Maryland Bill (SB107) to give Anne Arundel County veto power over new bay bridge faces resistance in committee

Legislation granting Anne Arundel County veto power over a new span crossing the Chesapeake Bay faced resistance in the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday as opponents raised concerns about undermining the state’s authority over its transportation projects.

Senate Bill 107 would add Anne Arundel County to a list of Eastern Shore counties that can veto any toll bridge or road as long as a majority of affected counties agree to do so. The bill also creates new law granting Anne Arundel County veto power over bridge projects spanning the Chesapeake Bay and affecting the county.