ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A measure to require paid sick leave in Maryland is not moving forward in the Legislature this year.

Supporters of a bill requiring up to seven paid sick days released a letter on Monday from two leading lawmaker who say the measure will not advance this session.

Sen. Thomas Middleton, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee, and Del. Dereck Davis, who chairs the House Economic Matters Committee, wrote that their panels recognize the complex nature of the measure and the potential impact it would have on the state’s businesses and workforce.

The letter urges supporters and opponents to come together during the legislative interim and report back to the committees in the fall.

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