Legislation

 

2017 Maryland Legislative Session

                
The 2017 Maryland Legislative Session will begin on Wednesday, January 13th. In advance of the opening of the Session, Governor Larry Hogan outlined his fiscal agenda for the coming legislative session, calling for tax reductions funded by mandate relief in future spending. He also reinforced his pledge to fund the first year of a Highway User revenue phase-in, targeting a full restoration to 30% local funding after the eight year transition. A number of other school and transportation related bills of interest to MSBCA will be introduced throughout the 90-day Session, which we will monitor for you and on which we will weigh in on your behalf as needed.

We at Capitol Strategies look forward to representing you again this Session and thank you for the opportunity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BILL TRACKER

Below is a list of the bills introduced thus far this year (2015) that are of interest to the MSBCA:

Number/Chapter (Cross File) Total: 15 Title Status Original House Committee(s) and Hearing Dates Opposite House Committee(s) and Hearing Dates
HB001(SB230) Labor and Employment- Maryland Healthy Working Families Act Special Order Until 3/1 (Delegate Kipke) Adopted Economic Matters 02/10/2017 - 12:30 p.m.
HB0023 (SB0341) Vehicle Laws - School Vehicles- Definition First Reading Judicial Proceedings Environment and Transportation 01/26/2017 2:00 p.m. Judicial Proceedings
HB0065 Labor and Employment- Maryland Healthy Working Families Act Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters: Withdrawn Economic Matters
HB0186 Vehicle Laws - School Bus Monitoring Cameras - Repeat Violations Hearing 02/09 at 1:15 p.m. Environment and Transportation 02/09/2017 1:15 p.m.
HB0259 (SB0264) Maryland Transportation Authority - Public School Buses - Exemption from Tolls Hearing 02/16 at 1:00 p.m. Environment and Transportation 02/16/2017 1:00 p.m.
HB0263 School Bus Monitoring Cameras - Exclusion of Vehicle Rental Companies Hearing 02/09 at 1:15 p.m. Environment and Transportation 02/09/2017 1:15 p.m.
HB0341 Maryland Student Transportation Safety Act Hearing 02/16 at 1:00 p.m. Environment and Transportation 02/16/2017 1:00 p.m.
HB0382(SB0305) Commonsense Paid Leave Act Hearing 2/10 at 12:30 p.m. Economic Matters 02/10/2017 - 12:30 p.m.
HB0940(SB0987) education - School Vehicles Used by Private Entities - Seat Belt Requirment Hearing 02/24 at 1:00 p.m. Environment and Transportation 02/24/2017 1:00 p.m.
HB0943(SB0990) Education - Privately Contracted School Bus Drivers - Annual Physical Examination Requirement Hearing 02/24 at 1:00 p.m. Environment and Transportation 02/24/2017 1:00 p.m.
HB 1568 Workgroup on transportation for Middle and High School Students in Prince George's County PG 415-17 Rereferred to Enviroment and Transportation Environment and Transportation
SB0154 (HB0495) Vehicle Laws - School Bus Monitoring Cameras - Civil Penalty First reading Environment and Transportation Judicial Proceedings 1/25/2017 - 1:00 p.m. Enviroment and Transportation
SB0155 School Vehicles - Seat Belts - Requirements Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings Judicial Proceedings - 01/25/2017 1:00 p.m.
SB0230 (HB0001) Labor and Employment- Maryland Healthy Working Families Act Hearing 02/09 at 1:00 p.m. Finance 02/09/2017 - 1:00 p.m.
SB0264 (HB0259) Maryland Transportation Authority - Public School Buses - Exemption from Tolls Hearing 02/15 at 1:00 p.m. (Budget and Taxation) Budget and Taxation 2/15/2017 - 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
SB0305 (HB0382) Commonsense Paid Leave Act Hearing 02/09 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance) Finance 02/09/2017 - 1:00 p.m. (Budget and Taxation)
SB0341 (HB0023) Vehicle Laws - School Vehicles- Definition Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m. Judicial Proceedings - 02/07/2017 1:00 p.m.
SB0987 (HB0940) education - School Vehicles Used by Private Entities - Seat Belt Requirment Hearing 02/22 at 1:00 p.m. Judicial Proceedings - 02/22/2017 1:00 p.m.
SB0990 (HB0943) Education - Privately Contracted School Bus Drivers - Annual Physical Examination Requirement Hearing 02/22 at 1:00 p.m. Judicial Proceedings - 02/22/2017 1:00 p.m.