This Act was passed in the 2017 Session of the General Assembly and subsequently vetoed by Governor Hogan. The following is the synopsis of HB1 as it appears on the General Assembly Website.
On November 30th, 2016, the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce held its 7th Annual Legislative Reception. The event paid special tribute to three councilmembers who are retiring at the end of their terms in December, Councilman Robert “Bobby” Curran, Councilwoman Helen Holton and Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector. In addition to honoring the retiring City Council members, the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce hosted members of the current and newly elected City Council, along with representation from Maryland's General Assembly.
On January 7, 2016, the Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys served as the lovely backdrop for the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce's Annual Legislative Reception. The keynote speaker Jimmy H. Rhee, Special Secretary of the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs, delivered a spectacular speech. Panelists for this event included State Delegate Barbara Robinson, State Senator Nathaniel McFadden, State Delegate Samuel I. "Sandy" Rosenberg, and City Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined neighborhood leaders, elected officials, and representatives from the business, philanthropic and faith communities to announce One Baltimore, a comprehensive public-private initiative to support the ongoing efforts to facilitate opportunities for the city’s children, families and neighborhoods. The partnership will focus on short-term recovery and deeper systemic change.