Dear Friends,

The Finance Committee has been hard at work, with 64 bill hearings this week alone. As we approach the halfway point of the session, floor sessions and committee meetings are becoming longer as we tackle important legislation. I've been meeting with stakeholders and colleagues to work on compromises and amendments that will help push important legislation through the Senate of Maryland.

This week 3 of my bills have been heard:.

"Alcohol Day"

One of the policy areas that falls under the Senate Finance Committee is alcoholic beverage regulation. Today was “Alcohol Day."  38 bills were heard; it was a busy day for the committee. The Anne Arundel County Senate Delegation sponsored 4 bills, and I proudly sponsored one.

Also today the Judicial Proceeding Committee voted my bill SB442, Street Racing and Exhibition Driving “Favorable with Amendments”, I expect it will be on the Senate Floor next week.

As always, you can view all of the legislation that we are working on the General Assembly website.


Pamela Beidle

Senator, District 32, Maryland General Assembly