Budget and Taxation

2018 Regular Session

Weekly Schedule - Published February 15, 2018


BUDGET AND TAXATION COMMITTEE
Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer, Chair
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., Vice Chair

3 West Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
(410-841-3690 | 301-858-3690 )


 Anyone wishing to testify on any bill must sign-up using the electronic witness
 register 30 minutes prior to the start time on the day of the bill hearings.
 Electronic sign-up will be open at NOON on the day prior to the scheduled bill
 hearings. If you have written testimony, please submit 30 copies to the committee
 staff for distribution by 11:00 a.m. the day of the bill hearing.  The order
 that bills are listed on the schedule generally is not the order in which they
 will be heard. Anyone wishing to testify at budget hearings should contact the
 appropriate committee staff for information.  Limited public testimony may be
 accepted.
 

 

thursday february 15, 2018


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
  3 West, Miller
            * Department of Housing and Community Development

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, TRANSPORTATION, AND ENVIRONMENT
  Schweinhaut, Miller
            * MD Institute Emergency Medical Services Systems
            * Department of Planning
            * MDOT Maryland Port Administration
            * MDOT The Secretary's Office
            * MDOT Debt Service Requirements


 

friday february 16, 2018


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 11:30 A.M.

  Or immediately following session.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION
  Amoss, Miller
            * Morgan State University
            * Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, TRANSPORTATION, AND ENVIRONMENT
  Schweinhaut, Miller
            * Workers' Compensation Commission
            * Office of the Attorney General


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
  3 West, Miller
            * MDH Prevention & Health Promotion Administration
            * MDH Behavioral Health Administration


 

monday february 19, 2018


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION
  Amoss, Miller
            * UB Briefing
            * SU Briefing
            * Aid to Community Colleges


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 2:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, TRANSPORTATION, AND ENVIRONMENT
  Schweinhaut, Miller
            * DPSCS Division of Correction
            * DPSCS Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
            * Public Service Commission


 

tuesday february 20, 2018


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  FULL COMMITTEE
  3 West, Miller
            * State Board of Elections
            * Department of Budget and Management - Secretary
            * Department of Budget and Management - Personnel


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 3:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON CAPITAL BUDGET
  3 West, Miller
            * Capital Maryland Department of the Environment
            * Capital Military Department


 

wednesday february 21, 2018


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  SB 394    Sen Conway        Baltimore City - Property Tax Credit - School
                              Public Safety Officers
    ADDED                     FEB 21, 2018 1:00 PM


 End of schedule changes


 BILL HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  SB 134    The Pres          Small Business Relief Tax Credit
            (Admin)
  SB 166    Sen Serafini,     Corporate Income Tax - Federal Repatriation
            et al             Holiday
  SB 191    Sen Serafini,     Income Tax - Itemized Deductions
            et al
  SB 194    Sen Serafini,     Calculation of Taxable Income - Itemized
            et al             Deductions - Property Taxes
  SB 293    The Pres          Commonsense Spending Act of 2018
            (Admin), et al
  SB 299    The Pres          Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Correctional
            (Admin), et al    Officers (Hometown Heroes Act of 2018)
  SB 305    The Pres          More Jobs for Marylanders Act 2 0
            (Admin), et al
  SB 310    The Pres          CyberMaryland Act of 2018
            (Admin), et al
  SB 312    The Pres          Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military
            (Admin), et al    Retirement Income
  SB 318    Sen Serafini,     Income Tax - Standard Deduction - Alteration
            et al
  SB 469    Sen Salling,      Public Health - School Buildings - Minimum Health
            et al             Standards (Healthy Schools Program)
  SB 473    Sen Rosapepe,     Prince George's County - School Overcrowding
            et al             Reduction Act of 2018
  SB 480    Sen Ferguson      Balt Cty - South Balt Gateway Cmnty Impact Dist
                              Mgt Athrty - Dstrbtn of Lcl Impact Grnts
  SB 481    Sen Ferguson,     Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit -
            et al             Reserve Fund - Mandated Appropriation
  SB 498    Sen Feldman,      Income Tax - Subtraction Modification -
            et al             Employee-Owned Businesses
  SB 502    Sens Smith and    Higher Education - University System of Maryland -
            Miller            Quasi-Endowment Funds
  SB 515    Sen Currie, et    Career and Technology Education and Workforce
            al                Investment Act
  SB 523    Sen Lee           Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Foreign
                              Government Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans
  SB 550    Sen Zucker, et    Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE)
            al                Program - Death of a Designated Beneficiary
  SB 567    Sen Serafini      Income Tax Rates - Reductions
  SB 587    Sen Robinson      Department of Human Services - Baltimore City
                              Department of Social Services - Audit
  SB 742    Sen Madaleno,     Income Tax - Wynne Case - Local Government
            et al             Repayments to the Local Reserve Account

 

thursday february 22, 2018


 PENSIONS SUBCOMMITTEE

 BILL HEARINGS - 8:30 A.M.

  SB 568    Sen McFadden,     St Empl and Retiree Hlth and Wlfr Benefits Prgrm -
            et al             Retiree Dep Participation in the Md Rx Prgrm
  SB 620    Sen Klausmeier    Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Former
                              Baltimore City Jail Employees
  SB 699    Sen Guzzone       Alternate Contributory Pension Selection - Former
            (Chr Jt Com on    Members - Member Contributions
            Pnsns)
  SB 784    Sen Guzzone       Pensions - Administrative and Operational Expenses
            (Chr Jt Com on    - Limitation and Calculation
            Pnsns)
  SB 895    Sen Guzzone       State Police Retirement System - Deferred
                              Retirement Option Program - Alterations
  SB 898    Sen Guzzone       Maryland Pension Climate Change Risk Act
  SB 899    Sen Guzzone       State Retirement and Pension System - Investment
            (Chr Jt Com on    Division
            Pnsns)
  SB 988    Sens Edwards      Correctional Officers' Retirement System -
            and Serafini      Membership
  SJ 9      Sen Serafini      General Assembly Comp Commission - Legislative
                              Pension Plan - Closure to Current and Future Mbrs

 BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION
  Amoss, Miller
            * Maryland Technology Development Corporation
            * Maryland Higher Education Commission
            * Baltimore City Community College

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
  3 West, Miller
            * Department of Disabilities
            * MDH Public Health Administration
            * Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, TRANSPORTATION, AND ENVIRONMENT
  Schweinhaut, Miller
            * Department of Juvenile Services
            * DPSCS Patuxent Institution
            * DPSCS Inmate Grievance Office
            * Department of the Environment


 

friday february 23, 2018


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 11:30 A.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION
  Amoss, Miller
            * UMUC Briefing
            * UMCES Briefing

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, TRANSPORTATION, AND ENVIRONMENT
  Schweinhaut, Miller
            * MDOT State Highway Administration
            * Maryland Transportation Authority


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
  3 West, Miller
            * State Department of Assessments and Taxation
            * Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board
            * Department of Aging


 

monday february 26, 2018


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION
  Amoss, Miller
            * Comptroller of Maryland
            * Maryland Stadium Authority
            * Maryland State Library Agency

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
  3 West, Miller
            * MDH Health Regulatory Commissions
            * DHS Family Investment
            * MDH Health Professional Boards and Commissions


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 2:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, TRANSPORTATION, AND ENVIRONMENT
  Schweinhaut, Miller
            * DPSCS Division of Pretrial Detention
            * DPSCS Police and Correctional Training Commissions


 

tuesday february 27, 2018


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  SB 1090   Sens Peters       Corporate Income Tax - Single Sales Factor
            and Guzzone       Apportionment
    ADDED                     FEB 27, 2018 1:00 PM


 End of schedule changes


 BILL HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  SB 538    Sen Pinsky        Corporate Income Tax - Throwback Rule
  SB 545    Sen Conway        Public Safety - Maryland Violence Intervention and
                              Prevention Program Fund - Establishment
  SB 561    Sen Manno, et     Maryland Estate Tax - Unified Credit
            al
  SB 564    Sen Serafini      Income Tax Credit - Security Clearance Costs -
                              Procedure to Claim Credit
  SB 565    Sen Serafini      Interest Rate on Tax Deficiencies and Refunds
  SB 599    Sen Nathan        Baltimore County - Property Tax - Credit for
            Pulliam           Individuals at Least 70 Years Old
  SB 605    Sen Edwards,      Transportation - Highway User Revenues - Phased
            et al             Restoration
  SB 606    Sens Edwards      Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles - Excise Titling
            and Serafini      Tax - Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle Trail Fund
  SB 646    Sen Madaleno,     Maryland Estate Tax - Unified Credit
            et al
  SB 647    Sen Madaleno,     Earned Income Tax Credit - Individuals Without
            et al             Qualifying Children - Expansion
  SB 663    Sen Bates         Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Periods - University
                              and College Textbooks
  SB 887    Washington        Washington Co - Property Tax Credit for Disabled
            County Senators   Veterans - Min Percentage of Disability
  SB 889    Washington        Washington County - Public Facilities Bonds
            County Senators

 BUDGET HEARINGS - 4:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON CAPITAL BUDGET
  3 West, Miller
            * Capital Department of Natural Resources
            * Capital Department of Housing and Community Development
            * Capital Board of Public Works
            * Capital Historic St Mary's Commission
            * Capital Department of Aging
            * Capital Judiciary


 

wednesday february 28, 2018


  SB 187 will be heard first.

  SB 187    The Pres          Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2018
            (Admin)
  SB 563    Sen Serafini      Incm Tax Crdt - Qualified Rsrch and Dvlp Expnss -
                              Application for and Prcdr to Clm Crdt
  SB 589    Sens Robinson     Baltimore Cty Brd of Schl Commissioners - Ed Trst
            and Oaks          Fnd - Aloctn to Establish Cmnty Schl Programs
  SB 590    Sens Robinson     Baltimore City Brd of School Commissioners - Ed
            and Oaks          Trust Fund - Allocation to Establish Judy Centers
  SB 595    Sen King, et      Community Colleges - Facilities Renewal Grant
            al                Program - Established
  SB 596    Sen King, et      Higher Education - Community Colleges - Funding
            al
  SB 612    Sen Ferguson,     State Education Aid - Tax Increment Financing
            et al             Development Districts - Repeal of Sunset Provision
  SB 624    Sen Smith, et     State Income and Property Tax Credits - Purple
            al                Line Construction Zone
  SB 650    Sen King, et      Incm Tax Sbtrctn Mdfctn - College Svgs Plan Accnts
            al                - Contrbtns (College Svgs Tax Enhancement Act)
  SB 697    Sen Guzzone       Income Tax - Community Investment Tax Credit -
                              Verification of Credit Eligibility
  SB 733    The Pres          Protecting Maryland Taxpayers Act of 2018
            (Admin), et al
  SB 803    Sen Oaks, et      Baltimore City - Table Games Proceeds -
            al                Recreational Facilities
  SB 877    The Pres          Promoting ext-Raordinary Innovation in Maryland's
            (Admin), et al    Economy (PRIME Act)
                              (Jointly assigned to B&T and FIN)

 

thursday march 1, 2018


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS, AND ADMINISTRATION BUDGET HEARINGS

  Added:  Department of Commerce

 End of schedule changes


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 8:30 A.M.

  FULL COMMITTEE
  3 West, Miller
            * Maryland Emergency Medical System Operations Fund
            * Department of Information Technology
            * Executive Department - Governor


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION
  Amoss, Miller
            * MHEC - Student Financial Assistance
            * Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority
            * MSDE Aid to Education

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
  3 West, Miller
            * MDH Medical Care Programs Administration
            * OLA Medicaid Audit

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, TRANSPORTATION, AND ENVIRONMENT
  Schweinhaut, Miller
            * Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund
            * MDOT Maryland Transit Administration
            * MDOT WMATA - Operating Budget


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 3:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON CAPITAL BUDGET
  3 West, Miller
            * Capital Maryland Environmental Service
            * Capital Baltimore City Community College
            * Capital Community College Facilities Grant Program
            * Capital MD Independent College and University Assoc
            * Capital Maryland State Library Agency
            * Capital Maryland School for the Deaf
            * Capital St Mary's College of Maryland
            * Capital Department of Information Technology


 

friday march 2, 2018


 Changes made to schedule through addenda


                                  11:30 A.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS, AND ADMINISTRATION BUDGET HEARINGS

  Rescheduled to March 1 at 1:00 pm:  Department of Commerce

 End of schedule changes


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 11:30 A.M.

  Or immediately following session.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION
  Amoss, Miller
            * Department of Commerce
            * State Treasurer

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, TRANSPORTATION, AND ENVIRONMENT
  Schweinhaut, Miller
            * Department of State Police
            * Department of Natural Resources


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
  3 West, Miller
            * MDH Developmental Disabilities Administration


 

monday march 5, 2018


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

tuesday march 6, 2018


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 4:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON CAPITAL BUDGET
  3 West, Miller
            * Capital Maryland Department of Health
            * Capital University of Maryland Medical System
            * Capital Maryland Hospital Association
            * Capital Department of State Police
            * Capital Local Jails and Detention Centers
            * Capital Dept Public Safety and Correctional Services
            * Capital Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission


 

wednesday march 7, 2018


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  SB 989    Sen Edwards,      One Maryland Economic Development Tax Credits -
            et al             Simplification and Alteration
    MOVED                     From MAR 13, 1:00 PM to MAR 7, 1:00 PM


 End of schedule changes


 BILL HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  SB 516    Sen Madaleno,     Transportation - Highway User Revenues -
            et al             Distribution
  SB 740    Sen Madaleno,     State DOE - Breakfast and Lunch Programs - Funding
            et al             (Maryland Cares for Kids Act)
                              (Jointly assigned to B&T and EHE)
  SB 759    Sen Jennings      Property Tax - Benefits for Agricultural Land -
                              Exclusion of Solar Farms
  SB 763    Sen Manno, et     Use of Public Funds - Playground and Athletic
            al                Field Surfaces - Preferences and Prohibitions
  SB 764    Sen Mathias       Local Governments - Income Tax Disparity Grants -
                              Amounts
  SB 779    Sen Muse          Prince George's County - Education Trust Fund -
                              Use of Fund
  SB 805    Sen Oaks, et      Baltimore City - Table Game Proceeds -
            al                Recreational Facilities
  SB 810    Sen Zucker, et    Job Reinvestment Act of 2018
            al
  SB 813    Sen Salling       Baltimore County - Property Tax - Homestead Tax
                              Credit Percentage
  SB 815    Sen Salling       Baltimore County - Property Tax - Homeowners'
                              Property Tax Credit Supplement
  SB 818    Sen Madaleno,     Ed - Md Meals for Achievement In-Clsrm Breakfast
            et al             Program - Eligibility and Annual Appropriation
  SB 820    Sen Madaleno,     State Budget
            et al
  SB 828    Sen Eckardt,      Income Tax - Personal Exemptions - Inflation
            et al             Adjustment
  SB 829    Sen Eckardt,      Income Tax Subtraction Modification - Retirement
            et al             Income (Fairness in Taxation for Retirees Act)
  SB 830    Sen Eckardt,      Income Tax - Standard Deduction - Inflation
            et al             Adjustment
  SB 834    Sens Madaleno     Transportation - Transit Service - State Grants
            and King
  SB 836    Sen King, et      Expansion of Commercial Gaming - Referendum -
            al                Sports Wagering
  SB 848    Sen Serafini      Income Tax Credit - Wineries and Vineyards -
                              Procedures to Claim Credit and Sunset Extension
  SB 857    Sen Oaks, et      Baltimore City - Table Games Proceeds -
            al                Distribution and Recreational Facilities
  SB 890    Sen Serafini      Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Entities
                              That Provide Paid Sick Leave
  SB 900    Sens King and     Gaming - Fantasy Competitions - Prohibition on
            DeGrange          Operation of Electronic Device
  SB 901    Sen King          Local Infrastructure Fast Track for Maryland Act
  SB 932    Sen Ramirez       State Lottery and Gaming Ctrl Commission - Video
                              Lottery Facilities - Rgltns Relating to Cheating
  SB 970    Sen Manno, et     Income Tax Credit - Endow Maryland - Credit
            al                Amounts
  SB 974    Sen Manno         State Govt - Office of the Attorney General -
                              Appropriation and Staffing (JUSTICE Act of 2018)
  SB 1064   Chr B&T (Dept)    Academic Facilities Bonding Authority

 

thursday march 8, 2018


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday march 9, 2018


 BILL HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  SB 942    Sens Brochin      Property Tax - Electronic Notification of Tax
            and Klausmeier    Sales
  SB 951    Sens Eckardt      Tax Sales - Vacant and Abandoned Property
            and Ferguson
  SB 952    Sens Eckardt      Tax Sales - Homeowner Protections
            and Ferguson
  SB 953    Sens Eckardt      Tax - Property - Collateralization of Tax Lien
            and Ferguson      Securities
  SB 954    Sens Eckardt      Property Tax - In Rem Foreclosure and Sale -
            and Ferguson      Vacant and Abandoned Property

 

saturday march 10, 2018


                                  9:00 A.M.

  Bond Bill Hearings

  To be Announced.

 

monday march 12, 2018


                                  9:00 A.M.

  Bond Bill Hearings

  To be Announced.

 BUDGET HEARINGS - 10:00 A.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON CAPITAL BUDGET
  3 West, Miller
            * Capital Miscellaneous Capital Grant Programs


 BUDGET HEARINGS - 3:00 P.M.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON CAPITAL BUDGET
  3 West, Miller
            * Capital University System of Maryland
            * Capital Morgan State University
            * Capital Public School Construction


 

tuesday march 13, 2018


 Changes made to schedule through addenda

  SB 989    Sen Edwards,      RESCHEDULED -  to MAR 7, 1:00 PM
            et al

 End of schedule changes


 BILL HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  SB 855    Sen Guzzone       2020 Census Grant Program - Establishment and
                              Funding
  SB 897    Sen Guzzone       Property Tax - Homeowners' Property Tax Credit -
                              Repeal of Age Requirement
  SB 925    Sen Kasemeyer     Property Tax - Liability for Payment of Tax on
                              Leased Property
  SB 928    Sen Benson, et    Prince George's County - Property Tax Credit -
            al                Supermarkets
  SB 933    Sen Kasemeyer     Maryland College Investment Plan - State Match
                              Requirement - Revisions
  SB 955    Sen Eckardt       Income Tax - Angel Investor Tax Credit Program
  SB 961    Calvert County    Calvert Co - Yth Recreational Opportunities Fnd
            Senators          and Dstrbtn From Admissions and Amusement Tax Rvns
  SB 972    Sen Manno, et     Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - First-Time
            al                Homebuyer Savings Accounts
  SB 992    Sen Jennings      Senior Citizen Activities Centers - Bingo Games -
                              Authorization
  SB 999    Sens Peters       Recordation Tax - Exemptions
            and DeGrange
  SB 1015   Sen Miller        Gaming - Fantasy Competitions - Operators and
                              Video Lottery Facilities
  SB 1022   Sen Conway        Baltimore City - Property Tax Credit - Rental
                              Discount for Baltimore City Public Safety Officers
  SB 1025   Sen Madaleno,     Department of Legislative Services - Study - Sales
            et al             and Use Tax Collection by Out-of-State Vendors
  SB 1053   Sen Kagan         Public Safety - 9-1-1 Public Safety
                              Telecommunicators - Benefits

 

wednesday march 14, 2018


 BILL HEARINGS - 1:00 P.M.

  SB 957    Sen Eckardt       Income Tax Credits - Poultry Houses - LED Lighting
                              and Solar Panel Systems
  SB 966    Sens Ferguson     RISE Zones - Expansion and Income Tax Credit
            and Rosapepe
  SB 967    Sen Ferguson,     Heritage Strctr Rehab Tax Credit - Commercial
            et al             Rehabs - Transferability and Affordable Housing
  SB 976    Sens              Local Health Services Funding - Modifications
            Klausmeier and
            Smith
  SB 980    Sen Muse          Inheritance Tax - Exemption - Nieces and Nephews
  SB 983    Sen Miller        Maryland Historical Society - Funding
  SB 996    Sen Peters, et    Incm Tax - Sbtrctn Mdfctn - Military Rtrmnt Incm -
            al                Indvdls at Least 65 Yrs Old
  SB 997    Sen Peters, et    Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Perpetual
            al                Conservation Easements
  SB 1001   Sens Peters       Maryland Small Business Retirement Savings Program
            and Rosapepe      - Revisions
                              (Jointly assigned to B&T and FIN)

 

thursday march 15, 2018


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.

 

friday march 16, 2018


  No Hearings, Working Sessions, or Voting Sessions are scheduled on this day.


February 19, 2018 4:13 P.M.