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Nearly 300 measures to take effect without Gov. Hogan’s signature

May 28th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Gov. Hogan allowed nearly 300 bills to become law without his signature on Friday during the last day of this year's legislative session. WBAL reports the 294 measures will take effect without signature in accordance with Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution, according to a news release.

Hogan also vetoed 18 bills, including one which allowed voters to provide several ways for a missing signature on a mail in-ballot after it had been received by a local elections board. In his veto message, Hogan said the bill did not validate a signature and he raised security concerns.

The Senate sponsor of the bill, Montgomery County Democrat Cheryl Kagan reacted to the veto in an email to reporters which said, "holy crap"