MH&LA Update – October 14, 2014

SURVEY SHOWS STRONG PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR POST- LABOR DAY SCHOOL START
A recent statewide poll conducted by the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center at Goucher College indicates 71% of those asked said they supported moving the start of school until after Labor Day while only 17% said they are opposed. Support for the issue was strong across all demographic boundaries.

STATE HOTEL SWIMMING POOLS AND SPAS REGULATION REVISIONS UPDATE
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), has scheduled a third work session to continue review and discussions on a wide range of possible revisions to the regulations. MH&LA has been and continues to be involved in this process. Details on the outcomes will follow ASAP.

EARLY VOTING FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION STARTS NEXT WEEK
Early voting in the General Election for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, members of the General Assembly, Maryland members of the U.S. House, and a range of local offices will be open from October 23rd through October 30. Early voting locations are open daily from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM.

LIMITS ON TRANSPORTATION FUND TRANSFERS ALSO ON NOVEMBER BALLOT
Statewide Ballot Question #1 is a proposed constitutional amendment that would require the Governor to declare a fiscal emergency and a three-fifths concurrence vote in the Maryland General Assembly for transfers of state Transportation Trust Funds to the state General Fund or Special Funds.

MARYLAND TOURISM AND TRAVEL SUMMIT (MTTS) IS NOVEMBER 12-14
The Summit is Maryland’s premier tourism industry conference for tourism professionals from across Maryland and the Mid Atlantic region. For details on speakers, the program, registration, location, accommodations and sponsorship opportunities click here.

RFP AVAILABLE FOR FOR THE 2015 MARYLAND TOURISM AND TRAVEL SUMMIT
The property selected will have a unique opportunity to showcase itself to the tourism industry and state political leaders. It will be between late October and mid November 2015 on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. For an RFP, contact ross.peddicord@maryland.gov.

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