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.


2021 Session of the General Assembly

 

Hearing 
Date

Bill Name

Committee

Position

 1/19/2021 HB 265 General Assembly – Special Election to Fill a Vacancy in Office W&M  Support
 1/19/2021 HB 222 Value My Vote Act W&W  Support
 1/19/2021 HB 398 - Time Off for Employee Voting W&M  Support 
 1/20/2021 SB 199 Maryland Transit Administration - Funding (Transit Safety and Investment Act) B&T  Support
 1/20/2021 HB 133 State Finance and Procurement - Appropriation Reductions (Board of Public Works Budget Reduction Clarification Act) APP  Support
 1/21/2021 SB 178 - Public Information Act - Personnel Records - Investigations of Law Enforcement Officers (Anton's Law)

Judicial Proceedings Committee

 Support
 1/21/2021 HB0165 – Maryland Estate Tax – Unified Credit W&M  Support 
 1/21/2021 HB0215 - Carried Interest – Additional Tax W&M  Support 
 1/21/2021

HB0201 – Income Tax Rates – Capital Gains Income

W&M Support with Amendments
1/24/2021

 HB 75 – Election Law – Circuit Court Judges – Nonpartisan Elections

W&M Support with Amendments
1/26/2021

 HB 156 – Student and Military Voter Empowerment Act

W&M Support
1/28/2021

SB 137 Maryland Transit Administration – Conversion to Zero-Emissions Buses (Zero-Emissions Bus Transition Act)

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Support
1/28/2021

HB 229 Corporate Income Tax – Throwback Rule

W&M Support
1/28/2021

HB 275 Individual Income Tax - Brackets and Rates - Alteration

W&M Support
1/28/2021

HB 357 Income Tax - Pass-Through Entity - Additional Tax

W&M Support
1/28/2021

SB 414 – Climate Solutions Now Act

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Support
1/28/2021

 HB 172 Combined Reporting and Subtraction Modification for Combined Groups of Corporations

W&M Support
2/2/2021

SB 072 Open Meetings Act - Requirements for State Agencies and Local Boards of Elections
(Maryland Transparency Act of 2021)

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Support
2/2/2021

HB 424 Public Financing Act –Matching Fund Revisions (Maryland Fair Elections Act)

W&M Support
2/2/2021

 

HB 496 Primary and Secondary Education – Mental Health Services – Expansion (Counselors Not Cops Act)

 

W&M Support
2/3/2021

HB 114 Maryland Transit Administration - Funding (Transit Safety and Investment
Act)

APP Support
2/3/2021

SB 511 – Corporate Fairness Act of 2021

B&T Support
2/3/2021

SB 627 - Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights - Repeal and Procedures for
Discipline

Judicial Proceedings Support
2/4/2021

SB 29—Election Law – Voting – Elections by Mail, Polling Places and Early Voting
Centers

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Support with Amendments
2/4/2021

HB 419 Economic Development - Advanced Clean Energy and Clean Energy
Innovation Investments and Initiatives

Economic Matters Support
2/4/2021

 SB 283 – Student and Military Voter Empowerment Act

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Support
2/4/2021

 SB 158 – Election Law – Time Off for Employee Voting

Finance Support
2/4/2021

 HB 435 – Millionaire’s Tax

W&M Support
2/4/2021

SB 224 Election Law – Correctional Facilities – Voter Registration and Voting

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Support
2/5/2021

HB 655 Local Government – County Commissioner Elections – District Voting

W&M Support
2/9/21

HB 485 Public-Private Partnerships – Process and Oversight

Environment and Transportation Support
2/11/21

HB 344 Open Meetings Act - Requirements for State Agencies and Local Boards of Elections (Maryland Transparency Act of 2021)

Health and Government Operations Support
2/11/21

HB 583 Climate Solutions Act Now

Environment and Transportation Support
2/11/21

HB 183 Public Information Act – Revisions (Equitable Access to Records Act)

House and Government Operations Support
2/12/21

HB 334 Maryland Transit Administration – Conversion to Zero-Emissions Buses (Zero-Emissions Bus Transition Act)

Environment and Transportation Support
2/12/21

HB 67 I-495 and I-270 Public-Private Partnership – Partnership Agreement – Requirements (Maryland State Department of Transportation Promises Act of 2021)

Environment and Transportation Support
2/12/21

HB 764 Education - Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today Program - Established and Mandated Funding

W&M Oppose
2/16/21

 HB 955 – Election Law – Absentee Ballot Delivery and Marking

W&M Support
2/17/21

SB 361 Public-Private Partnerships – Process and Oversight

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Support
2/17/21

HB 759 - Election Law - Postelection Tabulation Audits - Risk-Limiting Audits

W&M Support
2/17/21

HB 939 Education – Student Education Grant Program - Established

W&M Oppose
2/18/21

SJ 07 United States Constitution - Amendments Convention - Democracy Amendment

Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Oppose
2/18/21

HB 33 - Climate Crisis Education Act of 2021

Economic Matters Support
2/18/21

SB 632 Election Law – Contested Elections

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Support
2/18/21

HB 0805 Enterprise Zone Program - Alterations 

W&M Support
2/22/21

 HB 339 Legislative Districts – Standards

House Rules and Executive Nominations Support
2/22/21

HB 410 Congressional Districts – Standards (Anti-Gerrymandering of Maryland’s Congressional Districts), as amended 28 Jan 2021

House Rules and Executive Nominations Support
2/23/21

 HB 1048 – Election Law – Permanent Absentee Ballot List

W&M Support
2/23/21

 SB 449 Public Information Act – Revisions (Equitable Access to Records Act)

Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Support
2/23/21

 HB 1047 – Mail-In Voting Enhancement Act

W&M Support
2/24/21

SB 843 I-495 and I-270 Public-Private Partnership – Partnership Agreement – Requirements (Maryland State Department of Transportation Promises Act of 2021)

B&T Support
2/24/21

HB 75 – Election Law – Circuit Court Judges – Nonpartisan Elections

Judiciary Support
2/24/21

HB 447 - Judges – Selection, Election, Tenure and Continuance in Office

Judiciary Support with Amendments
2/24/21

HB 35 - Circuit Court Judges - Election

Judiciary Support
2/24/21

SB 611 – Individual Income Tax – Rates and Rate Brackets - Alterations

Senate B&T Support