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.||House Hearing 3/3/17 at 1:00PM||Rules and Executive Nominations||—|
|Redistricting Reform Act of 2017||The Speaker (By Request – Administration)
The President (By Request – Administration)
|House Hearing 3/3/17 at 1:00PM
Senate Hearing 3/3/17 at 1:00PM
|Rules and Executive Nominations||Education, Health and Environmental Affairs|
|HB0512||The James Samuel Coleman Act of 2017||Delegate Hornberger||House Hearing 2/21/17 at 1:00PM||Ways and Means||—|
|Forest Conservation Act – Exemption, Reforestation Rate, and Forest Conservation Fund – Alterations||Delegate Healey, et al.
Senator Young, et al.
|House Hearing 3/29/17 at 1:00PM||Environment and Transportation||Education, Health and Environmental Affairs|
|HB0966||Legislative and Congressional Districting||Delegate Hill, et al.||House Hearing 3/3/17 at 1:00PM||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 by Economic Matters||Economic Matters||—|
|SB0002||Maryland Heritage Areas Authority – Revision of Boundaries and Boundary Maps||Chair, Finance Committee (By Request – Departmental – Planning)||Senate Third Reading Passed (44-0)
House Hearing 3/21/17 at 1:00PM
|Finance||Environment and Transportation|
|SB0009||Motor Vehicles – Autonomous and Connected Vehicles||Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee (By Request – Departmental – Transportation)||Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings||Judicial Proceedings||—|
|SB0146||Congressional Districting Process||Senator Pinsky and Senator Smith||Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn||Education, Health and Environmental Affairs||—|
|SB0431||Transportation – State Highway Administration – Sale or Lease of Highway Naming Rights||Senator Klausmeier, et al.||Senate Hearing 2/8/17 at 1:00PM||Budget and Taxation||—|
|SB0466||Public Safety – 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System – Revisions (Carl Henn’s Law)||Senator Kagan and Senator Middleton||Senate Hearing 2/14/17 at 1:00PM||Finance||—|
|SB1023||Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission – Mid-Atlantic States Regional Districting Process||Senator Zucker, et al.||Senate Hearing 3/3/17 at 1:00PM||Rules
Rereferred to Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs