Legislative Report

Legislative Report for 2014 Session

Check this site often for updates and actions taken during the Maryland General Assembly session beginning in January. Click the title to read the Chamber’s position letter.

Website for the Maryland General Assembly

The Chamber’s Legislative Committee meets weekly to  review up coming bills.  If there is pending legislation that you feel should be brought to the committee’s attention please contact Mike at 410-848-9050.

 

 

Bill NumberSubject of BillPosition
HB 4State Minimum Wage Rate IncreaseOppose
HB 042Fair Employment Preservation Act of 2015Oppose
HB 102Civil Action – Wrongfully Selling or Furnishing Alcoholic BeveragesOppose
HB 108Tobacco Taxes- Healthy Maryland InnitiativeOppose
HB 113Local Government Tort Claims Act – Limits of LiabilityOppose
HB 116Creation of a State Debt- Carroll County- The ARCSupport
HB 142 Income Tax – Personal Exemptions- Inflation AdjustmentSupport
HB 148Interest Rate on Deficiencies and RefundsSupport
HB 190Office of Cemetery Oversight - State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors - Crematories – FeesSupport
HB 193State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors - Staff - Designation and Duties of Executive DirectorSupport
HB 229Human Relations – Employment Discrimination – Protection for InternsOppose
HB 240Individual Income Tax – Rate ChangesOppose
HB 249Labor and Employment – Labor Organizations – Right to WorkSupport
HB 259Personal Property Tax – Maximum Rate - Small BusinessSupport with Amendment
HB 267Legislative and Congressional Districting – Standards and ProcessesSupport
HB 283Award of Attorneys Fees And Expenses-Violation of Maryland Constitutional RightOppose
HB 286Highways – Scenic – Byways – SignsSupport
HB 296Carroll County – Public Facilities Bonds Support
HB 351Corporations and Associations – Limited Liability Companies – Company RepresentativeOppose
HB 374Criminal Procedure – Expungement – Marijuana PossessionOppose
HB 385Labor and Employment-Healthy Working Families Act Oppose
HB 405Maryland False Claims ActOppose
HB 421Maryland Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program and Trust Oppose
HB 442Mechanics Liens – Design ServicesSupport
HB 454Vehicle-Miles-Traveled Tax and Associated Mandated Devices – ProhibitionSupport
HB 478Discrimination Based on the Use of Tobacco Products – ProhibitionOppose
HB 480Small Business Personal Property Tax Relief Act of 2015Support
HB 481Stormwater Management - Watershed Protection and Restoration Program - RepealSupport
HB 528Labor and Employment – Wage Records, Wages, and Paydays – RequirementsOppose
HB 663Business Relief & Tax Fairness Act of 2015Oppose
HB 552Medical Stop-Loss Insurance – Small EmployersOppose
HB 730Maryland Estate Tax - Unified Credit Oppose
HB 768Interest Rate on Deficiencies and RefundsSupport
HB 789Income Tax – Angel Investor Tax Credit ProgramSupport
HB 830Workers’ Compensation Act-Frivolous Proceedings- Required FindingOppose
HB 882Maryland Workers Fairness ActOppose
HB 928Agricultural Products and Equipment - Repeal of ExemptionOppose
HB 939Proposed Regulations – Determination of Impact on Small BusinessesSupport
HB 940SupportSupport
HB 946Labor and Employment – Non-Compete and Conflict of Interest ClauseOppose
HB 950Cybersecurity Investment Incentive Tax Credit – Eligible InvestmentsSupport
HB 958Sales and Use Tax – Tax Free Periods – Hunting and Sporting GoodsSupport
HB 969Fair Scheduling ActOppose
HB 985Labor and Employment – Family and Medical Insurance Leave Insurance Program– EstablishmentOppose
HB 991Interest Rate on Deficiencies and RefundsSupport
HB 1051Labor and Employment – Equal Pay for Equal WorkOppose
HB 1066Labor and Employment-Nondisclosure Agreements-Prohibition Oppose
HB 1087Electricity – Community Solar Energy Generating System ProgramSupport
HB 1089Rural Economic Development Program and One Maryland Tax Credit Support
HB 1092Workers Compensation Commission – Regulation of Fees and ChargesOppose
HB 1123Income Tax – Flat Tax Support
HB 1184Real Property – Foreclosure Relief Act of 2015Oppose
HB 1233Tax Amnesty ProgramSupport
Bill NumberSubject of BillPosition
SB 4Carroll County – Gaming EventsSupport
SB 10Motor Fuel Tax Rates - Consumer Price Index Adjustment – RepealSupport
SB 34Creation of a State Debt – Carroll County – The ARCSupport
SB 37Tobacco Taxes – Healthy Maryland InitiativeOppose
SB 93Civil Action – Wrongfully Selling or Furnishing Alcoholic BeveragesOppose
SB 118Workers Compensation Commission – Regulation of Fees and ChargesOppose
SB 168 Criminal Procedure – Expungement – Marijuana PossessionOppose
SB 175Public Health-Sales Receipts Containing Bisphenol-A ProhibitionOppose
SB 179Business Relief & Tax Fairness Act of 2015Oppose
SB 196Rural Economic Development Program and One Maryland Tax CreditSupport
SB 319Award of Attorneys Fees And Expenses-Violation of Maryland Constitutional RightOppose
SB 323Mechanics Liens – Design ServicesSupport
SB 351Cybersecurity Investment Incentive Tax Credit – Eligible InvestmentsSupport
SB 374Maryland False Claims ActOppose
SB 389Individual Income Tax – Rate ChangesOppose
SB 424Labor and Employment – Equal Pay for Equal WorkOppose
SB 425Labor and Employment – Wage Disclosure and Discussion ProtectionOppose
SB 447Sales and Use Tax – Tax Free Periods – Hunting and Sporting GoodsSupport
SB 457Liability Insurance-Reservation of Rights for Failure to Cooperate-ProhibitionOppose
SB 464Workers’ Compensation Act-Frivolous Proceedings- Required FindingOppose
SB 474Civil Jury Trials – Amount in Controversy Oppose
SB 475Civil Jury Trials – Amount in ControversyOppose
SB 481Electricity – Community Solar Energy Generating System ProgramSupport
SB 527Fair Employment Preservation Act of 2015Oppose
SB 579Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority – Small Business Surety Bond ProgramSupport
SB 584Income Tax – Angel Investor Tax Credit ProgramSupport
SB 588Stormwater Management - Watershed Protection and Restoration ProgramSupport
SB 590Small Business Personal Property Tax Relief Act of 2015Support
SB 604Employment Discrimination – Protection for InternsOppose
SB 663Carroll County – Public Facilities BondsSupport
SB 664Vehicle-Miles-Traveled Tax and Associated Mandated Devices - ProhibitionSupport
SB 688Fair Scheduling Act Oppose
SB 703Medical Stop-Loss Insurance – Small EmployersOppose
SB 763Tax Amnesty ProgramSupport
SB 774State Customer Service and Business Development Efforts Training ProgramSupport
SB 775Proposed Regulations – Determination of Impact on Small BusinessesSupport
SB 814Congressional Districting ProcessSupport with Amendment
SB 835Real Property –Foreclosure Relief Act of 2015Oppose
SB 884Income Tax – Flat TaxSupport
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