American Financial Services Association - Maryland
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Maryland

Maryland

Maryland (MD)


Capital: Annapolis

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State Code

Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
6,042,718
Population 2017 6,024,891
Population 2016 6,004,692
Below Poverty 2018 8.0
Below Poverty 2017 9.3
Below Poverty 2016 9.7
Employment – Population Ratio 2018
61.2
Employment – Population Ratio 2017 64.6
Employment – Population Ratio 2016 64.2
Unemployed 2018 3.9
Unemployed 2017 4.3
Unemployed 2016 3.8
Foreclosure Rate 2018 1 of 1,045
STATE FACTS
America’s national anthem was written by Francis Scott Key, a Maryland lawyer. It is believed Key wrote the anthem on September 14, 1814, while watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor.
The National Aquarium is located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use.

 

 

 

Government

ELECTED OFFICIALS
 Governor
Larry Hogan (R)
 Lieutenant Governor  Boyd Rutherford (R)
 Attorney General Brian Frosh (D)
 Secretary of State (appointed) John Wobensmith (R)
 State Senate Control D – 32; R – 15
 State House Control D – 99; R – 42

 

Legislative Process

LEGISLATIVE DATES AND DEADLINES
Convenes January 9, 2019
Sine Die Adjournment April 8, 2019
Committee Action Deadlines N/A
Crossover Deadline March 18, 2019
Carryover from Previous Session No
Governor’s Signing Deadline (in session) Six days, Sundays excepted
Governor’s Signing Deadline (after adjournment) 30 days from presentment
Veto Override 3/5 majority
Legislation Effective Date June 1 (for bills passed prior to April 17); no fewer than 31 days after passage for bills passed after April 17

Notable Laws & Legislation

SAFE Act
Security Breach Notification Law

Enforcement

Consumer Complaints

Advocacy, Initiatives & Reports

Advocacy

 

Trade Associations

  • Mid-Atlantic Financial Services Association

 

Political Geography


Map of Legislative Districts
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County Map
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