2009 Regular Session


File Code: State Government - General Assembly Prior Year Introduction As: SB 8/08 - B&T Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 684
Sponsored By:
Senators Harris, Kittleman, Jacobs, Brinkley, Colburn, Edwards, Glassman, Greenip, Haines, Mooney, Munson, Pipkin, Simonaire, and Stoltzfus
Maryland Taxpayer Protection Act


Proposing an addition to the Maryland Constitution to require the approval of three-fifths of the members elected to each House of the General Assembly to pass legislation to increase the rate of an existing tax or to impose a tax on an individual or entity not subject to the tax at the time of consideration of the legislation; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
First Reading Budget and Taxation
Hearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Andrew P. Harris, District 7
Senator David R. Brinkley, District 4
Senator Richard F. Colburn, District 37
Senator George C. Edwards, District 1
Senator Barry Glassman, District 35
Senator Janet Greenip, District 33
Senator Larry E. Haines, District 5
Senator Nancy Jacobs, District 34
Senator Allan H. Kittleman, District 9
Senator Alexander X. Mooney, District 3
Senator Donald F. Munson, District 2
Senator E. J. Pipkin, District 36
Senator Bryan W. Simonaire, District 31
Senator J. Lowell Stoltzfus, District 38

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Constitutional Amendments
General Assembly -see also- AELR Cmte; Leg Policy Committee.
Legislation -see also- Corrective Leg; Curative Leg
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees & Taxes; specific tax.

Bill affects the following Statute:

Article - III Legislative Department
( 28A )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered