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Bills of local interest 4/6

April 07, 2003

Editor's note: This is a list of proposed bills and resolutions of local interest in the Maryland General Assembly. For more information, go to the Legislature's Web site at mlis.state.md.us.




Washington County Delegation bills


HB 653 - Permits local regulation of massage parlors to prevent them from being used as fronts for prostitution. The House has passed the bill and the Senate has given tentative approval.

HB 693 - Allows the Washington County sheriff to let people charged with nonviolent crimes await trial on home detention. The bill has passed the House and Senate.

HB 806 - Increases the cost of Washington County liquor pouring licenses at larger establishments by $250 each. The House and Senate have passed different versions of the bill.

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HB 807 - Would have given Hagerstown Community College professors collective bargaining rights. The House Appropriations Committee killed the bill.

HB 881 - Allows the Washington County Commissioners to conduct criminal background checks on prospective employees. The bill has passed the House and Senate.

HB 986 - Exempts Washington County from having to advertise when it wants to lease property to tenants for less than $2,000 a month. The bill has passed the House and Senate.

HB 1021 - Gives a $200,000 state grant to the Associated Builders and Contractors of the Cumberland Valley. The House Appropriations Committee held a March 19 hearing.

HB 1022 - Gives a $250,000 state grant to the Washington County chapter of the American Red Cross. The House Appropriations Committee held a March 19 hearing.

HB 1023 - Gives a $200,000 state grant to Girls Inc. of Washington County. The House Appropriations Committee held a March 19 hearing.

HB 1024 - Gives a $100,000 state grant to the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County. The House Appropriations Committee held a March 19 hearing.

HB 1025 - Allows the Washington County Commissioners to ban roadside solicitations for charity. The House has passed the bill and the Senate has given tentative approval.

HB 1026 - Requires Hagerstown Community College Board of Trustees members to live in Washington County. The House has passed the bill the Senate has given tentative approval.

HB 1027 - Clarifies the duties of the Washington County Animal Control Authority. The House has passed the bill and the Senate has given tentative approval.

HB 1059 - Authorizes a transfer tax and an excise tax in Washington County and repeals authority for an impact fee. The bill has passed the House and Senate.

HB 1088 - Bans out-of-state liquor stores from coming into Washington County. The House has passed the bill and it has been tentatively approved by the Senate.

HB 1130 - Doubles the maximum grant the Washington County Gaming Commission can award to one nonprofit applicant to $100,000. The House has passed the bill and the Senate has given tentative approval.

HB 1131 - Would have extended the date by which that the Discovery Station project in Hagerstown needs to match a state grant. The Delegation withdrew the bill.

HB 1150 - Allows campgrounds to be charged Washington County's 6 percent hotel-motel tax. The House has passed the bill and the Senate has given tentative approval.




Bills introduced by Washington County lawmakers


Sen. John J. Hafer, R-Garrett/Allegany/Washington

SB 247 - Gives Department of Natural Resources rangers police powers. The bill has passed the House and the Senate.

SB 370 - Would have increased from three to five the number of points assessed against a driver who fails to stop for a school bus. The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee killed the bill.

SB 371 - Repeals the motorcycle helmet law for adults. A hearing was held Feb. 13 in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.

Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington

SB 57 - Would have reduced the 4 percent interest landlords are required to pay tenants for holding their security deposits. The bill was killed by the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.

SB 87 - Requires drivers approaching a parked emergency vehicle to slow down or move to the far lane. A hearing was held Feb. 4 in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.

Sen. Alex X. Mooney, R-Frederick/Washington

SB 82 - Would have required the state try to award 2 percent of its contracts to Hispanic-owned businesses. The bill was killed by the Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee.

SB 168 - Would have distributed excess lottery money to public schools. The bill was killed by the Senate Finance Committee.

SB 169 - Would have amended the Maryland Constitution to require single-member districts for each member of the House of Delegates. The Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee killed the bill.

SB 175 - Extends the deadline for claiming state tax refunds for cases that got tied up in administrative red tape. The bill has passed the House and Senate.

SB 246 - Would have banned red-light cameras in Maryland. The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee killed the bill.

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