NOTES: The summaries of the bills listed below are taken directly from the synopsis provided by the Department of Legislative Services. When reporting on specific bills to the Legislative Committee, staff will make clarifications to the synopsis. MACo refines the list each week, consistent with the organization's by-laws, to bring before the Legislative Committee a list of Action Bills that represent opportunities for county input and effect. Visit for daily updates about legislation affecting county government.


HB 0327 Income Tax - Subtraction Modification - Military Retirement Income
Support W/ALisanti ... HC: WM ... SC: BT
5/15/2018 - House - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 572
Altering a subtraction modification under the State income tax for certain military retirement income for individuals who are at least a certain age; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.
Assigned To: Barbara


HB 1371 Recordation Tax - Collection by State Department of Assessments and Taxation - Distribution
Support W/AWashington, M. ... HC: WM ... SC: BT
3/28/2018 - Senate - Hearing 3/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Altering the distribution of revenue from certain recordation taxes collected by the State Department of Assessments and Taxation.
Assigned To: Barbara



HB 1816
SB 1257
Safe Schools Act of 2018
The Speaker / The President ... HC: WM and APP / SC: EHE
No PositionHouse: 3/22/2018 - House - Hearing 3/22 at 1:00 p.m. (Ways and Means)
Senate: 3/15/2018 - Senate - Hearing 3/15 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs)
Requiring each county board of education to employ a designated security administrator; requiring each county board to prepare a school emergency plan for all public schools in the county; requiring each county board to perform a safety assessment of each public school in the county each year; requiring each county board to establish a school threat assessment team; establishing the Safe Schools Fund to provide grants to county boards for the implementation of approved school emergency plans; etc.
Assigned To: Kevin


SB 1263 Public Safety -- School Mental Health Services and Mental Disorder Weapon Restraining Order
No PositionWaugh ... SC: JPR and EHE
3/23/2018 - Senate - Hearing 3/23 at 11:30 a.m. (Judicial Proceedings)
Altering a certain prohibition on making certain threats to commit or cause to be committed a crime of violence; requiring the State Department of Education to develop a certain model policy for the establishment of a threat assessment team by January 1, 2019; authorizing a certain petitioner, under certain circumstances, to file a petition for a certain restraining order alleging that, due to a mental disorder, a certain respondent is a danger to self or the person or property of another; etc.
Assigned To: Kevin


SB 1264 Primary and Secondary Schools - Law Enforcement Presence (School Safety Act 2018: Deterrence)
No PositionJennings ... SC: JPR
3/23/2018 - Senate - Hearing 3/23 at 11:30 a.m.
Requiring each public school to have an armed school resource officer present on school grounds during regular school hours on school days; requiring the Department of State Police to assign a State Police officer to a certain public school under certain circumstances; authorizing a private school to have an armed school resource officer on school grounds; requiring a local law enforcement agency to collaborate with a local public school to establish a reasonable time for responding to an emergency at the public school; etc.
Assigned To: Kevin


SB 1265 Maryland Safe to Learn Act of 2018
No PositionKlausmeier ... HC: RUL ... SC: RUL
4/10/2018 - Senate - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 30
Requiring the Maryland Center for School Safety to collaborate with certain persons and entities to provide a comprehensive approach to school safety; requiring the School Safety Subcabinet to develop a model policy for building assessment teams; requiring the development of a training curriculum for school resource officers and other school security employees; authorizing the Safe Schools Fund to provide grants to local school systems to enhance school safety; requiring a $10,000,000 annual appropriation to the Fund for certain purposes;etc.
Assigned To: Kevin