2021 Bill Position Summary

Senate Bills

Bill NumberBill TitleBill Position
SB 66
(HB 97)
Department of Housing and Community Development - Office of Digital Inclusion - Established (Digital Connectivity Act of 2021)
Support
SB 69Maryland Emergency Management Agency - Cybersecurity Coordination and Operations Office - Establishment
Support
SB 70
(HB 129)
Environment - Mold Inspections - Standards, Reporting, and Penalties
Support with Amendment
SB 89
Municipalities - Vacancies in Elected Offices
Support with Amendment
SB 90
(HB 103)

Electric Facilities - Study and Procedures

Oppose
SB 93
(HB 294)

Business Occupations and Professions - Architects - Scope of Licensure

Support
SB 121
(HB 51)

Zoning - Environmental Justice Considerations

Support w Amendment
SB 135
(HB 261)

Business Regulation – Battery–Charged Fence Security Systems – Regulation

Oppose
SB 151
(HB 82)

Constitutional Amendment - Environmental Rights

Oppose
SB 153
(HB 376)

Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard – Municipal Electric Utilities

Support
SB 174
Property Tax Assessments – 5–Year Assessment Cycle
Oppose
SB 210
(HB 508)
COVID-19 Claim - Civil Immunity
Oppose
SB 227
(HB 295)
Water Pollution - Stormwater Management Regulations and Watershed Implementation Plans - Review and Update
Support With Amendment
SB 237
Public Safety - Law Enforcement Reform
Info
SB 305
(HB 79)

Legal Advertisement or Legal Notice – Publication in Newspaper or Newspaper in General Circulation – Online Newspapers

Support
SB 306Enterprise Zones - Reimbursements to Local Governments - Request Deadline and Recovery of Overpayment
Oppose
SB 314
(HB 113)
Board of Revenue Estimates and Bureau of Revenue Estimates - Organization and Operations
Support
SB 334
(HB 76)

Water Pollution Control – Intervention in Civil Actions – Rights and Authority

Oppose
SB 336

State and Local Procurement - Payment Practices

Oppose
SB 362
(HB 649)
Transportation - Highway User Revenues - Revenue and Distribution
MML Priority - Support
SB 367Housing and Community Development - Neighborhood Revitalization Programs - Application Requirements
Oppose
SB 387Intersection of State and Local Highways – Crosswalks and Curb Ramps
Support
SB 414
(HB 583)
Climate Solutions Now Act of 2021
Support
SB 449
(HB 183)
Public Information Act – Revisions (Equitable Access to Records Act)
Info
SB 486
(HB 581)
Labor and Employment - Employment Standards During an Emergency (Maryland Essential Workers' Protection Act)
Oppose
SB 602
(HB 721)

Tort Claims Acts - Limits on Liability

Oppose
SB 674
(HB 1207)
Environment - Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities - Reform
Support
SB 690Public Information Act - Inspection of Records From Body-Worn Digital Recording Devices
Support
SB 711
(HB 944)
Growing Family Child Care Opportunities Pilot Program – Established
Support
SB 764
(HB 877)
Workgroup on Adaptive Reuse of Vacant Commercial Spaces
Support
SB 790Unemployment Insurance – Reimbursing Employers – Deferral of Payment During a State of Emergency for COVID–19
Support
SB 824
(HB 1328)
Economic Development - Broadband Providers - Joint Trenching and Fee (Building Out Broadband Act of 2021)
Support
SB 841
(HB 954)
Property Tax – Solar Energy Systems
Oppose
SB 873
(HB 1129)
Department of Information Technology - State and Local Government Employees and Contractors - Cybersecurity Training
Oppose
SB 887
(HB 1137)

Property Tax Credit – Business Entities – State of Emergency

Support

House Bills

Bill NumberBill TitleBill Position
HB 36Environment – Packaging, Containers, and Paper Products – Producer Responsibility
Info
HB 43Department of Information Technology - Office of Broadband and Joint Committee on Broadband
Support 
HB 51
(SB 121)

Zoning - Environmental Justice Considerations

Support w Amendment
HB 73

State and Local Government and Private Employers – Teleworking

Oppose
HB 79
(SB 305)

Legal Advertisement or Legal Notice – Publication in Newspaper or Newspaper in General Circulation – Online Newspapers

Support
HB 82
(SB 151)

Constitutional Amendment - Environmental Rights

Oppose
HB 90

State and Local Housing Programs – Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

Support With Amendment
HB 92Procurement - Invasive and Nonnative Plant Species - Prohibition on Use of State Funds
Support With Amendment
HB 94

Environment - Water Quality Revolving Loan Fund - Use of Fund

Support With Amendment
HB 97
(SB 66)
Department of Housing and Community Development - Office of Digital Inclusion - Established (Digital Connectivity Act of 2021)
Support
HB 103
(SB 90)

Electric Facilities - Study and Procedures

Oppose
HB 113
(SB 314)
Board of Revenue Estimates and Bureau of Revenue Estimates - Organization and Operations
Support
HB 129
(SB 70)
Environment - Mold Inspections - Standards, Reporting, and Penalties

Support With Amendment
HB 183
(SB 449)
Public Information Act – Revisions (Equitable Access to Records Act)
Info
HB 187Public Safety – Law Enforcement – Body–Worn Cameras
Oppose
HB 252

Tax Sales – Owner–Occupied Residential Property

Support
HB 261
(SB 135)

Business Regulation – Battery–Charged Fence Security Systems – Regulation

Oppose
HB 294
(SB 93)

Business Occupations and Professions - Architects - Scope of Licensure

Support
HB 295
(SB 227)
Water Pollution - Stormwater Management Regulations and Watershed Implementation Plans - Review and Update
Support With Amendment
HB 353Civil Actions - Violation of Rights - Governmental Liability
Oppose
HB 376
(SB 153)

Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard – Municipal Electric Utilities

Support
HB 443Economic Development - Makerspace Initiative Pilot Program
Support
HB 451Real Property - Residential Rental Property Inspection - Remote Video Inspection
Oppose
HB 458Program Open Space - Local Projects - Visitor Behavior Policies
Oppose
HB 475Speed Monitoring Systems in School Zones – Operation Times – Limitation
Oppose
HB 508
(SB 210)
COVID-19 Claim - Civil Immunity
Oppose
HB 538
(SB 414)
Climate Solutions Now Act of 2021
Support
HB 581
(SB 486)
Labor and Employment - Employment Standards During an Emergency (Maryland Essential Workers' Protection Act)
Oppose
HB 649
(SB 362)
Transportation - Highway User Revenues - Revenue and Distribution
MML Priority - Support
HB 670Police Reform and Accountability Act of 2021
Info
HB 721
(SB 602)

Tort Claims Acts - Limits on Liability

Oppose
HB 805Economic Development - Enterprise Zone Program - Alterations
Oppose
HB 852Property Tax - Tax Sales - Homeowner Protection Program
Support with Amendment
HB 877
(SB 764)
Workgroup on Adaptive Reuse of Vacant Commercial Spaces
Support
HB 944
(SB 711)
Growing Family Child Care Opportunities Pilot Program – Established
Support
HB 954
(SB 841)
Property Tax – Solar Energy Systems
Oppose
HB 991Natural Resources – Forest Mitigation Banks – Qualified Preservation
Support
HB 1049Police Qualified Immunity and Accountability Act
Oppose
HB 1057

Sales and Use Tax – Rate Reduction

Oppose
HB 1079
Admissions and Amusement Tax - Exemption - Activities That Promote Health and Physical Well-Being
Oppose
HB 1114Illegal Dumping and Litter Control Law – Yard Waste – Disposal on Highways
Support
HB 1129
(SB 873)
Department of Information Technology - State and Local Government Employees and Contractors - Cybersecurity Training
Oppose
HB 1133Tree Planting – Urban Trees Program and Commission for the Innovation and Advancement of Carbon Markets and Sustainable Tree Plantings
Support
HB 1137
(SB 887)
Property Tax Credit – Business Entities – State of Emergency
Support
HB 1175Property Tax Credit for Disabled Veterans - Established
Oppose
HB 1207
(SB 674)
Environment - Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities - Reform
Support
HB 1226Municipal Incorporation - County Commissioners or County Council - Required Approval of Referendum Request
Support
HB 1328
(SB 824)
Economic Development – Broadband Providers – Joint Trenching and Fee (Building Out Broadband Act of 2021)
Support