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Maryland lawmakers scrambling as session set to close

April 8th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

While hundreds of bills will zoom across the desks of the presiding officers of the House and Senate on Monday as the legislature wraps up its 90-day session, much of the serious work of tying up loose ends will be happening off the floors, in hurried huddles of six senators and six delegates – plus any number of observers – negotiating last-day conference committee reports.

About a dozen conference committees have been formed in the last several days of session. Others are certainly likely on the final day, including one to resolve differences between the House and Senate on whether to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board. While the House approved a bill to establish a program to set price caps on certain drugs, the Senate bill has been amended to require a year-long study.

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