BILLS REVIEWED
3/27/2019

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 www.mdcounties.org for daily updates about legislation affecting county government.

STATE BUDGET & FISCAL AFFAIRS - Kevin

HB 1407
SB 1040
Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2019
Appropriations / Budget and Taxation ... HC: RUL / SC: BT
No PositionHouse: 4/5/2019 - House - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 16
Senate: 3/6/2019 - Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m.
Authorizing, altering, or requiring the distribution of certain revenue; specifying that the requirement to waive a certain fee for the filing of certain documents by certain business entities shall begin in fiscal year 2022; altering the cap for fiscal year 2020 from 0.5% to 0.225% on a certain adjustment to a revenue estimate relating to nonwithholding income tax revenues; requiring the budget books to include supporting data and the results of certain calculations used to calculate certain State education aid; etc.
Assigned To: Kevin

    

SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION & CAPITAL BUDGET - Robin

HB 0727
SB 0731
Build to Learn Act of 2019
Dumais / Zucker ... HC: APP / SC: BT
Support W/AHouse: 3/20/2019 - Senate - Hearing 3/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate: 2/6/2019 - Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Requiring, on or before July 1, 2020, the Prince George's County government and the Prince George's County Board of Education to have a public-private partnership agreement in which the county government and the board of education contracts with a private entity for certain public school construction reviewed by the Maryland Stadium Authority and approved by the Interagency Committee on School Construction; establishing the Prince George's County Public-Private Partnership Fund; etc.
Assigned To: Robin

    

GOVERNMENT LIABILITY & COURTS - Les

HB 0687 Civil Actions -- Child Sexual Abuse -- Definition and Statute of Limitations (Hidden Predator Act of 2019)
No PositionWilson ... HC: JUD ... SC: JPR
4/5/2019 - Senate - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
Altering the definition of "sexual abuse"; altering the statute of limitations in certain civil actions relating to child sexual abuse by providing a certain action may be filed at any time; and providing for the retroactive application of the Act to revive any action that was barred by the application of the period of limitations applicable before October 1, 2019, if the action is filed before October 1, 2021.
Assigned To: Les

    

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Robin

HB 0716 State Government - Protection of Information - Revisions (Maryland Data Privacy Act)
OpposeHealth and Government Operations ... HC: HGO ... SC: RUL
4/8/2019 - House - House Requests Senate Recede
Requiring certain units of State government to comply with certain standards and guidelines to ensure that the security of all information systems and applications is managed through a certain framework; establishing that certain provisions of law do not apply to the Office of the Attorney General or the University System of Maryland; requiring certain units to provide an individual with certain means to access certain information and certain third parties; etc.
Assigned To: Robin