The segments below provide a brief overview of MACo’s work in the area of finance and procurement policy in the 2019 General Assembly.
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Public Work Contracts
MACo opposed legislation that would have placed an undue burden on small and minority contractors. The legislation created administrative burdens, such as requiring the submission of specified safety plans during the bid process, that would have made it difficult for smaller contractors to bid on government contracts. Contractors must already maintain safety compliances according to federal law. This bill received an unfavorable report by Economic Matters and was withdrawn.
Corporations: Fees for Processing Articles of Dissolution
MACo supported the repeal of the current nonrefundable State processing fees for processing Articles of Dissolution, Certificates of Cancellation, and other documents for corporations and associations. Repealing this fee would improve the efficiency and accuracy of land records, and remedy an inefficient process that
troubles local tax collections. Unfortunately, this bill received an unfavorable report by the House Economic Matters Committee and did not advance.