Howard County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly

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2017 Local Bills Legislative Summary

The Howard County Delegation completed the 2017 Maryland General Assembly legislative session. The following Howard County local bills were passed in the 2017 Maryland General Assembly session: 

  • HB0572, CH0137 (Ho. Co. 9–17) Howard County – Property Tax Credit for Commercial Real Property – Flood Damage
  • HB0566, CH0131 (Ho. Co. 10–17) Howard County – Property Tax – Exemption for Personal Property of Business Located in Historic District
  • HB1299, CH0308 (Ho. Co. 11–17) Howard County Board of Education – Elected School Board
  • HB1604, CH0148 (Ho. Co. 17–17) Howard County – Transfer Tax Exemption and Rate Reduction – Law Enforcement Officers
  • HB0677, CH0307 (Ho. Co. 18–17) Howard County – Noise Control – Outdoor Concert Venues
  • HB0797, CH0140 (Ho. Co. 19-17) Howard County – Alcoholic Beverages – Thresholds for Tasting
  • HB1343, CH0309 (Ho. Co. 24–17) Howard County – Fire and Explosive Investigator – Authority

In addition, bond bill requests for local projects were funded (HB 0151, CH0022) as follows: 

  • Carrollton Hall Restoration, $125,000
  • Chrysalis Pavilion in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods, $150,000
  • Harriet Tubman Community Center and Museum, $300,000
  • ManneqART Museum and Maryland Fashion Institute, $50,000
  • Tau Pi Mentoring Program, $25,000
  • The Arc of Howard County HVAC System Replacement, $250,000

2018 Legislative Schedule

The 2018 legislative session will begin on January 10, 2018. Our current Senate Delegation Chair is Senator Guy Guzzone and the House Delegation Chair is Delegate Eric Ebersole. The Howard County Delegation of the Maryland General Assembly will hold a public hearing on proposed local legislation in the Fall 2017 and a public hearing on statewide issues in the Winter 2018 in Howard County. The Delegation will also hold work sessions during the legislative session to discuss proposed legislation. These work sessions are held in Annapolis, and are open to the public. Additional details about public hearings and delegation meetings will be posted on this page as they are scheduled. 

Delegation Members

The Howard County Delegation members are listed below, including links to their full contact and biographical information on the Maryland General Assembly website: 

   Guy Guzzone, Senate Delegation Chair

   Eric Ebersole, House Delegation Chair

   Gail H. Bates, Senator

   Edward J. Kasemeyer, Senator

   Vanessa E. Atterbeary, Delegate

   Robert L. Flanagan, Delegate

   Terri L. Hill, Delegate

   Trent Kittleman, Delegate

   Clarence K. Lam, Delegate

   Warren E. Miller, Delegate

   Shane Pendergrass, Delegate

   Frank S. Turner, Delegate

For further information, or to be added to the distribution list for email notifications about Delegation meetings and public hearings, please feel free to contact Erinn Camp Mansour at the Howard County Delegation office at 410-841-3360 or send an email to