About Publications

Publications available on this website are organized into the following categories:

"Legislative and Legal" includes publications that summarize the activity that occurred during each legislative session.

"Budget and Fiscal" includes publications that analyze and summarize the state's budget and other fiscal matters.

"Committee" includes publications that have been presented to committees or reports prepared by committees.

"Commission, Task Force, and Work Group" includes publications that have been presented to or produced by these groups.

"Other" includes all other publications.


Additional publications created by the Department of Legislative Services, mandated by legislation, or requested in the Joint Chair's Budget Report may be found in the Legislative Library & Information Services Catalog.



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Publication Name ▴Published
2017 - Executive OrdersAs required by law, each year the Department of Legislative Services compiles and indexes the executive orders issued during that year.4/25/2018
2018 - 90 Day Report, A Review of the 2018 Legislative SessionSeveral days after the end of the regular session each year, the Department of Legislative Services publishes The 90 Day Report - a comprehensive review of legislation that was considered during the session.4/13/2018
2018 - Abnormal Effective Date InformationThis list contains the sections of the Annotated Code of Maryland that, after January 1, 2018, are subject to limited duration, delayed effective dates, or contingencies not yet met.1/1/2018
2018 - Compilation of Changes in the Public Local Laws of MarylandThis annual compilation is not an official updating of the Code of Public Local Laws, but is prepared by the Department of Legislative Services as a guide to the current status of the public local laws in Maryland's counties and Baltimore City.1/18/2018
2018 - Effective Dates - Budget Bill and Emergency BillsThis list gives effective dates of legislation with June 1, July 1, and October 1 being the most common effective dates.5/31/2018
2018 - Effective Dates - JanuaryThis list gives effective dates of legislation with June 1, July 1, and October 1 being the most common effective dates.1/1/2018
2018 - Effective Dates - January 2019This list gives effective dates of legislation with June 1, July 1, and October 1 being the most common effective dates.7/19/2018
2018 - Effective Dates - JulyThis list gives effective dates of legislation with June 1, July 1, and October 1 being the most common effective dates.6/29/2018
2018 - Effective Dates - JuneThis list gives effective dates of legislation with June 1, July 1, and October 1 being the most common effective dates.5/31/2018
2018 - Effective Dates - June 30thThis list gives effective dates of legislation with June 1, July 1, and October 1 being the most common effective dates.6/29/2018
2018 - Effective Dates - List by ChapterA list of the current years chapters and their effective dates.8/3/2018
2018 - Effective Dates - List by Chapter (Chronological Order)A list of the current years chapters and their effective dates.8/3/2018
2018 - Effective Dates - OctoberThis list gives effective dates of legislation with October 1 effective dates.7/19/2018
2018 - Ethics GuideThe Legislative Ethics Guide is based on the Maryland Public Ethics Law, Title 5 of the General Provisions Article. Topics discussed in the guide include conflicts of interest, gifts, prohibited employment and compensation, and financial disclosure. Ethics opinions and forms are also included.1/10/2018
2018 - Legislative Policy Committee - Agenda and Supporting Documents - June 2018The Committee's function is to coordinate and supervise generally the work of the General Assembly when it is not in session6/14/2018
2018 - Legislative Policy Committee - Summary Reports of Committees to the Legislative Policy Committee (2017 Interim Report)The Committee's function is to coordinate and supervise generally the work of the General Assembly when it is not in session1/1/2018
2018 - Major Issues Review 2015-2018This document, published by the Department of Legislative Services during the interim of the fourth year of a four-year term, summarizes legislative activity over the term and includes discussion of all major issues, significant bills that did and did not pass, and gubernatorial vetoes of major legislation.6/14/2018
2018 - Mandated Reports ReviewBefore the start of each General Assembly term, the Department of Legislative Services is required to review mandated reporting requirements and make recommendations for needed modifications. This report contains the 2018 recommendations.11/30/2018
2018 - Roster and List of Committees (Interim)The roster contains biographies of legislators, committee membership lists, Senate and House membership lists, and various appendices providing other pertinent legislative information.11/19/2018
2018 - Roster and List of Committees (Session)The roster contains biographies of legislators, committee membership lists, Senate and House membership lists, and various appendices providing other pertinent legislative information.5/22/2018
2018 Regular Session - Bills Signed and/or Enacted on 02/13/2018A list of the bills signed and enacted for each session is compiled by legislative staff.2/13/2018
2018 Regular Session - Bills Signed and/or Enacted on 03/06/2018A list of the bills signed and enacted for each session is compiled by legislative staff.3/6/2018
2018 Regular Session - Bills Signed and/or Enacted on 04/05/2018A list of the bills signed and enacted for each session is compiled by legislative staff.4/6/2018
2018 Regular Session - Bills Signed and/or Enacted on 04/10/2018A list of the bills signed and enacted for each session is compiled by legislative staff.4/10/2018
2018 Regular Session - Bills Signed and/or Enacted on 04/24/2018A list of the bills signed and enacted for each session is compiled by legislative staff.4/24/2018
2018 Regular Session - Bills Signed and/or Enacted on 04/25/2018A list of the bills signed and enacted for each session is compiled by legislative staff.4/25/2018
2018 Regular Session - Bills Signed and/or Enacted on 05/08/2018A list of the bills signed and enacted for each session is compiled by legislative staff.5/8/2018
2018 Regular Session - Bills Signed and/or Enacted on 05/15/2018A list of the bills signed and enacted for each session is compiled by legislative staff.5/15/2018
2018 Regular Session - Bills Signed and/or Enacted on 05/26/2018A list of the bills signed and enacted for each session is compiled by legislative staff.5/29/2018
2018 Regular Session - Bills Vetoed on 04/04/2018A list of the bills vetoed for each session is compiled by legislative staff.4/4/2018
2018 Regular Session - Bills Vetoed on 05/25/2018A list of the bills vetoed for each session is compiled by legislative staff.5/29/2018
2018 Regular Session - Committee Index of Proposed LegislationThe index series, printed from the online bill status system, are published in separate volumes by subject, sponsor, committee, and statute.8/15/2018
2018 Regular Session - Final Status Index of Proposed LegislationThis report contains a numerical listing of all legislation introduced during a session with each bill’s short title and final status.8/10/2018
2018 Regular Session - Gubernatorial Appointments - Terms of Office for Statewide and Local Boards and Commissions that Expire in 2018The Department of Legislative Services compiles a list of these offices whose terms expire during the current calendar year. The offices listed include only those that require confirmation by the Senate of Maryland.1/1/2018
2018 Regular Session - Issue PapersPrior to each session, staff of the Department of Legislative Services, Office of Policy Analysis, prepare an information report on issues. This document is a compilation of the issue papers arranged by major topic.1/1/2018
2018 Regular Session - Journal of Proceedings of the House of Delegates of Maryland - Volume IThe journal, prepared by the Chief Clerk of the House, is the official record of the proceedings of the House for the entire session.10/11/2018
2018 Regular Session - Journal of Proceedings of the House of Delegates of Maryland - Volume IIThe journal, prepared by the Chief Clerk of the House, is the official record of the proceedings of the House for the entire session.10/11/2018
2018 Regular Session - Journal of Proceedings of the House of Delegates of Maryland - Volume IIIThe journal, prepared by the Chief Clerk of the House, is the official record of the proceedings of the House for the entire session.10/11/2018
2018 Regular Session - Journal of Proceedings of the House of Delegates of Maryland - Volume IVThe journal, prepared by the Chief Clerk of the House, is the official record of the proceedings of the House for the entire session.10/11/2018
2018 Regular Session - Journal of Proceedings of the House of Delegates of Maryland - Volume VThe journal, prepared by the Chief Clerk of the House, is the official record of the proceedings of the House for the entire session.10/11/2018
2018 Regular Session - Journal of Proceedings of the House of Delegates of Maryland - Volume VIThe journal, prepared by the Chief Clerk of the House, is the official record of the proceedings of the House for the entire session.8/27/2018
2018 Regular Session - Journal of Proceedings of the House of Delegates of Maryland - Volume VIIThe journal, prepared by the Chief Clerk of the House, is the official record of the proceedings of the House for the entire session.8/27/2018
2018 Regular Session - Journal of Proceedings of the House of Delegates of Maryland - Volume VIIIThe journal, prepared by the Chief Clerk of the House, is the official record of the proceedings of the House for the entire session.12/19/2018
2018 Regular Session - Journal of Proceedings of the House of Delegates of Maryland - Volume IXThe journal, prepared by the Chief Clerk of the House, is the official record of the proceedings of the House for the entire session.11/30/2018
2018 Regular Session - Journal of Proceedings of the House of Delegates of Maryland - Volume XThe journal, prepared by the Chief Clerk of the House, is the official record of the proceedings of the House for the entire session.12/7/2018
2018 Regular Session - Journal of Proceedings of the Senate of Maryland - Volume IThe journal, prepared by the Secretary of the Senate, is the official record of the proceedings of the Senate for the entire session.10/15/2018
2018 Regular Session - Journal of Proceedings of the Senate of Maryland - Volume IIThe journal, prepared by the Secretary of the Senate, is the official record of the proceedings of the Senate for the entire session.10/15/2018
2018 Regular Session - Journal of Proceedings of the Senate of Maryland - Volume IIIThe journal, prepared by the Secretary of the Senate, is the official record of the proceedings of the Senate for the entire session.10/15/2018
2018 Regular Session - Journal of Proceedings of the Senate of Maryland - Volume IVThe journal, prepared by the Secretary of the Senate, is the official record of the proceedings of the Senate for the entire session.10/15/2018
2018 Regular Session - Journal of Proceedings of the Senate of Maryland - Volume VThe journal, prepared by the Secretary of the Senate, is the official record of the proceedings of the Senate for the entire session.10/15/2018
2018 Regular Session - Journal of Proceedings of the Senate of Maryland - Volume VIThe journal, prepared by the Secretary of the Senate, is the official record of the proceedings of the Senate for the entire session.9/4/2018
2018 Regular Session - Journal of Proceedings of the Senate of Maryland - Volume VIIThe journal, prepared by the Secretary of the Senate, is the official record of the proceedings of the Senate for the entire session.9/4/2018
2018 Regular Session - Journal of Proceedings of the Senate of Maryland - Volume VIIIThe journal, prepared by the Secretary of the Senate, is the official record of the proceedings of the Senate for the entire session.9/5/2018
2018 Regular Session - Journal of Proceedings of the Senate of Maryland - Volume IXThe journal, prepared by the Secretary of the Senate, is the official record of the proceedings of the Senate for the entire session.9/17/2018
2018 Regular Session - Journal of Proceedings of the Senate of Maryland - Volume XThe journal, prepared by the Secretary of the Senate, is the official record of the proceedings of the Senate for the entire session.9/20/2018
2018 Regular Session - Journal of Proceedings of the Senate of Maryland - Volume XIThe journal, prepared by the Secretary of the Senate, is the official record of the proceedings of the Senate for the entire session.11/20/2018
2018 Regular Session - Journal of Proceedings of the Senate of Maryland - Volume XIIThe journal, prepared by the Secretary of the Senate, is the official record of the proceedings of the Senate for the entire session.11/20/2018
2018 Regular Session - Laws of the State of Maryland - Volume IAfter the Governor signs or vetoes bills, the Department of Legislative Services publishes the Laws of Maryland (Session Laws) for that year. The Session Laws are a set of volumes containing all laws adopted during the previous session and all bills vetoed by the Governor with the veto messages.5/2/2018
2018 Regular Session - Laws of the State of Maryland - Volume IIAfter the Governor signs or vetoes bills, the Department of Legislative Services publishes the Laws of Maryland (Session Laws) for that year. The Session Laws are a set of volumes containing all laws adopted during the previous session and all bills vetoed by the Governor with the veto messages.5/2/2018
2018 Regular Session - Laws of the State of Maryland - Volume IIIAfter the Governor signs or vetoes bills, the Department of Legislative Services publishes the Laws of Maryland (Session Laws) for that year. The Session Laws are a set of volumes containing all laws adopted during the previous session and all bills vetoed by the Governor with the veto messages.5/2/2018
2018 Regular Session - Laws of the State of Maryland - Volume IVAfter the Governor signs or vetoes bills, the Department of Legislative Services publishes the Laws of Maryland (Session Laws) for that year. The Session Laws are a set of volumes containing all laws adopted during the previous session and all bills vetoed by the Governor with the veto messages.6/7/2018
2018 Regular Session - Laws of the State of Maryland - Volume VAfter the Governor signs or vetoes bills, the Department of Legislative Services publishes the Laws of Maryland (Session Laws) for that year. The Session Laws are a set of volumes containing all laws adopted during the previous session and all bills vetoed by the Governor with the veto messages.6/13/2018
2018 Regular Session - Laws of the State of Maryland - Volume VIAfter the Governor signs or vetoes bills, the Department of Legislative Services publishes the Laws of Maryland (Session Laws) for that year. The Session Laws are a set of volumes containing all laws adopted during the previous session and all bills vetoed by the Governor with the veto messages.9/18/2018
2018 Regular Session - Popular Terms ListBills receiving numerous calls from the public listed by category and using popular terms.6/4/2018
2018 Regular Session - Sponsor Index of Proposed LegislationThe index series, printed from the online bill status system, are published in separate volumes by subject, sponsor, committee, and statute.9/17/2018
2018 Regular Session - Status of all House Legislation IntroducedFinal Status of all House Legislation Introduced5/31/2018
2018 Regular Session - Status of all Senate Legislation IntroducedFinal Status of all Senate Legislation Introduced5/31/2018
2018 Regular Session - Statute Index of Proposed LegislationThe index series, printed from the online bill status system, are published in separate volumes by subject, sponsor, committee, and statute.8/15/2018
2018 Regular Session - Subject Index of Proposed Legislation - Volume I: A to JThe index series, printed from the online bill status system, are published in separate volumes by subject, sponsor, committee, and statute.8/27/2018
2018 Regular Session - Subject Index of Proposed Legislation - Volume II: K to ZThe index series, printed from the online bill status system, are published in separate volumes by subject, sponsor, committee, and statute.8/28/2018
2018 Regular Session - Synopsis of Laws Enacted by the State of Maryland - Volume IThis Synopsis covers all the bills that were signed by the Governor or otherwise became law in order by chapter number. It also contains a list of bills vetoed by the Governor.10/15/2018
2018 Regular Session - Synopsis of Laws Enacted by the State of Maryland - Volume IIThis Synopsis covers all the bills that were signed by the Governor or otherwise became law in order by chapter number. It also contains a list of bills vetoed by the Governor.10/15/2018
2018 Regular Session - Veto Override on 01/12/2018A list of the veto overrides for each session is compiled by legislative staff.1/12/2018
2018 Regular Session - Vetoed Bills and Messages from the Governor of MarylandThe Maryland Constitution requires the Governor to return each vetoed bill to the General Assembly with a statement of objections known as a veto message. The Department of Legislative Services prepares a compilation of these vetoed bills and gubernatorial messages following each session. 6/26/2018
2019 - Ethics GuideThe Legislative Ethics Guide is based on the Maryland Public Ethics Law, Title 5 of the General Provisions Article. Topics discussed in the guide include conflicts of interest, gifts, prohibited employment and compensation, and financial disclosure. Ethics opinions and forms are also included.12/7/2018
2019 - Maryland Constitution (with Amendments to January 1, 2019) and the Constitution of the United States of AmericaAfter each election in which voters have approved amendments to the Constitution of Maryland, the Department of Legislative Services publishes the amended version. The publication also includes the Constitution of the United States.12/5/2018
2019 Regular Session - Gubernatorial Appointments - Terms of Office for Statewide and Local Boards and Commissions that Expire in 2019The Department of Legislative Services compiles a list of these offices whose terms expire during the current calendar year. The offices listed include only those that require confirmation by the Senate of Maryland.11/27/2018
2019 Regular Session - Issue PapersPrior to each session, staff of the Department of Legislative Services, Office of Policy Analysis, prepare an information report on issues. This document is a compilation of the issue papers arranged by major topic.11/30/2018