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Monday, March 17, 2014

Week Eleven: Crossover Day, Then Hearings

Members of the Maryland General Assembly will start work a little earlier than usual on Monday, as lawmakers head into the home stretch of the 2014 session.

Monday is known as "Crossover Day" where lawmakers have to pass bills in at least one chamber, if those bills have any chance of getting to the governor's desk. Bills can still be introduced after Monday, but lawmakers would have to vote to suspend their rules.

Lawmakers normally convene at 8 p.m. on Mondays, with committee hearings held earlier in the afternoon.

The Senate will convene at 7 p.m. Senate President Mike Miller says senators have finished much of their work until now, and so Monday's session will begin with a ceremony to mark St. Patrick's Day, and then senators will begin their work.

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