Updates from Shelly

Bill Hearings Begin!

When I describe the pace of the 90 day session, I divide it into thirds: the first part is spent getting bills drafted and ironing out initial kinks; the second third is focused on hearings and trying to find consensus; and the final third is focused on keeping bills...

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Session Kicks Off

Dear Friends, On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal holiday, let us commit ourselves to remembering the words and deeds of this great leader who worked tirelessly to bridge breaches between communities. Dr. King saw the connectedness of humanity and sought, in a...

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April News

Dear Friends, There are only 7 days left in the 2022 legislative session. We have made significant strides passing the 2023 operating budget and a host of important bills, some of which I describe below. The fate of many of my bills hangs in the balance, but I'm...

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Time to Make Maryland a National Leader in Service

SHELLY HETTLEMAN AND SANDY ROSENBERG GUEST COMMENTARY FOR MARYLAND MATTERS MARCH 31, 2022 Hettleman represents Baltimore County’s District 11 in the Maryland Senate. Rosenberg represents Baltimore City’s District 41 in the House of Delegates. Both are Democrats....

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Crossover Update!

Dear Friends,   It's a very busy time of year in the General Assembly! Yesterday, we passed "crossover," the date by which a bill must pass one house in order to be guaranteed a hearing in the other. Please scroll down to read about my bills that survived crossover...

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Session Update

Dear Friends, It's been almost two years since the General Assembly has had in-person committee hearings. Tuesday, with three of my bill hearings on the schedule, I had the opportunity to present them in committee rooms before colleagues and with witnesses by my side....

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Bill Hearings Begin!

Dear Friends, We've just completed the second full week of session and committee work has picked up as bills are introduced and scheduled for hearings. In my newsletters I'll highlight some of the bills I'm introducing and provide links below where you can follow...

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2022 General Assembly Session Begins!

Dear Friends, Today began the 444th session of the Maryland General Assembly where we will work over the next 90 days, once again, in a challenging public health environment. For the first month our hearings will be virtual, but one benefit of remote hearings is the...

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The Summer Scoop

Dear Friends, I hope your summer is off to a smooth start! It’s wonderful to be outside and to reconnect with people; it feels like time is once again measurable. The past 16 months have been challenging for the world, our nation, our state, and our lives. It feels...

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The 2021 End of Session Wrap Up

Dear Friends, I appreciate that so many of you shared your thoughts and concerns with me throughout this unprecedented session. Though I have missed the in-person connections, I was grateful to stay in touch with so many of you through phone calls and over Zoom, Town...

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