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. 2022 Maryland Tourism Council Bill Tracking.

Bill

Sponsor

Title

Status

Position

Notes

HB 2 (SB 598)

Luedtke

Income Tax – Work Opportunity Tax Credit

In the House – Returned Passed (3/31)

Monitor

 

HB 8 (SB 275)

Valderrama

Labor and Employment – Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program – Establishment (Time to Care Act of 2022)

In the House – Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m. (1/25)

Monitor

 

HB 12 (SB 32)

Worcester County Delegation

Worcester County – Public Safety – Buildings Used for Agritourism

In the House – Passed Enrolled (4/1)

Support

Written Testimony Submitted

 

HB 51 (SB 140)

Mautz

Talbot County – Deer and Turkey Hunting – Sundays

In the Senate – First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (3/17)

Monitor

 

HB 72 (SB 78)

Dead

Charkoudian

Maryland Wage and Hour Law and Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law – Revisions (Maryland Wage Protection Act)

In the House – Withdrawn by Sponsor (2/14)

Monitor

 

HB 143 (SB 98)

Otto

Somerset County – Natural Resources – Sunday Hunting

In the Senate – First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (3/17)

Monitor

 

HB 170 (SB 220)

Clark

Calvert County – Sunday Hunting

In the Senate – First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (3/17)

Monitor

 

* HB 238 (SB 343)

Reznik

State Designations – State Spirit – Maryland Rye

In the House – Hearing 3/15 at 1:30 p.m. (2/16)

Support

Support with Testimony

 

HB 255

Rosenberg

Maryland Internship Opportunities Program – Creation and Income Tax Credit

In the House – Hearing 2/01 at 1:00 p.m. (Appropriations) (1/22)

Monitor

 

HB 300 (SB 290)

The Speaker

Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2023)

In the House – First Reading Appropriations (1/19)

Support

With Testimony

 

HB 303 (SB 319)

Stein

Public Safety – Maryland Swimming Pool and Spa Standards – Adoption

In the Senate – First Reading Judicial Proceedings (2/28)

Monitor

 

HB 432

Wells

Income Tax – Film Production Activity Tax Credit – Alterations

In the House – Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (1/26)

Support

with testimony

 

HB 464 (SB 445)

Attar

Baltimore City – 41st Legislative District – Alcoholic Beverages – Marketplace License

In the Senate – Special Order until 4/5 (Senator Simonaire) Adopted (4/1)

Support

 

HB 465 (SB 482)

Harford County Delegation

Harford County – Alcoholic Beverages – Resort Complex License

In the Senate – First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (3/17)

Support

 

HB 485

Montgomery County Delegation

Montgomery County – Deer Hunting – Sundays MC 25-22

In the Senate – Hearing 3/22 at 1:00 p.m. (3/17)

Monitor

 

HB 496

Wilson

Commission on the Establishment of a Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program

In the Senate – Hearing 3/29 at 1:00 p.m. (3/22)

Monitor

 

HB 514 (SB 388)

Charles County Delegation

Charles County – Natural Resources – Sunday Hunting

In the Senate – First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (3/17)

Monitor

 

HB 520 (SB 483)

Harford County Delegation

Harford County – Alcoholic Beverages – Stadium License Annual Fee

In the Senate – First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (3/17)

Monitor

 

HB 550 (SB 476)

Watson

Alcoholic Beverages – Manufacturer’s Licenses and Off-Site Permits – Sunset Extension

In the Senate – Second Reading Passed (4/1)

Support

 

HB 555 (SB 340)

Arentz

Queen Anne’s County – Alcoholic Beverages – License Applications

In the Senate – Favorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (4/1)

Monitor

 

HB 556 (SB 342)

Arentz

Caroline County and Queen Anne’s County – Natural Resources – Sunday Hunting

In the Senate – First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (3/17)

Monitor

 

HB 558 (SB 296)

Clark

Land Use – Agritourism – Definition

In the Senate – First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (3/11)

Support

 

HB 586 (SB 489)

Arentz

Queen Anne’s County – Public Safety – Buildings Used for Agritourism

In the Senate – First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (3/21)

Support

 

HB 592 (SB 497)

Jacobs

Deer Management Permit – Hunting on State Land Leased by Permit Holder – Authorization

In the House – Returned Passed (4/1)

Monitor

 

HB 631

Dead

Ghrist

Caroline County – Sunday Hunting – Authorizations

In the House – Withdrawn by Sponsor (2/14)

Monitor

 

HB 672

Otto

Worcester County – Turkey Hunting – Sundays

In the House – First Reading Environment and Transportation (1/31)

Monitor

 

HB 673

Hartman

Land Use – Agritourism – Definition

In the House – Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m. (2/2)

Support

 

HB 682 (SB 427)

Brooks

Baltimore County – Hunting – Nongame Birds and Mammals

In the Senate – First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (3/21)

Monitor

With Amendments

 

HB 698 (SB 721)

Turner

Labor and Employment – State Minimum Wage Rate – Increase

In the House – Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m. (2/3)

Monitor

 

HB 727 (SB 541)

Luedtke

Natural Resources – Maryland Park Service and State Parks – Alterations (Great Maryland Outdoors Act)

In the House – Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m. (Environment and Transportation) (2/4)

Support

 

HB 749

Guyton

Natural Resources – Maryland Park Explorers Grant Pilot Program – Establishment

In the Senate – Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m. (3/22)

Support

 

HB 842

Calvert County Delegation

Calvert County – Hotel Rental Tax – Distribution of Revenue

In the Senate – Hearing 3/30 at 1:00 p.m. (3/22)

Support

 

HB 854 (SB 698)

Wilkins

Alcoholic Beverages – Maryland Alcohol Manufacturing and Promotion

In the Senate – First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (3/21)

Support

With Testimony

 

HB 874 (SB 233)

Prince George’s County Delegation

Prince George’s County – Natural Resources – Archery Hunting Safety Zones PG 405-22

In the Senate – First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (3/21)

Monitor

 

HB 875

Dead

Cox

Hunting and Fishing – Recreational License Fees – Moratorium

In the House – Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/7)

Monitor

 

HB 896

Chair, Appropriations Committee

Maryland Stadium Authority – Increase of Bond Authorization – Camden Yards

In the House – Hearing 3/15 at 1:00 p.m. (2/18)

Support

Written Testimony Submitted

 

HB 897

Chair, Appropriations Committee

Sports Entertainment Facilities Act of 2022

In the House – Hearing 3/15 at 1:00 p.m. (2/18)

Support

Written Testimony submitted

 

HB 924 (SB 569)

Valderrama

Alcoholic Beverages – Class 4 Limited Winery Licenses – Extension

In the Senate – Second Reading Passed (4/1)

Monitor

 

HB 956

Clark

Natural Resources – Recreation on Private Land – Hunting

In the House – Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)

Monitor

 

HB 1031 (SB 791)

Luedtke

Natural Resources – Land Conservation – Establishment of Goals and Programs (Maryland the Beautiful Act)

In the House – Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. (Environment and Transportation) (2/11)

Monitor

 

HB 1067

Stein

Natural Resources – Wildlife Management – Nighttime Hunting

In the House – Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)

Monitor

 

HB 1118 (SB 415)

Beitzel

Garrett County Alcoholic Beverages Act of 2022

In the Senate – Second Reading Passed (4/1)

Support

 

HB 1123 (SB 351)

Dead

Worcester County Delegation

Worcester County – Alcoholic Beverages – Class L License

In the House – Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters (3/17)

Support

 

HB 1144 (SB 664)

Buckel

Income Tax – Film Production Activity Tax Credit – Filming Locations

In the House – Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)

Support

 

HB 1193

Saab

Anne Arundel County – Licensing of Food Establishments – Waiver for Open-Air Food Markets

In the House – Hearing 3/07 at 2:00 p.m. (2/17)

Monitor

 

HB 1210 (SB 430)

Amprey

Baltimore City – Alcoholic Beverages Licenses – Transfer

In the Senate – Special Order until 4/5 (Senator Simonaire) Adopted (4/1)

Support

 

* HB 1273

Hornberger

Income Tax – Credit for Travel, Hospitality, and Entertainment

In the House – Hearing 3/09 at 2:30 p.m. (3/9)

Support

 

* HB 1273

Hornberger

Income Tax – Credit for Travel, Hospitality, and Entertainment

In the House – Hearing 3/09 at 2:30 p.m. (3/9)

Support

 

HB 1279

Dead

Hornberger

Sunday Hunting and Archery Hunting Safety Zones – Statewide Authorization and Establishment

In the House – Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation (3/21)

Monitor

 

HB 1298 (SB 960)

Ghrist

Criminal Procedure – Hunting Offenses – Expungement

In the Senate – Hearing 3/29 at 1:00 p.m. (3/23)

Monitor

 

HB 1386

Dead

Cox

Natural Resources – Black Bear Hunting – Permit Requirements

In the House – Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation (3/21)

Monitor

 

HB 1388 (SB 594)

Guyton

Winery and Vineyard Economic Development Grant Program

In the House – Hearing 3/17 at 1:00 p.m. (3/12)

Monitor

 

HB 1465 (SB 982)

Jacobs

Kent County – Archery Hunting – Safety Zone

In the House – First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations (2/25)

Monitor

 

SB 32 (HB 12)

Carozza

Worcester County – Public Safety – Buildings Used for Agritourism

In the House – First Reading Environment and Transportation (2/15)

Support

Written testimony to be submitted

 

SB 42

Dead

Bailey

Natural Resources – Canada Geese – Bag Limits

In the Senate – Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/16)

Support

 

SB 78 (HB 72)

Dead

Smith

Maryland Wage and Hour Law and Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law – Revisions (Maryland Wage Protection Act)

In the Senate – Withdrawn by Sponsor (1/24)

Monitor

 

SB 98 (HB 143)

Carozza

Somerset County – Natural Resources – Sunday Hunting

In the Senate – Hearing 3/09 at 1:00 p.m. (2/10)

Monitor

 

SB 140 (HB 51)

Eckardt

Talbot County – Deer and Turkey Hunting – Sundays

In the Senate – Hearing 3/09 at 1:00 p.m. (2/10)

Monitor

 

SB 160

Dead

Carozza

Natural Resources – Sunday Hunting – Migratory Game Birds

In the Senate – Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/16)

Monitor

 

SB 220 (HB 170)

Calvert County Senators

Calvert County – Sunday Hunting

In the Senate – Hearing 3/09 at 1:00 p.m. (2/10)

Monitor

 

SB 233 (HB 874)

Dead

Jackson

Prince George’s County – Natural Resources – Sunday Deer Hunting and Archery Hunting Safety Zones

In the Senate – Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/16)

Monitor

 

SB 275 (HB 8)

Hayes

Labor and Employment – Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program – Establishment (Time to Care Act of 2022)

In the Senate – Passed Enrolled (3/31)

Monitor

 

SB 290 (HB 300)

President

Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2023)

In the House – Passed Enrolled (4/1)

Support

 

SB 296 (HB 558)

Gallion

Land Use – Agritourism – Definition

In the House – First Reading Environment and Transportation (2/22)

Support

 

SB 319 (HB 303)

McCray

Public Safety – Maryland Swimming Pool and Spa Standards – Adoption

In the Senate – Hearing 2/10 at 1:00 p.m. (1/24)

Monitor

 

SB 340 (HB 555)

Hershey

Queen Anne’s County – Alcoholic Beverages – License Applications

In the House – First Reading Economic Matters (3/16)

Monitor

 

SB 342 (HB 556)

Hershey

Queen Anne’s County – Natural Resources – Sunday Hunting

In the Senate – Hearing 3/09 at 1:00 p.m. (2/10)

Monitor

 

SB 343 (HB 238)

Hershey

State Designations – State Spirit – Maryland Rye

In the Senate – Hearing 3/10 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)

Support

With Testimony

 

SB 351 (HB 1123)

Carozza

Worcester County – Alcoholic Beverages – Class L License

In the Senate – Hearing 3/04 at 1:00 p.m. (2/10)

Support

 

SB 388 (HB 514)

Jackson

Charles County – Natural Resources – Sunday Hunting

In the Senate – Hearing 3/09 at 1:00 p.m. (2/10)

Monitor

 

SB 415 (HB 1118)

Edwards

Garrett County Alcoholic Beverages Act of 2022

In the House – First Reading Economic Matters (3/16)

Support

 

SB 427 (HB 682)

West

Baltimore County – Hunting – Nongame Birds and Mammals

In the House – First Reading Environment and Transportation (3/18)

Monitor

 

SB 430 (HB 1210)

Hayes

Baltimore City – Alcoholic Beverages Licenses – Transfer

In the House – First Reading Economic Matters (3/16)

Support

 

SB 445 (HB 464)

Carter

Baltimore City – 41st Legislative District – Alcoholic Beverages – Marketplace License

In the House – First Reading Economic Matters (3/16)

Support

 

SB 476 (HB 550)

Hester

Alcoholic Beverages – Manufacturer’s Licenses and Off-Site Permits – Sunset Extension

In the House – First Reading Economic Matters (3/18)

Support

 

SB 482 (HB 465)

Cassilly

Harford County – Alcoholic Beverages – Resort Complex License

In the House – First Reading Economic Matters (3/16)

Monitor

 

SB 483 (HB 520)

Cassilly

Harford County – Alcoholic Beverages – Stadium License Annual Fee

In the Senate – Hearing 3/04 at 1:00 p.m. (2/10)

Monitor

 

SB 489 (HB 586)

Hershey

Queen Anne’s County – Public Safety – Buildings Used for Agritourism

In the House – First Reading Environment and Transportation (2/25)

Support

 

SB 497 (HB 592)

Gallion

Deer Management Permit – Hunting on State Land Leased by Permit Holder – Authorization

In the House – Hearing 3/23 at 1:00 p.m. (3/21)

Monitor

 

SB 538 (HB 673)

Carozza

Land Use – Agritourism – Definition

In the House – First Reading Environment and Transportation (3/21)

Support

 

SB 541 (HB 727)

Elfreth

Natural Resources – Maryland Park Service and State Parks – Alterations (Great Maryland Outdoors Act)

In the Senate – Passed Enrolled (3/31)

Support

With Amendments

 

SB 569 (HB 924)

Simonaire

Alcoholic Beverages – Class 4 Limited Winery Licenses – Extension

In the House – First Reading Economic Matters (3/18)

Monitor

 

SB 582

Dead

Bailey

Natural Resources – Recreation on Private Land – Hunting

In the House – First Reading Environment and Transportation (3/21)

Monitor

 

SB 594 (HB 1388)

Guzzone

Winery and Vineyard Economic Development Grant Program

In the House – Rereferred to Appropriations (3/31)

Monitor

 

SB 598 (HB 2)

Guzzone

Income Tax – Work Opportunity Tax Credit

In the Senate – Returned Passed (3/31)

Monitor

 

SB 622 (HB 1273)

Corderman

Income Tax – Credit for Travel, Hospitality, and Entertainment

In the Senate – Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)

Support

 

SB 663

Dead

Corderman

Washington County – Admissions and Amusement Tax Exemption – Arts and Entertainment Districts

In the Senate – Withdrawn by Sponsor (2/28)

Support

 

SB 664 (HB 1144)

Corderman

Income Tax – Film Production Activity Tax Credit – Filming Locations

In the Senate – Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m. (2/5)

Support

 

SB 698 (HB 854)

Zucker

Alcoholic Beverages – Maryland Alcohol Manufacturing and Promotion

In the House – First Reading Economic Matters and Ways and Means (3/21)

Support

With Testimony

 

SB 721 (HB 698)

Waldstreicher

Labor and Employment – State Minimum Wage Rate – Acceleration

In the Senate – Hearing 3/10 at 1:00 p.m. (2/11)

Monitor

 

SB 791 (HB 1031)

Elfreth

Natural Resources – Land Conservation – Establishment of Goals and Programs (Maryland the Beautiful Act)

In the Senate – Hearing 3/09 at 2:00 p.m. (Budget and Taxation) (3/8)

Monitor

 

SB 960 (HB 1298)

Bailey

Natural Resources – Hunting and Fishing Offenses – Expungement

In the Senate – Hearing 3/17 at 1:00 p.m. (3/14)

Monitor

 

SB 982 (HB 1465)

Hershey

Kent County – Archery Hunting – Safety Zone

In the Senate – First Reading Senate Rules (2/18)

Monitor

 

SB 1000

Harford County Senators

Harford County – Alcoholic Beverages – Class L License

In the Senate – Hearing canceled (3/21)

Support