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Each member represents an average of [[Population represented by state legislators|40,947 residents]], as of the 2010 Census.<ref>[http://2010.census.gov/news/pdf/apport2010_table4.pdf Population in 2010 of the American states]</ref>  
 
Each member represents an average of [[Population represented by state legislators|40,947 residents]], as of the 2010 Census.<ref>[http://2010.census.gov/news/pdf/apport2010_table4.pdf Population in 2010 of the American states]</ref>  
  
As of December 2012, [[Maryland]] is one of 12 Democratic [[state government trifectas]].
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As of May 2013, [[Maryland]] is one of 12 Democratic [[state government trifectas]].
 
==Sessions==
 
==Sessions==
 
[[Article III, Maryland Constitution| Article III of the Maryland Constitution]] establishes when the [[Maryland General Assembly]], of which the House of Delegates is a part, is to be in session.  Section 14 of Article III states that the General Assembly is to convene in regular session every year on the second Wednesday of January.
 
[[Article III, Maryland Constitution| Article III of the Maryland Constitution]] establishes when the [[Maryland General Assembly]], of which the House of Delegates is a part, is to be in session.  Section 14 of Article III states that the General Assembly is to convene in regular session every year on the second Wednesday of January.

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Maryland House of Representatives

Seal of Maryland.jpg
General Information
Type:   Lower house
Term limits:   None
2014 session start:   January 9, 2013
Website:   Official House Page
Leadership
House Speaker:  Michael Busch, (D)
Majority Leader:   Kumar Barve, (D)
Minority leader:   Anthony O'Donnell, (R)
Structure
Members:  141
   Democratic Party (98)
Republican Party (43)
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:   Art III, Maryland Constitution
Salary:   $43,500/year + per diem
Elections
Last Election:  November 2, 2010 (141 seats)
Next election:  November 4, 2014 (141 seats)
Redistricting:  General Assembly has control
Meeting place:
Maryland house of delegates.jpg
The Maryland House of Delegates is the lower house of the Maryland General Assembly. The House of Delegates meets at the State Capitol in Annapolis. There are 141 members elected to four-year terms. The current four-year term structure was instituted in 1922. From 1845 to 1922, Delegates served two-year terms. [1] Delegates are only given 90 days to act on over 2,300 pieces of legislation, including the State Budget.

Each member represents an average of 40,947 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2]

As of May 2013, Maryland is one of 12 Democratic state government trifectas.

Sessions

Article III of the Maryland Constitution establishes when the Maryland General Assembly, of which the House of Delegates is a part, is to be in session. Section 14 of Article III states that the General Assembly is to convene in regular session every year on the second Wednesday of January.

Section 14 also contains the procedures for convening extraordinary sessions of the General Assembly. If a majority of the members of each legislative house petition the Governor of Maryland with a request for an extraordinary session, the Governor is constitutionally required to proclaim an extraordinary session.

Article II of the Maryland Constitution also gives the Governor of Maryland the power to proclaim an extraordinary session without the request of the General Assembly.

2013

See also: Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions

In 2013, the Legislature will be in session from January 9 through April 8.

Major issues

Gov. Martin O'Malley's (D) legislative agenda includes an assault weapons ban, boosting the state's wind power industry, and repeal of the death penalty. Transportation funding will also be a major issue.[3]

2012

See also: Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions

In 2012, the House was in session from January 11 through April 19.

2011

In 2011, the House was in session from January 12 through April 11. [4] A special redistricting session is planned for week of October 17, however an exact date is not yet known.[5]

2010

In 2010, the Maryland General Assembly was in session from January 13th to April 12th. [6]

Elections

2010

See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates were held in Maryland on November 2, 2010. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was July 6, 2010 and the primary election day was on September 14, 2010.

In 2010, candidates running for state house raised a total of $14,870,197 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [7]

Qualifications

Section 9 of Article 3 of the Maryland Constitution states, "A person is eligible to serve as a Senator or Delegate, who on the date of his election, (1) is a citizen of the State of Maryland, (2) has resided therein for at least one year next preceding that date, and (3) if the district which he has been chosen to represent has been established for at least six months prior to the date of his election, has resided in that district for six months next preceding that date.

If the district which the person has been chosen to represent has been established less than six months prior to the date of his election, then in addition to (1) and (2) above, he shall have resided in the district for as long as it has been established.

A person is eligible to serve as a Senator, if he has attained the age of twenty-five years, or as a Delegate, if he has attained the age of twenty-one years, on the date of his election."

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
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The Governor is responsible for filling all vacancies in the House of Representatives[8].

The Governor has 30 days after the vacancy to make an appointment based on the recommendations of the political party committee that holds the vacant seat. The political party committee has up to 30 days after the vacancy to submit a list of recommended candidates to the Governor. If the party committee fails to act within the 30 day deadline, the Governor has 15 days to appoint a person from the political party that last held the seat[9].

The person appointed to the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.[10]

Redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Maryland

Maryland employs two distinct processes for state legislative and Congressional redistricting. The General Assembly bears primary responsibility, proposing and passing the redistricting plan as ordinary legislation, and the Governor of Maryland can veto the plan. For state legislative redistricting, the Governor is responsible for drafting plans and submitting the new maps to the General Assembly. The Governor, aided by an advisory commission, submits a plan, and the chamber leadership introduces the plan as a joint resolution. The General Assembly may then adopt the plan or pass another. If a plan is not adopted by the 45th day of the session, the Governor's plan becomes law.[11]

2010

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Maryland's population grew from 5.30 million to 5.77 million between 2000 and 2010.[12] The growth rate was slightly below the national average, but was one of the fastest rates in the Northeast. Maryland retained all eight Congressional districts, but population shifts suggested that many districts would need to be redrawn.[13] The City of Baltimore lost population relative to other areas of the state.[14]

Gov. Martin O'Malley introduced a state legislative plan on January 11, 2012. Members of the legislature produced alternative plans, but no hearings were scheduled. O'Malley's map became law in February 2012 without a vote.[15] The map-making process had been criticized for the inclusion of a tax evader on the Redistricting Advisory Committee, but O'Malley noted that the financial troubles of this member were not made known to him or the public until later in the process, and this individual was cut off from the process after that point.[16]

The Congressional district map has been challenged by petitioners, and may be put to popular referendum.[17]

Representatives

Partisan composition

See also: Partisan composition of state houses
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 98
     Republican Party 43
Total 141

Leadership

The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body and is elected by the membership. The Speaker Pro Tempore is also elected by the House, while the Majority Leader is appointed by the Speaker and the Minority Leader is elected by the minority party.[18]

Current leadership

Current Leadership, Maryland House of Delegates
Office Representative Party
State Speaker of the House Michael Busch Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Speaker Pro Tempore Adrienne Jones Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore Carolyn Howard Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Majority Leader Kumar Barve Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Deputy Majority Leader Dan Morhaim Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Assistant Majority Leader James Hubbard Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Parliamentarian Brian Feldman Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Majority Whip Talmadge Branch Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Chief Deputy Majority Whip Anne Kaiser Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Chief Deputy Majority Whip Justin Ross Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Majority Caucus Leader Marvin Holmes, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Minority Leader Anthony O'Donnell Ends.png Republican
State House Assistant Minority Leader Nancy Stocksdale Ends.png Republican
State House Parliamentarian Michael Smigiel, Sr. Ends.png Republican
State House Minority Whip Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio Ends.png Republican
State House Assistant Minority Whip Steve Schuh Ends.png Republican
State House Chief Deputy Minority Whip William Frank Ends.png Republican
State House Minority Caucus Leader Adelaide Eckardt Ends.png Republican

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Maryland legislature are paid $43,500/year. Legislators receive $100/day for lodging. Additionally, they receive $42 for meals and $225/day for out-of-state travel (which includes meals/lodging).[19]

When sworn in

See also: When state legislators assume office after a general election

Maryland legislators assume office the second Wednesday in January after the election.

Current members

District Representative Party Residence
1A Wendell Beitzel Ends.png Republican
1B Kevin Kelly Electiondot.png Democratic Cumberland
1C LeRoy Myers Ends.png Republican Cumberland
2A Andrew Serafini Ends.png Republican Williamsport
2B Neil Parrott Ends.png Republican Boonsboro
2C John Donoghue Electiondot.png Democratic Hagerstown
3A Galen Clagett Electiondot.png Democratic Frederick
3A Patrick Hogan Ends.png Republican Frederick
3B Michael Hough Ends.png Republican Frederick
4A Kathy Afzali Ends.png Republican Middletown
4A Kelly Schulz Ends.png Republican Walkersville
4B Donald Elliott Ends.png Republican New Windsor
5A Justin Ready Ends.png Republican Westminster
5A Nancy Stocksdale Ends.png Republican Westminister
5B A. Wade Kach Ends.png Republican Cockeysville
6 Joseph Minnick Electiondot.png Democratic Baltimore
6 John Olszewski Electiondot.png Democratic Dundalk
6 Michael Weir, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic Essex
7 Richard Impallaria Ends.png Republican Baltimore
7 Kathy Szeliga Ends.png Republican
7 Patrick McDonough Ends.png Republican Baltimore
8 Joseph Boteler, III Ends.png Republican Baltimore
8 Eric Bromwell Electiondot.png Democratic
8 John Cluster Ends.png Republican Baltimore
9A Gail Bates Ends.png Republican
9A Warren Miller Ends.png Republican Glenwood
9B Susan Krebs Ends.png Republican Eldersburg
10 Emmett Burns, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic Baltimore
10 Adrienne Jones Electiondot.png Democratic Baltimore
10 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Electiondot.png Democratic Baltimore
11 John Cardin Electiondot.png Democratic Baltimore
11 Dan Morhaim Electiondot.png Democratic Owings Mills
11 Dana Stein Electiondot.png Democratic
12A Steve DeBoy Electiondot.png Democratic Baltimore
12A James Malone, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic Arbutus
12B Elizabeth Bobo Electiondot.png Democratic Columbia
13 Shane Pendergrass Electiondot.png Democratic Columbia
13 Guy Guzzone Electiondot.png Democratic
13 Frank Turner Electiondot.png Democratic Columbia
14 Anne Kaiser Electiondot.png Democratic
14 Craig Zucker Electiondot.png Democratic Brookeville
14 Eric Luedtke Electiondot.png Democratic
15 Aruna Miller Electiondot.png Democratic Rockville
15 Kathleen Dumais Electiondot.png Democratic
15 Brian Feldman Electiondot.png Democratic
16 Ariana Kelly Electiondot.png Democratic
16 C. William Frick Electiondot.png Democratic
16 Susan Lee Electiondot.png Democratic
17 Kumar Barve Electiondot.png Democratic Gaithersburg
17 James Gilchrist Electiondot.png Democratic
17 Luiz Simmons Electiondot.png Democratic
18 Ana Sol Gutierrez Electiondot.png Democratic
18 Alfred Carr Electiondot.png Democratic
18 Jeff Waldstreicher Electiondot.png Democratic
19 Bonnie Cullison Electiondot.png Democratic Rockville
19 Benjamin Kramer Electiondot.png Democratic
19 Sam Arora Electiondot.png Democratic
20 Tom Hucker Electiondot.png Democratic
20 Sheila Hixson Electiondot.png Democratic
20 Heather Mizeur Electiondot.png Democratic
21 Barbara Frush Electiondot.png Democratic Beltsville
21 Ben Barnes Electiondot.png Democratic
21 Joseline Pena-Melnyk Electiondot.png Democratic
22 Tawanna Gaines Electiondot.png Democratic
22 Anne Healey Electiondot.png Democratic Hyattsville
22 Alonzo Washington Electiondot.png Democratic
23A Geraldine Valentino-Smith Electiondot.png Democratic
23A James Hubbard Electiondot.png Democratic Bowie
23B Marvin Holmes, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic
24 Darren M. Swain Electiondot.png Democratic Landover
24 Carolyn Howard Electiondot.png Democratic Landover
24 Michael Vaughn Electiondot.png Democratic
25 Aisha Braveboy Electiondot.png Democratic
25 Dereck Davis Electiondot.png Democratic Upper Marlboro
25 Melony Griffith Electiondot.png Democratic
26 Kris Valderrama Electiondot.png Democratic
26 Jay Walker Electiondot.png Democratic
26 Veronica Turner Electiondot.png Democratic
27A James Proctor, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic Brandywine
27A Joseph Vallario, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic Suitland
27B Mark Fisher Ends.png Republican
28 Sally Jameson Electiondot.png Democratic
28 C.T. Wilson Electiondot.png Democratic
28 Peter Murphy Electiondot.png Democratic
29A John Wood, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic Mechanicsville
29B John Bohanan, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic California
29C Anthony O'Donnell Ends.png Republican Lusby
30 Michael Busch Electiondot.png Democratic Annapolis
30 Herb McMillan Ends.png Republican West River
30 Ron George Ends.png Republican
31 Nicholaus Kipke Ends.png Republican Pasadena
31 Don Dwyer, Jr. Ends.png Republican Glen Burnie
31 Steve Schuh Ends.png Republican Gibson Island
32 Pamela Beidle Electiondot.png Democratic
32 Mary Ann Love Electiondot.png Democratic Glen Burnie
32 Theodore Sophocleus Electiondot.png Democratic Linthicum
33A Cathy Vitale Ends.png Republican
33A Tony McConkey Ends.png Republican Severna Park
33B Robert Costa Ends.png Republican
34A Glen Glass Ends.png Republican Edgewood
34A Mary-Dulany James Electiondot.png Democratic Havre de Grace
34B David Rudolph Electiondot.png Democratic Rising Sun
35A H. Wayne Norman, Jr. Ends.png Republican Jarrettsville
35A Donna Stifler Ends.png Republican
35B Susan McComas Ends.png Republican
36 Michael Smigiel, Sr. Ends.png Republican Chesapeake
36 Jay Jacobs Ends.png Republican Stevensville
36 Stephen Hershey, Jr. Ends.png Republican Worton
37A Rudolph Cane Electiondot.png Democratic Hebron
37B Adelaide Eckardt Ends.png Republican Cambridge
37B Jeannie Haddaway Ends.png Republican Easton
38A Charles Otto Ends.png Republican
38B Norman Conway Electiondot.png Democratic Salisbury
38B Mike McDermott Ends.png Republican Bishopville
39 Charles Barkley Electiondot.png Democratic Gaithersburg
39 Kirill Reznik Electiondot.png Democratic
39 Shane Robinson Electiondot.png Democratic
40 Frank Conaway, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic
40 Barbara Robinson Electiondot.png Democratic
40 Shawn Tarrant Electiondot.png Democratic
41 Jill Carter Electiondot.png Democratic
41 Nathaniel Oaks Electiondot.png Democratic Baltimore
41 Samuel Rosenberg Electiondot.png Democratic Baltimore
42 Stephen Lafferty Electiondot.png Democratic
42 Susan Aumann Ends.png Republican
42 William Frank Ends.png Republican
43 Curt Anderson Electiondot.png Democratic
43 Mary Washington Electiondot.png Democratic Baltimore
43 Maggie McIntosh Electiondot.png Democratic Baltimore
44 Keith Haynes Electiondot.png Democratic Baltimore
44 Keiffer Mitchell, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic Baltimore
44 Melvin Stukes Electiondot.png Democratic
45 Talmadge Branch Electiondot.png Democratic Baltimore
45 Cheryl Glenn Electiondot.png Democratic Baltimore
45 Nina R. Harper Electiondot.png Democratic Baltimore
46 Peter Hammen Electiondot.png Democratic Baltimore
46 Luke Clippinger Electiondot.png Democratic Baltimore
46 Brian McHale Electiondot.png Democratic Baltimore
47 Jolene Ivey Electiondot.png Democratic
47 Doyle Niemann Electiondot.png Democratic
47 Michael Summers Electiondot.png Democratic

Standing committees

Maryland House of Delegates has 7 standing committees:

External links

References

  1. Maryland House of Delegates, Origin & Functions
  2. Population in 2010 of the American states
  3. Washington Post, "Maryland legislative session begins with bold predictions," January 9, 2013
  4. Maryland General Assembly
  5. Yahoo Finance, Md. special session anticipated in week of Oct. 17, July 6, 2011
  6. 2010 session dates for Maryland legislature
  7. Follow the Money: "Maryland House 2010 Campaign Contributions"
  8. Maryland General Assembly "Maryland Constitution"(Referenced Section, Article III, Section 13, Subsection (a)(1))
  9. Maryland General Assembly "Maryland Constitution"(Referenced Section, Article III, Section 13, Subsections (a)(1) and (a)(2))
  10. Maryland General Assembly "Maryland Constitution"(Referenced Section, Article III, Section 13, Subsection (a)(4))
  11. Maryland Department of Planning, "Redistricting FAQs," Accessed June 16, 2011
  12. U.S. Census Bureau, "2010 Census: Maryland Profile, 2011
  13. The Baltimore Sun, "Maryland population grows by 480,000, Census says," December 21, 2010
  14. Baltimore Sun, "Redistricting: Mighty Baltimore to lose influence," August 11, 2011
  15. WBAL, "Lawmakers To Let O'Malley Redistricting Plan Take Effect Without a Vote," February 23, 2012
  16. Baltimore Sun, "Redistricting plan questioned after O'Malley adviser's conviction," December 22, 2011
  17. The Baltimore Sun, "Redistricting Map Foes Say They Have Passed First Test," May 31, 2012
  18. Maryland House Leadersship
  19. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013