Brooke was elected in 2014 to represent District 46 in the Maryland House of Delegates, one of the bodies of the Maryland General Assembly. The General Assembly is Maryland’s legislative body and directly represents the electorate. The state has 47 districts represented by 47 Senators and 141 Delegates. The General Assembly meets in regular session for 90 calendar days each year beginning the second Wednesday in January (and ending the second Monday in April) to act on more than 2500 pieces of legislation and the State’s annual capital and operating budgets. (Learn more about District 46 here.)
The Maryland General Assembly website has many great resources if you are interested in following our work over the next 90 days. I will highlight just a few:
- The general schedule is available here.
- You can look up legislation and track its progress here. Every bill introduced by the bill introduction deadline is guaranteed a hearing and before the hearing, a fiscal and policy note about the bill will be published.
- You can view the Committee Schedules here.
- Committee hearings can also be watched online.
Brooke’s Work in Annapolis
Brooke sits on the Appropriations Committee, the Committee responsible for passing a balanced budget every year. She has championed numerous bills during her first term and has successfully sponsored and passed key initiatives in the areas of education, public transit, family leave, food access for seniors, expanding access to AmeriCorps, and more.
Every year Brooke puts together a synopsis of her work during the past session. To read her three reports, click on the links below: