Homestretch and Vaccines
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The Governor has accelerated the schedule for vaccine eligibility. As of yesterday, all Marylanders 16 and older are eligible to get vaccinated at mass vaccination sites. Starting on Monday, April 12, the Governor has required that all providers will be required to schedule appointments for all Marylanders 16 and older.
As my colleague, Delegate Ariana Kelly, reported in her most recent newsletter—which I continue to highly recommend—the pace of vaccine administration in Maryland has dramatically increased. It took two months to administer the first million shots, 27 days for the second million, and just 19 days for the third million.
I continue to offer a few other practical tips to obtain vaccines for those eligible:
I continue to see progress on my own legislative agenda. Over the past few days the Senate has returned with minor changes or passed and sent to the Governor the Office of People's Counsel Environmental Reform Act, the Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment for Multifamily Units Act, the Board of Public Works Budget Reduction Clarification Act, and legislation to bolster special education teacher pay. My legislation to electrify the state bus fleet was also incorporated into the much broader Climate Solutions Now Act passed by the Senate.
My colleague Senator McCray wrote about our bicameral legislation to reform the Maryland Environmental Service, one of the bills we expect to pass in the final days of the legislative session.
Last week I wrote about the presentment deadline, the date by which bills must be on the Governor's desk for him to sign, veto, or allow to become law without his signature while the legislature is in session. Some of the legislation that was presented to the Governor includes:
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