Samuel I. “Sandy” Rosenberg is a graduate of the Baltimore City public schools, Amherst College, and the Columbia University Law School. He has been a member of the House for Delegates since 1983 and currently serves as House chair of the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review.
His most significant legislative accomplishments are repealing the death penalty; authorizing state funding of embryonic stem cell research; writing the holding of Roe v. Wade into Maryland law; creating three programs that encourage students to enter public service, by repaying a portion of the educational debt of people who have lower-paying public interest jobs, providing an up-front scholarship to students planning careers in public service, and giving a stipend to students who take public-interest summer jobs; requiring the French national railroad company to disclose the role it played in transporting people to their deaths during the Holocaust; lead paint abatement legislation; Maryland’s welfare reform law; the Voters Rights Protection Acts of 2005 and 2006, which expand access to the ballot and deter activities intended to suppress turnout; extending Maryland’s civil rights law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation; and establishing public health priorities for the use of the State’s share of the settlement of the tobacco litigation.
He co-teaches Legislation at the University of Baltimore and the University of Maryland Schools of Law. He has also taught Legal Writing, Moot Court, Law and the Homeless, and Legislative Process: Abortion.