Maryland Government Affairs Committee
Your engagement is critical to our success!
Meetings: Held every Monday from January to March 2021 via conference call
Get Engaged: AOBA reminds members about the importance of member engagement as we fight back against damaging legislation. If you are interested in amplifying our industry’s voice and sharing your expertise with the Maryland Government Affairs team, join the Government Affairs Committee! Members can support AOBA’s Maryland advocacy efforts by testifying, participating in committee calls and meetings, attending meetings with public stakeholders, providing valuable feedback on the impact of proposed legislation on your operations, and more. However you choose to engage, your participation will ensure you are well informed about policies and proposals that will directly impact your business and your communities.
Introducing Our Chair, Vice-Chair & METPAC Chair
A draft agenda, along with any pertinent materials, will be provided prior to the scheduled conference call or meeting. For questions about the agenda or to add items that you would like to discuss, please contact Erin Bradley.
METPAC – MD
The Apartment & Office Building Association Maryland State PAC is the political action committee of AOBA in Maryland. It is through the PAC that AOBA determines the candidates that it will support on behalf of our industries and whom it will urge AOBA members to support directly, as well. Each election cycle, AOBA's political action committee reviews candidates. The Committee then interviews candidates, as appropriate, deciding on endorsements and then marshaling support among AOBA's membership for the candidates we endorse.
Maryland law prescribes a four-year campaign finance cycle because, every four years, the Governorship, all Maryland State Senate and House of Delegate seats, and all County Council and County Executive seats are up for election at the same time. 2018 was a statewide election year in Maryland and the next major election will occur in 2022.
Maryland General Assembly
The 2021 session of the Maryland General Assembly has convened. The legislative session began on January 13, 2021, and will continue through April 12, 2021. Read 2021 Legislative Session: Emergency Bills Report.
Note: In some cases, a more comprehensive summary will follow as bills are reprinted and signed into law. Please give special attention to the bills noted in the Recap that were enacted, as they may require follow-up actions for compliance.