Although Stinar was not at the hearing, she contacted Sen. Donald F. Munson's office in support.
"In my opinion the tax credit is such a great way to honor the people who were in this county beforehand," said Stinar, of 18502 Burnside Bridge Road.
Stinar declined to say the exact value of her tax credits, but said it was in the tens of thousands of dollars.
Homeowners get only a small portion of the credits. In most cases, developers have used the program to revitalize older neighborhoods, advocates testified before the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee.
A bill introduced by Sen. Lowell Stoltzfus, R-Eastern Shore, would end the credits this year instead of June 2004.
Over the next two years, the credits will cost the state $126 million, according to estimates by the Department of Legislative Services.
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich has proposed saving the program by capping the credits at $25 million a year.
The Maryland General Assembly is under pressure to make large budget cuts this year to eliminate a projected $1.8 billion deficit over 18 months.