Week 10 of the 2019 MGA


Greetings Friends & Neighbors,

Thank you to all my family, friends and neighbors who joined us in Annapolis Monday night for our 40th District Night. It was a pleasure seeing familiar faces and connecting with you about key legislation and concerns back home.

I am grateful to have 5 bills already passed unanimously by the full Senate, and I am hoping to see votes on the remaining bills over the next few weeks. Please continue to scroll down to see the specific bills.

Transparency is the cornerstone of my service to you, our community and our state. Therefore, I hope that you find this newsletter useful and informative, and I encourage you to continue to contact me about how you feel about local and state issues, as well as anything that I may do to better serve you.

As your State Senator, I’m here to make sure that our state government is working for you. If there’s anything we can help you with, I invite you to please contact my office ([email protected]). We’ll work to make sure your needs are responded to in a timely fashion.

The people in this district are my top priority. I’d like to thank you for your encouragement and support, and I look forward to working to make our region a better place to work, do business and raise families.

Senator Antonio Hayes


Listed below are some pieces of legislation that are on their way to the House of Delegates after being passed as favorable in the State Senate! Five down and many more to go!



40th District Night





Thank you to everyone who joined us on Monday for our annual 40th District night! A special thank you to Creative City Art students (pictured above) for their amazing musical performance and to Youth in Business for an inspiring presentation (pictured below). We had the pleasure of being joined by the President of the Baltimore City Council, Jack Young, as well as many other city councilman and legislators.




Minority Business Night





This Thursday, my colleagues and I hosted the Minority Business Night in Annapolis. This event allowed minority businesses to hear legislation impacting their businesses while learning about resources that are available to Maryland-based businesses. Furthermore, this was a great opportunity for minority businesses to build partnerships and equip themselves with valuable information. Thank you to all that joined us!



Parents and students from James McHenry Elementary/Middle School and Steuart Hill Academic Academy visit with Senator Hayes as they advocate for Kirwan funding for schools. Two students at James McHenry — to the left of Senator Hayes — have created robots to aid elderly patients.



The American Legion in recognition of its 100th Anniversary of Advocating for Veterans in times of war and peace, mentoring youth and providing services and programs.


Bmore Academic
Useful News and Tools to encourage academic success & college readiness


Next One Up - Transforming the lives of young men in Baltimore City by supporting and advancing their academic , athletic, and social development.

Next One Up (NOU) empowers ‘high-risk’ middle and high school students in Baltimore City by providing long term mentoring and coaching on the field and in the classroom. Their innovative approach pushes beyond the boundaries of typical programs to make a lasting difference in our students’ lives. Their goal is to ensure that middle school students find their way to a good high school where they can truly thrive, and that they successfully graduate on a clear path to college or career.

Bmore Ready - Baltimore City’s Guide to College and Career Readiness
BMore Ready is one piece of a collective push – that includes greater access to Advanced Placement courses, college advising, FAFSA help, etc. – to increase readiness for college here in Baltimore. There hope is that City Schools students and families see the BMore Ready website as a valuable college and career readiness resource. Our goal is to get the word out by sharing information about BMore Ready with students and families. Please also follow BMore Ready on Twitter at @BMore_Ready and on Facebook at BMore Ready. If we spread the word, we can help every City Schools student who desires to attend college access the knowledge and resources to do so.


What's New In Annapolis?

Maryland paid family leave bill provides economic security for caregivers

No one should have to choose between caring for family and economic security. That’s why the General Assembly should stand with working families and pass The Time to Care Act of 2019 (House Bill 341/Senate Bill 500).
Without paid family leave, elders are dying alone; parents are struggling to care for their newborns, and families are confronting financial crisis because they lose income while they take on caregiving responsibilities. With few exceptions workplaces do not provide workers with the support they need to handle unavoidable family challenges. Read more about my bill here.

Maryland Senate OKs bill that would boost minimum wage statewide to $15 per hour
The Maryland Senate approved a bill Thursday night that would gradually increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, putting the measure one step closer. Debate in the Senate on Wednesday and Thursday fell along party lines with familiar points: Democrats argued that an increase in the wage is needed to help low-wage workers cover basic necessities, while Republicans said it would place a burden on businesses and chase jobs out of the state to lower-cost jurisdictions. 




Attending companies include:
Better Engineering Mfg., Inc.
Diamond Resorts International
Johns Hopkins University
MDH/Springfield Hospital Center
P. Flanigan & Sons, Inc.
Ruppert Landscape
The Baltimore Sun
Date And Time
Wed, March 20, 2019
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Inn at The Colonnade Baltimore - A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
4 West University Parkway Baltimore, MD 21218


Activism and Art: The Catonsville Nine, 50 Years Later October 18, 2018 - May 01, 2019
Weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



Click here for more details about Kite Fest!


The Baltimore Engineering, Technology, and Security Clearance Career Fair

Monday, April 8th, 2019
Westin Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel
1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road, Lithicum Heights
Lithicum, MD 21090
10am to 2pm


The Youth Works Job Fair    is an opportunity for more than 400 pre-selected Baltimore City 14- & 15-year-olds to interview and find a summer job, and we need your help!
Volunteers will greet and coach youth as they prepare for interviews, help employers, work with parents, and facilitate event flow.
Volunteers are needed May 8th from 3:00 - 8:00 PM. The event is located at Baltimore City War Memorial, 101 N. Gay St. Please contact Claire Simon at [email protected] for additional information.