Bills of Interest

SUPPORT

SB67
Department of Commerce - Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund - Renaming and Revising

Renaming the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Fund to be the Advantage Maryland Fund Authority and the Advantage Maryland Fund; altering the composition of the Fund; altering the financial assistance authorized under the Fund; altering the authorized uses of the Fund; altering the required terms and interest rates on a loan or other financial assistance from the Fund; etc.

SB228
Cybersecurity Investment Incentive Tax Credit - Eligibility, Appropriation, and Sunset Extension

Altering the eligibility criteria for the cybersecurity investment incentive tax credit to provide the credit to a certain qualified investor in a certain qualified Maryland cybersecurity company rather than providing the credit to the company; altering the definition of "company" to include an entity that organizes under certain laws and for the purpose of conducting business for profit within a certain time period; increasing the mandated appropriation from $2,000,000 to $5,000,000; etc.

SB236
State Board of Education – Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Curriculum – Development and Implementation

The purpose of requiring the State Board of Education to develop curriculum content for a certain course in financial literacy and entrepreneurship; authorizing certain county boards of education to implement certain curriculum content beginning in a certain school year; and generally relating to the development and implementation of a financial literacy and entrepreneurship curriculum.

SB237
Adult Correctional Institutions – Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Curriculum – Development and Implementation

For the purpose of requiring the Correctional Education Council, in collaboration with the Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning in the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, to develop and implement, on or before a certain date, a financial literacy and entrepreneurship curriculum to be offered as part of certain transition training to certain inmates in the Division of Correction; requiring the curriculum content to include certain instruction; and generally relating to the development and implementation of a financial literacy and entrepreneurship curriculum at adult correctional institutions.

FIGHT

SB201
Public Health – Prescription Drug Manufacturers – Sales to Wholesale Distributors

For the purpose of requiring a prescription drug or device manufacturer to submit certain average sales prices to the Maryland Department of Health for each calendar quarter within a certain number of days after the end of the quarter; requiring the Department to make the average sales prices submitted by manufacturers available on its website no later than a certain number of days after receipt of the average sales prices; prohibiting a manufacturer from denying a wholesale distributor the right to purchase prescription drugs or devices under certain circumstances; authorizing a circuit court, under certain circumstances, to issue an order requiring certain actions and imposing a certain civil penalty; authorizing a wholesale distributor to bring a certain action to recover damages for certain injury or loss and to seek certain fees under certain circumstances; authorizing the court to award certain fees under certain circumstances and to order a certain party to pay certain fees under certain circumstances; defining certain terms; and generally relating to prescription drug manufacturer sales to wholesale distributors.

SB1023/HB1194
Health - Drug Cost Review Commission

Establishing the Drug Cost Review Commission; providing for the purpose of the Commission; providing for the membership of the Commission; requiring certain conflicts of interest to be disclosed and considered when appointing members to the Commission; specifying the terms of the initial members of the Commission; providing for the election of the chair of the Commission and requiring the chair to hire certain staff; requiring that the staff of the Commission receive a certain salary; etc.

WATCH

SB277
Maryland Metro Funding Act

Establishing the Maryland Metro Dedicated Fund Account in the Transportation Trust Fund; requiring the Governor to include an appropriation in the annual State budget of at least a certain amount solely for grants to the Washington Suburban Transit District to pay the capital costs of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; requiring an annual grant of at least $125,000,000 from the Fund Account to pay capital costs of the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority; providing a certain contingency; etc.

SB281
Maryland Cyber Security Council

Altering the membership of the Maryland Cybersecurity Council to include the State Administrator of Elections or the State Administrator's designee; altering the number of members of the General Assembly, from up to two to one, that the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Delegates may appoint to serve on the Council; authorizing the Minority Leader of the Senate and the Minority Leader of the House of Delegates to each appoint one member of their respective houses to serve on the Council; etc.

SB287
State Funds - Procurement of Services From Internet Service Providers - Restriction

Providing that State funds may be used only by the State, a political subdivision, or a unit, an agency, or any instrumentality of the State or a political subdivision or by a person awarded a contract or grant by certain persons to procure services from an Internet Service Provider that does not block certain content applications, services, and devices, impair or degrade certain Internet traffic on a certain basis, or engage in certain commercial traffic preferencing; etc.

HB24
Public Safety – Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission Fund – Establishment

For the purpose of requiring the Comptroller to pay annually a certain portion of certain court costs collected by the District Court to the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission Fund; establishing the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; specifying the purpose of the Fund; requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to administer the Fund; requiring the State Treasurer to hold the Fund and the Comptroller to account for the Fund; specifying the contents of the Fund; specifying the purpose for which the Fund may be used; providing for the investment of money in and expenditures from the Fund; requiring certain distributions from the Fund to be used to supplement and not supplant certain other funds; specifying that the Fund is subject to a certain audit; exempting the Fund from a certain provision of law requiring interest on State money in special funds to accrue to the General Fund of the State; defining a certain term; and generally relating to the establishment and use of the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission Fund.

SB134
Small Business Relief Tax Act

For the purpose of authorizing a tax credit against the State income tax for certain small businesses that provide certain employer benefits to certain qualified employees; providing for the calculation of the credit; requiring the Department of Commerce, on application of a small business, to issue a tax credit certificate under certain circumstances; requiring the application to contain certain information; requiring the Department to approve applications on a first–come, first–served basis and notify applicants of approval or denial of an application within a certain number of days after receipt of the application; providing that the total amount of tax credit certificates issued by the Department may not exceed a certain amount for each taxable year; requiring the Department to report certain information to the Comptroller on or before a certain date each year; requiring the Department to adopt certain regulations; defining certain terms; providing for the application of this Act; making this Act contingent on the taking effect of another Act; and generally relating to a State income tax credit for businesses that provide employer benefits to qualified employees.

HB99 / SB195
Business Relief and Tax Fairness Act of 2018

For the purpose of prohibiting the State Department of Assessments and Taxation from imposing a certain fee for the filing of certain documents by certain corporations and business entities; requiring certain corporations to compute Maryland taxable income using a certain method; authorizing certain corporations, subject to regulations adopted by the Comptroller, to determine certain income using a certain method; requiring, subject to regulations adopted by the Comptroller, certain groups of corporations to file a combined income tax return reflecting the aggregate income tax liability of all the members of the group; requiring the Comptroller to adopt certain regulations; requiring certain regulations to be consistent with certain regulations adopted by the Multistate Tax Commission; requiring the Comptroller to report to the General Assembly on or before a certain date each year; defining certain terms; providing for the application of this Act; and generally relating to fees collected by the State Department of Assessments and Taxation and the Maryland corporate income tax.

SB204
Higher Education – Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program

For the purpose of establishing the Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program; specifying the purpose of the Program; requiring the Office of Student Financial Assistance in the Maryland Higher Education Commission to administer the Program; specifying certain eligibility requirements for an applicant to the Program; authorizing a certain scholarship award to be used at any eligible institution to pay for certain education expenses; requiring a scholarship recipient to maintain a certain grade point average; specifying a certain amount of time a recipient may hold a certain scholarship; requiring a scholarship recipient to work for a unit of State government in the cybersecurity field or teach in a public high school in the State in a certain education program for a certain amount of time; requiring a scholarship recipient to repay the Commission certain funds under certain circumstances; authorizing the Office to waive repayment of certain funds under certain circumstances; requiring funds for the Program to be as provided in the annual budget by the Governor; requiring the Office to adopt certain regulations; defining certain terms; and generally relating to the Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program.

SB212
Sales and Use Tax – Aircraft Parts and Equipment – Exemption

For the purpose of providing an exemption from the sales and use tax for certain materials, parts, or equipment used to repair, maintain, or upgrade aircraft or certain aircraft systems; requiring the Comptroller to report to the General Assembly on or before a certain date each year; providing for the termination of this Act; and generally relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain aircraft equipment.

SB169
Sales and Use Tax – Aircraft Parts and Equipment – Exemption

For the purpose of requiring the Secretary of Health to convene a workgroup to study the advisability of the State forming a generic drugs and medical supplies purchasing cooperative and establishing Maryland as an open formulary State; requiring that the workgroup include certain individuals; requiring the Secretary, or the Secretary’s designee, to chair the workgroup; requiring the workgroup to study and make recommendations regarding certain matters; requiring the workgroup to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before a certain date; providing for the termination of this Act; and generally relating to the generic drugs and medical supplies purchasing cooperative workgroup.