With the ending of the 2019 legislative Session approaching, I wanted to take a moment to write to you about the tradition of “Sine Die,” and what that means for the bills that are still on the docket, as well as what you can do to get them voted on.
Sine Die refers to the last day for legislative business, which will land on April 8, 2019. The Session ends at midnight, and any bill that does not get voted on before that time will not get passed into law this year. The sponsors can then begin preparation to bring those bills back for the next Session in January 2020.
However, if you feel like there are bills that need to get voted on this year, make sure to call your representative’s offices and let them know. You can track the progress of bills at the Maryland General Assembly website, which you can find at http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/.
As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please do not hesitate to contact my office at (410) 841-3587, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Sen. Johnny Ray Salling (R-6)