Today is the final scheduled day of the Maryland General Assembly (known as “SINE DIE”) and I thought it would be good to take a look at the status of the various bills submitted by the Howard County Delegation.

Bills that have passed:

HB0590 – Howard County Board of Education – Election of Members Ho. Co. 01–19

HB0869 – Howard County – Alcoholic Beverages – Marketplace License Ho. Co. 06–19

HB1166 – Howard County – Authority to Impose Fees for Use of Disposable Bags Ho. Co. 04-19

Bill that are still being discussed:

HB1306 – Howard County – Howard County Housing Commission – Subsidiary Entities Ho. Co. 26-19

Passed in the House (131-1)

In Senate: Favorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

HB1409 – Howard County – School Facilities Surcharge – Rates Ho. Co. 03-19

Passed in the House (136-2)

In Senate: Favorable Report by Budget and Taxation

HB1405 – Howard County – Transfer Tax – Collection by Director of Finance Ho. Co. 30-19

Passed in the House (138-0)

In Senate: First Reading Senate Rules

HB1406 – Howard County – Department of Correction – Authority to Establish Programs Ho. Co. 29-19

Passed in the House (138-0)

In Senate: Referred to Judicial Proceedings

Both HB1306 and HB1409 are on the Senate Agenda today…so I am betting that they will both pass today.

Bills that will not move forward:

HB0591 – Howard County Board of Education – School Year – Start and End Dates Ho. Co. 25-19

The statewide bill that passed made this bill not necessary.

If interested in the status of the 2019 Bond Initiatives Funding…here is the chart provided online:

I may do a legislative wrap up later in the week. Stay tuned.

Scott E

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