Daily Archives: March 1, 2019

Chairwoman King Presents Childcare Tax Credit Legislation

In a Wednesday afternoon hearing of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, Chairwoman Nancy King (District 39 – Montgomery County) detailed her proposal to increase Maryland’s Childcare Tax Credit which has remained unchanged for some twenty years. King’s legislation (Senate Bill 870), increases funding for the credit by more than $20 million per year, modernizes […]

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Vice Chairwoman Nathan-Pulliam Seeks Study on Oral Health

In a Wednesday afternoon hearing of the Senate Finance Committee, Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee Vice Chairwoman Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (District 44 – Baltimore City and Baltimore County) introduced legislation that would establish a state task force in Maryland to study access to dental services for all State residents, identify and analyze areas lacking […]

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Vice Chairman Smith Leads Push to Prohibit Untraceable ‘Ghost Guns’

In a Wednesday afternoon hearing of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, Committee Vice Chairman Senator Will Smith (District 20 – Montgomery County) introduced legislation that would prohibit untraceable computer-fabricated firearms and related firearms production materials in Maryland. The intent of Senate Bill 882 is to prohibit such weapons and assist Maryland in coordinating with already […]

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Zucker Introduces ‘Ready to Read Act’

At a Tuesday afternoon hearing of the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee, Senator Craig Zucker (District 14 – Montgomery County) presented legislation requiring county school systems to test Maryland students to gauge their risk for reading difficulties. Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, Senate Bill 734 (the Ready to Read Act) would engage […]

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