Maryland Tech Council General Assembly Weekly Report Week ending January 22, 2021

Maryland Tech Council General Assembly Weekly Report Week ending January 22, 2021   As members are aware, this week’s primary activity was the Tech Council’s Leadership Assembly which was highlighted by Governor’s Hogan’s address to attendees.  It provided an excellent opportunity for the Council to provide the Legislators and Executive Branch with an overview of…

Week ending January 8, 2021

Maryland Tech Council General Assembly Weekly Report Week ending January 8, 2020 The 442nd Session of the Maryland General Assembly will commence on January 13th.  It will be an unprecedented Session given the continuing public health emergency due to COVID-19.  Both the House and Senate have developed extensive plans for operation of the Session essentially on…

Week Ending February 21, 2020

Maryland Tech Council Legislative Update Week Ending February 21, 2020 Business coalition formed between Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties on the proposed tax increases. Click here to read the joint letter that will be posted again, today. Tuesday, February 18, 2020 The House Economic Matters Committee held a hearing on House Bill 840: Joint Committee…

Week Ending February 14, 2020

The bill deadlines have passed. As of today, legislators have introduced approximately 2,633 bills: 1,030 Senate bills and 1,603 House bills. There were a number of tech and tax related bills heard this week. On Thursday, the House Ways & Means Committee held hearings on more than a dozen tax bills will either a direct…

Week Ending February 7, 2020

Legislators have introduced approximately 2,573 bills, with 1,567 House bills and 1,006 Senate bills introduced so far. Below are the meetings and bill hearings that were held last week. On Tuesday, the House Ways & Means Committee held a hearing on House Bill 185: Commission on Tax Policy, Reform, and Fairness, which would require the Commission to…

Week Ending January 31, 2020

Monday, February 3rd is the Senate introduction date. Senate bills introduced after this date are referred to the Senate Rules Committee. There has been an uptick in the rate of bills introduced. It will continue to rise until the House introduction date on Friday, February 7th. Tuesday, January 28, 2020: The House Ways & Means…

Week Ending January 17, 2020

Last week marked the first full week of Session. The major event this week was the release of the Governor’s FY2021 budget, which he has deemed the “Accountability Budget.” Under this budget, growth is limited to one percent with increases dedicated mainly to education and public safety initiatives. Tuesday, January 21, 2020: MTC submitted written…