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2019 Local Bills and Bonds - Legislative Summary

The Howard County Delegation completed the 2019 Maryland General Assembly legislative session. The Delegation would like to announce that all of the Delegation bills that passed the General Assembly in the 2019 session will become law. 

The following Howard County local bills were passed and enacted this session: 

  • HB590, CH150 (Ho. Co. 01-19) Howard County Board of Education – Election of Members  
  • HB1409, CH744 (Ho. Co. 3-19) Howard County –School Facility Surcharge Rates
  • HB1166, CH725 (Ho. Co. 04-19) Howard County – Authority to Impose Fees for Use of Disposable Bags 
  • HB869, CH701 (Ho. Co. 06-19) Howard County – Alcoholic Beverages – Marketplace License 
  • HB1306, CH151 (Ho. Co. 26-19) Howard County – Howard County Housing Commission Subsidiary Entities 
  • HB1406, CH152 (Ho. Co. 29-19) Howard County – Department of Correction – Authority to Establish Programs 
  • HB1405, CH311 (Ho. Co. 30-19) Howard County – Transfer Tax – Collection by Director of Finance 

In addition, bond initiative requests for local projects were funded as follows (HB101, CH14): 

  • Barnard Fort House, Ho. Co. 9-19, $50,000
  • Carroll Baldwin Hall, Ho. Co. 21-19, $100,000
  • Carrollton Hall Restoration, Ho. Co. 19-19, $50,000
  • Community Action Council Early Childhood Education Center, Ho. Co. 28-19, $50,000
  • Gateway Innovation Center, Ho. Co. 20-19, $200,000
  • Harriet Tubman Community Center and Museum, Ho. Co. 17-19, $300,000
  • iHomes, Inc. , Ho. Co. 24-19, $100,000
  • Linwood School, Ho. Co. 27-19, $100,000

Information on each of the Delegation’s bills and bond requests can also be found on the 2019 Session Proposed Local Legislation. Additionally, video recordings of Delegation public hearings and meetings are available on our Past Maryland General Assembly Meetings page.

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 Kam Bridges at the Howard County Delegation office at 410-841-3360 or send an email to [email protected]
 

2020 Legislative Session Schedule

The 2020 legislative session will begin on January 8, 2020. As of July 1, 2019, our Delegation Chairs are Senator Clarence K. Lam and Delegate Vanessa E. Atterbeary. The Howard County Delegation of the Maryland General Assembly will hold a public hearing on 2020 proposed local legislation in the late Fall of 2019. The 2020 proposed local bills and bond requests will be posted on the 2020 Session Proposed Local Legislation page before the Fall public hearing. A second hearing to discuss proposed statewide legislation will be held in the Winter of 2020. 

The Delegation will hold work sessions, open to the public, in Annapolis during the legislative session to discuss proposed legislation. Additional details about future public hearings and Delegation meetings will be posted on this page as they are scheduled.

You can view legislation of interest on the Maryland General Assembly (MGA) website. The MGA website includes information about hearing schedules and rules pertaining to giving testimony to the assigned committees, as well as recordings of MGA hearings and legislative sessions, legislation status, and related documents.

To view all of the 2020 proposed local legislation click here

If you would like to view the video of past years' Maryland General Assembly, Howard County Delegation, public hearings and meetings click here.

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 Kam Bridges at the Howard County Delegation office at 410-841-3360 or send an email to [email protected].
 

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: 

   Clarence K. Lam, Senate Delegation Chair

   Vanessa E. Atterbeary, House Delegation Chair

   Guy Guzzone, Senator

   Katie Fry Hester, Senator

   Eric Ebersole, Delegate

   Jessica Feldmark, Delegate

   Terri L. Hill, Delegate

   Trent Kittleman, Delegate

   Warren E. Miller, Delegate

   Shane Pendergrass, Delegate

   Jen Terrasa, Delegate

   Courtney Watson, Delegate