The Maryland Legislative Process

Stay a head of the game! Would you like access to up-to-date Legislative information? Would you like to be a part of, or have questions about, the legislative process? Is the lingo something you’d like to learn? Do you want to better understand the status of the bills you review? Want to be a part of what is happening in the industry? Become a paid member and get full access to the Legislative updates and committee meetings.

Membership Application


The Annual MAHT report for the Maryland Affordable Housing Trust is due no later than March 31, 2018. Blank copies of the MAHT report can be obtained on the Maryland Affordable Housing Trust website or by contacting:

Peter Brady, Esquire, MAHT Administrator 301-429-7670


Bradford A. Thomas, MIA Senior Enforcement Officer 410-468-2266

You may want to know:

  • How long does the Governor have to veto a bill?
  • What happens to bills that the Governor does not sign?
  • What does “returned passed” mean?
  • How about “passed enrolled?
  • What is an “interim study” and how can you be involved?

This is a succinct overview of the legislative process in MD:

Legislative Process PDF

This publication on “Legislative Lingo” is helpful and interesting:
Legislative Lingo 2010 PDF