Legislative Tracker 22 Jan 2020

 

Greetings,

 

We now have LOTS of bills in play, with MANY more on the way.

 

Here is the updated tracker, plus two attachments. One shows how the bills align with our goals. The other gives a brief description of those bills.

 

You will still receive my more detailed reports each Monday.


Take care,

 

Brian T. Smith

Vice President

Maryland Military Coalition

 

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Number/
Chapter
(Cross File)
Total: 32

Title

Primary Sponsor

Status

Original House Committee(s) and
Hearing Dates

Opposite House Committee(s) and
Hearing Dates

HB0012

Department of Veterans Affairs - Homes for Veterans - Veterans of Uniformed Service

Delegate Rogers

Hearing 1/29 at 2:00 p.m.

Health and Government Operations
1/29/2020 - 2:00 p.m.

HB0032

General Provisions - Commemorative Days - Welcome Home Korean War Veterans Day

Delegate Chang

First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations

Rules and Executive Nominations

HB0114

Agriculture - Animal Shelters - Waiver of Adoption Fee

Delegate Long

Hearing 2/12 at 1:00 p.m.

Environment and Transportation
2/12/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

HB0131
    (SB0059)

State Lottery - Instant Ticket Lottery Machines - Fraternal Organizations ("ITLM" for Homeless Veterans Act)

Delegate Krimm

Hearing 1/30 at 1:00 p.m.

Ways and Means
1/30/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

HB0133

Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program - Deployed Military Personnel - Exemption

Chair, Environment and Transportation Committee

Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.

Environment and Transportation
2/6/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

HB0151
    (SB0191)

Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2020, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019

Speaker

First Reading Appropriations

Appropriations

HB0152
    (SB0192)

Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2020

Speaker

First Reading Appropriations

Appropriations

HB0204

Corporations and Associations - Disadvantaged Business Enterprises and Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprises - Filing Fee Exemption and Study

Delegate Qi

First Reading Economic Matters

Economic Matters

HB0236
    (SB0025)

Hunting and Fishing Licenses - Active Military, Former Prisoners of War, Recipients of the Purple Heart Award, and Disabled Veterans

Delegate Carey

Hearing 2/12 at 1:00 p.m.

Environment and Transportation
2/12/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

HB0257

Property Tax - Credit for Disabled Veterans

Delegate Crosby

Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.

Ways and Means
2/6/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

HB0349
    (SB0280)

Occupational and Professional Licensing - Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses - Revisions to Reciprocity Requirements

Speaker

First Reading Economic Matters

Economic Matters

HB0350
    (SB0269)

Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Correctional Officers, Law Enforcement Officers, and Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services Personnel (Hometown Heroes Act)

Speaker

First Reading Ways and Means

Ways and Means

HB0361
    (SB0279)

Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income

Speaker

First Reading Ways and Means

Ways and Means

HB0362
    (SB0282)

Maryland National Guard - Tuition Assistance Program - Modifications

Speaker

First Reading Appropriations

Appropriations

SB0020

General Provisions - Commemorative Days - Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day

Senator Patterson

First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB0025
    (HB0236)

Hunting and Fishing Licenses - Active Military, Former Prisoners of War, Recipients of the Purple Heart Award, and Disabled Veterans

Senator Simonaire

Hearing 1/23 at 1:00 p.m.

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
1/23/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

SB0059
    (HB0131)

State Lottery - Instant Ticket Lottery Machines - Fraternal Organizations ("Slots" for Homeless Veterans Act)

Senator Young

Hearing 1/09 at 2:00 p.m.

Budget and Taxation
1/9/2020 - 2:00 p.m.

SB0084

Funeral Establishments and Crematories - Unclaimed Cremains of Veterans - Notification, Disposition, and Reporting

Senator Simonaire

Hearing 1/21 at 1:30 p.m.

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
1/21/2020 - 1:30 p.m.

SB0086

Natural Resources - Fishing and Hunting Rights

Senator Simonaire

Hearing 1/23 at 1:00 p.m.

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
1/23/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

SB0090

Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program - Definitions

Senator Simonaire

Hearing 1/23 at 1:00 p.m.

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
1/23/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

SB0109

Disabled Active Duty Service Members, Disabled Veterans, and Surviving Spouses - Exemption From Property Tax and Other Charges and Refunds

Senator Ellis

Hearing 1/22 at 1:00 p.m.

Budget and Taxation
1/22/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

SB0128

Local Government Animal Control Facilities Adoption Fee Waiver for Veterans (Pets for Vets Act of 2020)

Senator Simonaire

Hearing 1/29 at 1:00 p.m.

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
1/29/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

SB0142

Natural Resources - Recreational License Donation Program and Healing Hunting and Fishing Fund - Revisions

Senator Simonaire

Hearing 1/29 at 1:00 p.m.

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
1/29/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

SB0190

Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2021)

President

First Reading Budget and Taxation

Budget and Taxation

SB0191
    (HB0151)

Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2020, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019

President

First Reading Budget and Taxation

Budget and Taxation

SB0192
    (HB0152)

Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2020

President

First Reading Budget and Taxation

Budget and Taxation

SB0203

Income Tax Checkoff - Maryland Veterans Trust Fund

Senator Elfreth

Hearing 1/22 at 1:00 p.m.

Budget and Taxation
1/22/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

SB0211

Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income

Senator Salling

Hearing 1/22 at 1:00 p.m.

Budget and Taxation
1/22/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

SB0269
    (HB0350)

Income Tax Subtraction Modification Correctional Officers, Law Enforcement Officers, and Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services Personnel (Hometown Heroes Act)

President

Hearing 2/05 at 1:00 p.m.

Budget and Taxation
2/5/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

SB0279
    (HB0361)

Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income

President

Hearing 1/29 at 1:00 p.m.

Budget and Taxation
1/29/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

SB0280
    (HB0349)

Occupational and Professional Licensing - Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses - Revisions to Reciprocity Requirements

President

First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB0282
    (HB0362)

Maryland National Guard - Tuition Assistance Program - Modifications

President

First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs