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MD Governor Issues Stay At Home Order--Does NOT Effect Construction Industry

March 30, 2020: Earlier today, Governor Hogan issued a Stay At Home Order that is to take effect at 8:00 PM tonight, Monday. This order does NOT change the construction industry's essential business status. Essential employees are still able to commute to essential businesses. (MD Executive Order Interpretive Guide)


Legislation to alter the exemption for specified executive, administrative or professional (EAP) employees from the Maryland Wage and Hour Law was overwhelmingly defeated in the House Economic Matters Committee by a vote of 19-1.


The Maryland General Assembly adjourned Monday night with a flurry of activity on legislation of interest to ABC and the merit construction industry. Below is a short list of some issues lobbied on by ABC. A more comprehensive report will be forthcoming. 

Pro-Union Workforce Development Bill Killed in Senate Committee

Legislation that would have mandated union representation on all Strategic Industry Partnerships as it related to the Maryland Earn Program was defeated in the Senate Finance Committee.

Governor Hogan Announces Purple Line Will Move Forward

Governor Hogan recently announced that the State will go forward with the construction of the Purple Line saving more than $500 million as a result of design changes and additional local and private-sector funding.  The Purple Line is a 16-mile light rail line extending from Bethesda to New Carrollton.  

Prince George’s County Announces New Fee Schedule

Effective July 1, 2015, a new fee schedule went into effect for the Prince George’s County Department of Permitting, Inspection and Enforcement.  The new fee schedule is available to view here. 

ABC Representatives Meet with Congressman Andy Harris

ABC representatives took the time to meet and thank Congressman Andy Harris at the ABC National Legislative Conference this week.  Congressman Harris is a strong supporter of ABC and our issues.

(Picture from l-r:  Gil Dissen, Dissen & Juhn; Chris Garvey,
ABC Chesapeake-Shores; Bob Zinsmeister, ABC of Metro Washington; Pamela Volm,
ABC National Chair; Bill Simons, Coakley & Williams Construction;
Congressman Harris; Amy Thomas, ABC Chesapeake-Shores, Tom Kingston,
Skillforce; Barrett Tucker, Allan Myers MD, Inc.)


The four Maryland ABC Chapters joined together to host the annual ABC Legislative Reception in Annapolis on February 25. The event was highlighted by the appearance and remarks from Governor Larry Hogan. Governor Hogan reiterated his pledge that “Maryland is open for business”.  The Governor spent over an hour at the reception thanking ABC and our members for their support during the election.  Also attending from the Administration were Secretary of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Kelly Schulz, Secretary of Veterans Affairs George Owings and Secretary of Education Lillian Lowry.  Numerous members of the General Assembly attended including Economic Matters Committee Chairman Dereck Davis and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Thomas “Mac” Middleton.

ABC looks forward to working with the new Administration and the General Assembly in making Maryland the very best it can be. 
Click to view more pictures from this event.

This Week in Annapolis

This will be a busy week for ABC in Annapolis as we anticipate testifying on bills dealing with safety, apprenticeship, right to work and corporate income tax reductions.  Below, please find links to the referenced bills.

Labor and Employment – Labor Organizations – Right to Work

Corporate Income Tax – Rate Reduction

Prevailing Wage – Payment for Apprenticeship Programs

Procurement – Public Work Contracts – Contractor Occupational Safety and Health Requirements

Whats Your Opinion?: PURPLE LINE

The proposed light rail purple line is currently being reviewed by Hogan Administration.  The line would provide service between Bethesda and New Carrollton with 21 planned stations.  Both Montgomery and Prince George’s County governments are supporting the construction of this project.  It is currently being proposed as a P3 (public-private partnership) project.  The current construction cost is $2.3 billion.

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