Special Session Ordered For General Assembly
Maryland legislators will meet beginning Oct. 17 for a special session to pass Congressional redistricting before the start of the 2012 legislative session, according to a press release from the governor's office.
Maryland legislators will return to Annapolis Oct. 17 for a special session ordered by Gov. Martin O'Malley in an effort to pass legislation for the state's Congressional redistricting plan.
O'Malley issued an executive order Wednesday calling for the special session. Maryland must pass a Congressional redistricting plan before the 2012 legislative session begins in order to hold the presidential primary on April 3, 2012.
“Every 10 years we create electoral districts from which our congressional representatives are to be elected based on census [data],” O’Malley said in a press release. “I look forward to working with Senate President Miller, House Speaker Busch and with the members of the General Assembly as we come together and work on passing legislation ensuring every citizen is fairly and accurately represented.”