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Governor Hogan Calls Special Session of the Maryland General Assembly

House of Delegates to Elect New Speaker on May 1

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today signed an executive order calling for the Maryland General Assembly to convene a special session on Wednesday, May 1.

This special session, which comes at the request of the presiding officers, will allow the House of Delegates to elect a successor to the late Speaker Michael E. Busch.

“It is my solemn duty to call a special session of the General Assembly in order to elect a successor to Speaker Busch,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “As we close a significant chapter in our state’s history, we will continue the critical work that Mike Busch dedicated so much of his life to doing.”

Click here to access a signed copy of Executive Order 01.01.2019.04.

Proclamation Convening the General Assembly of Maryland in Extraordinary Session at Annapolis Maryland on May 1, 2019

Whereas, the Honorable Michael E. Busch, Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, passed away on April 7, 2019, causing an outpouring of grief from the citizens of the State;

Whereas, Speaker Busch was the longest-serving speaker in the State’s history, and was widely respected and admired for his lifelong dedication to service to the State and its citizens; and

Whereas, the House of Delegates, in accordance with its rules, must elect a new speaker to succeed Speaker Busch;

Now, therefore, I, Lawrence J. Hogan Jr., Governor of the State of Maryland, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Article II, Section 16, of the Maryland Constitution and the Laws of Maryland, hereby proclaim and convene a special and extraordinary session of the General Assembly of Maryland to commence on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in the City of Annapolis to enable the House of Delegates to elect a new Speaker.

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