The governor also let about 300 bills go into law without his signature.
In a sprint session, the General Assembly approved legislation to aid with coronavirus response, make hate crimes easier to prosecute, require University System of Maryland institutions to create outbreak response laws, and more.
UMD community members testified in support of the bill at a hearing Thursday.
The bill passed unanimously.
“The issue we’re trying to address is safety,” a sponsor said.
It would have allowed "mature" 16-year-olds to consent without parental permission.
The College Park City Council controversially passed a similar ordinance amid criticism in September.
The bills would amend Maryland’s hate crime statute to include crimes that are partially hate-based.
One delegate proposed to call it "Olivia's Law."
Lawmakers heard arguments for and against the bill on Tuesday.