For further information about initiatives produced during the legislative session, or for a search engine of all legislation introduced by the state legislature, visit the Maryland General Assembly's website.
The 2019 Maryland General Assembly Session convened on Jan. 9, 2019 and will end at midnight on April 8, 2019.
SB125/HB100 Budget Bill Fiscal Year 2020: Making the proposed appropriations contained in the State Budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, in accordance with Article III, Section 52 of the Maryland Constitution, etc.
SB126/HB101 Capital Budget Bill: Authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of One Billion, Eighty-Nine Million, One Hundred Ninety-Four Thousand Dollars ($1,089,194,000), the proceeds to be used for certain necessary building, construction, demolition, planning, renovation, conversion, replacement, and capital equipment purchases of the State, for acquiring certain real estate in connection therewith, and for grants to certain subdivisions and other organizations for certain development and improvement purposes; etc.
Higher Education Bills
SB88/HB41 Student Debt Relief Act of 2019: Establishing a Maryland Promise Plus Scholarship program to provide tuition assistance to certain students attending eligible State institutions; establishing eligibility requirements to include limitations on gross income levels under certain circumstances; providing for an annual scholarship award of no more than $10,000 per recipient; providing the scholarship be converted to a loan under certain circumstances; allowing a subtraction modification for a certain amount of interest paid on student loans; etc.
SB108/HB104 Income Tax Subtraction Modification for Qualified Higher Education Expenses: Increasing, from $2,500 to $5,000, the maximum amount allowed in a taxable year as a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for advance payments of certain qualified higher education expenses made by an account holder or a contributor under a Maryland Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer Prepaid College Trust contract; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2018.
HB57 State Government - Legislative and Executive Branches - Workplace Bullying - Requiring each manager and supervisor in the Legislative and Executive branches of State government to immediately report to the appointing authority or head of the principal unit certain incidents of workplace bullying; providing that it is the intent of the General Assembly to educate all employees about bullying, ensure that bullying is not tolerated, and deal appropriately with bullying in the workplace; requiring certain human resources departments to collect and share data on complaints and reports; etc.
HB98 State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program - Requiring the State to continue providing a certain prescription drug benefit plan to certain retirees by repealing the January 1, 2019, termination of a certain State prescription drug benefit plan for certain retirees, spouses, and dependent children under certain circumstances; authorizing certain retirees who participate in a certain prescription drug benefit plan with a spouse or dependent child to elect to have the spouse or dependent child covered under a certain State prescription drug benefit plan; etc.