MH&LA Update – May 27, 2014


POST LABOR DAY SCHOOL START TASK FORCE ISSUES FINAL REPORT
Following nine months of intense dialogue and deliberations, a super majority of Task Force members overwhelmingly approved (with 11 yes votes and only 4 no votes) a recommendation to the Governor and General Assembly Leadership that Maryland law be changed to require a post Labor Day school start.

NEXT STEPS ON A POST LABOR DAY SCHOOL START TASK FORCE REPORT
MH&LA will continue to work with a broad based key stakeholder work group to secure General Assembly approval of legislation to implement the Task Forces’ recommendations. This effort is already underway and will continue prior to and during the next General Assembly session which starts in January 2015.

THANK YOU GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEMBERS FOR SUPPORTING LODGING AND TOURISM
A special thank you to the following members of the Maryland General Assembly who served on the Post Labor Day School Start Task Force and who voted to approve the favorable recommendation — Senator John Astle, Senator Jim Mathias, Delegate Anne Healey and Delegate LeRoy Myers.

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER AT MH&LA’S BALTIMORE CITY REGIONAL MEETING
Chad Barnhill, General Manager of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore will discuss what to expect next as the casino approaches an opening in August or September of this year. The meeting is June 10 from 10:00 AM to noon at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards. To register online click here.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR MH&LA’S BALTIMORE CITY “BAN THE BOX” SEMINAR
The seminar presenter will be Darryl McCallum of Shawe Rosenthal and will be on June 24 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Darryl will provide an overview of the new law, compliance guidelines and answer questions from seminar attendees. More details on the seminar location and registration options to follow.

2014 PRIMARY ELECTION UPDATE
June 3 is the last day to register to vote in the 2014 primary election, to change party affiliation, to update an address or to request an alternate polling place. Residents with a Maryland driver’s license or an MVA identification card can do all these functions online by click here.

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