2016 Legislative Session

MCCC Priorities

MCCC President and CEO Gigi Godwin presented its legislative agenda to the Montgomery County Delegation at the Priorities Hearing held prior to the session on November 18. Read the written testimony here.

 

MCCC's 2016 Legislative AgendaMCCC 2016 Legislative Agenda

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MCCC 2016 Legislative Session Wrap Up

Economic Competitiveness

·         Electronic Filing of Excise Taxes (Special thanks to Senator Madaleno and Delegate Moon)

·         Lowered Interest Rates on Tax Deficiencies (Special thanks to Delegate Fraser Hidalgo)

·         Personal Property Tax Credit for New and Small Business (Special thanks to Delegate Luedtke)

·         Tax Credit for Commuter Benefits

·         Alcoholic Beverage License for Sports Stadium

Business Opportunities

·         Streamlining Corporate Returns Filing Dates

·         Study of Family Medical Leave

·         Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016 (Noah’s Law)

·         Streamlining HVAC contractor licensing

·         Studying Student Loan Refinancing in Montgomery County

·         Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

·         Maryland Seal of Biliteracy Act

Infrastructure Investment

·         Extraordinary Development District in Prince George’s County

·         Restoration of Highway User Revenue funding (same levels as FY 16)

·         Budget that funds K-12 and community college education

·         Capital funds for The Universities at Shady Grove

·         Funding for Maryland companies participating in the National Center for Veteran Institute for Procurement

Additional legislative wins – Bills Opposed by MCCC that did not move

·         Fair Scheduling

·         Combined Reporting

·         Repeal of Motor Fuel Tax

 

MCCC Testimony

Below is a list of individual bills - listed by categories of Business Opportunities, Economic Competitiveness, and Infrastructure Investment - for which MCCC submitted written and/or oral testimony, including bill number (linked to bill), title, MCCC position (linked to testimony).

Business Opportunities

Bill
(linked to bill)

Title

MCCC Position
(linked to testimony)

SB 664

Fair Scheduling, Wages,
and Benefits Act

Oppose

HB 1378

Maryland Small Business
Retirement Savings Program
and Trust

Oppose

SB 1007

Maryland Small Business
Retirement Savings
Program and Trust

Oppose

HB 1193

State Government -
Administrative Procedure Act -
Effective Date of
Adopted Regulations

Support

HB 1175

Fair Scheduling,
Wages, and Benefits Act

Oppose

SB 485

Task Force to Study Family
and Medical Leave Insurance

Letter of Interest

 

 

 

SB 757

Alcoholic Beverage Taxes -
Electronic Filing of Returns

Support

HB 580

Labor and Employment -
Maryland Healthy
Working Families Act

Letter to Ammend

SB 472

Labor and Employment -
Maryland Healthy
Working Families Act

Letter to Ammend

HB 740/SB 485

Labor and Employment -
Family and Medical Leave
Insurance Program -
Establishment

Letter of Interest

HB 648

Alcoholic Beverage Taxes -
Electronic Filing of Returns

Support

SB 231

Judgments - Appeals -
Supersedeas Bond

Support

SB 385

Corporations and Associations -
Filing Fees - Reductions

Support

HB 531

Maryland Strong Manufacturing
Development Act

Support

HB 370

Alcoholic Beverages -
On-Premises Promiotions and
Product Sampling –
Holders of Manufacturer’s Licenses

Support

HB 1067

Montgomery County -
Alcoholic Beverages Licenses -
Exemption From Minimum
Distance Restrictions MC 8-16

Support

HB 1076

Montgomery County -
Alcoholic Beverages Licenses -
Sports Stadium License MC 19-16

Support

HB 1237

Montgomery County -
Alcoholic Beverages -
Classs A Beer, Wine, and
Liquor Licenses –
Purchases from Licensed
Wholesalers MC 3-16

Support

HB 1366

Alcoholic Beverages –
Issuance of Class A Licenses

Support

HB 457

Corporations and Associations -
Filing Fees – Reductions

Support

HB 243

Land Use Actions -
Legislative Bodies -
Judicial Review

Oppose

HB 118

State Highway Administration -
Highway Work Permittees -
Notice of Sidewalk Closure

Support

SB 202

State Highway Administration –
Highway Work Permittees –
Notice of Sidewalk Closure

Support

HB 135

Annual Reports and Personal
Property Reports -
Fees, Exemption, and Affidavit

Support

HB 171

Judgments - Appeals -
Supersedeas Bond

Support
 

HB 197

Maryland Pay Stub
Transparency Act of 2016

Oppose

SB 106

Department of Labor, Licencing,
and Regulation - State Board of
Heating, Ventilation, Air
- Conditioning, and Refrigeration
Contractors - Authority
of the Secretary

Support

MC 3-16

Montgomery County –
Alcoholic Beverages
- Class A Beer, Wine, and
Liquor Licenses and Purchases
From Licensed Wholesalers

Support

 
   
     

Economic Competitiveness

Bill
(linked to bill)

Title

MCCC Position
(linked to testimony)

N/A

Augustine Commission Recomendations

Recommendations

HB 1034

Income Tax -
Job Creation Tax Credit -
Long-Term Unemployed Individuals

Support

HB 572

Personal Property Tax -
Investments in Maryland

Support

SB 384

Income Tax -
Earned Income Credit -
Refundability

Support

SB 454

Sales and Use Tax -
Manufacturing Businesses -
Exemption for Energy Costs

Support

HB 598

Alcoholic Beverages –
Distribution and Sales Tax Revenues

Support

SB 842/HB 1253

Corporate Income Tax -
Single Sales Factor Apportionment

Support
with Ammendment

SB 511

Taxes - Sales and Use Tax - Repeal

Support

SB 840/ HB 1253

Income Tax -
Earned Income Tax Credit -
Refundability

Support

SB 841/HB 1250

Income Tax - Pass-
Through Entities - Exemption

Support

SB 843/HB 1255

Tax Credits -
Evaluations and Sunset Provisions

Support

SB 844/HB 1251

Interest Rate on
Tax Deficiencies and Refunds

Support

SB 845/HB 1254

Corporate Income Tax -
Federal Repatriation Holiday

Support

SB 846

Corporate Income Tax -
Rate Reduction

Support

SB 847

Estate Tax - Exclusion Amount

Support

HB 1047 

Earned Income Tax Credit -
Expansion

Support

HB 1048

Income Tax -
Earned Income Credit -
Refundability

Support

HB 1012

Income Tax Credit -
Commuter Benefits -
Eligibility and Credit Amount

Support

SB 400

Corporate Income Tax -
Federal Repatriation Holiday

Support

HB 812

Business Relief and
Tax Fairness Act of 2016

Oppose

HB 1419

Corporations and Business Entities -
Filing Fees and Combined Reporting

Oppose

SB 432

Business Relief and
Tax Fairness Act of 2016

Oppose

SB 622

Income Tax -
Angel Investor
Tax Credit Program

Support

HB 452

Income Tax -
Earned Income Credit –
Refundability

Support

SB 560

One Maryland Economic
Development Tax Credits -
Business Incubators and
Regional Institution
Strategic Enterprise Zones

Support

HB 522

Maryland Estate Tax – Unified Credit

Oppose

HB 471

Income Tax -
Angel Investor Tax
Credit Program

Support

HB 424

Income Tax –
Expensing of Business
Property and Bonus Depreciation

Support

HB 477

Income Tax Credit -
Qualified Research and
Development Expenses -
Credit Amounts

Support

HB 484

Income Tax -
Corporation Returns -
Filing Date

Support

HB 422

Interest Rate on
Tax Deficiencies and Refunds

Support

HB 291

Personal Property Tax -
Exemption -
Small Business

Support

SB 295

Income Tax –
Earned Income Credit –
Refundability

Support

SB 294

Earned Income Tax Credit –
Expansion

Support

HB 69

Personal Property Tax -
Credit for New or Small Business

Support

SB 181

Maryland Strong Manufacturing
Development Act

Support

SB 246

Income Tax Credit -
Security Clearances -
Employer Costs - Extension

Support

SB 286

Tax Overpayment -
Interest on Refunds

Support

SB288

Income Tax -
Corporation Returns -
Filing Date

Support

SB 292

Tax Assessments -
Appeals Procedures -
Application for Revision or
Claim for Refund

Support

SB 124

Income Tax Relief Act of 2016

Support

SB 211

Income Tax Credit - Qualified
Research and Development Expenses -
Credit Amounts

Support

SB 34

Corporate and Business Entities:
Filing Fees and Combined Reporting

Oppose

 

 

   

Infrastructure Investment

Bill
(linked to bill)

Title

MCCC Position
(linked to testimony)

HB 1455

Transportation -
Highway User Revenue -
Restoration

Support

HB 1338

Transportation -
Transit Improvements -
Interstate 270 Corridor

Support

HB 1324

Public Utilities -
Natural Gas Infrastructure
Expansion and Reinforcement

Support

HB 1198

Prince George's County -
Maryland-National Capital Park
and Planning Commission -
Extraordinary Development
District PG/MC 109-16

Support

HB 1324

Public Utilities -
Natural Gas Infrastructure
Expansion and Reinforcement

Support

SB 778

Public Utilities -
Natural Gas Infrastructure
Expansion and Reinforcement

Support

SB 510

Electric and Gas Companies -
Rate Regulation –
Infrastructure Investments

Support

HB 546

Electric and Gas Companies -
Rate Regulation –
Infrastructure Investments

Support

HB 116

Motor Fuel Tax Rates -
Consumer Price Index Adjustment -
Repeal

Oppose

 
   

 

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