The statewide “anti-ICEing” law being proposed in Maryland will have nine co-sponsors when it is introduced to the House Environment and Transportation Committee.
Plug In Sites had learned that primary sponsor, Delegate Clarence Lam who represents parts of Howard & Baltimore Counties, has lined up nine co-sponsors including the Chairman of the Environment and Transportation Committee, Kumar Barve.
Members of Environment and Transportation Committee Among Co-Sponsors
In addition to Chairman Barve and Del. Lam, two other members, David Fraser-Hidalgo and Stephen Lafferty, of the 24 member Environment and Transportation Committee are co-sponsors of the bill. This is significant because the first step for the bill is to get out of the Committee and four of the members are presumably already supportive. This is in contrast to SB168, the “HOA charging bill” which had only one co-sponsor and no sponsors on the Judicial Proceedings Committee. That bill was quickly voted down by the Committee.
List of Co-Sponsors
Primary Sponsor: Clarence Lam, Co-Sponsors: Kumar Barve, Eric Ebersole, David Fraser-Hidalgo, Bill Frick, Carol Krimm, Stephen Lafferty, Eric Luedtke, Andrew Platt and Frank Turner.
More Details Soon
Stay tuned to @PlugInSites, we expect to report additional details including the text of the bill and a hearing date shortly.