Governor Larry Hogan Signs 3 of 7 Howard County Delegation Bills Into Law

On April 18, 2019 Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed into law three Howard County Delegation bills passed by the General Assembly in 2019. These bills include:

  • HB0590 – Howard County Board of Education – Election of Members Ho. Co. 01–19
  • HB1306 – Howard County – Howard County Housing Commission – Subsidiary Entities Ho. Co. 26-19
  • HB1406 – Howard County – Department of Correction – Authority to Establish Programs Ho. Co. 29-19

You can view all of the Howard County Delegation legislation in 2019 here:

Four additional bills passed by the General Assembly still need action to be taken…they include:

  • 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
  • HB1409 – Howard County – School Facilities Surcharge – Rates Ho. Co. 03-19
  • HB1405 – Howard County – Transfer Tax – Collection by Director of Finance Ho. Co. 30-19

I have not heard anything that would make me think that those four bills may not all be signed in the future. I am still holding out hope that Governor Hogan will veto HB1166 (The Howard County Bag Tax – a bill that would allow our County Council to bring forward a punitive tax on shoppers here in Howard County).

There are three additional dates scheduled for bill signings by the Governor:

  • April 30, 2019 – 11:00 AM
  • May 13, 2019 – 11:00 AM
  • May 23, 2019 – 10:00 AM

Stay tuned…as additional bills are signed or vetoed…I will update in future posts.

Scott E

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