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Bill Position Summary

 2018 Session of the Maryland General Assembly

Select a Senate or House bill from the list below. Click on the bill number to go to the Maryland General Assembly  home page for detailed information about each bill. For more updates on these bills, check out our e-bulletin here.

Bill Number

Title

League Position

HOUSE BILLS

HB 78
(SB 222)
Foreclosed Property Registry – Updated Information – Notice to Local Governments
Support
HB 138 Assembly Areas – State-Funded Construction of Renovation – Assistive Listening System Requirement
Oppose 
HB 374 Personal Property Tax - Exemption for Business Personal Property
Oppose 
HB 400 Agriculture - Mosquito Control - Notification to Municipalities
Support 
HB 412
(SB 207)
Health Insurance – Medical Stop-Loss Insurance – Repeal of Sunset
 Support
HB 423 Electric Companies - Vegetation Management - Notice to Municipal Corporations
Support w/ Amendment 
HB 432
(SB 545)
 Public Safety - Maryland Violence Intervention and Prevention Program Fund - Establishment Support w/ Amendment 
HB 505
(SB 763)
Use of Public Funds - Playground and Athletic Field Surfaces - Preferences and Prohibitions
Oppose 
HB 531
(SB 445)
Motor Vehicles - Operation When Approaching Vehicle With Visual Signals
Support
HB 535
(SB 407)
Transportation - Complete Streets Program - Establishment
Support 
HB 549 Admissions and Amusement Tax - Limitations on Municipal Corporations
Oppose 
HB 615 Municipalities - Charter Amendments - Procedures Support w/ Amendment
HB 637 Counties - Asset Transfer for High-Speed Transportation System - Hearing and Approval Requirements
Support w/ Amendment
HB 638 Counties and Municipalities - Asset Transfer for High-Speed Transportation System - Agreements
Support w/ Amendment 
HB 645
(SB 662)
Business Regulation – Wireless Security Systems – Local Government Licenses and Permits
Oppose
HB 677
(SB 477)
 Public Information Act - Required Denials - Physical Addresses, E-Mail Addresses, and Telephone Numbers Support 
HB 686
(SB 742)
Income Tax - Wynne Case - Local Government Repayments to the Local Reserve Account
Support 
HB 695 Open Meetings Act - Closed Meetings - Cybersecurity
Support 
HB 807
(SB 516)
Transportation - Highway User Revenues - Distribution
Support 
HB 829
(SB 730)
Local Government - Municipal Elections - No-Excuse Absentee Voting
Support
HB 923
(SB 709)
Environment – Water and Sewer Service
Support
HB 938
Federal Fair Housing Laws – Enforcement by State and Local Governments Oppose 
HB 971 Local Pension Systems - Special Disability Retirement Allowance
Oppose 
HB 1055 State Finance and Procurement - Chesapeake Bay Watershed States - Expenses and Contracts (Quit Polluting My Bay Act of 2018)
Oppose 
HB 1112
(SB 951)
Tax Sales - Vacant and Abandoned Property
Support w/ Amendment 
HB 1117
(SB 927)
Alarm Systems - Registration and Renewal - Penalties
Oppose 
HB 1131
(SB 1016)
State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program - Expansion of Participating Units
Oppose 
HB 1151 Vehicle Laws - Speed Monitoring Systems Oppose 
HB 1208
(SB 810)
Job Reinvestment Act of 2018
Support w/ Amendment 
HB 1242 Solar Photovoltaic Recycling
Oppose 
HB 1246
(SB 954)
Property Tax - In Rem Foreclosure and Sale - Vacant and Abandoned Property
Support
HB 1270
(SB 1042)
Access to Maryland Courts Act
Oppose 
HB 1361 Transportation - Motor Fuel Tax and Highway User Revenue - Increased Local Share
Support w/ Amendment 
HB 1365 Vehicle Laws - Speed Monitoring Systems - Operation in School Zones (Truth in Speed Cameras Act of 2018)
Oppose 
HB 1381 Environmental Violations - Reporting Requirements
Oppose 
HB 1390 Land Use - Development Rights and Responsibilities Agreements
Oppose 
HB 1405
(SB 605)
Transportation – Highway User Revenues – Phased Restoration of County Share
Support w/ Amendment
HB 1406
(SB 872)
Vehicle Laws – Special Event Zones
Support 
HB 1420 Environment - Stormwater Management - Nontidal Floodwater
Support 
HB 1540 Health Care Facilities - Closing or Partial Closing - Public Notice
Support 
HB 1556 Public-Private Partnerships - Public Notice of Solicitations and Approval of Agreements
Support 
HB 1569
(SB 901)
Local Infrastructure Fast Track for Maryland Act
Support w/ Amendment 
HB 1604
(SB 1081)
Business Regulation - Limited Residential Lodging
Support
HB 1638
(SB 788)
Public Information Act - Revisions
Support 
HB 1666 Small Business Personal Property Tax Relief Act of 2018
Oppose 
HB 1742 Railroad Companies - Magnetic Levitation (MAGLEV) Projects - County Approval
Support w/ Amendment 
HB 1767
(SB 1188)
Wireless Facilities – Permitting and Siting
Oppose 

 SENATE BILLS

SB 119 Program Open Space – Local Funds – Acquisition and Development of Land for Education Purposes
Oppose 
SB 154
Transportation – Highway User Revenues – Phased Restoration Support w/ Amendment 
SB 222
(HB 78) 
Foreclosed Property Registry – Updated Information – Notice to Local Governments
Support 
SB 207
(HB 412)
Health Insurance – Medical Stop-Loss Insurance – Repeal of Sunset
Support 
SB 223  Transportation – Highway User Revenues – Allocation
Support w/ Amendment 
SB 407
(HB 535)
Transportation - Complete Streets Program - Establishment
Support
SB 445
(HB 531)
Motor Vehicles - Operation When Approaching Vehicle With Visual Signals
Support 
SB 465 Civil Actions - Motor Vehicle Accidents Involving Pedestrians or Nonmotorized Vehicles - Comparative Negligence
Oppose 
SB 474  Ethics - Local Public Ethics Commissions and Entities - Meeting and Reporting Requirements Support w/ Amendment
SB 477
(HB 677)
 Public Information Act - Required Denials - Physical Addresses, E-Mail Addresses, and Telephone Numbers Support 
SB 516
(HB 807)
Transportation - Highway User Revenues - Distribution
Support 
SB 545
(HB 432)
Public Safety - Maryland Violence Intervention and Prevention Program Fund - Establishment
Support w/ Amendment 
SB 605
(HB 1405)
Transportation - Highway User Revenues - Phased Restoration
Support w/ Amendment 
SB 662
(HB 645)
Business Regulation – Wireless Security Systems – Local Government Licenses and Permits
Oppose 
SB 709
(HB 923)
Environment - Water and Sewer Service
Support 
SB 730
(HB 829)
Local Government - Municipal Elections - No-Excuse Absentee Voting
Support 
SB 742
(HB 686)
Income Tax - Wynne Case - Local Government Repayments to the Local Reserve Account
Support 
SB 763
(HB 505)
Use of Public Funds - Playground and Athletic Field Surfaces - Preferences and Prohibitions
Oppose 
SB 788
(HB 1638)
Public Information Act - Revisions
Support 
SB 810
(HB 1208)
Job Reinvestment Act of 2018
Support w/ Amendment 
SB 872
(HB 1406)
Vehicle Laws - Special Event Zones
Support 
SB 901
(HB 1569)
Local Infrastructure Fast Track for Maryland Act
Support w/ Amendment 
SB 927
(HB 1117)
Alarm Systems - Registration and Renewal - Penalties
Oppose 
SB 951
(HB 1112)
Tax Sales - Vacant and Abandoned Property
Support w/ Amendment
SB 954
(HB 1246)
Property Tax - In Rem Foreclosure and Sale - Vacant and Abandoned Property
Support 
SB 1003 Magnetic Levitation Transportation System - Limitations
Support 
SB 1016
(HB 1131)
State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program - Expansion of Participating Units
Oppose
SB 1042
(HB 1270)
Access to Maryland Courts Act
Oppose 
SB 1081
(HB 1604)
Business Regulation - Limited Residential Lodging
Support 
SB 1188
(HB 1767)
Wireless Facilities – Permitting and Siting
Oppose