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2021 Legislative Session Operational Plan

Senate President Bill Ferguson and Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones have announced additional plans for the 2021 Legislative Session. After consulting public health experts and legislative leaders throughout the country, the 2021 Legislative Session operational plan includes:

  • The General Assembly will convene in person in appropriately social distanced surroundings on January 13, but the first third of session will likely take place virtually without daily floor sessions
  • Work schedules of the Senate and House will be consolidated to limit the number of individuals that may need to come to Annapolis each day
  • Committee hearings will be fully virtual – The Senate is limiting the number of favorable, favorable with amendment, and unfavorable witnesses to testify on legislation. House Committee Chairs will be providing more guidance for committee operations
  • Subcommittee meetings and voting sessions will be livestreamed through the General Assembly Website
  • Access to Senate and House office buildings will be by appointment only, masks are required, and a Daily Health Check App will be used to monitor the health of those entering the buildings
  • Some other safety precautions have been put in place, including – testing requirements, contact response teams, air flow sanitizing, and disinfecting plans



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