On busy ‘crossover day,’ legislature advances abortion records protections, Senate introduces budget bill
The Maryland General Assembly moved bundles of bills Monday, including Democratic priorities involving medical records of people who have had abortions and health care coverage for transgender people, and introduced Democratic Gov. Wes Moore’s budget in the Senate. Monday’s busy agendas were part of “crossover day,” one of the more consequential traditions during the 90-day legislative session that ends April 10. Crossover day is the last day a bill can pass out of its chamber of origin and be guaranteed a hearing in the opposite chamber. Bills that don’t make it that far have a shot at landing on Moore’s desk, but it’s less likely they will do so.