April 18, 2022
I wanted to personally thank you for your civic engagement during the 2022 Legislative Session. It was a pleasure to be able to welcome many of you back to Annapolis this year as the legislative complex reopened for in-person meetings and bill hearings.
During this session, I worked with my colleagues to ensure that our local priorities were included in the State’s Operating and Capital Budgets. In addition to securing State funding for a number of important local projects in District 29, I also am incredibly proud to have led the successful effort to include $5 million in State funding for the construction of a new Kennedy Krieger Institute school that will serve students with special needs throughout Southern Maryland.
This year, I introduced successful legislation to protect and expand hunting opportunities both in District 29 and throughout Maryland, recognize and support the important work of the Maryland Natural Resources Police force, support our State’s watermen and farmers, promote the safety of highway maintenance workers, and ensure the efficient use of State and local taxpayer funds.
I again served as a member of the Senate’s Judicial Proceedings Committee. In this capacity, I continued to be a consistent supporter of our police. I also advocated for policies and voted for bills to combat the increasing levels of violent crime in our State. While the Senate did pass legislation addressing the issue of crime, these bills were ultimately unsuccessful or significantly watered down before passing the full General Assembly. I am very disappointed that the legislature did not use this session as an opportunity to pass stronger policies to protect the safety of all Marylanders.
You can learn more about my work during this session here. You can visit this link if you are interested in learning more about a few of the most notable bills that were passed during this session and my views on them.
It is my honor to serve our community and I am grateful to have the opportunity to continue fighting for you in Annapolis.
Senator Jack Bailey