MD HB498 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Passed on April 24 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-04-24 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 147
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Requiring the Board of Public Works, for meetings held on or after October 1, 2024, to allow members of the public to submit certain public comments electronically except under certain circumstances; requiring public comments to be included in certain meeting materials and posted and retained online; and requiring an additional staff position at the Board to carry out requirements of the Act.

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Board of Public Works Public Comment Act


Roll Calls

2023-03-31 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 46 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-03-09 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 138 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2023-04-24HouseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 147
2023-04-03HouseReturned Passed
2023-03-31SenateThird Reading Passed (46-0)
2023-03-28SenateSecond Reading Passed
2023-03-28SenateFavorable Adopted
2023-03-27SenateFavorable Report by Budget and Taxation
2023-03-10SenateReferred Budget and Taxation
2023-03-09HouseThird Reading Passed (138-0)
2023-03-07HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2023-03-07HouseFavorable with Amendments {543021/1 Adopted
2023-03-06HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Appropriations
2023-01-31HouseHearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
2023-01-30HouseFirst Reading Appropriations

Same As/Similar To

SB328 (Crossfiled) 2023-04-24 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 148


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
State Finance and Procurement10207(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments