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Beach-goers relax in the sun at Ocean City Beach Beach-goers relax in the sun at Ocean City Beach

OCEAN CITY, Md.- Lawmakers have voted and the choice could be in the hands of Maryland school districts to decide when school is back in session. 

But, Ocean City officials argue a shorter summer, could negatively impact the local economy. 

"We are a tourism based economy, we need to get as long as a summer as we can," says Susan Jones, executive director of the Ocean City Hotel Motel Association. 

Jones says Labor Day weekend is always a busy time for Ocean City, perfect for sales. 

"We're losing the families from all over Maryland, who could travel to the beach and get that last minute vacation," says Jones. 

But, lawmakers who vote in support of the bill say it provides school officials more flexibility on scheduling. 

In 2016, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, issued an executive order for schools to start after Labor Day. 

Now, even if Hogan vetoes the bill, it will likely survive because there are enough lawmakers who support the measure. 

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