The Maryland Tourism Coalition Legislative Committee is currently monitoring the following legislation being considered by the General Assembly. The committee convenes every Monday at 12:00 pm via Zoom to discuss legislation, tourism positions, and courses of action. All MTC members are encouraged to join these calls and share their thoughts on the issues at hand. If you have questions or comments about any of the bills below or if you think there is another issue or piece of legislation MTC should be monitoring, please email our Legislative Committee Chair, Kristin Hanna at kristin.hanna@flyingdog.com. Please also email Kristin for Zoom details.
 

2023 Maryland Tourism Council Bill Tracking

Bill Sponsor Title Status Position Notes
HB 7 Fraser-Hidalgo Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment Rebate Program – Renewal In the House – Hearing 2/02 at 1:00 p.m. (1/19) Monitor
HB 40 (SB 84) Solomon Places of Public Accommodation and Public Buildings – Gender-Inclusive Signage In the House – Hearing 2/08 at 1:00 p.m. (Economic Matters) (1/25) Monitor
HB 178 Reznik State Designations – State Spirit – Maryland Rye In the House – First Reading Health and Government Operations (1/18) Support
HB 188 (SB 320) Palakovich Carr Natural Resources – Wildlife Advisory Commission – Membership In the House – Hearing 2/08 at 1:30 p.m. (1/25) Monitor
HB 200 (SB 181) The Speaker Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2024) In the House – First Reading Appropriations (1/20) Monitor
HB 229 (SB 172) Queen Employment for Minors – Opportunities for Work In the House – Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m. (1/25) Monitor
HB 328 (SB 112) Kaiser State Finance and Procurement – Grants – Prompt Payment Requirement In the House – Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. (1/26) No Position
SB 20 Salling Sales and Use Tax – Tax-Free Period – Spring School Shopping In the Senate – Hearing 1/19 at 1:30 p.m. (1/12) Monitor
SB 81 Waldstreicher Labor and Employment – State Minimum Wage Rate – Acceleration (Fight for Fifteen Acceleration Act of 2023) In the Senate – First Reading Finance (1/11) Monitor
SB 112 (HB 328) Kagan State Finance and Procurement – Grants – Prompt Payment Requirement In the Senate – Hearing 1/19 at 1:00 p.m. (1/10) No Position
SB 130 Ellis Economic Development – Maryland Stadium Authority – Charles County Sports and Wellness Center In the Senate – Hearing 1/19 at 1:30 p.m. (1/12) Monitor
SB 172 (HB 229) Rosapepe Employment for Minors – Opportunities for Work (Job Opportunities for High School Students Act) In the Senate – Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (1/20) Monitor
SB 181 (HB 200) President Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2024) In the Senate – First Reading Budget and Taxation (1/20) Monitor