The Maryland Legislative Process
Do you 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?
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.
This publication on “Legislative Lingo” is also helpful. http://dls.state.md.us/data/libandinfser/libandinfser_docandpub/Legislative-Lingo-2010.pdf