- Associated Press - Friday, April 6, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Some Maryland measures are going into law without Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature.

The governor’s office released a list of bills Thursday evening that the Democrat-led legislature sent to the Republican governor that he is neither signing nor vetoing, so they will automatically go into law.

One of them is a measure to create automatic voter registration. It designates agencies to automatically register residents to vote, unless the applicant declines to register or is determined not to be eligible.


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Hogan also declined to sign a bill that decouples Maryland’s estate tax from the federal estate tax. It limits the amount of Maryland estate tax up to $5 million. It’s in response to the federal tax overhaul, which is set to double the federal exemption to about $11 million next year.

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