Sine Die 2017 Session Overview

Dear Members, Now that Sine Die has come and gone, we wanted to share the work our Legislative Committee accomplished during the 2017 Session of the Maryland General Assembly.  The Harford Chamber was especially active this year as we took a strong stance of opposition on a number of bills...

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Legislative Committee Meeting – Minutes for March 20, 2017

Legislative Committee Meeting – Minutes for March 20, 2017   Committee Co-Chairs: Bonnie Johansen – BGE Governmental and External Affairs Colleen Helmlinger – Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger, & Spielberger, P.A.   8:02: Welcome                                                                                                           Colleen   8:03: Approval of Minutes                                                                                       Colleen *Motion to approve: Pat Donovan, Phil Promm (second) *Minutes...

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Legislative Committee Meeting – Minutes for March 6, 2017

Legislative Committee Meeting – Minutes for March 6, 2017   Committee Co-Chairs: Bonnie Johansen – BGE Governmental and External Affairs Colleen Helmlinger – Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger, & Spielberger, P.A. 8:00: Welcome                                                                                               Bonnie/Colleen *Joe Snee presented on legislation HB1286 – Harford County – Admissions and Amusement Tax – Limitations in...

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Legislative Committee Meeting – Minutes for February 20, 2017

Legislative Committee Meeting – Minutes for February 20, 2017 Committee Co-Chairs: Bonnie Johansen – BGE Governmental and External Affairs Colleen Helmlinger – Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger, & Spielberger, P.A. 8:02: Welcome                                                                                                           Bonnie 8:03: Approval of Minutes                                                                                       Bonnie *Minutes approved 8:03: Updates Congressman Harris’ Office                                                                 Mary O’Keefe *Constituents have...

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Legislative Committee Meeting – Minutes for February 6, 2017

Legislative Committee Meeting – Minutes for February 6, 2017 Committee Co-Chairs: Bonnie Johansen – BGE Governmental and External Affairs Colleen Helmlinger – Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger, & Spielberger, P.A.   8:05: Welcome                                                                                               Bonnie/Colleen 8:06: Approval of Minutes                                                                           Bonnie/Colleen *Minutes approved 8:07: Updates   U.S. Congress                                                                                                            Mary O’Keefe *Current focus on...

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Legislative Committee Meeting – Minutes for January 23, 2017

Legislative Committee Meeting – Minutes for January 23, 2017 Committee Co-Chairs: Bonnie Johansen – BGE Governmental and External Affairs Colleen Helmlinger – Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger, & Spielberger, P.A. 8:00: Welcome                                                                                               Bonnie/Colleen *Reviewed purpose of minutes *Minutes will be dispersed to committee before being posted on Chamber website   8:10:...

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LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT – PLEASE READ HB 580: Mandated Paid Sick Leave (Maryland Healthy Working Families Act)

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT – PLEASE READ HB 580: Mandated Paid Sick Leave (Maryland Healthy Working Families Act) Voice your opposition to Mandated Paid Sick Leave (Maryland Healthy Working Families Act) – contact members of the Senate NOW. (click here to find your Senator) The amended bill now requires all Maryland employers with...

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LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT – PLEASE READ

LEGISLATIVE ALERT – PLEASE READ Augustine Commission Tax Recommendations Up Before Committees On Wednesday, March 2nd, the tax recommendations from the Augustine Commission report will be held before the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee at 1 p.m. in the Joint Hearing Room of...

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