Use your voice for a stronger state
The 2021 legislative session presents an opportunity to educate lawmakers about the positive steps being taken by employers to advance economic growth and make Maryland a better place to live and work. It also presents a continued opportunity to protect the interests of Maryland’s job creators. We intend to carefully monitor the anticipated critical issues throughout the 2021 session. Together, we will continue to make an impact in Annapolis and Washington, D.C., and build a stronger future for Maryland.
The 2021 legislative session was like no other legislative session in Maryland’s history. The Maryland Chamber of Commerce and its membership remained committed to doing our part in mitigating the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis while advocating for policies aiding economic recovery. Without a doubt, the economic impact and challenges borne from the COVID-19 pandemic were unprecedented and factored into many policy decisions made during these 90 days. Our 2021 Legislative Report includes a detailed overview of the bills relevant to the business community that passed or failed and the Chamber’s position on each.
The 2021 Legislative Session was historic in so many ways. The Maryland Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs team provided a comprehensive analysis of the legislation relevant to the business community that passed or failed after the close of session.
Each year, in coordination with our membership, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce identifies anticipated critical issues and establishes a legislative agenda to guide our strategy and advocacy efforts at the Maryland General Assembly. Every session presents us with an opportunity to educate lawmakers about the positive steps being taken by job creators to advance economic recovery and move Maryland forward. It also affords us the opportunity to raise the challenges being faced by employers and to work collaboratively toward solutions that make Maryland a better place to live and work. The Maryland Chamber of Commerce 2021 Legislative Priorities & Anticipated Critical Issues Guide is now available for download.
Your voice matters! Join our Action Network and receive text and email alerts to connect with your representatives in just one click. It is critically important that Maryland job creators make their voices heard to lawmakers during the 2021 legislative session. Vital issues like advancing the economy and COVID-19 recovery are at stake. Now more than ever, your voice can be the driving force to make Maryland the best place to work and live.
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Our bill tracking system provides concise summaries of each bill along with the Chamber’s positions: support, oppose, hold or amend. We encourage our members to regularly review this section of our website for the most up-to-date legislative information.
You can access a breakdown of bills by topic by logging in to our Members Only Portal below and then selecting “2021 Bill Tracker” from the menu on the right-hand side.
Here is a guide to submitting written testimony during the 2021 session that we prepared as a resource for our members.
At the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, we believe that all business leaders deserve to have a voice in the future of Maryland’s economy. This is why we created the Maryland Advocacy Playbook to teach people about advocacy and how you can make a difference in Annapolis. This guide provides you with the necessary tools and resources to ensure that your voice is heard.
This guide includes: