MD SB218 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous SB638


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Passed on March 5 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-03-05 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 40
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Altering the calculation of the Maryland earned income credit to allow certain residents to claim the credit; allowing certain taxpayers with federal adjusted gross income for the taxable year that is $6,000 or less to claim a credit against the State income tax for each qualified child in an amount equal to $500; allowing certain taxpayers to claim a refund in the amount of any excess credit; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2019, but before January 1, 2023; etc.

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Income Tax - Child Tax Credit and Expansion of the Earned Income Credit


Roll Calls

2021-02-26 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 91 N: 44 NV: 2 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2021-02-26 - House - Floor Amendment 743420/1 (Delegate Grammer) Rejected (Y: 53 N: 86 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [FAIL]
2021-02-26 - House - Floor Amendment 233929/1 (Delegate Pippy) Rejected (Y: 46 N: 92 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [FAIL]
2021-02-19 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 32 N: 15 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-17 - House - Floor Amendment 673221/1 (Delegate Saab) Rejected (Y: 46 N: 88 NV: 3 Abs: 4) [FAIL]
2021-02-17 - House - Floor Amendment 423925/1 (Delegate Thiam) Rejected (Y: 47 N: 92 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [FAIL]
2021-02-17 - Senate - Floor Amendment 833323/1 (Senator Simonaire) Rejected (Y: 16 N: 31 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2021-02-17 - Senate - Favorable with Amendments Adopted (Y: 32 N: 15 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-03-05SenateEnacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 40
2021-02-26SenateReturned Passed
2021-02-26HouseThird Reading Passed (91-44)
2021-02-26HouseMotion Vote Previous Question (Delegate Lierman) Adopted
2021-02-26HouseFloor Amendment {673221/1 (Delegate Saab) Rejected (46-88)
2021-02-26HouseFloor Amendment {423925/1 (Delegate Thiam) Rejected (47-92)
2021-02-26HouseFloor Amendment {743420/1 (Delegate Grammer) Rejected (53-86)
2021-02-26HouseFloor Amendment {233929/1 (Delegate Pippy) Rejected (46-92)
2021-02-25HouseSecond Reading Passed
2021-02-25HouseFavorable Adopted
2021-02-24HouseFavorable Report by Ways and Means
2021-02-19HouseHearing 2/23 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-02-19HouseReferred Ways and Means
2021-02-19SenateThird Reading Passed (32-15)
2021-02-17SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-02-17SenateFloor Amendment {673221/1 (Delegate Saab) Rejected (46-88)
2021-02-17SenateFloor Amendment {423925/1 (Delegate Thiam) Rejected (47-92)
2021-02-17SenateCommittee Amendment {459931/1 Adopted
2021-02-17SenateFavorable with Amendments
2021-02-16SenateMotion Laid Over (Senator Simonaire) Adopted
2021-02-16SenateFavorable with Amendments {459931/1
2021-02-16SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Budget and Taxation
2021-01-18SenateHearing 1/27 at 1:00 p.m.
2021-01-18SenateHearing canceled
2021-01-12SenateHearing 1/20 at 1:00 p.m.
2021-01-12SenateHearing canceled
2020-12-22SenateHearing 1/20 at 11:00 a.m.
2021-01-13SenateFirst Reading Budget and Taxation

Same As/Similar To

HB143 (Crossfiled) 2020-12-22 - Hearing 1/14 at 1:30 p.m.
SB638 (Carry Over) 2020-02-10 - Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Tax - General10704(n/a)See Bill Text
Tax - General10751(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

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Bill Comments