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Bills of local interest

March 05, 2006

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

Bills introduced by the Washington County Delegation



HB 730 - Allows a commanding officer of a fire company in Washington County to appoint no more than 12 members of the fire company as deputy sheriffs. Hearing scheduled at 1 p.m. March 9 in the House Environmental Matters Committee.

HB 731 - Alters the definition of "new permanent full-time position" for purposes of property tax and state tax credits granted to business entities that construct or expand business premises to include, for Washington County, contract positions lasting at least 12 months. Heard March 1.

HB 732 - Authorizes the Washington County Board of County Commissioners to hire more than one attorney for the Washington County Board of County Commissioners. Hearing scheduled at 1 p.m. March 9 in the House Environmental Matters Committee.

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HB 733 - Authorizes Washington County to honor certificates of guarantee issued by specified nonprofit associations of contractors or on behalf of specified contractors in order to satisfy county bond requirements. Approved by the House, sent to the Senate Finance Committee.

HB 734 - Amends the Community Based Regional Initiatives Loan of 2004 to alter the location of the Cumberland Valley Technology Center project. Approved by the House, sent to the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee.

HB 735 - Authorizes the creation of a state debt in the amount of $50,000 for the acquisition of weightlifting and other athletic equipment for the Hagerstown Police Athletic League. Scheduled for hearing at 9 a.m. March 13 in the House Appropriations Committee.

HB 736 - Authorizes the creation of a state debt not to exceed $100,000 to the Washington County Agricultural Education Center Inc. for the planning, design, construction and capital equipping of the Rural Heritage Transportation Museum. Scheduled for hearing at 9 a.m. March 13 in the House Appropriations Committee.

HB 1063 - Amends the Discovery Station at Hagerstown Loan of 2001 to change the location of the Discovery Station at Hagerstown project. Heard Feb. 28.

HB 1064 - Authorizes the creation of a state debt in the amount of $50,000 for the construction of exhibits and renovation of the Discovery Station at Hagerstown site. Scheduled for hearing at 9 a.m. March 13 in the House Appropriations Committee.

HB 1065 - Reduces from 110 percent to 105 percent the maximum homestead property tax credit percentage for the county property tax in Washington County. Heard March 1.

HB 1066 - Alters the period of time that Washington County deputy sheriffs are required to be placed on a probationary status; and provides that a Washington County deputy sheriff having the rank of major or below, rather than lieutenant or below, has tenure. Hearing scheduled at 1 p.m. March 15 in the House Environmental Matters Committee.

HB 1407 - Provides that for nonresidential addition construction, a building excise tax imposed in Washington County applies only to that portion of the construction that exceeds the gross square footage of the nonresidential building prior to the beginning of construction for which a building permit has been issued; authorizes the County Commissioners of Washington County to provide individual exemptions for specific construction projects. Heard March 1.

HB 1617 - Authorizes the creation of a state debt not to exceed $400,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the Young Men's Christian Association of Hagerstown, Maryland, Inc. for the construction and capital equipping of a gymnasium for the YMCA of Hagerstown.

HB 1618 - Establishes a Task Force to Study the Electoral Process for Members Serving on the Washington County Board of Education.

HB 1655 - Authorizes a health officer in Washington County to issue civil citations for violations of specified nuisance control laws and regulations.




Bills introduced by Washington County lawmakers



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



SB 163 - Provides exceptions to the prohibition against operating or riding on a motorcycle without protective headgear. Heard Feb. 16.

SB 314 - Provides for an income tax credit for renewable energy to cover facilities placed in service on or after Jan. 1, 2006, but before Jan. 1, 2011. Heard March 1.

SB 334 - Alters the membership of the Tri-County Council for Western Maryland. Heard Feb. 23.

SB 533 - Requires the Motor Vehicle Administration to develop and make available a registration plate honoring Mountain Maryland. Heard Feb. 28.

SB 770 - Prohibits a provider of nonemergency helicopter transportation from billing an insured for an amount more than the amount paid by the insurer, nonprofit health service plan, or health maintenance organization. Heard March 1.

SB 771 - Alters the membership of the Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee. Heard March 1.

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