In March 2020, as COVID-19 surged in Maryland and across the country, the Maryland General Assembly wrapped up the 2020 legislative session weeks earlier than expected. While the public health crisis meant some of our legislative priorities didn’t make it through, we were were able to move the ball forward on several public interest issues.
Maryland PIRG worked successfully with the Maryland General Assembly to pass bills that will protect consumers and safeguard public health. Some of these bills are now law, and others were vetoed by Gov. Larry Hogan. To check your legislators' scores, you will need to check who represents you in Annapolis.
We had tough fights this year. We took on the chemical industry, big tobacco, and big tech companies. We certainly didn't win on everything, but with the support of our members we will continue to do research, public education, organizing, and advocacy to deliver tangible results that benefit all Marylanders.