This legislative update begins on a sad note. One of the leading contenders in the Democratic primary race for governor of Maryland died suddenly early this morning. Baltimore County Executive Kevin
Kamenetz was 60, and a fixture in state politics. Kamenetz consistently polled among the top three candidates and had raised more money than anyone else in the field of eight candidates. Under election law, it is up to Kamenetz's running mate, Valerie Ervin, to decide whether to run in his place or choose another candidate.
Governor Larry Hogan signed 200 bills on Wednesday, holding the 6th bill signing ceremony of the year, with one more next week. A total of 889 bills were passed during the 2018 legislative session.
In the District, following
several high profile data breaches impacting millions of consumers and credit unions, the D.C. Council is considering a number of bills to protect consumers against data breaches. E
mployment issues are also on the Council's legislative agenda, including a bill to prohibit employers from asking about salary history during the interview process. Another bill introduced would establish limits on the amount that can be garnished from an individual's wages. More details on the bills are below.
Thank you to WSSC FCU president/CEO Jeff Goff for partnering with us on the Credit Union Roundtable with Congressman Brown, and to the 20 credit union executives who attended. It was a very successful event in which all participants were highly engaged. In fact, Congressman Brown's chief of staff reached out to us this week to ask about the credit union perspective on an issue.
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