The Maryland General Assembly completed its work for the 2017 Legislative Session and adjourned Sine Die at midnight on April 10, 2017. The Arc Maryland, in partnership with the DD Coalition and the Governmental Affairs representatives from each local chapter, tracked, or testified on 70 bills that would have had impact on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
This Session was challenging and productive. Beginning with the start of the Session on January 11, key bills on our Public Policy Platform have been passed and signed by Governor Hogan into law.
We couldn’t have done it without our chapters and grassroots members! Thank you to all who testified, contacted and met with their legislators, attended weekly Governmental Affairs Committee meetings, and the over 700 attendees at DD Day at the Legislature. Your voices were heard!