MEC TESTIMONY - 2015 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

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SENATE BILL 405 Maryland Education Credit

Budget and Taxation - Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.

OPPOSE

 

Providing a tax credit against the State income tax for contributions made to specified student assistance organizations; requiring the Department of Business and Economic Development to administer the tax credit; requiring specified entities to submit an application to be a student assistance organization on or before December 1 of each year; establishing the Maryland Education Tax Credit Reserve Fund; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2014; etc.

 

Sponsored by: Senator DeGrange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House Bill 28 - Primary and Secondary Education - Security

- School Resource Officers

Ways and Means Hearing 1/28 at 3:00 p.m.

OPPOSE

 

Requiring that at least one school resource officer be assigned to each public school in the State; requiring specified public schools to hire retired law enforcement officers as school resource officers for the school; requiring specified school resource officers to obtain a special police officer commission issued by the Department of State Police; requiring the county superintendent to submit an application to the Secretary of State Police for a special police commission for each school resource officer hired; etc.

 

Sponsored by: Delegate Cluster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SENATE BILL 179 - BUSINESS RELIEF AND TAX FAIRNESS ACT OF 2015

SENATE BUDGET AND TAXATION COMMITTEE  February 11, 2015

SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

 

Prohibiting the State Department of Assessments and Taxation from imposing a fee for the filing of specified documents by corporations or business entities with 10 or fewer employees; requiring specified corporations to compute Maryland taxable income using a specified combined reporting method; requiring, subject to specified regulations, specified groups of corporations to file a combined income tax return reflecting the aggregate income tax liability of all the members of the group; etc.

 

Sponsored by: Senator Pinsky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 House Bill 487 - Maryland Education Credit

 Ways and Means 2/25 at 1:00 p.m

 OPPOSE

 

Allowing a tax credit against the State income tax for contributions made to specified student assistance organizations; requiring the Department of Business and Economic Development to administer the tax credit; requiring an entity to submit an application to be a student assistance organization on or before December 1 of each year; establishing the Maryland Education Tax Credit Reserve Fund; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2014; etc.

 

Sponsored by:Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

SENATE BILL 691 - Maryland After–School and Summer Opportunity Fund Program – Funding

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Hearing 3/4/2015, 1 p.m.

SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT

 

Establishing the After-School and Summer Opportunity Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; specifying the purpose of the Fund; requiring the Governor's Office for Children to administer the Fund as directed by a specified committee; and requiring the Governor to provide at least $5,000,000 to the Fund in the annual State budget.

 

Sponsor by; Senator Benson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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