By its bylaws, MACo is required to select four legislative initiatives as a focus for each Maryland General Assembly Session. The membership submits dozens of issues for consideration as initiatives. MACo’s Legislative Committee members then review, analyze, and discuss these proposals through a months-long process until they narrow the list to four initiatives. MACo’s Legislative Committee takes positions on hundreds of bills throughout the Session, but these four issues serve as the Association’s priorities for the year.
Visit this page during the Legislative Session to read the progress on MACo’s Legislative Initiatives. If you have questions about an initiative or any bill impacting county government (not including local bills), please contact the MACo Staff member assigned to that bill. A staff member is assigned to every bill that the Association follows.