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BILLS TO WATCH

March 31, 2008

Topics:

Computer services
Energy policy
Transportation
Biotechnology
Business climate/economic development
Education/workforce/BRAC
Minority Business Development
Tax / fiscal policy


Computer Services Tax Repeal

Bill No. Sponsors Title Status
HB196 Del. Pendergrass et al Sales and Use Tax - Computer Services Hrg 3/12, Hse Ways and Means
HB 187 Del Bates et al Sales and Use Tax - Computer Services Hrg 3/12, Hse Ways and Means
HB 253 The Minority Leader Sales and Use Tax - Computer Services Hrg 3/12, Hse Ways and Means
HB 326 Del. Haddaway et al Sales and Use Tax - Computer Services Hrg 3/12, Hse Ways and Means
HB 670 Del. Barve Sales and Use Tax - Computer Services
Used in Production Activities and R&D
Hrg 3/12, Hse Ways and Means
SB 41 Sen. Harris et al Sales and Use Tax - Computer Services Hrg 3/12, Sen Budget and Taxation
SB 46 Sen. Forehand Sales and Use Tax - Computer Services Hrg 3/12, Sen Budget and Taxation
SB 138 Sen. Brinkley et al Sales and Use Tax - Computer Services Hrg 3/12, Sen Budget and Taxation
SB 257 Sen. King et al Sales and Use Tax - Computer Services
- Government Contracts Exemption
Hrg 3/12, Sen Budget and Taxation
SB 505 Sen. Brinkley et al Sales and Use Tax - Computer Services
- Resale Exemption
Hrg 3/12, Sen Budget and Taxation
SB 567 Sen. Garagiola et al Computer Services Tax Repeal
and Transportation Funding Act
Hrg 3/12, Sen Budget and Taxation


Energy Policy

Bill No. Sponsors Title Status
HB 23 Del. Manno Maryland Green Buildings Standards
Act of 2008
Withdrawn
HB 47 Del. Ross Income Tax - Credit for Low Impact Development Hrg 2/6, W&M; Withdrawn
HB 82 Del. Stukes
et al
Public Service Companies - Electric Companies
and Electricity Suppliers - Regulation
Hrg 3/11, 1pm, House Economic Matters
3/17-Unfavorable report
HB 84 Del. Barve
et al

Homeowners Associations and
Municipalities - Solar Collection Panels - Regulation

House: Environmental
Matters;
Unfavorable report
HB338 Dels. Cardin
et al
Energy Efficiency Tax Credit and Surcharge Act Hrg 2/7, House Ways and Means
HB368
SB268
Admin. Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
- Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Program
HB368
Hrg 2/12, House Economic Matters
3/31, Favorable with amendments

SB268
Hrg 2/12, Senate Finance;re-assigned Finance and Education Health and Env Affairs
3/27, passed 2nd rdg with amendments

HB374
SB205
Admin. EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act of 2008 HB 374
Hrg 2/12, House Economic Matters
3/31, favorable with amendments

SB205
Hrg 2/12, Senate Finance
3/26, passed 2nd rdg with amendments

HB375
SB209
Admin. Renewable Portfolio Standard
Percentage Requirements- Acceleration
HB375
Hrg 2/19, House Environmental Matters
3/31, Favorable with amendments

Hrg 1/31, Senate
Education Health and Environment
3/26, 2nd rdg passed w/amendments
HB451

SB100
Del. Cane
et al.
Sen. Gladden
Minority Environmental and Land Trust Hse Environmental Matters: Unfavorable report
Sen Education Health and Env; Unfavorable report
SB278 Pipkin, Rosapepe Maryland Energy Independence
Act of 2008
Hrg 2/19, Senate Finance
HB712
SB309
Barve et al
Pinsky
et al
Global Warming Solutions
- Reductions in Greenhouse Gases
Hrg 2/29, Noon, Economic Matters

SB309
Hrg 2/19, 1 pm, Senate Education Health
and Enviromental Affairs
3/19,Senate Fav w/amendment adopted, floor amendments adopted
SB408 Della Electric Restructuring - Nuclear Reactor - Recovery of Decommissioning Costs Senate: Finance
Withdrawn
SB1013
HB1626
Middleton Public Service Commission - Nuclear Decommissioning, Electric Industry Restructuring, and Acquisition and Financing Approvals SB1013
Senate: introduced 3/26; rules suspended; referred to Finance, hrg 3/31

HB1626
House: introduced 3/26; rules suspended; referred to Economic Matters, hrg 4/1


Transportation

HB373
SB204
Admin. Maryland Transit Administration
- Transit-Oriented Development
HB373
3/3 -
Environmental Matters: fav report
3/6 - 3rd rdg passed, 128-7
3/20 - heard in Sen Finance
3/26, 3rd rdg passed with amendments, 39-6

SB204
Heard 2/6, Finance
3/24, 3rd rdg passed, 44-3

3/24, House Rules Committee

HB1128 Del. Krebs
et al
Transportation Trust Fund Protection Act House: Appropriations
SB182 MDOT Maryland Transportation Authority - Bonding Authority Hrg 2/20, Senate Budget and Taxation
3/12-2nd rdg, passed w/amendments
3/14-3rd rdg passed, 36-9
3/14-House Appropriations, heard 3/18
3/20
Third rdg passed with amendments (137-1)

HB793

SB644

Del. Haynes
et al
Sen. Pugh
et al
Baltimore Regional Transportation
Authority Study Task Force
Hrg 3/11, 1 pm, House Environmental Matters

Hrg 2/20, Senate Finance


Biotechnology

HB724

SB683

Del. Feldman
et al
Sen. Rosapepe
Joint Technology and Biotechnology
Committee - Membership and Duties
HB724
Hrg 2/28, 1 pm, House Economic Matters
3/13 - 3rd rdg passed 139-0
Senate Finance, hrg 3/20

SB683
Hrg 3/4, Senate Finance
3/17-Unfav report

HB723 DBED Biotechnology Investment Incentive Act
Hrg 3/12, House Ways and Means
3/15 - Fav w/amendments
3/16 - 3rd rdg passed, 133-0
3/24 - hrg Budget and Taxation"
HB1409

SB735

Del. Mizeur
et al
Sen. Miller
et al
Coordinating Emerging Nanobiotechnology
Research (CENTR) in Maryland Program
HB1409
Hrg 2/28, 1 pm, House Economic Matters

SB735
Senate Finance
3/7, 3rd rdg passed, 46-0
House Economic Matters, hrg 3/25, 1 pm


Business Climate / Economic Development

HB406 Dept. - DBED Business and Economic Development - Financing Transactions House Economic Matters;
2/29, 3rd rdg passed, 138-0
Senate Finance, hrg 3/35, 1pm
HB1050 Dept. of Leg. Affairs DBED Recodifying House Economic Matters;
3/6, 3rd rdg passed, 134-0;
Senate Finance, hrg 3/25, 1 pm
HB1097
SB458
Del. Doory
Sen. Astle
et al
Tourism Promotion Act of 2008 Hrg 2/19, House Economic Matters
Hrg 2/27, 1 pm, Senate Finance
HB1415 Del. Cane et al One Maryland Economic Development Tax Credits - Eligibility House Ways and Means;
withdrawn
HB1333 Dept. - Md Stadium Authority Maryland Stadium Authority - Baltimore Convention Center House Appropriations
SB680 Sen. Kittleman Maryland Small Business Innovation Research Matching Funds Program Hrg 3/4, 1 pm, Senate Finance


Education / Workforce Development / BRAC

HB133 Del. Bohanan Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education - Membership and Extension of Sunset 2/15-Passed House, 136-0
In Senate: Budget and Taxation, hrg 3/20, 1pm
SB623 Sen. Rosapepe
et al
Tuition Cap and College Opportunity Act of 2008 Hrg 3/19, 1pm, Senate Budget and Taxation
SB776 Sen. Jones Tax Credit for Employer-Established Paid Work-Based Learning Programs Hrg 2/27, Senate Budget and Taxation


Minority Business Development

HB 598 Del Taylor et al Commission on Minority Business Enterprise Hrg 2/27, House Health and Govt. Operations
HB628 Dept. of Env. Dept. of Environment - Grants and Loans - Small, Minority and Women's Business Enterprises Hrg 2/27, House Environmental Matters
3/15 - 3rd rdg passed House, 137-0
HB903 Del Robinson
et al
Procurement - Minority Business Certification - Mandatory Training Hrg 3/12, House Health and Govt. Operations
3/18 - Unfav report
HB1277
SB606
Dels Walker, Taylor et al Brokerage and Investment Services - Use of Minority Businesses HB1277
Hrg 3/12, House Health and Govt Operations:
3/20 - Fav w/ amendments

SB606
Hrg 3/4, Senate Finance

SB847 Sens. Conway, Gladden Task Force on Minority Business Enterprise Program and Equity Investment Capital Hrg 3/13, Senate Education Health and Env Affairs


Tax / Fiscal Policy

HB664

SB444

Del. Barve
et al
Sen. King
et al
Corporate Income Tax - Reporting
Hrg 3/12, House Ways and Means

Hrg, 3/12, Budget and Taxation

HB924
SB619
Dels. Turner et al
Sen. Jones et al
Income Tax - Credit to Offset Increased Sales Tax HB924
Hrg 2/21, House Ways and Means

SB619
Hrg 3/12, Senate Budget and Taxation
Withdrawn

HB1268 Del. Impallaria et al Budget - Limits on Growth of State Spending Hrg 2/28, House Appropriations
SB232 Sen. Forehand Alcoholic Beverage Tax - Rates Hrg 2/6, Senate Budget and Taxation
HB854
SB298
Sen. King et al Incoem Tax - Credit for Providing Adult Literacy Program HB854
Hrg 3/18, Ways and Means

SB298
Hrg 2/27, Senate Budget and Taxation

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