Legislative Tracker – 25 Jan 2020

 

Greetings,

 

Headlines:

 

We now have LOTS of bills in play, so let’s get right to it!

 

Key Dates:

3 Feb – Senate Bills introduced after this date are referred to Senate Rules Comm.

7 Feb – House Bills introduced after this date are referred to House Rules Comm.

 

Bill Count (since last update):

# Senate Bills submitted:  372 (+138)

# House Bills submitted:  508 (+256)

 

New Bills (Check Tracker for Additional Info):

 

HB 204 (Qi) | SB 359 (Serafini) – Veteran-owned Small Business Enterprises – Filing Fee Exemption

 

HB 257 (Crosby) – Property Tax – Credit for Disabled Veterans

 

HB 349 | SB 280 (Admin.) – Occupational & Professional Licensing

 

HB 361 | SB 279 (Admin.) – Income Tax – Subtraction – Military Retirement Income

 

HB 362 | SB 282 (Admin.) – Maryland National Guard – Tuition Assistance Program

 

HB 371 (Lisanti & P. Young) – Defense Workforce Opportunity Act

 

HB 389 (Rogers) (x/f SB 203) – Income Tax Checkoff – Maryland Veterans Trust Fund

 

HB 496 (Crosby & Watson) – Motor Vehicle Insurance – Lapse – Active Duty Military Personnel

 

HB 506 (Valentino-Smith) – Higher Education – Nonresident Tuition Exemption for Military Personnel, Spouses, and Dependents - Alterations

 

SB 294 (Ellis) – Veterans Education Protection Act

 

SB 318 (Elfreth) – Nonresident Tuition – Exemption for Spouses & Dependents of Honorably Discharge Veterans

 

SB 324 (Simonaire) – Veterans – Behavioral Health – Mental Health First Aid

 

SB 341 (x/f HB 12) (Griffith) – Homes for Veterans – Veterans of Uniformed Services

 

SB 349 (Patterson) – Property Tax Exemption – Disabled Veterans

 

SB 366 (Ready) – Carroll County – Education – Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Instructors

 

This week in Annapolis:

 

Tuesday, 28 January

NTR

 

Wednesday, 29 January

HB 12 (Rogers) | HGO

SB 128 (Simonaire) | EHEA

SB 142 (Simonaire) | EHEA

SB 279 (Admin.) | B&T

 

Thursday, 30 January

HB 131 (Krimm) | W&M

 

Next Week in Annapolis:

 

Tuesday, 4 February

SB 294 (Ellis) | EHEA

SB 318 (Elfreth) | EHEA

SB 324 (Simonaire) | Finance

 

Wednesday, 5 February

HB 114 (Long) | E&T

HB 236 (Carey) | E&T

SB 341 (Griffith) | EHEA

SB 349 (Patterson) | B&T

SB 359 (Serafini) | B&T

 

Thursday, 6 February

HB 133 (DoT) | E&T

HB 257 (Crosby) | W&M

SB 280 (Admin.) | EHEA

 

Friday, 7 February

HB 389 (Rogers) | W&M

 

Other Events:

 

28 Jan, 1130-1300 | 5th Annual Maryland Military Alliances Open House | Flyer attached

 

That’s all for now!

 

Take care,

Brian T. Smith

Veterans Advocate

 

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Number/
Chapter
(Cross File)
Total: 43

Title

Primary Sponsor

Status

Original House Committee(s) and
Hearing Dates

Opposite House Committee(s) and
Hearing Dates

HB0012
    (SB0341)

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
    (SB0359)

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

Delegate Qi

Hearing 2/19 at 1:00 p.m.

Economic Matters
2/19/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

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

Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.

Ways and Means
2/14/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

HB0361
    (SB0279)

Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income

Speaker

Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.

Ways and Means
2/14/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

HB0362
    (SB0282)

Maryland National Guard - Tuition Assistance Program - Modifications

Speaker

First Reading Appropriations

Appropriations

HB0371

Income Tax – Subtraction Modification – Military Retirement Income (Defense Workforce Opportunity Act)

Delegate Lisanti

Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.

Ways and Means
2/14/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

HB0389
    (SB0203)

Income Tax Checkoff - Maryland Veterans Trust Fund

Delegate Rogers

Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m.

Ways and Means
2/7/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

HB0503

Primary and Secondary Schools - Dependent Children of Service Members - Enrollment and Documentation Requirements

Delegate Valentino-Smith

First Reading Ways and Means

Ways and Means

HB0506

Higher Education - Nonresident Tuition Exemption for Military Personnel, Spouses, and Dependents - Alterations

Delegate Valentino-Smith

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
    (HB0389)

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

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

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/6/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

SB0282
    (HB0362)

Maryland National Guard - Tuition Assistance Program - Modifications

President

First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

SB0294

Higher Education - Annual Revenues of For-Profit Institutions - Limitation on Enrollment (Veterans' Education Protection Act)

Senator Ellis

Hearing 2/04 at 1:00 p.m.

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/4/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

SB0318

Higher Education - Nonresident Tuition - Exemption for Spouses and Dependents of Honorably Discharged Veterans

Senator Elfreth

Hearing 2/04 at 1:00 p.m.

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/4/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

SB0324

Veterans - Behavioral Health Services - Mental Health First Aid

Senator Simonaire

Hearing 2/04 at 1:00 p.m.

Finance
2/4/2020 - 1:00 p.m.

SB0341
    (HB0012)

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

Senator Griffith

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

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2/5/2020 - 2:00 p.m.

SB0349

Property Tax Exemption - Disabled Veterans

Senator Patterson

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

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

SB0359
    (HB0204)

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

Senator Serafini

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

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

SB0366

Carroll County - Education - Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Instructors

Senator Ready

First Reading Finance

Finance