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End of Session 2021

I invite you to read my End of Session letter summarizing the 2021 Legislative Session and welcome you to check back on this site as I will be posting updates when the General Assembly reconvenes for the 2022 Legislative Session in January. April 26, 2021 Dear Neighbor, I wanted to...
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Week 12 Update

As we approach the final days of the 2021 Legislative Session, Senator Bailey’s legislative initiatives continue to move through the General Assembly.  On Wednesday, the Senator presented two bills which had previously passed the Senate to the House Judiciary Committee.  The first bill, Senate Bill 15, would require the State...
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Week 11 Update

On Thursday, the Senate took time to celebrate Maryland Day.  As the Senator representing St. Mary’s City, Senator Bailey gave remarks during the day’s floor session about the important role that our area has had in our State’s history.  This observance follows action taken by the Senate earlier this week...
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Crossover Updates

On Monday, the Senate gave final approval to a bill introduced by Senator Bailey to protect Maryland’s children from sexual abusers.  Senate Bill 268 – Sexual Abuse of a Minor – Crime of Violence and Lifetime Supervision will strengthen Maryland’s criminal laws by making sexual abuse of a minor between...
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Week 10 Update

Final Two Bills Presented This week, Senator Bailey had two more bills heard before the Senate’s Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee.  On Tuesday, Senator Bailey was joined by representatives of Historic St. Mary’s City to present Senate Bill 946, which would create the Historic St. Mary’s City Fort to...
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Week 9 Update

This week, three more of Senator Bailey’s bills passed the full Senate.  On Thursday, Senate Bill 51, which would allow the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission to act as property manager for the Regional Agricultural Center being built in St. Mary’s County, passed the Senate unanimously.  On Friday, Senate Bill...
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Week 8 Update

This week, two more of Senator Bailey’s bills received favorable reports from Senate committees.  Senate Bill 15, which would ensure that all current holders of a handgun permit receive a notification from the State Police before the expiration of their permit, received a favorable report with amendments from the Judicial...
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Week 7 Update

Today is the 45th day of the 2021 Legislative Session, marking the halfway point of the 90-day session.  On Tuesday, Senator Bailey presented two more bills to Senate committees.  Senate Bill 51 would authorize the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland to act as the property manager for the new Southern Maryland...
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Week 6 Update

Police Bills The Senate’s Judicial Proceedings Committee continued to discuss bills this week related to policing in Maryland.  The most controversial of these bills is Senate Bill 627, which would repeal the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights.  This current law does not afford any special legal rights to law...
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Week 5 Update

Today was the end of another busy week in Annapolis as this unusual 2021 Legislative Session continues. On Wednesday, Senator Bailey presented two more bills to the Senate’s Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee.  Senate Bill 203 would require the Department of Natural Resources to work with aquaculture lease applicants...
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Week 4 Update

Senator Bailey is continuing to work with the Hogan Administration to help the residents of District 29 during the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.  Today, the Senator met with Secretary Tiffany Robinson from the Department of Labor and members of the Governor’s staff to discuss constituents’ unemployment benefits and to assure that...
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Week 3 Update

On Wednesday, Senator Bailey presented Senate Bill 249 to the Senate’s Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee.  Under current law, a Senator can allow a student to use a Senatorial Scholarship at an out-of-state school only if the academic program the student is pursuing is not available at an in-state...
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Week 2 Update

This week, Senator Bailey presented three more of his bills to Senate committees.  On Wednesday, the Senator presented Senate Bill 104 and Senate Bill 239 to the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee.  The first bill, Senate Bill 104, would require schools to install safety sensors on electric retractable room...
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Week 1 Update

On Thursday, Senator Bailey had his first bill hearing of the Session.  Senate Bill 277, which would give local governments the authority to determine which public safety officers are eligible for local property tax credits in their jurisdiction, was heard by the Senate’s Budget and Taxation Committee.  Senator Bailey was...
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Senator Bailey’s Legislative Agenda

This session, Senator Bailey has pre-filed 14 bills for consideration by the General Assembly.  Some of these bills have been re-introduced from last session, when the early adjournment of the legislature caused a number of bills to not have time to complete passage through the General Assembly.  Others are bills...
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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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Statement On Oyster Leases

On Wednesday, October 9, Delegate Matt Morgan and I spoke with representatives of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources regarding oyster leases that are currently being applied for in the Patuxent River off of the shoreline of the Golden Beach/Patuxent Knolls community.  In this conversation, I relayed the concerns that...
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End of Session 2020

I invite you to read my End of Session letter summarizing the 2020 Legislative Session and welcome you to check back on this page as I will be posting updates when the General Assembly reconvenes for the 2021 Legislative Session in January. March 20, 2020 Dear Neighbor, I wanted to...
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Day 52 – Coronavirus Information

As the state of emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Senator Bailey wanted to ensure that resources and information related to the State’s response are available to everyone in District 29.  General Information The Maryland Department of Health is posting updates about COVID-19 in our State, along with background...
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Day 51 – Sine Dine

The Maryland General Assembly adjourned sine dine today at 5:00 p.m. due to the ongoing state of emergency surrounding the coronavirus outbreak.  While this shortened session posed a serious challenge to getting legislation through the General Assembly, Senator Bailey is proud to have passed six bills before the early adjournment. ...
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Day 50 – Kirwan

Today, Governor Hogan announced that the 2020 Primary Election will be postponed from April 28 to June 2 due to the coronavirus outbreak.  More information on this announcement and other actions announced today are available from this press release from the Governor’s Office: https://governor.maryland.gov/2020/03/17/governor-hogan-issues-proclamation-to-postpone-april-28-primary-implement-vote-by-mail-system-to-fill-7th-congressional-district-seat/. This afternoon, the Senate’s Budget and Taxation...
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Day 49 – Weekend Work

Yesterday, the leaders of the Maryland General Assembly announced that the 2020 Legislative Session will adjourn on Wednesday, March 18 due to the coronavirus outbreak.  Senator Bailey is committed to using the remaining time of this session to secure passage of important bills for District 29 and all of Maryland,...
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Day 48

The General Assembly is continuing to meet, although access to the legislative complex is currently restricted to members and essential staff only.  The legislature will be in Session this Saturday and Sunday to ensure that critical work can be completed.  Although the Senator values hearing from constituents, please be aware...
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Day 47 – COVID-19

This afternoon, Governor Hogan announced several measures intended to address the Coronavirus outbreak.  You can read about these actions in this press release from the Governor’s Office: https://governor.maryland.gov/2020/03/12/governor-hogan-announces-major-actions-to-protect-public-health-limit-spread-of-covid-19-pandemic/. Today, Senator Bailey welcomed students from St. Mary’s County to Annapolis.  A group from the St. Mary’s County Association of Student Councils visited...
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Day 46 – Kirwan Accountability

Today, the Senate’s Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs committee began considering amendments to House Bill 1300, the proposed legislation to implement the recommendations of the Kirwan Commission.  The Senate amendments have the potential to drastically improve the Kirwan bill that passed the House last week.  The proposed changes are significant...
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Day 45 – Public Safety Officer Tax Credit

Last night, Senator Bailey had the honor of leading the tributes for the Maryland Fallen Heroes Ceremony in the Senate.  Senator Bailey served as host for this tribute in his capacity as Senate Vice-Chair of the Veterans’ Caucus.  This annual ceremony typically pays tribute to those Marylanders who were killed...
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Day 44 – Bond Saturday

Senator Bailey presented three legislative bond initiatives to be considered by the General Assembly this session for projects in District 29.  These bond initiatives are requests for funding local projects in the State’s Capital Budget.  On Saturday, Senator Bailey presented a bond initiative he has sponsored for the Calvert Marine...
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Day 43 – Budget Press Release

Senator Jack Bailey announced today that he has secured additional State funding for projects in District 29 in the State Budget.  A Supplemental Budget released by Governor Larry Hogan includes funding for two of Senator Bailey’s funding priorities for this session.  This Supplemental Budget includes $200,000 for a study determining...
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Day 42 – Senate Bill 1078

There have been 52 murders in Baltimore City so far this year. We are more than halfway through this legislative session, and Rome is still burning. Republicans and Democrats agree on more than they disagree on when you look at proposals from the Governor, Republicans in the House, and our...
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Day 41 – Kirwan Commission

Last night, Senator Bailey attended a reception at Government House with Governor Hogan and members of the House and Senate Republican Caucuses.  This reception gave the legislators the opportunity to discuss pending legislation with each other, to tell the Governor what their priorities are for the rest of this session,...
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Day 40 – Crime in Baltimore City

Last night, Senator Bailey and his Senate Republican colleagues introduced an emergency bill intended to address the rampant crime in Baltimore City.  This bill would allow the Governor to declare a State of Emergency in a jurisdiction with a high murder rate.  These emergency powers would allow the Governor to...
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Day 39 – St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce

On Saturday, the Second District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad held its installation ceremony.  Members of the Squad were given citations to honor the length of their service and dedicated volunteerism from Senator Bailey.  While the Senator was unable to attend the ceremony, Delegate Brian Crosby presented the citations...
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Day 38 – Working for Additional Funding

As the Chairman of the Southern Maryland Senate Delegation, Senator Bailey is happy to announce that Senate Bill 805 – Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland – Funding passed the Senate today.  This bill increases funding for the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland.  Through their work bringing together Calvert, Charles, and...
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Day 37 – Hunting Bills Upcoming

Next week, Senator Bailey will be introducing a bill to the Senate’s Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee that would expand hunting rights in our region.  Senate Bill 930 is proposed legislation that deals with hunting resident geese in Southern Maryland.  There are two different goose seasons in Calvert, Charles,...
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Day 36 -Handgun Qualification License

Today, Senator Bailey was honored to present a Senate Resolution to Special Agent Augustus “Gus” Aquino.  Special Agent Aquino recently retired after a 34 year law enforcement career working for Homeland Security and specializing in child exploitation cases.  Senator Bailey worked with Special Agent Aquino when the Senator first started...
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Day 35 – Natural Resources

Today, Senator Bailey presented more bills to address natural resources issues in our state.  In addition to his bill about conflict resolution for shoreline property owners and water column aquaculture lease applicants as well as the study on harvest data for the Recreational Striped Bass Fishery, the Senator had two...
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Day 34 – Striped Bass Fishery

This weekend, to celebrate the Senator’s wife’s birthday, Karin and their children came to Annapolis.  On Saturday morning, the Baileys ate breakfast at Chick and Ruth’s Delly, where the children led the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Baileys spent the day touring and shopping around the State’s Capital City. Today, Senator...
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Day 33 – Oysters Leases

As we enter the second half of the 2020 Legislative Session, Senator Bailey is continuing to introduce legislation that will address the concerns of District 29.  One bill that he is sponsoring that will be very beneficial to our District is Senate Bill 711, Aquaculture Lease Applications – Notices, Protests,...
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Day 32 – Meeting with St. Mary’s Groups

Throughout the day, Senator Bailey met with various groups regarding issues coming before his committee.  He met with local members of the Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association as well as representatives from the Brewers Association of Maryland to discuss legislation relating to the regulation of alcoholic beverages.  He also met...
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Day 31 – Addressing Public Health

Today, Senator Bailey was focused on addressing public health issues.  The day started with the Senator meeting with representatives of the Maryland Department of Health and Opioid Operational Command Center to discuss Senate Bill 710, Senator Bailey’s bill to give our local health officers more tools to combat the opioid...
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Day 30 – Tobacco Related Products in Schools

Today, Senator Bailey presented a bill to stop children in St. Mary’s County from using tobacco related products in schools.  As introduced, Senate Bill 508 – St. Mary’s County – Possession of Tobacco Product or Electronic Smoking Device by an Individual Under the Age of 21 Years – Prohibition would...
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Day 29 -Kirwan Commission

On Saturday, Senator Bailey participated in the “Fly In” Farmers’ Market at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport.  Senator Bailey arrived at the market by helicopter along with Delegate Brian Crosby.  This farmers’ market celebrates not only St. Mary’s County’s and Southern Maryland’s agricultural heritage but also the Airport, which...
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Day 28 – Closing out Another Week

Senator Bailey was reminded this morning of why he was elected to represent the issues facing our community and the importance of his legislative priorities this session. This morning, Senator Bailey met with an opponent of his opioid bill, SB710.  These meetings are an important part of the legislative process,...
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Day 27- Education Education Read All About It

Today in Annapolis was all about education.  Senator Bailey presented an important bill for our local school systems to the Senate’s Finance Committee.  Senate Bill 241 – Maryland Healthy Working Families Act – Applicability would exempt our local school systems from the requirement to provide sick leave to substitute employees. ...
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Day 26 Fighting Opioid Crisis

Senator Bailey has introduced a bill to help our local governments fight the ongoing opioid crisis across our State.  Senate Bill 710 – Health – General – Prescription Drug Monitoring Program – County Health Officer will give each county’s health officer the ability to access the State’s Prescription Drug Monitoring...
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Day 25 – Two More Bills Presented

Last night, Senator Bailey attended a joint session of the General Assembly to unveil the new statues of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass that have been added in the State House.  Members of the House and Senate gathered outside the Old House Chamber, where the statues have been placed.  The...
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Day 24 – Hunting on the Shore

On Saturday morning, Senator Bailey and his children attended the Mid-Shore Maryland National Wild Turkey Federation Chapter Youth Waterfowl Hunt near Chestertown.  The youth were treated to some fantastic hunting opportunities, with professional guides who donated their services.  After hunting, the participants and guides met at the Rock Hall Fire...
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Day 23 – Southern Maryland Delegation Meeting

Last night, Senator Bailey attended the 50th Annual Taste of Maryland Agriculture Dinner. Senator Bailey had an opportunity to meet with leaders in Maryland’s agriculture industry and hear from Governor Hogan, Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford, as well as others on the issues that are important to Maryland’s farming community. This...
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Day 22 – Improving Maryland Law

Last night, Senator Bailey attended a legislative reception for the State Law Enforcement Officers Labor Alliance.  He was able to meet with police officers from throughout Maryland and discuss with them ways to combat crime in Maryland.  Improving public safety is one of Senator Bailey’s priorities for this legislative session....
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Day 21 – State of the State and Fighting for Gun Rights

Senator Bailey speaks with Governor Hogan at the State of the State Reception at Government House in Annapolis This morning, Senator Bailey met with a group of colleagues to discuss the reforms to Maryland’s educational system proposed by the Kirwan Commission.  As a member of the Senate’s Education, Health, and...
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Day 20 – Student Advocacy Day

Senator Bailey with representatives of the Southern Maryland Agricultural Community at the Rural Maryland Council and Soil Conservation District Luncheon Today, Senator Bailey presented Senate Bill 258 – Public Schools – Electric Retractable Room Partitions – Operation Requirements to the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee.  This legislation is...
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Day 19 – Another Busy Weekend

Senator Bailey with members of the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Board of Trustees in Annapolis Senator Bailey continued working this weekend on his top priority: ensuring that the priorities of the constituents of District 29 are heard and brought before the General Assembly.  On Saturday and Monday, Senator Bailey...
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Day 18 – Another Week in the Books

Senator Bailey, with representatives from the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission, Historic St. Mary’s City, Tri-County Council, and the Governor’s Office at the Rural Maryland Council luncheon in Annapolis. Senator Bailey with Maryland Secretary of Veterans Affairs George Owings Senator Bailey finished this week in Annapolis working with his colleagues...
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Day 17 – Supported Governor Hogan’s Vetoes

Today, Senator Bailey voted to support Governor Hogan and sustain all of his vetoes.  These bills were passed by the General Assembly in last year’s session and were vetoed by the Governor in May. Senate Bill 1000/House Bill 1343 – Public Safety – Handgun Permit Review Board – Repeal Senator...
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Day 16 – Introduction of New Bills

Senator Bailey with constituents David McCaskill, President of the Southern Maryland Chapter of the National African-American Gun Owners Association, and John Mountjoy, Vice President of Maryland Shall Issue. Senator Jack Bailey with St. Mary’s County Government Officials who came to Annapolis to testify on Senate Bill 261. Pictured: Chief Financial...
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Day 15 – Introduction of the Castle Doctrine

Senator Bailey with Monica Sellers, Regional Director for the Convention of States and Ce Harrison from Calvert County Senator Bailey continues to introduce legislation to improve public safety in Maryland.  Today, he introduced a bill to add the Castle Doctrine into Maryland law.  This would establish that Marylanders would be...
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Day 14- A Day Around The District.

Before the start of another busy week in Annapolis, Senator Bailey was able to spend most of Monday attending events in District 29. This morning,Senator Bailey met with Captain Christopher Cox, the Commander of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, to get an update on issues related to the base.  This...
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Day 13- Another Great Week

Last night, Senator Bailey attended more events in Annapolis related to issues of importance to District 29.  First, Senator Bailey addressed the annual Historic St. Mary’s City Reception.  This reception was an opportunity for representatives of the Historic St. Mary’s City Commission and Historic St. Mary’s City Foundation to meet...
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Day 12 – District 29 Day!

Senator Bailey with, from left, Delegate Brian Crosby, St. Mary’s County Commissioner President Randy Guy, Delegate Matt Morgan, Calvert County Commissioner Buddy Hance, Delegate Jerry Clark, Calvert County Register of Wills Margaret Phipps, St. Mary’s County Commissioner Todd Morgan, Calvert County Commissioner Steve Weems, and Leonardtown Mayor Dan Burris at...
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Day 11 – Two bills introduced to help our police

Senator Bailey with Legacy Leader Anne Spaulding in the Senate Chamber. Anne is volunteering in Senator Bailey’s office this session. Senator Bailey with Scott Sanderson from Tobacco Barn Distillery in Hollywood, Maryland at the 2020 Maryland’s Best Expo in Annapolis Senator Bailey with (from left) Senator Jason Gallion, Secretary of...
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Day 10 – Fighting for Hunters Rights

Last night, Senator Bailey attended an organizational meeting for the Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus.  Senator Bailey serves as the Senate Chair of the Caucus.  This meeting began the discussion on what bills the Caucus would support.  Caucus leadership decided to support to its first bill of the session. Senate Bill...
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Day 9 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

It was another busy weekend for Senator Bailey in District 29.  On Saturday, Senator Bailey attended the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad’s 44th Annual Installation of Officers, and presented citations to honor members for the length of their service and dedicated volunteerism.  Senator Bailey’s wife Karin also presented citations on Senator...
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Day 8 – Senator Bailey has secured state grant for the Regional Agricultural Center

Senator Jack Bailey, Senate Chair of the Sportsmen’s Caucus, with (from left) Delegate Ned Carey, House Chair of the Sportsmen’s Caucus; Senator Katie Fry Hester, Senate Co-Chair of the Sportsmen’s Caucus, Colonel Baker, Superintendent of the Maryland Natural Resources Police, Bill Miles, Lobbyist for the Sportsmen’s Caucus, and Senate President...
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Day 7 – Addressing Crime in the City.

Senator Jack Bailey signing Governor Hogan’s Ethics and Accountability in Government Act, which would strengthen Maryland’s ethics laws. On Thursday, Senator Bailey proclaimed his support to Governor Hogan’s legislative agenda by signing on to the bills that the Governor will introduce this session.  The Governor has proposed a wide range...
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Day 6 – Meet with representatives of Maryland Shall Issue

Senator Jack Bailey with St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron Senator Jack Bailey with Mike Merican from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday began with Senator Bailey meeting with an independent consultant who is studying the need for a new outdoor sports complex and indoor field house in St....
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Day 5 – Kirwan Commission briefing

Senator Jack Bailey meeting with Realtors from Southern Maryland Portrait of former Senator Verda Welcome Portrait of President Emeritus Miller Korean-American Press joins MD Senate to recognize Korean-American Day with a Senate resolution Senator Jack Bailey listens to Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford address the Maryland Troopers Association’s Legislative Reception Senator...
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Day 4 – Busy weekend back home

Judge Tanavage with Senator Bailey Senator Bailey, Deputy State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling and members of the rescue squad. Presenting Senate Citation with Commissioner O’Connor Brady family receiving Governor and Senate Citation from Bryan Barthelme On Friday afternoon, Senator Bailey returned to St. Mary’s County to attend the installation ceremony for...
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Day 3- County Legislation Meetings

Senator Jack Bailey meeting with Delegate Jerry Clark, Delegate Brian Crosby, and Delegate Matt Morgan to discuss St. Mary’s County Local Bills Senator Jack Bailey meeting with Delegate Jerry Clark and Delegate Mark Fisher to discuss Calvert County Local Bills Today, the Senate considered its first bills of the session....
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Day 2- Law Enforcement Day

Senator Jack Bailey with Maryland Natural Resources Police Superintendent Col. Adrian Baker, and officers of the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Senator Jack Bailey with St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron, Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans, and Commanders from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office....
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Day 1 – New Leadership

Today was the first day of the 2020 Legislative Session. Senator Bailey is excited to be back in Annapolis to work with the District 29 Team to serve the residents of St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties in the Senate of Maryland. Senator Bailey was joined in Annapolis today by his...
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Meet The Team

From Left to Right Christina Vigorito, Senator Bailey, Matt Arnold The 2020 Legislative Session will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, January 8. Senator Bailey has assembled a diverse and talented staff to best serve the residents of District 29. Christina Vigorito serves as the Chief of Staff for Senator Bailey. In addition to...
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2019 Maryland General Assembly Wrap-Up

Dear Friends, I would like to thank each of you for giving me the privilege of representing District 29 as your Senator in Annapolis. I served on the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee for this legislative session. I also serve as the Senate Chair for the Sportsman Caucus, the...
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Leonardtown Rotary Club

On Thursday, December 12, Senator Jack Bailey addressed the Leonardtown Rotary Club.  In his remarks, Senator Bailey spoke about his legislative priorities for the 2020 Legislative Session.  He also discussed his work in Annapolis with other legislators from both parties to address the needs of the residents of St. Mary’s...
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Maryland Municipal League Dinner

On Wednesday, December 11, Senator Jack Bailey attended the Southern Maryland Chapter of the Maryland Municipal League’s annual legislative dinner in Annapolis.  At this event, Senator Bailey met with local officials from throughout Southern Maryland to discuss their priorities for the 2020 Legislative Session.  Senator Bailey is committed to working...
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Veterans Caucus Summit

On Wednesday, December 11, Senator Jack Bailey participated in the Maryland General Assembly Veterans Caucus Summit in Annapolis.  Senator Bailey serves as the Senate Vice-Chair of the Caucus, which works to pass legislation that improves the quality of life of Maryland’s veterans.  The Summit included discussions on disability and mental...
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St. Mary’s County Lincoln Reagan Dinner

On Thursday, October 17, Senator Jack Bailey addressed the annual Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner organized by the St. Mary’s County Republican Central Committee.  In his remarks, he discussed his ongoing efforts in Annapolis to help improve District 29 and the state of Maryland as a whole, and encouraged those present to...
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St. Clements Island Evacuation Plan

On October 29, Senator Jack Bailey met with a group of local public safety officials and community leaders to develop an evacuation plan for large events on St. Clement’s Island.  Earlier this year, representatives from three local churches contacted Senator Bailey while planning a Youth Pilgrimage to St. Clement’s Island...
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Donnie Williams Center Ribbon Cutting

On October 17, Senator Jack Bailey attended the ribbon cutting for the new Donnie Williams Center at St. Mary’s Ryken High School in Leonardtown.  The Donnie Williams Center is a multipurpose facility that will be used for a variety of school, community, spiritual, and sporting events.  Senator Bailey, who graduated...
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MSEPS Award

Senator Jack Bailey has been recognized for supporting policies to help promote public health in Maryland. Senator Bailey received an award from the Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (MSEPS) in appreciation of his “efforts to protect high quality medical and surgical eye care for patients in Maryland” during...
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Margaret Brent Pilgrimage Highway Sign

On Saturday, September 28, Senator Jack Bailey attended a ceremony to unveil a highway marker commemorating the Margaret Brent Pilgrimage in St. Mary’s City.   The marker, which has been placed in front of the St. Mary’s City Post Office, commemorates the journey of Maryland suffragists in 1915 from Baltimore to...
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District Office Ribbon Cutting

On Tuesday, October 8, Senator Jack Bailey and members of our community celebrated the opening of Senator Bailey’s new district office in Hollywood. The office is located in the Dorsey Professional Park, 23680 Three Notch Road, Unit 101, Hollywood, MD 20636, and will be open regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays...
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Senate GOP Letter To The Kirwan Commission

One of the most important issues that we will consider in the upcoming General Assembly session will be the recommendations of the Kirwan Commission, which has been considering potential changes to educational policy in Maryland. The Commission published a list of recommended policy changes earlier this year, and I have...
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Letter To Governor Hogan Seeking Funding For SMADC

Senator Jack Bailey has sent a letter to Governor Hogan in strong support of state funding for agriculture initiatives and land preservation in Southern Maryland. The letter encourages the Governor to continue funding the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) in the state’s operating and capital budgets. In the letter,...
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St. Mary’s Delegation Meeting

On Tuesday, October 1, Senator Jack Bailey participated in a joint meeting of the St. Mary’s County Delegation and the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County to discuss legislation that may be introduced in the 2020 Legislative Session. The Delegation and the Commissioners considered local bill proposals that, while specific to...
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Bills Going Into Effect October 1st

On October 1, 2019, a number of bills that were passed by the Maryland General Assembly during the 2019 Legislative Session will become law.  These bills included a number of important initiatives that Senator Jack Bailey supported to help improve public safety and protect vulnerable individuals in Maryland, including: Senate...
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Letter To Governor Hogan Seeking Grant Funding For The Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad

As part of his continued efforts to secure state funding for public services in District 29, Senator Jack Bailey has sent a letter to Governor Hogan requesting a state grant of approximately $200,000 for the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad. Representatives from the Rescue Squad contacted Senator Bailey earlier this year...
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New Natural Resources Police Superintendent

On September 19, Senator Jack Bailey attended the oath of office ceremony for Colonel G. Adrian Baker, who has been appointed to serve as the new Superintendent of the Maryland Natural Resources Police. The Superintendent is the commanding officer for Maryland’s Natural Resources Police Force, which enforces the state’s conservation...
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Opioid Crisis

Senator Jack Bailey met today with other state and local leaders at the St. Mary’s County Health Department in Leonardtown to discuss Maryland’s continuing response to the opioid crisis. Senator Bailey was joined by Steve Schuh, Director of the state’s Opioid Operational Command Center, members of the St. Mary’s County...
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St. Mary’s Commissioners Meeting Legislative Update

On Tuesday, July 23, Senator Jack Bailey addressed the St. Mary’s County Board of Commissioners with an update on legislation and his efforts in Annapolis on behalf of the residents of St. Mary’s County. In addition to providing the commissioners with a summary of bills impacting St. Mary’s County during...
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