MTC is looking to build on our momentum and progress in 2024. This coming year will bring much change as Maryland welcomes a new gubernatorial administration and new members and leadership changes in the Maryland General Assembly. Rest assured, MTC will connect with new leadership on behalf of our companies and continue to communicate the enormously beneficial impact our member companies have in the State and across the globe. We will continue our work to position Maryland as the pre-eminent location for technology and innovation in the United States. Specifically, we will continue to accelerate our sharp focus on policies, programs, and initiatives that bolster our innovation economy, ensure Maryland’s competitiveness, and that enhance our workforce pipeline. See below our top priorities for the upcoming 2024 Legislative Session.
SUPPORTING BIOHUB MARYLAND
COMPREHENSIVE DATA PRIVACY LEGISLATION
SENSIBLE REGULATION OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Maryland was the first state in the country to establish a Prescription Drug Affordability Board (PDAB), which is now in the process of selecting drugs for potential price controls such as upper payment limits. The PDAB’s authority is presently limited to the state and local government insurance markets. MTC will continue to advocate that the PDAB process not negatively impact the development of life saving medications and therapies, and will resist efforts to expand the PDAB’s authority before its initial work can be evaluated.
SUPPORT FOR STRATEGIC INDUSTRIES – DATA CENTERS
MTC will support efforts intended to develop key industry sectors in Maryland. This year, we expect a focus on the burgeoning data center industry and legislation to alleviate numerous regulatory hurdles experienced by the industry to date in Maryland. MTC supported legislation in 2020 to enable tax incentives to foster the data center industry in Maryland, and we will continue to support new legislation intended to promote continued investment in this key technology industry sector.
VIEW THE 2024 POLICY PLATFORM
General Assembly of Maryland Dates of Interest
2024 Session | 446th Session
1/10/2024 GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONVENES
1/17/2024 Final date for the Governor to introduce budget bill
1/17/2024 Final date for the Governor to introduce capital budget bill
1/19/2024 10th Day – Final date for submission of Executive Orders reorganizing the Executive Branch of State Government
1/19/2024 10th Day – SENATE AND HOUSE BILL REQUEST GUARANTEE DATE
1/22/2024 13th Day –Administration bills introduced in the Senate after this date referred to Senate Rules Committee
2/5/2024 27th Day — SENATE BILL INTRODUCTION DATE Senate bills introduced after this date referred to the Senate Rules Committee
2/8/2024 In order to meet the bill introduction date, House bills must be filed with the Chief Clerk’s office by 5:00 P.M.
2/9/2024 31st Day – HOUSE BILL INTRODUCTION DATE House bills introduced after this date referred to the House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
2/18/2024 40th Day – “Green Bag” appointments submitted by Governor
3/4/2024 55th Day – Final date for introduction of bills without suspension of Rules
3/12/2024 63rd Day – Committee Reporting Courtesy Date Each Chamber’s committees to report their own bills by this date.
3/18/2024 69th Day – Opposite Chamber Bill Crossover Date
4/1/2024 83rd Day – Budget bill to be passed by both Chambers
4/8/2024 90th Day – ADJOURNMENT “SINE DIE”
5/8/2024 Final date for an extended session
5/14/2024 Maryland Presidential Primary Election