SB 695/HB 755 General Provisions – Public Information Act – Enforcement, Fees and Exemptions (Raskin/Cullison) This major overhaul of the Maryland Public Information Act, with some previously reported amendments, passed unanimously in both Houses of the legislature. For both the League, and our partners in Marylanders for Open Government, this was a great success. The enrolled bill awaits the Governor’s signature. There are two more scheduled bill signing ceremonies; one on April 28th and another on May 12th, 2015.

Update on Other Bills Previously Reported in RSC:

HB 550 Unfavorable report in HGO. Withdrawn.

HB 583/SB 879 The House bill was heard on 3/11/2015 but died in HGO; the Senate bill died in HRU without a hearing.

HB 867 Unfavorable report in HGO.

HB 1073 Passed the House but died in FIN after hearing.

HB 1251 Died in HRU.

Barbara Schnackenberg