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MDSB946EngrossEstablishing the Historic St. Mary's City Fort to 400 Commission to plan and conduct observances commemorating the 400th year of Maryland's founding in 2034; requiring the membership of the Commission to reflect the diversity of the State to the exte...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (138-0)
MDHB1364EngrossEstablishing the Historic St. Mary's City Fort to 400 Commission to plan and conduct observances in 2034 commemorating the 400th anniversary of Maryland's founding; requiring the membership of the Commission to reflect the diversity of the State to t...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
MDHB73EngrossEstablishing the Office of Telework Assistance in the Department of Commerce to establish best practices for telework policies; establishing the Business Telework Assistance Grant Program to assist businesses in implementing telework policies; requir...
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2021-04-12
Second Reading Passed
MDHB97EngrossEstablishing the Office of Statewide Broadband in the Department of Housing and Community Development to ensure that every resident of the State is supported by high-quality broadband Internet service at an affordable price and has the tools necessar...
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2021-04-10
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
MDSB116EngrossRequiring the Office of Recycling in the Department of the Environment to promote the development of markets for recycled materials and recycled products in the State; requiring the Office to evaluate the availability of certain markets and identify ...
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2021-04-10
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
MDSB186EnrollExpanding eligibility under the job creation tax credit program administered by the Department of Commerce to include certain small businesses that hire at least one qualified veteran employee; providing for the calculation of the credit for qualifie...
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2021-04-10
Returned Passed
MDHB1210EnrollProhibiting an entity from qualifying for certain State benefits unless certain criteria relating to underrepresented communities are met; requiring the Department of Commerce and the Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs to develop, ...
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2021-04-10
Passed Enrolled
MDSB66EnrollEstablishing the Office of Digital Inclusion in the Department of Housing and Community Development to ensure that every resident of the State is supported by high-quality, affordable broadband Internet service and has the tools necessary to take adv...
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2021-04-09
Passed Enrolled
MDHB164EngrossRequiring the Office of Recycling in the Department of the Environment to promote the development of markets for recycled materials and products in the State; requiring the Office to evaluate the availability of certain markets and identify businesse...
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2021-04-09
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
MDSB885EngrossAllowing a credit against the State income tax for certain new construction costs and rehabilitation costs for certain catalytic revitalization projects; requiring the Secretary of Housing and Community Development to issue tax credit certificates in...
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2021-04-09
Third Reading Passed (133-4)
MDHB1328EnrollAuthorizing a county or municipal corporation to adopt certain policies to advance progress of infrastructure, equipment, and systems needed to extend broadband access to underserved areas; requiring the Department of Transportation and units of loca...
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2021-04-09
Returned Passed
MDSB199EngrossEstablishing the Purple Line Construction Zone Grant Program to provide funds to qualified small businesses to assist in offsetting business revenue lost due to the construction of the Purple Line light rail project; requiring in each of fiscal years...
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2021-04-09
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
MDSB160EnrollAltering the Cybersecurity Investment Incentive Tax Credit program in the Department of Commerce to be the Innovation Investment Incentive Tax Credit program; providing that the purpose of the program is to foster the growth of Maryland's technology ...
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2021-04-08
Passed Enrolled
MDSB196EnrollEstablishing that the purpose of the Research and Development Tax Credit Program is to foster increased research activities and expenditures in Maryland; increasing the amount of research and development tax credits that the Department of Commerce ma...
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2021-04-08
Passed Enrolled
MDSB824EnrollAuthorizing a county or municipal corporation to adopt certain policies to advance progress of infrastructure, equipment, and systems needed to extend certain broadband access to underserved areas; requiring the Department of Transportation and units...
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2021-04-08
Passed Enrolled
MDSB444EnrollEstablishing the Workgroup to Study the Transformation of Manufacturing in Maryland's Emerging Digital Economy; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Workgroup; requiring the Workgroup to study and make recommendations regarding c...
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2021-04-08
Returned Passed
MDSB778EnrollExpanding the purposes of the Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise Zone Program; establishing the Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise Zone Fund in the Department of Commerce to finance certain rental assistance to business entities located...
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2021-04-07
Passed Enrolled
MDHB1279EnrollExpanding the purposes of the Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise Zone Program; establishing the Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise Zone Fund in the Department of Commerce to finance the provision of rental assistance to business entitle...
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2021-04-06
Returned Passed
MDSB783EnrollEstablishing the West North Avenue Development Authority in Baltimore City to support the development and approval of a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plan in the target area and the buffer zone; requiring membership of the Authority to in...
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2021-04-05
Passed Enrolled
MDSB52EnrollRequiring the State designated exchange to participate in a certain advisory committee, maintain a certain data set, and provide data under certain circumstances; authorizing the State designated exchange to use certain data to improve outcomes for p...
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2021-04-05
Passed Enrolled
MDHB1293EnrollEstablishing the West North Avenue Development Authority in Baltimore City to support the development and approval of a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plan in the target area and the buffer zone; requiring the membership of the Authority t...
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2021-04-01
Passed Enrolled
MDHB658EnrollEstablishing the Workgroup to Study the Transformation of Manufacturing in Maryland's Emerging Digital Economy; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Workgroup; requiring the Workgroup to study and make recommendations regarding c...
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2021-04-01
Passed Enrolled
MDHB43IntroAltering the uses of the Rural Broadband Assistance Fund; establishing the Office of Broadband in the Department of Information Technology to assist local jurisdictions in improving access to high-speed internet; requiring the Office to coordinate w...
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2021-03-31
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB740EngrossEstablishing the Maryland COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program in the Department of Commerce to provide funding to counties for emergency relief during calendar years 2021 and 2022 for small businesses that have experienced at least a 25% reduction ...
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2021-03-30
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB78EnrollRequiring the State designated exchange to participate in a certain advisory committee, maintain a certain data set, and provide data under certain circumstances; authorizing the State designated exchange to use certain data to improve outcomes for p...
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2021-03-30
Returned Passed
MDSB803EngrossEstablishing the Western Maryland Economic Future Investment Board; establishing the Western Maryland Economic Future Investment Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund to provide grant funding to capital infrastructure projects and business development p...
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2021-03-22
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB376EngrossRequiring the Governor to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $250,000 for fiscal year 2023 for the Maryland Nonprofit Development Center Program Fund within the Department of Commerce to be used for loans made under the Nonprofit, ...
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2021-03-22
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB829EngrossEstablishing a Capital Access Program in the Department of Commerce for the purpose of stimulating opportunities for small businesses that may have difficulty in obtaining business financing to have access to credit by establishing a loan loss reserv...
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2021-03-19
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB753IntroRequiring the Maryland Department of Commerce to submit to the House Appropriations and the Senate Budget and Taxations Committees a report containing demographic information, including race, age, gender, and socioeconomic status, of each recipient o...
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2021-03-18
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB45EngrossRequiring certain units of State government, in coordination with the State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, to conduct certain studies on the distribution and use of local impact grants, the use of the Problem Gambling Fund, and the use of video l...
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2021-03-17
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB422EngrossRequiring the Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs to conduct a study of the participation of minority-owned businesses in the alcoholic beverages industry in the State; providing for the inclusion of certain issues in the...
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2021-03-11
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1310IntroRequiring the Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities to develop certain policies and recommendations to place certain priorities in certain years for directing certain spending on clean energy and energy efficiency programs, ...
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2021-03-11
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB993IntroAuthorizing funds in the Bay Restoration Fund to be used for the costs associated with the purchase of certain nutrient load reductions, not to exceed $10,000,000 per year in fiscal years 2020 through 2030 inclusive; requiring certain regulations to...
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2021-03-01
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB722IntroEstablishing the Department of Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation to assist units of State government in identifying and evaluating qualified minority business enterprises to help achieve the objective for greater use of minority busine...
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2021-02-23
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB730IntroAllowing an individual to claim a credit against the State income tax for certain travel, hospitality, and entertainment expenses paid or incurred by the individual during taxable years 2021 and 2022 under certain circumstances; providing that the cr...
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2021-02-19
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB772IntroEstablishing the Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program in the Department of Commerce to provide working capital to assist Maryland for-profit small businesses, the operators of which have been disrupted due to COVID-19, and offer interim relief co...
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2021-02-19
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB285IntroRequiring the Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs to conduct a study of the participation of minority-owned businesses in the alcoholic beverages industry in the State; providing for the inclusion of certain issues in the...
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2021-02-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1146IntroRequiring a county to include, in a certain recycling plan by December 31, 2024, a certain plan for decreasing the amount of mattresses and box springs disposed of in landfills; requiring the Office of Recycling within the Department of the Environme...
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2021-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB890IntroEstablishing the Child Care Provider Support Grant Program to provide funds to eligible grantees to help support the operations of child care centers; requiring the Department of Commerce, in consultation with the State Department of Education, to im...
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2021-02-10
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB788IntroEstablishing a Capital Access Program in the Department of Commerce for the purpose of stimulating opportunities for small businesses that may have difficulty in obtaining business financing to have access to credit by establishing a loan loss reserv...
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2021-02-10
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1176IntroAllowing an individual to claim a credit against the State income tax for certain travel, hospitality, and entertainment expenses paid or incurred by the individual during taxable years 2021 and 2022 under certain circumstances; providing that the cr...
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2021-02-09
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1144IntroEstablishing the Western Maryland Economic Future Investment Board; prohibiting a member of the Board from receiving certain compensation, but authorizing the reimbursement of certain expenses; establishing the Western Maryland Economic Future Invest...
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2021-02-09
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1014IntroEstablishing the Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program in the Department of Commerce to provide working capital to assist Maryland for-profit small businesses, the operators of which have been disrupted due to COVID-19, and offer interim relief co...
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2021-02-08
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB805IntroAltering the circumstances under which the Secretary of Commerce may designate an area as an enterprise zone to include an area identified in the master plan of a county as a priority area, a designated area for future growth, or a priority area for...
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2021-01-29
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB608IntroEstablishing the Child Care Provider Support Grant Program to provide funds to eligible grantees to help support the operations of child care centers; requiring the Department of Commerce, in consultation with the State Department of Education, to im...
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2021-01-23
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB171IntroAllowing certain theatrical production entities to claim a credit against the State income tax for certain costs incurred for certain theatrical productions within the State; making the credit refundable under certain circumstances; requiring an enti...
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2021-01-18
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB339IntroTransferring lead responsibility for maintenance and development of the sister-state relationships from the Secretary of State to the Office of International Trade in the Department of Commerce.
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2021-01-04
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB62IntroEstablishing the Department of Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation to assist units of State government in identifying and evaluating qualified minority business enterprises to help achieve the objective for greater use of minority busine...
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2020-12-23
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB360IntroAllowing a credit against the State income tax for 50% of an investment made in a qualified innovation business, not to exceed $50,000, or $100,000 for a qualified investor that is a married couple filing jointly or a pass-through entity; requiring a...
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2020-12-22
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB246IntroAllowing a credit against the State income tax for 50% of an investment made in a qualified innovation business, not to exceed $50,000, or $100,000 for a qualified investor that is a married couple filing jointly or a pass-through entity; requiring a...
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2020-12-22
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
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