Daily Archives: March 19, 2019

Guzzone Presents Robotics Tax Credit Legislation in the House

In a Tuesday afternoon hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee, Senate Majority Leader Guy Guzzone (D- District 13) presented his legislation that enables counties and municipalities to provide tax credits to organizations that lease property to public school or non-profit robotics programs. Guzzone saw the bill (Senate Bill 122) pass the Senate without […]

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Senate Passes Guzzone Bill to Study Forest Conservation

In a Monday evening vote of the Maryland Senate, the body unanimously passed legislation to study the health of state forests. The bill tasks the Harry Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology to partner with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Maryland Department of Planning, the Maryland Department of the Environment, and the Chesapeake Bay Program […]

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Senate Passes McCray’s Summer Snap for Children Act

In a Monday evening vote of the Maryland Senate, the body unanimously passed legislation that provides increased funding for Maryland Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. The legislation (Senate Bill 218) is sponsored by Senator Cory McCray (D- District 45) and allows for counties and municipalities to claim monies to increase the SNAP benefit by $30 per […]

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Senate Moves Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

In a 35-11 Monday evening vote, the Maryland Senate passed legislation that would increase the legal age to purchase tobacco in Maryland from 18 to 21. The legislation (Senate Bill 895) is sponsored by Senate Finance Committee Chairwoman Delores Kelley (District 10 – Baltimore County). Advocates for the legislation, including the Legislative Black Caucus of […]

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Senate Passes Legislation to Provide Diaper-Changing Stations in State Buildings

In a Monday evening vote of the Maryland Senate, the body unanimously passed legislation that provides new and improved diaper-changing stations in state public buildings. Senate Bill 330 from Judicial Proceedings Committee Vice Chairman Will Smith (District 20 – Montgomery County), requires state buildings (built on or after October 1, 2019 and excluding schools) to […]

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