MSGIC is dedicated to informing members on proposed Maryland legislation that could have an impact on the GIS community. Below is a table which includes identified legislation, under consideration during the 2017 Maryland legislative session, that are being monitored by the MSGIC Executive Committee. Comments and additional proposed legislation that should be added to the list are welcome.

The 2017 Maryland General Assembly session runs from January 11 – April 10, 2017.

Bill Number Title Primary Sponsor Status Original House Committee(s) Opposite House Committee(s)
HB0367 Legislative and Congressional Districting – Standards and Processes Delegate Reznik, et al. Third Reading Passed (87-51)
Senate – Second Reading Passed
Rules and Executive Nominations Education, Health and Environmental Affairs
Redistricting Reform Act of 2017 The Speaker (By Request – Administration)
The President (By Request – Administration)
Unfavorable Report
Hearing Canceled
Rules and Executive Nominations Education, Health and Environmental Affairs
HB0512 The James Samuel Coleman Act of 2017 Delegate Hornberger Ways and Means
Forest Conservation Act – Exemption, Reforestation Rate, and Forest Conservation Fund – Alterations Delegate Healey, et al.
Senator Young, et al.

Third Reading Passed (47-0)
Environment and Transportation Education, Health and Environmental Affairs
HB0966 Legislative and Congressional Districting Delegate Hill, et al. Rules and Executive Nominations
HB1062 Business Occupations and Professions – Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors – Revisions and Repeal of Firm Permits Delegate W. Miller Unfavorable Report Economic Matters
SB0002 Maryland Heritage Areas Authority – Revision of Boundaries and Boundary Maps Chair, Finance Committee (By Request – Departmental – Planning) Third Reading Passed (44-0)
Third Reading Passed (139-0)
Finance Environment and Transportation
SB0009 Motor Vehicles – Autonomous and Connected Vehicles Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee (By Request – Departmental – Transportation) Unfavorable Report; Withdrawn Judicial Proceedings
SB0146 Congressional Districting Process Senator Pinsky and Senator Smith Unfavorable Report; Withdrawn Education, Health and Environmental Affairs
SB0431 Transportation – State Highway Administration – Sale or Lease of Highway Naming Rights Senator Klausmeier, et al. Hearing Canceled Budget and Taxation
SB0466 Public Safety – 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System – Revisions (Carl Henn’s Law) Senator Kagan and Senator Middleton Third Reading Passed (46-0)
House – Hearing Scheduled 4/8
Finance Rules and Executive Nominations
SB1023 Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission – Mid-Atlantic States Regional Districting Process Senator Zucker, et al. Third Reading Passed (30-16)
Third Reading Passed (87-51)
Rereferred to Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Rules and Executive Nominations
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