Maryland General Assembly
The Baltimore Jewish Council maintains a strong presence in Annapolis for the Maryland General Assembly session.
Click here to view some of the BJC's priority bills on the BJC's 2011 Bill Tracker.
Click here to view our legislative priorities for 2011.
Session 2012 Information:
MD HOME Act Fact Sheet
Do you want to get involve during Session 2013?
The GRC’s Legislative Committee meets regularly during the Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session to review pending legislation and prioritize BJC’s efforts in Annapolis in light of existing Council policy. Contact us for more information.
BJC co-hosts the Maryland Jewish community’s Advocacy Day in Annapolis each year during the Legislative Session. Community members advocate for the Maryland Jewish community’s legislative agenda at meetings with legislators. Click here to view more information.
Do you want to get in the legislative loop? Here is some information on common lingo used in Annapolis and the types of bills introduced.
Current Important Maryland Programs
"BRAC" is an acronym that stands for Base Realignment and Closure. It is the congressionally authorized process Department of Defense has previously used to reorganize its base structure to more efficiently and effectively support our forces, increase operational readiness and facilitate new ways of doing business. The most recent iteration of base realignment was enacted as federal law in November 2005 as is known as BRAC 2005. As a result, Maryland would become the future home to thousands of our country’s federal civilian and military families.
Redistricting will begin following the conclusion of the 2010 Census. Redistricting is the process of redrawing electoral boundaries within a state. Most elected political offices in Maryland represent distinct geographical areas. These areas are called electoral districts. The United States Congress, The Maryland General Assembly, County Councils, and many county commissions or councils and local school boards represent voters within specified electoral districts.
Learn about Maryland Redistricting...
Census 2010 is complete. Visit the BJC Census page for more information about Census 2010, the results, and how it will effect the state of Maryland...
Resources for Maryland Families
Maryland Department of Legislative Services
Spending Affordability Briefing (November 2010)
2013 Annual Meeting
Israel at 65: Rabbis Reflect
Join the Baltimore Jewish Council at our Annual Meeting
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Chizuk Amuno Congregation
8100 Stevenson Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
Click here for more details