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CLPA List of Upcoming DC Area Policy Meetings (February 27-March 3rd)

This week the Maryland General Assembly will have several committee bill hearings. There are several bills to pay attention such as:

  • HB0229/SB0172-Employment for Minors - Opportunities for Work: Requiring the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to release certain personal information of a minor who has a work permit to employers and apprenticeship sponsors, educational programs and institutions, and local workforce development boards that have requested and have registered with the Maryland Department of Labor for the purpose of receiving the information, if a parent or legal guardian of the minor or the minor elects to allow the sharing of the information.

  • HB0549/SB0555-Fair Wage Act of 2023:Increasing the State minimum wage rate in effect for certain periods of time; increasing, except under certain circumstances, the State minimum wage rate in effect for certain periods of time-based on annual growth in a certain consumer price index; altering the authority of the Board of Public Works to temporarily suspend an increase in the minimum wage rate; and repealing the requirement that the Governor's budgets for certain fiscal years include certain provider rate increases.

The Virginia General Assembly adjourned Monday, February 25th. CLPA will provide a review of some of the most important bills that passed in the near future. Unfortunately, the Virginia General Assembly adjourned without reaching any agreement on changes to the state's budget and leaving $3 billion in surplus revenue unspent. This left goals from Democrats and Republicans, which include both tax cuts and massive new spending, up in the air. Virginia Governor Youngkin wanted $1 billion in tax cuts in addition to the $4 billion in tax cuts approved last year by the General Assembly. Democrats in the Virginia Senate wanted to use that money to provide raises for teachers and fund education expenses that have been underfunded for a long time.

The DC Council will not have any meetings this week. The Council will be hosting several performance oversight hearings and roundtables, but no legislation will be discussed. The Council will not have another full meeting until March 2nd.

In Maryland, the Charles County Board of County Commissioners will meet to discuss a number of zoning bills and receive a legislative briefing on bills in the General Assembly related to Charles County. The Montgomery County Council will meet to discuss several important bills, such as the Safe Streets Act of 2023, which would, among other things, prohibit a driver of a motor vehicle from making a right turn on a red at certain intersections as well as require the County Executive to provide an automated traffic enforcement plan. They will also discuss Bill 12-23, Police – Traffic Stops – Limitations which would prohibit a police officer from conducting a traffic stop for certain offenses under the Maryland Vehicle Law. There will be a public hearing about this bill on June 19th at 1:30, and a Public Safety Committee worksession will be held on July 17th. CLPA will analyze this bill at a later date.

The Prince George's County Council will also meet this week and discuss several bills, a few of which CLPA has highlighted before. Bills such as CB-007-2023-Rent Stabilization Act of 2023, which would limit landlords’ ability to increase rent for certain tenants above a certain amount They will also discuss CB-024-2023-Prince George’s County Rental Assistance Act of 2023, which would prohibit sudden increases in rent, known as rent gouging.

In Virginia, there is only one legislative meeting this week. Alexandria City Council will host a Legislative Meeting and a Budget Presentation, which will see the Council discuss the CIty's FY 2024 budget(including Schools), the Proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for FY 2024 to FY 2033 (including Schools CIP), and the Proposed Tax Rate Recommendations. The meeting can be accessed by government channel 70, streaming on the City's website, and can be accessed via Zoom.

Below is the list of the most important meetings occurring around the DC Area this week.


Click on the blue hyperlinks below for more information about each meeting.

District of Columbia

DC Council

  • No DC Council meeting this week

DC State Board of Education



Maryland General Assembly

  • Maryland House of Delegates is in session: Will meet on Monday, February 27, at 8:00 pm.

    • A complete list of Committee meetings occurring this week can be found here.

  • Maryland Senate is in session: Will meet on Monday, February 27, at 8:00 pm.

    • A complete list of Committee meetings occurring this week can be found here.

  • County Delegation Meetings and "Other" Meetings

    • A complete list of Delegation meetings occurring this week can be found here.

Charles County

Board of Charles County Commissioners

Charles County Board of Education

Montgomery County

Montgomery County Council

  • Montgomery County Council meeting-Tuesday, February 28 at 9:15 am

    • Legislation/Policy of interest

      • Bill 11-23, Motor Vehicles and Traffic – Traffic Signals, Devices, and Automated Enforcement Plan (The Safe Streets Act of 2023)

      • Bill 12-23, Police – Traffic Stops – Limitations

      • Bill 14-23, Police – Late Night Business Safety Plan

      • Expedited Bill 13-23, Montgomery County Urban Districts – Friendship Heights Urban District

Montgomery County Board of Education

Prince George's County

Prince George's County Council

Prince George's County Board of Education



Virginia General Assembly

  • Virginia House of Delegates is not in session: Adjourned Monday, February 25th

  • Virginia Senate is not in session: Adjourned Monday, February 25th

Alexandria City

Alexandria City Council

Alexandria City Board of Education

Arlington County

Arlington County Board

Arlington County School Board

Fairfax County

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Fairfax County School Board


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