Legislation enhancing the public-private partnership (P3) process in Maryland will soon become law. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed HB560 on April 9 after the bill passed the General Assembly earlier this month. The law, which goes into effect on July 1, is intended to spur private sector collaboration on important infrastructure projects in Maryland. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who spearheaded the effort to pass the legislation, noted in a statement that initial estimates have found that P3s could contribute between 6 to 10 percent of Maryland’s $3.1 billion annual capital budget and create as many as 4,000 jobs.