Legislation Update

HB 211-State Government-Open Meetings Act-Notice and Complaints-Passed House -moves to Senate for consideration-MACo supported the bill

HB 606 -passed the House (140-0) and its cross file SB 361-Natural Resources-Local Forest Conservation Funds-Use of Money-passed the Senate-MACo supported the bill

HB 685-Environment-Flourescent and Compact Flourescent Light Recycling-County Plans- passed House – hearing in Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Comm-3/30 @ 1:00 p.m.-MACo supported with amendments

HB 829- Vehicle Laws-Traffic Citations-Option to Request Trial-Passed House-moves to Senate for consideration-MACo supported the bill

HB 903 -Transportation-Road Salt Management-Best Practices Guidance-Favorable with Amendments-House Environmental Matters Committee and cross file-SB 775-Passed Senate-MACo opposed the bill

HB 982-Solid Waste Management-Recycling-Requirements-Favorable with Amendments– House Environmental Matters Committee-Voted by full House to recommit to Env. Matters-MACo opposed the bill- See MACo blog post for more information

HB 1125-Stormwater Management-Development Projects-Requirements-Passed House-moves to Senate for consideration-MACo supported the bill-see MACo blog post for more information

HB 1155-Transportation-Consolidate Transportation Program-Evaluation and Selection of Proposed Capital Projects-Favorable with Amendments-House Environmental Matters Committee – MACo opposed the bill-see MACo blog post for  more information

HB 1174- Junk Dealers and Scrap Metal Processors-Required Records-Favorable with Amendments-House Economic Matters Committee-MACo Supported with amendments -Senate cross file of bill-SB 99-now in House-voted Favorable with amendments by House Economic Matters Committee-see MACo blog post for more information

HB 1182-Business Improvements Districts-Favorable with Amendments-House Environmental Matters Committee-MACo opposed the bill-see MACo blog post for more information

HB 1280-Workers’ Compensation-Medical Presumptions-Favorable with Amendments-House Economic Matters Committee-MACo opposed the bill

HB 1318- Workers’ Compensation-Death Benefits-Dependency-Favorable with Amendments-House Economic Matters Committee-MACo opposed the bill

HB 1335-Mental Health-Local Correctional Facilities-Incarcerated Individuals with Mental Illness-Passed House-moves to Senate for consideration-Senate cross file-SB 761 is awaiting final vote on Senate floor-MACo opposed the bill

HB 1344-Construction and Development-Permits and Approvals-Expiration Dates-Favorable with Amendments-House Environmental Matters Committee-Passed House (139-1)-MACo opposed the bill-see MACo blog post for more information

HB 1377-Department of Transportation-Local Development Reviews-Comments-Unfavorable-House Environmental Matters Committee-MACo opposed the bill

SB 310-Education- Maintenance of Effort-Penalty-Process and Factors-Passed Senate-Hearing in House Ways and Means Committee-3/31 @ 1:00 p.m.-MACo supported with amendments

SB 476-Maintenance of Effort-Penalty-Passed Senate-Hearing Passed Senate-Hearing in House Ways and Means Committee-3/31 @ 1:00 p.m.-MACo supported with amendments

SB 560 -Vehicle Laws-Traffic Citations-Options to Request Trial-Passed Senate-Hearing in House Judiciary Committee-4/6 @ 1:00 p.m.-MACo supported the bill

SB 590 -Fairness in Negotiations Act-Favorable with Amendments-Senate Finance-MACo opposed the bill-see MACo blog post for more information

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