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FAQs

University of Baltimore Office of Government and Community Relations

  • When is the General Assembly's legislative session?

    The General Assembly begins on the second Wednesday in January of each year and runs through mid-April. The session lasts for 90 consecutive calendar days. The final day of session is called "Sine Die."

  • What is President Bogomolny's role during the legislative session?

    President Bogomolny travels to Annapolis regularly during the legislative session to meet with state legislators to fully represent the University of Baltimore and its needs, priorities and accomplishments. The president delivers testimony on key issues affecting the University, including the University's budget request. He works with the USM Board of Regents, the chancellor, other USM presidents, the Governor's Office and the Maryland Higher Education Commission on Maryland's higher education issues. Visit the President's Testimony page for previous testimony and further information.

  • When does President Bogomolny talk to legislators?

    President Bogomolny talks to legislators throughout the year through on-campus visits, telephone and Annapolis visits to educate members about the University. He hosts legislator visits on campus, including campus tours and meetings with deans and faculty.

  • Who represents UB to the General Assembly?

    President Bogomolny is the University's official representative to the General Assembly. Ms. Anita Thomas, vice president for government and community relations, serves as the University's liaison to state legislators in Annapolis and the University's federal representatives.

  • Who are our elected officials that represent UB?

    Each state legislative district has four representatives, one senator and three delegates. The University is located in state legislative District 40. District 40 representatives are:
    Senator Catherine E. Pugh

    Delegate Frank M. Conaway, Jr.
    Delegate Barbara A. Robinson
    Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant.

  • Where do I go if I want to participate in the legislative process?

    Among the many ways that you can participate in the legislative process are contacting your home legislator or attending public hearings.

    Contact your legislators to discuss important issues. If you need to find the names and telephone numbers of your representatives, visit MD Legislature.

    Participate in the President's Legislative Symposium. This symposium, sponsored by the President's Office, is open to University students who wish to learn more about the legislative process. The symposium offers students an introduction to the General Assembly, exposure to state legislators and a guided tour of the Annapolis complex, the site of the General Assembly Session. Check the Government Relations home page for more information about the annual President's Legislative Symposium. Information will be posted during sign-up periods.

  • How can I research pending legislation?

    For information on pending legislation, please visit the Maryland General Assembly Web site. If you have the legislation's bill number, you can simply type the bill number into the search engine to find bill information, description, sponsor and status.

    You may also find legislative highlights for the current session on the UB Government and Community Relations website.

  • Where can I express my opinion about pending legislation?

    The President's Office welcomes the UB community's feedback about legislation affecting the University of Baltimore. Please email us at govrelations@ubalt.edu to express your opinion about legislative issues.