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Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) Letter of Concern

#SouthernMarylandMatters - Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) Letter of Concern Senator Bailey shares the concerns of many relating to the lack of representation from Southern Maryland and rural areas of Maryland in the composition of members of the Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB). The below letter was submitted for consideration...
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Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission Testimony

Senator Bailey addressed the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission to express his opposition to draft redistricting maps that would divide St. Mary’s County into two state Senate districts.  During his remarks, the Senator addressed the need to keep St. Mary’s County together and represented by a single Senator and the importance...
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Keep St. Mary’s Together Additional Information

#keepstmarystogether Call to Action Many of you have reached out to follow up with questions from my call to action email yesterday. Hopefully the information below will provide clarification on this plan's impact and assist you in submitting or presenting testimony to the committee on Monday. The preliminary draft legislative redistricting maps...
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Keep St. Mary’s Together Call to Action

#keepstmarystogether Call to Action Delegate Morgan and I want to alert you to the following political redistricting proposal that we believe substantially weakens St. Mary's County. The proposal comes from the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission, which will host its final meeting with public input on Monday. Redistricting is performed every...
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Additional Bills to Become Law

Governor Hogan has announced that four more bills that were sponsored by Senator Bailey that passed during the 2021 Legislative Session will become law. Senate Bill 946 – Historic St. Mary’s City Fort to 400 Commission establishes the Historic St. Mary’s City Fort to 400 Commission.  This Commission will be directed...
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St. Clement’s Island

The St. Clements Hundred, Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (CSMC) and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have signed a memorandum of understanding for St. Clement’s Island.  This agreement gives the St. Clement’s Hundred the legal right to continue maintaining portions of the Island, including the Blackistone Lighthouse, Bell...
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Bills Signed Into Law

Today, Governor Hogan signed into law three bills that were sponsored or co-sponsored by Senator Bailey that passed during the 2021 Legislative Session. Senate Bill 51 – Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland – Property Management – Southern Maryland Regional Agricultural Center authorizes the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland to act as...
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Session 2021

On January 13, 2021, the General Assembly began the 2021 Legislative Session.  This Session will bring a number of significant challenges as a result of the COVID–19 Pandemic.  These challenges are not only related to the issues that the General Assembly will be considering, but also how the Session will...
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Board of Stationary Engineers

The Senator’s office wanted to provide some important information for residents of District 29 who have been affected by the closure of the coal generation units at the Chalk Point generation station.  Our office was contacted by a constituent regarding how the State could help workers who had been employed...
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New Market Turner Road Bridge

Senator Bailey has heard from many constituents concerned about the timeline for the replacement of the Rt. 6 – New Market Turner Road Bridge that was washed out from the August Storms which drastically impacted our area. Our office has been in contact with SHA for updates and information on...
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Sports Complex Study Information

On October 27, the Maryland Stadium Authority presented a market and economic analysis to the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County as part of its ongoing work to study the construction of a new youth sports complex in the County.  The analysis found that demand exists for a new multi-field outdoor...
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Ballot Question Information

With the 2020 General Election approaching, we have heard from many District 29 residents who have asked for more information on the two questions that will be appearing on this year’s ballot.  Question 1 and Question 2 are based on bills which passed the General Assembly during the 2020 Legislative...
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Comprehensive Response to Leonardtown Flooding

Over the past few months, many constituents have reached out to share concerns and experiences related to flooding across District 29. There are many areas that have been affected.  Specifically, Leonardtown and McIntosh Run have been severely impacted by the heavy rain and experienced unprecedented flooding.  Residents and small business...
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2020 Voting Information

Due to concerns caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many Marylanders are considering how to cast their ballots in the November election.  I signed on to a letter to the State Board of Elections with my Senate Republican colleagues to get more information about how this election will be conducted. ...
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2020 Hunting License Updates

As the Senate Chair of the Maryland Sportsmen’s Caucus, Senator Bailey worked with his colleagues to raise awareness of the current situation facing those with apprentice licenses in Maryland.
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Process for New Catfish Trotline Licenses or Snakehead Licenses

I want to share with you information that my office has received from the Department of Natural Resources regarding how to apply for commercial fishing licenses that the Department is continuing to process.  This includes a commercial Invasive Catfish Finfish Trotline License that was created by legislation passed by the...
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School Updates and Clarification

Governor Hogan’s announcement on Thursday underscores the importance of getting our students back for in-person education as soon as it can be safely done.  I am proud to represent two counties with school systems that have announced a plan to have some level of safe in-person instruction this fall.  I...
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Back to School

Happy First Day of School! As we all are aware, this school year willbe very different and will present a unique set of challenges for allof us. I want to wish the best of luck to all of our students,parents and teachers in Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties as we...
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Public Safety – MEDIVAC

Senator Bailey has been contacted by numerous constituents concerned about proposed cuts to the Maryland State Police – Aviation Unit. One of the options being currently studied and considered is the closure of one of the aviation units bases. As a former public safety officer himself, Senator Bailey understands how...
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Straight Walled Rifle Cartridge

Updated DNR regulation – Straight-Walled Rifle Cartridges As the Senate Chair of the bi-partisan Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, one of my priorities is to protect and expand the right of Marylanders to hunt and fish in our State.  One issue that I know is of interest to some Maryland hunters...
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Transportation Priorities

As a legislative member of the Tri-County Council of Southern Maryland, I am happy to report that we were able to keep the replacement of the Thomas Johnson Bridge as Southern Maryland’s top regional transportation priority.  I believe that an improved Thomas Johnson Bridge is vital not only to the...
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Opposition to Proposed Budget Cuts

Senator Bailey sent in two letters of concern for BPW meetings where funding cuts and proposals were being considered relating to SMADC and the Natural Resources Police – Aviation Unit.
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Veto Request – HB4/SB208

Senator Bailey signed onto a request letter sent to Governor Hogan asking that he veto HB4/SB208 in reference to the transfers or private sales of hunting rifles and shotguns.
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Gun Store Closure – Letter of Concern

Senator Bailey was elated to sign on to a letter of concern sent to the Governor supporting that gun stores remain open despite the Covid-19 related Executive Orders.
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BUILD Grant Support

Senator Bailey and the St. Mary’s County Delegation sent a letter to the United States Department of Transportation in support of federal grant funding for the Maryland Route 5 Great Mills Improvement Project.  This grant would go towards widening Maryland Route 5 (Point Lookout Road) from Maryland Route 471 (Indian...
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