MML’s legislative priority bill to remove the FY 2024 sunset provision and reinstate full funding of Highway User Revenues will begin hearings the second week of March. Senate Bill 726, sponsored by Senator Cory McCray, will be heard in person in the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee on March 9. Its cross-file, House Bill 1187, sponsored by Delegate Carl Anderton, will be heard via Zoom the next day, March 10. MML and MACo worked closely with both sponsors to secure over 60 cosponsors. The bill’s supporters are bipartisan and truly reflect the wide geographic diversity of the State.
To keep the momentum going, MML needs you! If you are interested in providing written or oral testimony in support of this bill, please contact MML’s Legislative Director Angelica Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org). More information on committee guidelines and witness signup is available here for the House and here for the Senate.
Governor Hogan has also introduced a Highway User Revenue bill which would remove the FY 2024 sunset provision and add reporting requirements but would not increase funding. Senate Bill 400 was heard February 9. MML and MACo testified in support with amendments, proposing that any version of this bill that moves forward should include a funding increase. Its cross-file, House Bill 410, will also be heard on March 10.