2020 Bill Position Summary

House Bills

Bill NumberTitlePosition
HB 5
SB 161
Crimes - Hate Crimes - Use of an Item or a Symbol to Threaten or Intimidate
Support
HB 8Illegal Dumping and Litter Control Law - Yard Waste
Support w/ Amendment
HB 42
SB 67
Public Information Act - Applications for Inspection - Responses and Time Limits
Oppose
HB 78
SB 172
Bay Restoration Fund - Authorized Uses
Support
HB 125
SB 148
Board of Public Works - Land Acquisition - Requirements
Support
HB 127
SB 287
Maryland Arts and Culture Capital Grant Program
Support
HB 130
SB 319
Vehicle Laws - Move Over Safety Monitoring System - Authorization
Support
HB 166Criminal Procedure - Law Enforcement Procedures - Use of Force
Oppose
HB 185
SB 223
Commission on Tax Policy, Reform, and Fairness
Support
HB 203Community Parks and Playgrounds Program - Baltimore County and Howard County - Expansion
Oppose
HB 223End Ineffective Business Subsidies Act of 2020
Oppose
HB 235
SB 120
State Government - Department of Information Technology - Cybersecurity
Support w/ Amendment
HB 280
SB 234
Vehicle Laws - Suspension of Driver’s License or Registration - Unpaid Citations or Judgments
Oppose
HB 292
SB 229
Toll Roads, Highways, and Bridges - County Government Consent Requirement - Expansion
Support
HB 301Public Safety - Task Force on Missing Persons
Support
HB 351Land Use and Vehicle Miles Traveled Workgroup
Support
HB 359
SB 277
Clean Cars Act of 2020 – Extension, Funding, and Reporting
Support
HB 401Public Information Act - Remote Access, Fee Complaints, Fee Waivers, and Inspection of Judicial Records (Open Government, Better Government Act)
Oppose
HB 472
SB 387
Housing - Community Development Program Act - Funding
Support
HB 502Public Information Act - Revisions
Support w/ Amendment
HB 517Constitutional Amendment - Environmental Rights
Oppose
HB 539
SB 457
Local Governments - Resilience Authorities - Authorization
Support w/ Amendment
HB 561
SB 315
Electric Industry - Community Choice Energy
Support
HB 565Income Tax - Business and Economic Development Tax Credits - Termination
Oppose
HB 602
SB 956
State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program - Participation - County, Municipal Corporation, or County Board Retirees
Support
HB 606Economic Development - Community Development Fund
Support
HB 607
SB 305
Public Safety - Crisis Intervention Team Center of Excellence
Support
HB 648Maryland Emergency Management Agency - Definitions and Authority
Support w/ Amendment
HB 657
SB 996
Tax - Property - Tax Sales
Support
HB 717
SB 514
Public Information Act - Required Denials - Distribution Lists
Oppose
HB 739Law Enforcement Body Camera Task Force
Support w/ Amendment
HB 747
SB 933
State and Local Procurement - Payment Practices
Oppose
HB 748Transportation - Kim Lamphier Bikeways Network Program
Support
HB 767
SB 619
Workers’ Compensation - Fees for Legal Services
Oppose
HB 1034
SB 835
County and Municipal Street Lighting Investment Act
Support
HB 1035
SB 495
Bay Restoration Fund – Use of Funds – Municipal Wastewater Facilities
Support
HB 1055
SB 974
Public Ethics – Lobbyists – Gift Exception and Regulated Activities Exemption
Oppose
HB 1087Business Occupations and Professions - Architects - Scope of Licensure
Support
HB 1098Use of Public Funds – Playground and Athletic Field Surfaces – Authorizations, Preferences, and Prohibitions (Safe and Healthy Fields Act)
Oppose
HB 1106
SB 954
Property Tax - Solar Energy Systems
Oppose
HB 1117Economic Development - Enterprise Zone Program - Alterations
Oppose
HB 1147
SB 401
Places of Public Accommodation and Public Buildings - Single-Occupancy Public Restrooms - Availability (The Accessible to All Act)
Support w/ Amendment
HB 1216
SB 883
Business Regulation - Security Systems - Battery-Charged Fences
Oppose
HB 1221
SB 1029
Public Information Act - Personnel and Investigatory Records - Complaints Against Law Enforcement Officers
Support
HB 1225Local Government - Regulation of Amateur Radio Station Antenna Structures
Oppose
HB 1280Admissions and Amusement Tax - Small Business Exemption
Oppose
HB 1330
SB 877
Underground Facilities Damage Prevention - Revision
Support
HB 1390
SB 741
Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - Electric Facilities - Study and Procedures
Support
HB 1392
SB 677
Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Municipal Electric Utilities
Support
HB 1394
SB 982
Highway User Revenues - Revenue and Distribution
Support
(Priority)
HB 1406Land Use - Development - Middle Housing (Modest Home Choices Act of 2020)
Oppose
HB 1416
SB 820 
Public Water Systems - Supplier Requirements (Water Quality Accountability Act of 2020)
Oppose
HB 1455
SB 826
Economic Development - Makerspace Initiative Pilot Program
Support
HB 1489
SB 975
Governmental Entities - Authorization to Bank With Credit Unions
Support
HB 1520
SB 737
Sustainable Maryland Program Fund - Establishment
Support
HB 1522
SB 756
General Provisions - Public General Law - Preemption of Local Laws
Support
HB 1539
SB 630
Grant Applications and Reporting - Uniform Forms and Requirements
Support w/ Amendment
HB 1540Environment - Mold Inspections - Standards, Reporting, and Penalties
Oppose
HB 1581
SB 895
Maryland Technology Internship Program – Units of State Government
Support
HB 1613
SB 976
Speed Monitoring Systems - School Zones - Hours and Days of Operation
Support


Senate Bills

Bill NumberTitlePosition
SB 67
HB 42
Public Information Act - Applications for Inspection - Responses and Time Limits
Oppose
SB 120
HB 235
State Government - Department of Information Technology - Cybersecurity
Support w/ Amendment
SB 148
HB 125
Board of Public Works - Land Acquisition - Requirements
Support
SB 161
HB 5
Crimes - Hate Crimes - Use of an Item or a Symbol to Threaten or Intimidate
Support
SB 172
HB 78
Bay Restoration Fund - Authorized Uses
Support
SB 223
HB 185
Commission on Tax Policy, Reform, and Fairness
Support
SB 229
HB 292

Toll Roads, Highways, and Bridges - County Government Consent Requirement - Expansion

Support
SB 234
HB 280
Vehicle Laws - Suspension of Driver’s License or Registration - Unpaid Citations or Judgments
Oppose
SB 277
HB 359
Clean Cars Act of 2020 - Extension, Funding, and Reporting
Support
SB 287
HB 127
Maryland Arts and Culture Capital Grant Program
Support
SB 305
HB 607
Public Safety - Crisis Intervention Team Center of Excellence
Support
SB 315
HB 561
Electric Industry - Community Choice Energy
Support
SB 319
HB 130
Vehicle Laws - Move Over Safety Monitoring System - Authorization
Support
SB 387
HB 472
Housing - Community Development Program Act - Funding
Support
SB 401
HB 1147
Places of Public Accommodation and Public Buildings - Single-Occupancy Public Restrooms - Availability (The Accessible to All Act)
Support w/ Amendment
SB 457
HB 539
Local Governments - Resilience Authorities - Authorization
Support w/ Amendment
SB 495
HB 1035
Bay Restoration Fund – Use of Funds – Municipal Wastewater Facilities
Support
SB 514
HB 717

Public Information Act - Required Denials - Distribution Lists

Oppose
SB 619
HB 767
Workers’ Compensation - Fees for Legal Services
Oppose
SB 630
HB 1539
Grant Applications and Reporting - Uniform Forms and Requirements
Support w/ Amendment
SB 677
HB 1392
Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Municipal Electric Utilities
Support
SB 737
HB 1520
Sustainable Maryland Program Fund - Establishment
Support
SB 741
HB 1390
Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity - Electric Facilities - Study and Procedures
Support
SB 750Low Speed Electric Vehicles - Use by Municipalities
Support
SB 756
HB 1522
General Provisions - Public General Law - Preemption of Local Laws
Support
SB 820
HB 1416
Public Water Systems - Supplier Requirements (Water Quality Accountability Act of 2020)
Oppose
SB 826
HB 1455
Economic Development - Makerspace Initiative Pilot Program
Support
SB 835
HB 1034
County and Municipal Street Lighting Investment Act
Support
SB 877
HB 1330
Underground Facilities Damage Prevention - Revision
Support
SB 883
HB 1216
Business Regulation - Security Systems - Battery-Charged Fences
Oppose
SB 895
HB 1581
Maryland Technology Internship Program – Units of State Government
Support
SB 925Criminal Law - Dangerous and Potentially Dangerous Dogs - Classification and Requirements
Support
SB 933
HB 747
State and Local Procurement - Payment Practices
Oppose
SB 956
HB 602
State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program - Participation - County, Municipal Corporation, or County Board Retirees
Support
SB 954
HB 1106
Property Tax - Solar Energy Systems
Oppose
SB 974
HB 1055
Public Ethics – Lobbyists – Gift Exception and Regulated Activities Exemption
Oppose
SB 975
HB 1489
Governmental Entities - Authorization to Bank With Credit Unions
Support
SB 976
HB 1613
Speed Monitoring Systems - School Zones - Hours and Days of Operation
Support
SB 982
HB 1394
Highway User Revenues – Revenue and Distribution
Support
(Priority)
SB 996
HB 657
Tax - Property - Tax Sales
Support
SB 1029
HB 1221
Public Information Act - Personnel and Investigatory Records - Complaints Against Law Enforcement Officers
Support