This office is here to be a resource to and serve constituents of District 44B. Outside of legislative duties, we also provide assistance in a variety of ways to constituents of 44B. We are in Annapolis to help ensure that your concerns are voiced. If you ever plan to testify before a House committee, we can help provide copies to the committee or sign you up to testify.
Dealing with state agencies can sometimes be overwhelming, frustrating and time consuming. In these cases, my staff and I may be able to help advocate and expedite an appropriate, and hopefully positive, resolution. If you plan to visit our state capital, please contact my office as far in advance of your trip to Annapolis as possible, particularly if you wish to visit during the annual legislative session from January to early April.
If you plan to visit Annapolis, the chambers of the Senate and the House of Delegates are located on the first floor of the State House. The galleries for each chamber are located on the second floor and are open to the public. Please note, seating is limited and is available on a first-come-first-seated basis. Floor sessions usually begin at 8:00 p.m. on Monday evenings and at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Friday floor sessions usually start at 11:00 a.m.
My office can also help arrange any of the following on your behalf:
- A video about the General Assembly and the legislative process;
- A tour of the historic rooms and chambers of the Maryland State House;
- A tour of the legislative complex, including the Senate and House office buildings, the committee hearing rooms, and the tunnels linking the legislative buildings in the complex;
- Observation of proceedings from the House or Senate galleries when the legislature is in session and attending a committee hearing; and
- Tours of the governor’s residence, Government House, when available.
Be sure to bring a photo identification card, such as a driver's license. Temporary badges (stickers) are then issued and must be kept visible for the duration of the visit.
My Delegate Scholarship application for the 2017-18 application period is now closed. Please check back here on January 10, 2018 for our 2018-2019 scholarship application.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office.
To review legislation and its history, you can visit the General Assembly of Maryland website. You may also review legislation that I sponsored in the 2015, 2016, and 2017 legislative sessions.
General Assembly Page Program
During the legislative session, our high school seniors have the opportunity serve as student pages for two nonconsecutive weeks in either the Senate and the House of Delegates and to learn about the legislative process. Each year 105 pages and 36 alternates are selected from across the State to represent their schools and counties in Annapolis. Baltimore County and every other jurisdiction is allocated at least one page and one alternate position and receives additional positions based on its high school senior student population.
Maryland public and nonpublic high schools seniors, who are at least 16 years of age, and who are residents within the State of Maryland, are eligible to apply. If interested, you should apply through your school in September of your senior year. The selection is usually completed by October 31 of each year. If you have any questions, please contact:
Mr. Rex M. Shepard
Coordinator, Office of Social Studies
Baltimore County Public Schools
105 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Room #313
Towson, MD 21204