. Once I see what is out there I may have a follow up post.

We know a few of the proposals coming forward:

I will have follow up articles…so stay tuned.

Scott E