442nd session of General Assembly has convened in Annapolis, Maryland, on January 13, 2021 and will be in session through April 12, 2021.
Governor Hogan and the Democratic leaders of the legislature have pledged to work collaboratively together on shared priorities. Most of the session will focus on the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The primary concerns are:
- economic relief
- boosting distribution of the vaccine
- aid to struggling businesses
All hearings will be held virtually. The legislature will meet in floor sessions surrounded by plastic shields. The House of Delegates will convene in two separate places. The State House will be sealed shut and lobbyists and advocates will not be visible. Security will be heightened around the State House.