Maryland FlagThe MD Joint Legislative Committee (JLC) worked tirelessly during the 2013 90-Day session of the Maryland General Assembly.  The Committee reviewed hundreds of bills which potentially had an impact on the construction industry, taking positions and lobbying on behalf of the ABC membership before the various Committees, as well as the House and Senate chambers.  Here are a just a few of the highlights: Over 2,500 bills were introduced during the 2013 session and ABC reviewed each to evaluate whether it would have an impact on our members and the merit construction industry. ABC took positions on 100 bills that we determined to affect the ability of ABC members to operate in a free and open competitive environment.
For a more comprehensive list of results, please visit this link.
Thanks go to JLC Chairman Tom Kingston, Skillforce, Inc. who provided the leadership and commitment to the Committee during the very busy 90-Day session.  Thanks also go to ABC’s terrific lobbying team of Harris Jones & Malone and Government Affairs-MD which led the effort on behalf of ABC.  Special kudos to Sean Malone, Lisa Harris Jones, Paul Wood and Dennis McCoy for all their efforts in their effective representation of ABC before the General Assembly and to Mike Burlas, Don Spence, Bob Baumann and Steve Martin who ably represented Metro Washington on the JLC.
Bob Zinsmeister, director of government affairs ABC of Metro Washington