Dozens of bills passed in the just-completed session of the Maryland General Assembly will have to wait a few more weeks to become law.
Plans for William Donald Schaefer to lie in state Monday at the State House in Annapolis have prompted the cancellation of a bill signing ceremony that morning.
Those bills will instead get Gov. Martin O’Malley’s signature at one of two other scheduled ceremonies, on May 10 and May 19, said a spokesman for O’Malley (D). The governor and legislative leaders already conducted one signing ceremony, on the morning following the session’s April 11 adjournment.
Plans announced Tuesday call for Schaefer to lie in state at both the State House and City Hall in Baltimore. A motorcade tour of Baltimore landmarks will also take place Tuesday, with the funeral scheduled Wednesday in Baltimore.