The House bill went in with 56 co-sponsors, including House Speaker Michael E. Busch, who rarely puts his name on legislation. New cosponsors this year also include Baltimore County delegates Jon Cardin and Adrienne A Jones, both Democrats.
Similar legislation passed in the Senate last year and is expected to be approved there again. The bill was stopped in the House last year and pulled from the floor without a final vote. In that chamber 71 votes are needed for passage.
A list of co-sponsors is here.