Maryland Governor Larry Hogan holds bill signing ceremony

Governor signs first bill into law
Posted at 6:56 PM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 07:32:43-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Governor Larry hogan held a bill signing ceremony in the Governor's Reception Room alongside the Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch.

With less than two weeks left in the legislative session, Governor Hogan signed the first bill from this year's General Assembly into law.

The first bill is called the Federal Shutdown Paycheck Protection Act. This law enables employees in Maryland who must work during a government shutdown without pay to get unemployment benefits.

State lawmakers approved the legislation in response to the 35-day federal government shutdown that ended in January.

It would apply to civilian federal employees at a site in Maryland. This law goes into effect immediately.