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Commissioners of St. Mary's County

Legislative Status Report: 2020


Bills requested by the Commissioners of St. Mary's County

Bill Number Description Notes Correspondence
To request to de-couple the METCOM debt from the Commissioners of St. Mary's County Debt

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Not Introduced

Letter of Support to Delegation
HB 97/SB 261 St. Mary's County Public Facility Bonds

St. Mary's County Delegation -
HB 97 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 596; SB 261 - Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)

Letter of Support to Delegation
HB 97 - Letter of Support to House Committee
HB 97 Fiscal and Policy Note
SB 261 Fiscal and Policy Note
SB 261 - Letter of Support to Senate Committee
Letter of Support to Committee
Letter of Support to Committee
Bond Bill request - Health Department renovation - $812,320.00

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Not Introduced

Letter of Support to Delegation
Bond Bill Request - St. Clement's Island Museum Building Renovation and Addition - $350,000.00

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Not Introduced

Letter of Support to Delegation
Bond Bill Request - St. Jerome's Creek Jetty Study - $118,150.00

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Not Introduced

Letter of Support to Delegation
HB 414 St. Mary's County - Property Tax Credit - Improvements to Commercial Real Property

St. Mary's County Delegation -
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 199

Letter of Support to Delegation
Letter of Support to Committee
Letter of Support w/ amendments
Letter of Support to Committee
HB 176 St. Mary's County Open Meetings Act - Closed Sessions

St. Mary's County Delegation -
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 96

Letter of Support to Delegation
Letter of Support to Committee
Letter of Support to Committee
HB 440 St. Mary's County Open Meetings Act - Public Agencies and Use of New Technology

St. Mary's County Delegation -
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 208

Letter of Support to Delegation
Letter of Support to Committee
Letter of Support to Committee
To amend the St. Mary's County Open Meetings Act to remove "subcommittees" from the definition of public agency

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Not Introduced

Letter of Support to Delegation
To increase the St. Mary's Co Public Accomodations Tax from 5% to 7%

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Not Introduced

Letter of Support to Delegation
To allow body worn cameras for Animal Control Officers in St. Mary's County

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Not Introduced

Letter of Support to Delegation
HB 90 St. Mary's County - Agricultural Land Preservation Program - Installment Purchase Agreements - Repeal

St. Mary's County Delegation -
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 47

Letter of Support to Delegation
Letter of Support to Committee
Fiscal and Policy Note
Letter of Support
HB 400 Tax - General - Vaping Product Tax (STATEWIDE)

Delegates Pena-Melnyk, Barron, Crutchfield, J. Lewis, and R. Lewis -
HB 400 - In the House - Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn


Letter of Support to Delegation
HB 89 St. Mary's County - Emergency Snow Routes - Authority

St. Mary's County Delegation -
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 46

Letter of Support to Delegation
Letter of Support to Committee
Fiscal and Policy Note
Letter of Support to Committee
HB 155 St. Mary's County - Emergency Services Tax Revenue - Authorized Use

St. Mary's County Delegation -
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 84

Letter of Support to Delegation
Letter of Support to Committee
Letter of Support to Committee
SB 1061 St. Mary's County - Transfer Tax - Extension of Sunset

Senator Bailey -
SB 1061 - In The House - First Reading Ways and Means

Letter of Support
Written Testimony
Letter of Support to Committee



Bills specific to St. Mary’s County not requested by the Commissioners of St. Mary's County

Bill Number Description Notes Correspondence
HB 88 St. Mary's County - Alcoholic Beverages - On-Site Consumption Permit

St. Mary's County Delegation -
HB 88 -In the House - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; WITHDRAWN

Letter of Support to DelegationLetter of Support to House CommitteeLetter in Support of Withdrawal
HB 966 Higher Education - College of Southern Maryland - Local Budget Process Modifications

Southern Maryland Delegation -
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 393

Letter of Support to Delegation (original)Letter of Support with amendmentLetter of SupportLetter of Support
HB 121 St. Mary's County - Metropolitan Commission - Nonsubstantive and Clarifying Revisions

St. Mary's County Delegation -
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 66

Letter of Support to DelegationCSMC Ltr of Support to CommitteeMETCOM Ltr of Support to CommitteeMETCOM written testimony to CommitteeLetter of Support to Committee
HB 387/SB 805 Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland - Future Local Funding

Charles County Delegation -
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 191

Letter of Support to DelegationLetter of Support to CommitteeFiscal and Policy NoteLetter of Support
SB 508 St. Mary's County - Possession of Tobacco Product or Electronic Smoking Device by an Individual Under the Age of 21 Years - Prohibition

Senator Bailey -
SB 508 - In the Senate - Hearing 2/18 at 12:00 p.m

Letter of Support to Committee
HB 894 State Procurement - Microbusiness Payment Pilot Program

Delegate Crosby -
HB 894 - In the House - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn

Letter of No Position
University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland - Proposed Budget Cuts

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Letter of Opposition



Other Legislation of Interest

Bill Number Description Notes Correspondence
HB 210/SB 342 Aquaculture - Leases in Water Column - Riparian Right of First Refusal

Delegate Crosby/Senator Bailey -
HB 210 -In the House - Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn; SB 342 - In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn

HB 210 Letter of SupportSB 342 Letter of Support
HB 42/SB 67 Public Information Act - Applications for Inspection - Responses and Time Limits

Delegate Guyton -
HB 42 -In the House - Hearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m.; SB 67 - In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn

Letter of Opposition to CommitteeLetter of Opposition to Committee
SB 68/HB 49 Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Pretrial Risk Assessment Instruments

Senator Waldstreicher -
SB 68 - In the House - Hearing canceled; HB 49 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 41

HB 49 Letter of OppositionHB 68 Letter of Opposition
SB 197 Correctional Facilities - Individuals Subject to Immigration Detainer - Homeland Security Notification

Senators Hough, Bailey, Carozza, etc. -
In the Senate - Hearing 1/30 at 1:00 p.m.

Letter in Support
HB 82/SB 0679 Criminal Procedure - Pretrial Release - Reimbursement of Special Condition Costs

Delegates Moon, Bartlett, Charkoudian, Crutchfield, Korman, and J. Lewis -
HB 82- In the Senate - First Reading Judicial Proceedings.; SB 0679 - In the Senate - Hearing 3/10 at 12:00 p.m.

Letter of OppositionLetter of Opposition
SB 91/HB 51 Election Law - Individuals Released From Correctional Facilities - Voter Registration

Senator Kagan -
SB 91 - In the House - First Reading Ways and Means; HB 51 - In the House - Hearing 1/16 at 1:30 p.m.

SB 91 Letter of OppositionHB 51 Letter of Opposition
SB 161/HB 5 Crimes - Hate Crimes - Use of an Item or a Symbol to Threaten or Intimidate

Senators Elfreth, Augustine, Beidle, Benson, Carter, -
SB 161 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 22; HB 5 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution Chapter 21

SB 255 Correctional Services - Pregnant Incarcerated Individuals Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment

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In the Senate - Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.

Letter of Support
SB 269/HB 350 Income Tax Subtraction Modification Correctional Officers, Law Enforcement Officers, Fire Rescue & Emergency Services Personnel (Hometown Heroes Act)

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SB 269 -In the Senate - Hearing 2/05 at 2:00 p.m.; HB 350 - In the House - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.

Letter of Support to CommitteeLetter of Support to Committee
SB 356/HB 813 Possession of Medical Cannabis Local Correctional Facilities and Home Detention Program - Prohibition

Senators Serafini, Edwards, and Salling -
SB 356 -In the Senate - Hearing 2/13 at 12:00 p.m.; HB 813 - In the House - Hearing 2/19 at 1:00 p.m.

Letter of Support with AmendmentLetter of Support w/ Amendment to Committee
HB 401/SB 758 Public Information Act - Remote Access, Fee Complaints, Fee Waivers, and Inspection of Judicial Records (Open Government, Better Government Act)

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HB401 - In the House - Hearing 2/12 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary) and Hearing canceled (Health and Government Operations): SB758 - In the Senate - Hearing 2/18 at 12:00 p.m. (Judicial Proceedings)

HB 502/SB 590 Public Information Act - Revisions

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HB 502 - In the House - Hearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m.: SB 590 - In the Senate - Hearing 2/13 at 1:00 p.m.

SB 540/HB 999 Member-Regulated Cooperatives - Establishment (Rural Broadband for the Eastern Shore Act of 2020)

Senators Hershey, Carozza, Eckardt, and Gallion -
SB 540 -In the Senate - Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m; HB 999 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 606

Chapter 3/SB 839/Chapter 8/HB 994 Labor and Employment - Criminal Record Screening Practices (Ban the Box)

Senators Carter and Smith -
Chapter 3/SB 839 - Became law per Maryland Constitution, Chapter 3 of 2020; Chapter 8/HB 994 - Became law per Maryland Constitution, Chapter 8 of 2020

HB 568/SB 372 Election Law - Correctional Facilities - Voter Registration and Voting

Delegates Mosby, Wilkins, Acevero, Barron, Bartlett, Brooks, Charkoudian, Charles, D.M. Davis, Dumais, Feldmark, Hettleman, Ivey, J. Lewis, Lierman, Moon, Palakovich Carr, Patterson, Queen, Shetty, Sm -
HB 568 - In the Senate - First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs and Judicial Proceedings; SB 372 - In the Senate - Hearing 3/05 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs)

Letter of Opposition to CommitteeLetter of Opposition to Committee
HB 123/SB 217 Labor and Employment - Wage History and Wage Range

Delegates K. Young, Fennell, Henson, Bagnall, Boyce, Charkoudian, Dumais, Ebersole, Feldmark, Guyton, Healey, Hettleman, Kaiser, Kelly, Kerr, Lehman, R. Lewis, Lierman, Love, Luedtke, McIntosh, Moon, -
HB 123 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 67; SB 217 - In the House - Favorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters

SB 26/HB 851 Partnership for Workforce Quality Program - Alterations

By Request - Department of Commerce -
SB 26 - In the House - First Reading Economic Matters; HB 851 - In the Senate - Rereferred to Finance

Letter of Support to CommitteeLetter of Support to Committee
HB 657 Tax - Property - Tax Sales

Delegates Kipke and Chisholm -
HB 657 - In the House - Hearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m.

SB 397/HB 1339 Sales and Use Tax and Personal Property Tax Exemptions - Data Centers

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SB 397 -Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 640 ; HB 1339 - In the House - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m. -

Letter of Support to CommitteeLetter of Support
FY2021 Commerce Operating Budget Allowance Totals $171M

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Letter of Support to CommitteeLetter of Support to Committee
HB 1411 Correctional Services – Transfers to Federal Authorities – Undocumented Immigrants (Protecting Marylanders from Violent Crime Act of 2020)

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HB 1411 - In the House - Hearing 3/10 at 1:00 p.m.

Letter of Support to Committee
HB 914/SB 0674 Gun Theft Felony Act of 2020

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HB 914 - In the House - Hearing 3/04 at 1:00 p.m.; SB 0674 - In the Senate - Hearing 3/03 at 12:00 p.m.

Letter of Support to Committee
HB 1325 Crimes of Violence - Parole (Stopping Dangerous and Violent Criminals Act of 2020)

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HB 1325 - In the House - Hearing 3/04 at 1:00 p.m.

Letter of Support to Committee
HB 231 Housing Opportunities Made Equal Act

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HB 231 - In the House - Hearing 3/04 at 1:00 p.m.

Letter of Opposition to Committee
HB 957/SB 1005 Commercial Law - Maryland Net Neutrality Act of 2020

Delegates Reznik, Carr, and Charkoudian -
HB 957 -In the House - Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.; SB 1005 - In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules

HB 1183 State Government - Information Technology - Cybersecurity

Chair,Health and Government Operations Committee (By Request - Department - Information Technology0 -
HB 1183 - In the Senate - First Reading Senate Rules

HB 1533 Marine Contractor License - Performance of Services Without a License - Authorization

Delegate Clark -
HB 1533 - In the Senate - Reassigned to Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Letter of SupportLetter of SupportLetter of SupportLetter of Support
SB 711 Aquaculture – Water Column Leases – Conflict Resolution

Senator Bailey -
SB 711 - In the Senate - Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.

Letter of Support
HB 1539/SB 630 Grant Applications and Reporting - Uniform Forms and Requirements

Delegates Stein, Bagnall, Carr, Cullison, Kipke, Krebs, Pena-Melnyk, and Reznik -
HB 1539 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 484; SB 630 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 485


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