In addition to passing a transportation funding bill, the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee also passed legislation to amend Maryland’s constitution to require a declaration of a fiscal emergency from the Governor and a three-fifths vote of both houses of the Maryland General Assembly to transfer funds out of the Transportation Trust Fund.
The transportation bill passed by the House of Delegates last Friday (HB 1515) was heard by the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee yesterday.
The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee narrowly defeated legislation (SB 469) to impose a system of mandatory unitary combined reporting for corporate income taxes in Maryland. The vote was 7-6.
Legislation that would have authorized a person to file suit on behalf of the state for an alleged false claim and recover up to 25 percent of the proceeds was withdrawn by its sponsor.
Legislation to require employers of any size to provide paid sick leave for employees was withdrawn by the sponsor.
The House of Delegates passed the Governor’s transportation funding bill this afternoon.
The Board of Directors of the Maryland Chamber has approved a new initiative to help the state become more competitive in private sector job growth and business investment over the next few years.
The personal injury lawyers’ bar likes to try to divide the personal injury systems of the 50 United States into two different buckets — contributory negligence and comparative fault — and then make up hypothetical cases to try to portray Maryland’s contributory negligence rule as unfair or antiquated. The fact is that in the 50 states, there are 50 different liability systems.