MD SB397 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on May 8 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-05-08 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 640
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Providing an exemption from the sales and use tax for certain sales of certain qualified data center personal property for use at certain qualified data centers under certain circumstances; requiring an individual or a corporation to apply to the Department of Commerce for an exemption certificate for the exemption; authorizing the governing body of a county or municipal corporation to reduce or eliminate the assessment of certain personal property used in certain qualified data centers; etc.

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Sales and Use Tax and Personal Property Tax - Exemptions - Data Centers


Roll Calls

2020-03-18 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 45 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2020-03-17 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 123 N: 6 NV: 5 Abs: 7) [PASS]
2020-03-17 - House - Motion Rules Suspend Two Readings Same Day (Delegate Luedtke) Adopted (Y: 124 N: 4 NV: 6 Abs: 7) [PASS]
2020-03-15 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 45 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2020-05-08SenateEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 640
2020-03-18SenatePassed Enrolled
2020-03-18SenateThird Reading Passed (45-0)
2020-03-18SenateSenate Concurs House Amendments
2020-03-17HouseThird Reading Passed (123-6)
2020-03-17HouseMotion Rules Suspend Two Readings Same Day (Delegate Luedtke) Adopted (124-4)
2020-03-17HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-17HouseFavorable with Amendments {625164/1 Adopted
2020-03-17HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
2020-03-15HouseReferred Ways and Means
2020-03-15SenateThird Reading Passed (45-0)
2020-03-13SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-13SenateFavorable with Amendments {459638/1 Adopted
2020-03-12SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Budget and Taxation
2020-02-10SenateHearing 2/12 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-10SenateHearing canceled
2020-01-29SenateHearing 2/12 at 2:00 p.m.
2020-01-27SenateFirst Reading Budget and Taxation

Same As/Similar To

HB1339 (Crossfiled) 2020-02-10 - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Tax - General11236(n/a)See Bill Text
Tax - Property7246(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments