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Bill Position Summary

 2016 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.

Bill Number

Title

League Position

HOUSE BILLS

HB 76

Department of State Police- Investigation Authority 

Support

HB 82

Stormwater Management- Assessment of Local Fees, Charges and Excise Taxes- Leasehold Interests

Support w/ Amendment 

HB 153

Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights- Time Period for Filing Administrative Charges- Reduction

Oppose

HB 154

Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights- Administrative Hearing- Reimbursement of Costs and Fees

Oppose

HB 243

(SB 166)

Land Use Actions- Legislative Bodies- Judicial Review 

Oppose

HB 275

Department of Housing and Community Development- Neighborhood and Community Assistance Program- Community Investment Tax Credit

Oppose

HB 325

Environment- Bay Restoration Fund- Use of Funds- Nutrient Credit Purchases

Oppose 

HB 326

Housing and Community Development- Business Lending and Neighborhood Revitalization 

Oppose

HB 393

(SB 362)

Award of Attorney’s Fees and Expenses- Violation of Maryland Constitutional Right

Oppose

HB 402

(SB 671)

Public Information Act- Personnel and Investigatory Records- Formal Complaints Against Public Employees 

Oppose

HB 435

Electric Companies- Vegetation Management- Local Law, Rule, Regulation, or Other Action

Support w/ Amendment

HB 436

(SB 468)

Vehicle Laws- Speed Monitoring, Work Zone Speed Control, and Traffic Control Signal Monitoring Systems- Repeal 

Oppose

HB 455

Income Tax Exemption Amount- Elderly Individuals

Hold 

HB 465

(SB 652)

Public Safety- Retired Law Enforcement Officer Identification Card- Failure to Issue

Oppose 

HB 482

Vehicle Laws- Law Enforcement Transport Vehicles- Recording Equipment

Oppose

HB 491

Criminal Procedure- Execution of a Search Warrant- Reimbursement 

Oppose

HB 492

(SB 155)

Public Bodies- Use and Retention of E-Mail- Requirements

Oppose

HB 524

Foreclosure- Responsibility for Maintenance of Residential Property and Registration Requirement

Support

HB 561

Small Business Personal Property Tax Relief Act of 2016

Oppose

HB 580

Labor and Employment- Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

Hold 

HB 584

Economic Development- One Maryland Tax Credit- Expansion 

Support

HB 637

(SB 934)

Local Government Tort Claims Act- Notice Requirement- Exception 

Oppose

HB 664

Foreclosures- Responsibility for Maintenance of Residential Property and Registration Requirement

Support

HB 666

(SB 581)

Local Governments- Legal Notice Requirements

Support

HB 674

Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights- Hearing Board- Final Order

Oppose

HB 686

(SB 559)

Department of Housing and Community Development- Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact Fund- Establishment 

Support

HB 705

(SB 726)

Maryland Clean Energy Center- Clean Energy Technology Funding

Support

HB 723

(SB 585)

Transportation- Highway User Revenues- Distribution to Municipalities

Support

HB 736

Labor and Employment- Employment Rights for Local Government Employees- Establishment 

Oppose

HB 738

(SB 293)

Income Tax- Subtraction Modification- Military Retirement Income- Individuals at Least 65 Years Old

Support w/ Amendment

HB 740
(SB 485)

Labor and Employment- Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program- Establishment

Hold

HB 742

Environment- Water Service Shut Off Protection Act

Oppose 

HB 823

(SB 598)

General Provisions- Open Meetings Act- Enforcement and Training 

Support w/ Amendment

HB 852

Local Government- Municipal Elections- Tie Votes

Oppose

HB 863

Vehicle Laws- Speed Monitoring Systems- Calibration Checks

Oppose

HB 913

(SB 366)

Land Use- Department of Planning- Permit for Development Projects

Oppose

HB 939

(SB 759)

Sustainable Communities Tax Credit- Alteration and Extension

Support

HB 947

(SB 930)

Public Information Act- Inspection of Records From Body-Worn Digital Recording Devices

Support

HB 1016

(SB 1026)

Public Safety and Policing Workgroup- Recommendations

Support w/ Amendment

HB 1052

(SB 961)

Motor Vehicles- Speed Monitoring Systems- Automated Audits

Oppose

HB 1088

(SB 754)

Open Meetings Act- Annual Reporting Requirement, Enforcement, and Training

Support w/ Amendment

HB 1108

Environment- Municipal Stormwater Charges- Property Subject to Charges

Support

HB 1171

Foreclosed Property Registry- Responsibility for Maintenance of Residential Property, Registration Requirement, and Access to Registry 

Support

HB 1176

Rental Deposit Assistance Loan Programs and Fund

Support

HB 1286

Residential Property- Foreclosed Property Registry- Notification to Local Jurisdictions

Support

HB 1307

(SB 1010)

Environment- Municipal Water Supply Contamination- Remediation Costs

Support

HB 1377 

Real Property- Vacant and Abandoned Property- Expedited Foreclosure

 Support

HB 1388

Transportation- Motor Fuel Tax and Highway User Revenue- Increased Local Share

 Support

HB 1441

Public Safety- Law Enforcement- Protective Headgear while in Custody

Oppose

HB 1443

Public Safety- Law Enforcement Agencies- Vehicle and Officer Identification Requirements (Police Identification and Accountability Act of 2016)

Oppose

HB 1455

Transportation- Highway User Revenue- Restoration

 Support

HB 1464

(SB 927)

Program Open Space Trust Fund Act of 2016

Support

HB 1471

(SB 831)

State Board of Plumbing- State Plumbing Code- Adoption and Enforcement

Oppose

HB 1472

Fire Safety Construction Act of 2016

Oppose

HB 1475

Municipalities- Vacant and Blighted Buildings- Registration, Remediation, and Taxation

 Support

HB 1480

Background Check Accountability Act of 2016

Hold

SENATE BILLS

SB 76

Enterprise Zones- Reimbursements to Local Governments- Schedule

Support w/ Amendment

SB 104

Housing and Community Development- Local Government Infrastructure Projects- Financing 

Support

SB 155

(HB 492)

Public Bodies- Use and Retention of E-Mail- Requirements

Oppose

SB 166

(HB 243)

Land Use Actions- Legislative Bodies- Judicial Review 

Oppose

SB 286

Tax Overpayment- Interest on Refunds

 Oppose

SB 293

(HB 738)

Income Tax- Subtraction Modification- Military Retirement Income- Individuals at Least 65 Years Old

Support w/ Amendment

SB 356

Local Government Tort Claims and Maryland Tort Claims Act- Statute of Limitations and Repeal of Certain Notice Requirements 

Oppose 

SB 362

(HB 393)

Award of Attorney’s Fees and Expenses- Violation of Maryland Constitutional Right

Oppose

SB 366

(HB 913)

Land Use- Department of Planning- Permit for Development Projects

Oppose

SB 387

Income Tax Exemption Amount- Elderly Individuals

Hold 

SB 395

Ethics- Local Government- Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure

Oppose

SB 468

(HB 436)

Vehicle Laws- Speed Monitoring, Work Zone Speed Control, and Traffic Control Signal Monitoring Systems- Repeal 

Oppose

SB 472

Labor and Employment- Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

Hold 

SB 485

(HB 740)

Labor and Employment- Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program- Establishment

Hold

SB 559

(HB 686)

Department of Housing and Community Development- Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact Fund- Establishment 

Support

SB 581

(HB 666)

Local Governments- Legal Notice Requirements

Support

SB 585

(HB 723)

Transportation- Highway User Revenues- Distribution to Municipalities

Support

SB 598

(HB 823)

General Provisions- Open Meetings Act- Enforcement and Training 

Support w/ Amendment

SB 652

(HB 465)

Public Safety- Retired Law Enforcement Officer Identification Card- Failure to Issue

Oppose 

SB 671

(HB 402)

Public Information Act- Personnel and Investigatory Records- Formal Complaints Against Public Employees

Oppose

SB 719

Environment- Stormwater Remediation Fees- Municipalities

Support

SB 726

(HB 705)

Maryland Clean Energy Center- Clean Energy Technology Funding

Support

SB 754

(HB 1088)

Open Meetings Act- Annual Reporting Requirement, Enforcement, and Training

Support w/ Amendment

SB 759

(HB 939)

Sustainable Communities Tax Credit- Alteration and Extension

Support

SB 760

Municipalities- Municipal Elections- Regulations Governing Write-In Candidates

Oppose

SB 766

Local Income Tax- Overpayments and Underpayments- Local Reserve Account Repayment

Hold

SB 769

Vehicle Laws- Traffic Control Signal Monitoring Systems and Speed Monitoring Systems- Continuous Audits

Oppose

SB 831

(HB 1471)

State Board of Plumbing- State Plumbing Code- Adoption and Enforcement

Oppose

SB 927

(HB 1464)

Program Open Space Trust Fund Act of 2016

Support

SB 930

(HB 947)

Public Information Act- Inspection of Records From Body-Worn Digital Recording Devices

Support

SB 934

(HB 637)

Local Government Tort Claims Act- Notice Requirement- Exception 

Oppose

SB 961

(HB 1052)

Motor Vehicles- Speed Monitoring Systems- Automated Audits

Oppose

SB 1010

Environment- Municipal Water Supply Contamination- Remediation Costs

Support

SB 1024

Income Tax- Interest Rate- Wynne Case

Oppose

SB 1026

(HB 1016)

Public Safety and Policing Workgroup- Recommendations

Support w/ Amendment