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Paid Sick Leave is now the law of the land in Maryland.

The Maryland Senate had voted to give employers until July 1st to meet the demands of the new law but a House panel effectively killed the delay.

It requires that businesses with 15 or more employees must provide 5 days of paid six leave a year after the first 106 days of employment.

Bill Chambers, president and CEO of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, told the Salisbury Daily Times that he believed it would hurt small businesses.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate has voted to delay until July a law requiring many businesses to provide paid sick leave.

The vote came Thursday, just three days before the new law was scheduled to take effect.

Those who pushed for the delay say businesses aren't ready to allow the estimated 700,000 workers without paid sick leave to start accruing it.

The General Assembly voted last month to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of the bill. Hogan had said the bill would be damaging to small businesses.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland senators are considering adding a 60-day extension to enforce a new paid sick leave law.

The law is scheduled to take effect Feb. 11, 30 days after the legislature voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto.

Some say more time is needed. Mike O'Halloran, the Maryland director of the National Federation of Independent Business, is asking lawmakers to delay enforcement until July 1.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - After years of trying, Maryland lawmakers are close to requiring paid sick leave at many Maryland businesses.

The Maryland Senate may vote as early as Friday on whether to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto.

Supporters will need all 29 Democrats who voted for the bill last year. The House of Delegates voted to override it on Thursday.

The bill would require businesses with 15 or more employees to provide up to five days of earned paid sick leave. An employee would earn an hour of sick leave for every 30 hours they work.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers are gathering for the start of their annual 90-day legislative session.

It begins at noon on Wednesday in Annapolis.

As they do each year, lawmakers are expected to elect the presiding officers for the House and Senate on the first day.

While some sessions get off to a slow start, lawmakers appear ready to act soon on some high-profile issues. Democrats who control the General Assembly say they expect an override vote against Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill requiring paid sick leave for businesses with 15 or more employees.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Supporters of requiring businesses with 15 or more employees to provide five paid sick days are rallying against Gov. Larry Hogan's veto.

The Working Matters Coalition for Earned Sick Days is holding two news conferences on Tuesday.

They will include members of the coalition's health, faith, small business, labor and community organizations. Legislative leaders who support the bill also are expected to attend.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland General Assembly has voted to require five paid sick leave days at businesses with 15 or more employees.

The House voted 87-53 on Wednesday to agree with changes made by the Senate.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate has sent its bill on requiring paid sick leave over to the House of Delegates.

The Senate voted 29-18 for the measure. That's a crucial vote, because 29 are how many votes the Senate would need to override a veto from Gov. Larry Hogan, who opposes the bill.

The measure as approved by the Senate doesn't go quite as far as the House initially intended.

For one thing, it would require five paid sick days instead of seven for Maryland businesses with 15 or more employees.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate has passed a measure to require paid sick leave for businesses that have 15 or more employees.

The Senate voted 29-18 for the bill on Thursday.

The vote is significant, because the Senate would need 29 votes to override a veto from Gov. Larry Hogan, who said Wednesday he would veto the bill in its current form.

All of the senators who supported the bill were Democrats. Four Democrats joined 14 Republicans to vote against it.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan says he would veto a bill requiring businesses with 15 or more employees to provide paid sick leave.

The Republican governor announced his intention during a news conference Wednesday

He says either a bill passed by the House or a measure nearing a vote in the Senate would be "dead on arrival." Hogan has his own proposal that would provide for paid sick leave for businesses with 50 or more employees. It hasn't moved forward.

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