Testimony



Testimony is part of League's Action and Advocacy phase. After study, consensus, and adopting a position on an issue, LWV members prepare testimony based on the Fact Sheets from our completed studies. They then present the information to legislators at the National, State, and Local levels.



3/31/2016 SB 706-Maryland Education Credit LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

3/31/2016 HB 1009-Task Force To Study Increased Voter Participation LWV Maryland

Education, Health & Environmental Affairs

3/31/2016 HB 1007-Freedom to Vote Act LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

3/30/2016 SB459-Campaign Finance-Ballot Issue Committees-Prospective Questions LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

3/29/2016 HB 1363-Property Tax-Appeals-Provision of Information to Taxpayers LWV Maryland

Education, Health & Environmental Affairs

3/29/2016 SB 840 Income Tax-Rates, Personal Exemptions, & Earned Income LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

3/14/2016 SB 908 Maryland Open Transportation Investment Decision Act of 2016 LWV Maryland

Budget & Taxation

3/9/2016 HB 1201 Election Law-Campaign Finance-Coordinated Expenditures LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

3/9/2016 HB 1230 Campaign Finance-Departmental Secretaries-Solicitation of Contributions or Donations LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

3/9/2016 SB 973 Campaign Finance-Public Officials-Solicitation of Contributions or Donations LWV Maryland

Education, Health, & Environmental Affairs

3/9/2016 HB 1363-Property Tax-Appeals-Provision of Information to Taxpayers LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

3/9/2016 SB 706 Maryland Education Credit LWV Maryland

Budget & Taxation

3/8/2016 SB 726 Maryland Clean Energy Center-Clean Energy Technology Funding LWV Maryland

Education, Health, & Environmental Affairs

3/8/2016 SB 812 Sediment Control-Violations-Enforcement LWV Maryland

Education, Health, & Environmental Affairs

3/7/2016 HB 459 (Joint Testimony) Fee, Surcharge & Tax Reduction Act of 2016 LWV Maryland

Ways & Means jointly assigned with Appropriations

3/7/2016 HB 453 Maryland Education Credit LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

3/7/2016 HB 1213 Education-Broadening Options and Opportunity For Students & Teachers (BOOST) Program-Establishment LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

3/7/2016 HB 1343 Maryland Education Credit LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

3/4/2016 HB 1164 Election Law-Contribution To A Candidate For Judicial Office LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

3/4/2016 HB 1010 Maryland Transit Administration-Oversight & Planning Board LWV Maryland

Environment & Transportation

3/3/2016 HB 1106 Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act LWV Maryland

Economic Matters

3/3/2016 SB 380 General Assembly and Congressional Legislative Redistricting & Apportionment LWV Maryland

Education, Health & Environmental Affairs

3/3/2016 HB 999 Commission On Innovation & Excellence In Education LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

3/3/2016 SB 472 Labor & Employment-Maryland Healthy Working Families Act LWV Maryland

Finance

3/3/2016 SB 481 Labor & Employment-Equal Pay For Equal Work LWV Maryland

Finance

3/3/2016 SB 671 Public Information Act-Personnel & Investigatory Records-Formal Complaints Against Public Employees LWV Maryland

Education, Health & Environmental Affairs

3/3/2016 HB 1007 Freedom to Vote Act LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

3/2/2016 SB 946-Correctional Services-Restrictive Housing-Report LWV Maryland

Judicial Proceedings

3/2/2016 HB 1112 Environment-Gas Storage Wells & Facilities-Safety Regulations LWV Maryland

Environment & Transportation

3/2/2016 HB 1009 Task Force To study Increased Voter Participation LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

3/2/2016 HB 963 Campaign Finance-Ballot Issue Committees-Prospective Questions LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

3/1/2016 SB 748 Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Preservation Act-Application LWV Maryland

Education, Health & Environmental Affairs

3/1/2016 HB 1048 Income Tax-Earned Income Credit-Expansion LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

3/1/2016 HB 1047 Earned Income Tax Expansion LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

3/1/2016 HB 580 Labor & Employment-Maryland Healthy Working Families Act LWV Maryland

Economic Matters

3/1/2016 HB 1013 Maryland Open Transportation Investment Decision Act of 2016 LWV Maryland

Appropriations

3/1/2016 HB 1003 Labor & Employment-Equal Pay For Equal Work LWV Maryland

Economic Matters

3/1/2016 SB 905 Commission On Innovation & Excellence In Education LWV Maryland

Budget & Taxation

2/29/2016 HB 458 General Assembly & Redistricting Congressional Legislative and Apportionment LWV Maryland

Rules 

2/26/2016 HB 1180 Correctional Services-Restrictive Housing-Report LWV Maryland

Judiciary

2/25/2016 HB 453 Maryland Education Credit LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

2/25/2016 SB 528 General Provisions-Open Meetings Act-Required Training and Certificate of Compliance LWV Maryland

Education, Health & Environmental Affairs

2/25/2016 SB 529 Open Meetings Act-Requirements For Providing Agendas LWV Maryland

Education, Health & Environmental Affairs

2/25/2016 SB 598 General Provisions-Open Meetings Act-Enforcement and Training LWV Maryland

Education, Health & Environmental Affairs

2/25/2016 SB 501 Shareholders United Act LWV Maryland

Education, Health & Environmental Affairs

2/25/2016 SB459 Campaign Finance-Ballot Issue Committees-Prospective Questions LWV Maryland

Education, Health & Environmental Affairs

2/24/2016 HB 578 Real-Time Transparency Act of 2016 LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

2/24/2016 HB 592 Blue Ribbon Commission on Voting, Openness, Transparency, & Equality (VOTE) in Elections LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

2/24/2016 HB 250 General Provisions-Open Meetings Act-Required Training & Certificate of Compliance LWV Maryland

Health & Government Operations

2/24/2016 HB 402 Public Information Act-Personnel & Investigatory Records-Formal Complaints Against Public Employees LWV Maryland

Health & Government Operations

2/24/2016 HB 413 Open Meetings Act-Minutes-Video & Audio Streaming LWV Maryland

Health & Government Operations

2/24/2016 HB 823 General Provisions-Open Meetings Act-Enforcement & Training LWV Maryland

Health & Government Operations

2/24/2016 HB 1088 Open Meetings Act - Annual Reporting Requirement, Enforcement & Training LWV Maryland

Health & Government Operations

2/24/2016 HB 217 Open Meetings Act - Requirements for Providing Agendas LWV Maryland

Health & Government Operations

2/24/2016 HB 984 Open Meetings Act - Retention of Minutes and Recordings-Revision LWV Maryland

Health & Government Operations

2/23/2016 HB 759 Home Act of 2016 LWV Maryland

Environmental & Transportation

2/18/2016 SB 367 The Maryland Redeemable Beverage Container Recycling Refund and Litter Reduction Act Sign-On

Finance

2/17/2016 HB 344 Voter Registration-Affiliation with Political Party and Participation in Primary Election LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

2/17/2016 HB 241 Election Laws-State Elected Officials-Campaign Fund-Raising During GA Session-Civil Penalty LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

2/17/2016 HB 297 Election Law Business Entity Campaign LWV Maryland

Ways & Means

2/17/2016 SB 294 Earned Income Tax Expansion LWV Maryland

Budget & Tax

2/17/2016 SB 370 Board of Public Works Transparency Act of 2016 LWV Maryland

Budget & Tax

2/17/2016 SB 295 Income Tax Earned Income Credit Expansion LWV Maryland

Budget & Tax

2/16/2016 HB 368 Board of Public Works Transparency Act of 2016  LWV Maryland

Government

2/10/2016 HB211 Pollinator Protection Act of 2016-Neonicotinoid Pesticides-Labeling, Signage, and Restrictions on Sales and Use  LWV Maryland

Environment

2/9/2016 SB198 Pollinator Protection Act of 2016-Neonicotinoid Pesticides-Labeling, Signage, and Restrictions on Sales and Use  LWV Maryland

Environment

2/9/2016 SB323 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act LWV Maryland

Renewable Energy,

Climate Change

2/4/2016 SB179 Circuit Court Judges Selection Qualification/Term of Office LWV Maryland Election Process
2/4/2016 SB170 Voter Registration-Affiliation with Political Party and Participation in Primary Election, Caucus or Convention LWV Maryland Election Process
2/4/2016 SB0002 Real Time Transparency Act of 2016 LWV Maryland Campaign Finance
1/21/2016 SB 17 Retention of Minutes and Tape Recordings LWV Maryland Government
9/15/2015 Lu Pierson's Redistricting Reform Testimony  LWV Maryland Redistricting
3/30/2015 All LWVMD 2015 Testimony before General Assembly Committees LWV Maryland  All
4/1/2014 HB 1168 Electricity-Certificate-Wind Turbines-Limitation LWV Maryland 

Environment, Energy

4/1/2014 SB364 Criminal Law-Possession of Marijuana-Civil Offense LWV Maryland 

Administration of Justice,
Drugs and Alcohol

3/27/2014 HB 827 Municipal Elections - Campaign Finance Reports LWV Maryland  Campaign Finance
3/27/2014 HB 658 Joint Committee on Transparency and Open Government LWV Maryland Government
3/26/2014 SB 644 State Government - Open Data Policy LWV Maryland Government
3/26/2014 SB 781 Environment - Recycling LWV Maryland

Environment,
Solid Waste Management

3/14/2014 HB 1321 Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission LWV Maryland

Drugs and Alcohol, Health Care

3/12/2014 HB 1176 Md Constitution - Congressional District Boundaries LWV Maryland R's 'edistricting
3/12/2014 HB 1217 Task Force to Study Redistricting in Maryland LWV Maryland Redistricting
3/12/2014 HB 1213 Maryland Congressional Redistricting Commission LWV Maryland Redistricting
3/6/2014 HB 1269 Maryland Small Donor Incentive Act LWV Maryland Campaign Finance
3/6/2014 HB 915 Election Law - GA & Cong. Leg. Dist. & Apportionment Commission LWV Maryland Redistricting
3/6/2014 HB 1250 Ethics-Lobbying Regulation - Assoc. Representing Counties or MC LWV Maryland Fair Campaigns
3/6/2014 HB 1312 Program Open Space Sites - Public Access LWV Maryland Land Use & Growth Mgmnt
2/27/2014 HB 1904 Election Law - Polling Places - Proof of Identity LWV Maryland Voting Rights
2/27/2014 HB 1149 / SB 733 Public Utilities - Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards LWV Maryland

Environment, Energy, Global Warm

2/27/2014 SB 740 Election Law - GA and Cong. Leg. Dist & Apportionment Commission LWV Maryland Redistricting
2/26/2014 SB 633 Maryland Education Credit LWV Maryland

Fiscal Policy, State Revenue,
Education and Literacy

2/26/2014 SB 628 TF to stud the Needs and Expenditures of State Programs LWV Maryland Budget Process, Government
2/25/2014 HB 884 Income Tax Credit - Non-Public Education Expenses LWV Maryland Fiscal Policy, Education & Literacy
2/25/2014 HB 177 General Assembly - Live and Archived Video Streaming of Meetings LWV Maryland Government
2/25/2014 SB 658 The Marijuana Taxation and Regulation Act LWV Maryland

Corrections, Sentencing,
State Revenue, Drugs and Alcohol, Health Care

2/12/2014 HB 632 Procurement - ND Funding Accountability & Transparency Act - Revisions LWV Maryland Fiscal Policy, Government
2/6/2014 HB 418 Public Funding & Small Donor Act for GA Elections LWV Maryland Campaign Finance, General Assembly
2/6/2014 HB 224 Voters' Rights Protection Act of 2014 LWV Maryland Voting Rights
2/5/2014 HB 114 Education - Geographic Cost of Education - Requirement LWV Maryland Fiscal Policy, Education + Literacy
2/4/2014 Non-Public Aging Schools Program - B&T/EBA Budget Hearing LWV Maryland Fiscal Policy, Education + Literacy
Budget Process
1/30/2014 HB 25 Local Government - Municipal Elections - No-Excuse Absentee Voting LWV Maryland Election Administration, Voting Rights,
Voting Systems, Local Government
1/30/2014 SB 414 General Assembly - Legislative Redistricting - Plan introduced as bill LWV Maryland Redistricting
1/29/2014 Non-Public Aging Schools Program - APP-EED Budget Hearing LWV Maryland Fiscal Policy, Budget  Process,
Education + Literacy
1/29/2014 SB 271 Income Tax Credit - Home Instruction Expenses LWV Maryland Fiscal Policy, Education + Literacy
1/29/2014 HB 157 Open Meetings Act - Advanced Notice of Meetings - Agenda LWV Maryland Government
1/28/2014 SB 5 Stormwater Management - Watershed Protection and Restoration Program - Repeal LWV Maryland Environment, Water Management
1/27/2014 HB 53 Public Records - Provision of Copies, Printouts and Photographs - Required LWV Maryland Government
   For testimony on matters prior to 2014, please contact us.    
       

 

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