Maryland 2021 Special Session

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In December, the Maryland State Legislature will convene a special session to redraw our state’s congressional boundaries. The special session is different from the January-to-April regular legislative session: the state legislature will not hear testimony on the budget or consider any bills. They will only take up legislation to redraw congressional districts based on the 2020 U.S. Census data.

However, the state legislature will override bills which Governor Hogan vetoed last May. Three of the bills requiring overrides are important to protect workers’ freedoms.

They include:

  • The freedom for employees to have a voice on the job. SB 717/HB 904 
    This bill would require new state employees the right to meet with their union representatives.
  • A bill to protect the workers at our community colleges. SB 746/HB 894 
    This bill grants workers at Maryland’s Community Colleges the same right to collectively bargain as other public employees in the state.
  • A bill to stop the abuse of our tax dollars. HB 13 
    This bill will prohibit our public funds to be used against workers who want to form a union. 

Click here for more information on the Maryland Redistricting process.