2020 Legislative Session Bill Positions

Welcome to the GBC’s 2020 legislative session bill positions. Below are bills on which the GBC has taken a formal position. For each bill, there is a link to find out more information. To read the GBC’s written testimony, click on the position. If you have any questions or thoughts about policy or positions, please do not hesitate to contact Brian Levine at brianl@gbc.org or 410-727-2820 ext. 44.

Bill Number Bill Title GBC Position
HB0001 (SB0001) Built to Learn Act of 2020 Monitor
HB0040 (SB0064) Criminal Procedure – Evidence – Causing Unavailability of Witness Monitor
HB0045 (SB0122) Economic Development – Opportunity Zone Incentives – Alteration of the More Jobs for Marylanders and Opportunity Zone Enhancement Programs Monitor
HB0049 (SB0068) Criminal Procedure – Pretrial Release – Pretrial Risk Assessment Instruments Monitor
HB0075 Clerks of the Courts – Case Management System – Information on Judge or Magistrate Monitor
HB0076 (SB0213) Criminal Procedure – Victims and Witnesses – Restrictions on Release of Personal Information Monitor
HB0086 (SB0136) Transportation – Maryland Metro/Transit Funding Act – Alterations Monitor
HB0107 Baltimore City - Complete Streets Program Funding - Traffic and Vehicle Monitoring Systems Support
HB0123 (SB0217) Labor and Employment – Wage History and Wage Range Oppose
HB0129 Taxes - Election for Pass-Through Entities Monitor
HB0132 (SB0205) Public Safety – Crime of Violence – Witness Intimidation Monitor
HB0147 Education – High School Teachers Teaching Dual Enrollment Courses – Qualifications Monitor
HB0160 Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative Program – Eligible Organizations – Alteration of Geographic Boundaries Monitor
HB0169 Expansion of Commercial Gaming – Referendum – Sports Wagering Monitor
HB0185 (SB0223) Commission on Tax Policy, Reform, and Fairness Support
HB0196 (SB0124) Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - Establishment of a State-Based Health Insurance Subsidies Program Support
HB0207 (SB0159) Baltimore City Community College – Procurement Authority Support
HB0209 Plastics and Packaging Reduction Act Monitor
HB0215 (SB0030) Criminal Law – Crimes Involving Computers – Ransomware Monitor
HB0220 Income Tax Credit - Employment of Apprentices - Extension Support
HB0222 Income Tax Rates - Capital Gains Income Oppose
HB0223 End Ineffective Business Subsidies Act of 2020 Oppose
HB0224 (SB0263) Opportunity Zone Tax Deduction Reform Act of 2020 Oppose
HB0225 Gaming – Sports Wagering – Implementation Monitor
HB0231 Housing Opportunities Made Equal Act Monitor
HB0234 Child Support - Suspension of Payments and Arrears for Incarcerated Obligors - Modifications Monitor
HB0252 Public Safety - Department of State Police - Primary Enforcement for Interstate 83 (Jones Falls Expressway) in Baltimore City Monitor
HB0268 Election Law – Deadline for Selection of Lieutenant Governor Support
HB0280 (SB0234) Vehicle Laws – Suspension of Driver’s License or Registration – Unpaid Citations or Judgments Support
HB0295 Corporate Income Tax – Combined Reporting Oppose
HB0338 (SB0276) Building Opportunity Act of 2020 Monitor
HB0342 (SB0278) Retirement Tax Reduction Act of 2020 Monitor
HB0343 (SB0270) Economic Development – Maryland Technology Infrastructure Program Support
HB0348 (SB0267) AP Opportunities Act of 2020 Monitor
HB0350 (SB0269) Income Tax Subtraction Modification – Correctional Officers, Law Enforcement Officers, and Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services Personnel (Hometown Heroes Act) Monitor
HB0351 Land Use and Vehicle Miles Traveled Workgroup Monitor
HB0355 (SB0272) State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy – Annual Report – Crimes of Violence (The Judicial Transparency Act of 2020) Support
HB0356 (SB0273) Crimes - Firearms - Penalties and Procedures (Violent Firearms Offender Act of 2020) Monitor
HB0357 (SB0271) Crimes – Victim and Witness Intimidation – Penalties and Procedures Support
HB0358 (SB0268) Victim's Rights - Restitution Support
HB0361 (SB0279) Income Tax – Subtraction Modification – Military Retirement Income Monitor
HB0368 (SB0424) Maryland Transit Administration – Funding (Transit Safety and Investment Act) Support
HB0371 Income Tax – Subtraction Modification – Military Retirement Income (Defense Workforce Opportunity Act) Monitor
HB0386 Sales and Use Tax - Transportation Network Services - Application and Rates Monitor
HB0401 (SB0758) Public Information Act - Remote Access, Fee Complaints, Fee Waivers, and Inspection of Judicial Records (Open Government, Better Government Act) Monitor
HB0404 (SB0499) Economic Development Programs - Data Collection and Tracking - Minority Business Enterprises Support
HB0439 (SB0216) Income Tax – Carried Interest – Additional Tax Monitor
HB0473 Corporate Income Tax - Throwback Rule Oppose
HB0507 Income Tax - Pass-Through Entity - Additional Tax Oppose
HB0514 (SB0398) Maryland Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Incentive Program Support
HB0521 (SB0583) Maryland Small Business Innovation Research Technical Assistance Program - Establishment Support
HB0548 Career and Technology Education - Training in Soft Business Skills Support
HB0562 Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Volunteer Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel (First Responders Tax Benefit Act) Monitor
HB0565 Income Tax - Business and Economic Development Tax Credits - Termination Oppose
HB0566 (SB0713) Opportunity Zone Enhancement Program - Eligibility - Lead-Based Paint Affected Properties Monitor
HB0591 Public Safety – Lost or Stolen Regulated Firearm – Reporting Support
HB0605 (SB0325) Constitutional Amendment – Gaming – Expansion Monitor
HB0644 (SB0644) State Department of Education - Financial Literacy Instruction - Reporting Monitor
HB0695 (SB0002) Digital Advertising Gross Revenues – Taxation Position Statement
HB0715 Prohibited Appropriations - Magnetic Levitation Transport Oppose
HB0765 Maryland Tax Revision Commission Support with amendment
HB0788 (SB0486) Income Tax - Itemized Deductions Monitor
HB0812 (SB0912) Correctional Services - Diminution Credits - Education Support
HB0839 (SB0539) Labor and Employment - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program - Establishment Oppose
HB0840 (SB0302) Joint Committee on Workforce Development Monitor
HB0851 (SB0026) Partnership for Workforce Quality Program - Alterations Support
HB0879 Baltimore City - Civil Actions - Liability of Toxic Substance Manufacturers Monitor
HB0913 (SB0631) Income Tax Standard Deduction – Alteration and Cost of Living Monitor
HB0930 (SB0977) Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - Funding for Small Business Insurance Subsidies and Outreach Monitor
HB0932 (SB1001) 21st–Century Economy Sales Tax Act Monitor
HB0940 Personal Property Tax - Exemption for Business Personal Property Monitor
HB0957 (SB1005) Commercial Law - Maryland Net Neutrality Act of 2020 Oppose
HB1018 (SB0780) Labor and Employment - Economic Stabilization Act - Revisions Monitor
HB1026 Economic Development Programs - Data Collection, Tracking, and Reporting Requirements - Alteration Monitor
HB1030 Employers of Ex-Offenders - Liability for Negligent Hiring or Inadequate Supervision - Immunity Support with amendment
HB1056 Racing and Community Development Act of 2020 Support
HB1088 Effective Corporate Tax Rate Transparency Act of 2020 Monitor
HB1089 Economic Development - Job Creation Tax Credit - Qualified Position Oppose
HB1117 Economic Development - Enterprise Zone Program - Alterations Oppose
HB1143 Labor and Employment - Employment Contracts - Employment After Contract Termination Monitor
HB1190 Individual Income Tax - Rates and Rate Brackets - Alterations Monitor
HB1236 Transit - Maryland Area Regional Commuter Train - Expansion of Service Position Statement
HB1239 (SB0602) Economic Development - Maryland Technology Partnership Program Support
HB1260 Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Funding Monitor
HB1284 State Tax Credits, Exemptions, and Deductions - Alterations and Repeal (Tax Modernization Act) Oppose
HB1300 (SB1000) Blueprint for Maryland's Future - Implementation Support with amendment
HB1301 Property Tax Credit - Opportunity Zone Property Improvements Monitor
HB1329 Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - Establishment of Small Business Health Insurance Subsidies Program Monitor
HB1335 Criminal Procedure - Automatic Expungement Support
HB1339 (SB0397) Sales and Use Tax and Personal Property Tax - Exemptions - Data Centers Support
HB1354 Sales and Use Tax - Services Monitor
HB1367 Transportation - Western Maryland MARC Rail Extension - Study Monitor
HB1394 (SB0982) Highway User Revenues - Revenue and Distribution Support
HB1395 Public Safety – Persistent Aerial Surveillance Oppose
HB1408 (SB0929) Public Safety - Baltimore City - P.R.O.T.E.C.T. (Public Resources Organizing to End Crime Together) Program Monitor
HB1410 (SB0062) Labor and Employment – Secure Maryland Wage Act Oppose
HB1455 (SB0826) Economic Development - Makerspace Initiative Pilot Program Support
HB1457 (SB0751) Apprenticeship Start-Up Act of 2020 Support
HB1463 Correctional Services - Inmates - Intake and Release Requirements (Reentry Success Act of 2020) Support
HB1494 County Income Tax - Maximum Rate and Authority to Impose on an Income Bracket Basis Monitor
HB1501 Public Safety – Regulated Firearms – Reporting Loss or Theft Monitor
HB1526 Transportation Carbon Reduction Fund – Establishment (Transportation Carbon Fund Act) Monitor
HB1555 (SB0072) Baltimore City - Members of the Command Staff of the Police Department - Residency Requirements Monitor
HB1563 (SB0879) Public Health – Maryland Infant Lifetime Care Trust Funded by HSCRC and Maryland Patient Safety Center Duties Support
HB1579 (SB0907) Public Safety - Crime Plan and Law Enforcement Councils (Maryland State Crime Plan) Support
HB1585 (SB0389) Economic Development - Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Program - Extension and Alterations Support
HB1628 Sales and Use Tax - Rate Reduction and Services Oppose
HB1629 (SB1047) Office of the Attorney General - Firearm Crime - Study Support
HB1658 (SB1065) Economic Development - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra - Funding and Reporting Support
SB0001 (HB0001) Built to Learn Act of 2020 Monitor
SB0002 (HB0695) Digital Advertising Gross Revenues – Taxation Position Statement
SB0004 Gaming – Sports Betting – Implementation Monitor
SB0024 Small Business Fairness Act Oppose
SB0026 Partnership for Workforce Quality Program – Alterations Support
SB0030 (HB0215) Criminal Law – Crimes Involving Computers – Ransomware Monitor
SB0058 Expansion of Commercial Gaming – Referendum – Sports Wagering Monitor
SB0062 Labor and Employment – Secure Maryland Wage Act Oppose
SB0064 (HB0040) Criminal Procedure – Evidence – Causing Unavailability of Witness Monitor
SB0068 (HB0049) Criminal Procedure – Pretrial Release – Pretrial Risk Assessment Instruments Monitor
SB0070 Correctional Institutions – Correctional Education Council – Mandatory Education Program Requirements Support
SB0072 Baltimore City – Members of the Command Staff of the Police Department – Residency Requirements Monitor
SB0122 (HB0045) Economic Development – Opportunity Zone Incentives – Alteration of the More Jobs for Marylanders and Opportunity Zone Enhancement Programs Monitor
SB0124 (HB0196) Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - Establishment of a State-Based Health Insurance Subsidies Program Support
SB0133 Education – High School Students – Graduation and Attendance Credit for Vocational Training Support
SB0136 (HB0086) Transportation – Maryland Metro/Transit Funding Act – Alterations Monitor
SB0140 Office of Legislative Audits – Audits of the Baltimore Police Department Monitor
SB0157 Employers of Ex-Offenders – Liability – Immunity Support with amendment
SB0159 (HB0207) Baltimore City Community College – Procurement Authority Support
SB0205 (SB0132) Public Safety – Crime of Violence – Witness Intimidation Monitor
SB0211 Income Tax – Subtraction Modification – Military Retirement Income Monitor
SB0213 Criminal Procedure – Victims and Witnesses – Restrictions on Release of Personal Information Monitor
SB0216 (HB0439) Income Tax – Carried Interest – Additional Tax Monitor
SB0217 (HB0123) Labor and Employment – Wage History and Wage Range Oppose
SB0223 (HB0185) Commission on Tax Policy, Reform, and Fairness Support
SB0234 (HB0280) Vehicle Laws – Suspension of Driver’s License or Registration – Unpaid Citations or Judgments Support
SB0253 State Finance and Procurement – Prohibited Appropriations – Magnetic Levitation Transportation System Oppose
SB0263 (HB0224) Opportunity Zone Tax Deduction Reform Act of 2020 Oppose
SB0267 (HB0348) AP Opportunities Act of 2020 Monitor
SB0268 (HB0358) Victim's Rights - Restitution Support
SB0269 (HB0350) Income Tax Subtraction Modification – Correctional Officers, Law Enforcement Officers, and Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services Personnel (Hometown Heroes Act) Monitor
SB0270 (HB0343) Economic Development – Maryland Technology Infrastructure Program Support
SB0271 (HB0357) Crimes – Victim and Witness Intimidation – Penalties and Procedures Support
SB0272 (HB0355) State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy – Annual Report – Crimes of Violence (The Judicial Transparency Act of 2020) Support
SB0273 (HB0356) Crimes - Firearms - Penalties and Procedures (Violent Firearms Offender Act of 2020) Monitor
SB0276 (HB0338) Building Opportunity Act of 2020 Monitor
SB0278 (HB0342) Retirement Tax Reduction Act of 2020 Monitor
SB0279 (HB0361) Income Tax – Subtraction Modification – Military Retirement Income Monitor
SB0302 (HB0840) Joint Committee on Workforce Development Monitor
SB0311 Corporate Tax Fairness Act of 2020 Oppose
SB0313 (HB0209) Plastics and Packaging Reduction Act Monitor
SB0325 (HB0605) Constitutional Amendment – Gaming – Expansion Monitor
SB0331 Vehicle-Miles-Traveled Tax and Associated Mandated Devices – Prohibition Oppose
SB0389 Economic Development - Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Program - Extension and Alterations Support
SB0396 Election Law - Deadline for Selection of Lieutenant Governor Support
SB0397 (HB1339) Sales and Use Tax and Personal Property Tax - Exemptions - Data Centers Support
SB0398 (HB0514) Maryland Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Incentive Program Support
SB0413 Income Tax Credit – Individuals Working in STEM Fields – Student Loan Payments Monitor
SB0424 (HB0368) Maryland Transit Administration – Funding (Transit Safety and Investment Act) Support
SB0486 (HB0788) Income Tax - Itemized Deductions Monitor
SB0488 Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military and Public Safety Retirement Income Monitor
SB0499 (HB0404) Economic Development Programs - Data Collection and Tracking - Minority Business Enterprises Support
SB0523 Income Tax - Pass-Through Entities - Imposition of Tax Monitor
SB0530 (HB0231) Housing Opportunities Made Equal Act Monitor
SB0539 (HB0839) Labor and Employment - Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program - Establishment Oppose
SB0574 District Court - Jobs Court Pilot Program Support
SB0583 (HB0521) Maryland Small Business Innovation Research Technical Assistance Program - Establishment Support
SB0602 (HB1239) Economic Development - Maryland Technology Partnership Program Support
SB0631 (HB0913) Income Tax Standard Deduction - Alteration and Cost of Living Monitor
SB0694 Corporate Income Tax - Single Sales Factor Apportionment Exemption - Worldwide Headquartered Company Election Monitor
SB0713 (HB0566) Opportunity Zone Enhancement Program - Eligibility - Lead-Based Paint Affected Properties Monitor
SB0751 (HB1457) Apprenticeship Start-Up Act of 2020 Support
SB0758 (HB0401) Public Information Act - Remote Access, Fee Complaints, Fee Waivers, and Inspection of Judicial Records (Open Government, Better Government Act) Monitor
SB0780 (HB1018) Labor and Employment – Economic Stabilization Act – Revisions Monitor
SB0795 Youth Apprenticeship 2.0 Act of 2020 Monitor
SB0811 Criminal Procedure - Automatic Expungement Support
SB0826 (HB1455) Economic Development - Makerspace Initiative Pilot Program Support
SB0879 (HB1563) Public Health – Maryland Infant Lifetime Care Trust Funded by HSCRC and Maryland Patient Safety Center Duties Support
SB0907 (HB1579) Public Safety - Crime Plan and Law Enforcement Councils (Maryland State Crime Plan) Support
SB0922 (HB0812) Correctional Services - Diminution Credits - Education Support
SB0929 (HB1408) Public Safety - Baltimore City - P.R.O.T.E.C.T. (Public Resources Organizing to End Crime Together) Program Monitor
SB0971 Correctional Services - Diminution Credits - Education Milestones Support
SB0977 (HB0930) Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - Funding for Small Business Insurance Subsidies and Outreach Monitor
SB0982 (HB1394) Highway User Revenues – Revenue and Distribution Support
SB0987 Racing and Community Development Act of 2020 Support
SB1000 (HB1300) Blueprint for Maryland's Future - Implementation Support with amendment
SB1001 (HB0932) 21st-Century Economy Sales Tax Act Monitor
SB1005 (HB0957) Commercial Law - Internet Privacy and Net Neutrality Oppose
SB1040 (HB1494) Local Tax Relief for Working Families Act of 2020 Monitor
SB1043 (HB1260) Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Funding Monitor
SB1047 (HB1629) Office of the Attorney General - Firearm Crime - Study Support
SB1050 (HB0591) Public Safety - Lost or Stolen Regulated Firearm - Reporting Support
SB1065 (HB1658) Economic Development - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra - Funding and Reporting Support
SB1074 (HB1104) Public Safety - Regulated Firearms - Transfer Monitor

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