1997 Regular Session


File Code: Income Prior Year Introduction As: HB 517/96 - W&M
Sponsored By:
Delegates Ports, Baldwin, Beck, Bissett, Brinkley, M. Burns, Ciliberti, Cryor, Eckardt, Edwards, Elliott, Faulkner, Flanagan, Getty, Greenip, Harkins, Holt, D. Hughes, Hutchins, Jacobs, Kach, Kelly, Kittleman, Klima, La Vay, Leopold, McClenahan, McKee, Morgan, Mossburg, D. Murphy, O'Donnell, Redmer, Rzepkowski, Schade, Schisler, Snodgrass, Stocksdale, Stull, Stup, Walkup, and DeCarlo
Income Tax - Reduction


Reducing from 2% to 0% the income tax rate applicable to Maryland taxable income of $1 through $1,000; increasing from $1,200 to $1,600 the maximum amount of a subtraction modification for two-income married couples filing joint returns; increasing from $1,200 to $2,200 the amount that an individual may deduct for specified exemptions to determine Maryland taxable income; providing for calculation of the county income tax based on an alternative determination of the State income tax; and applying the Act to tax years after 1997.

Legislative History

House Action
First Reading Ways and Means
Hearing 2/6 at 11:00 a.m.
Petition from Committee w/o
recommendation (Delegate Ports)
Second Reading
Motion Special Order until 3/19
(Delegate Hurson)
Motion to amend Special Order until 3/11 (Delegate Ports) Rejected (40-97)
Motion vote previous question (Delegate Arnick) Adopted
Special Order 3/19 (Delegate Hurson) Adopted (99-41)
Recommit to Committee Ways and Means (Delegate Hixson)
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
Senate Action
No Action
Sponsored by:
Delegate James F. Ports, Jr., District 8
Delegate Robert C. Baldwin, District 33
Delegate Raymond Beck, District 39
Delegate Phillip D. Bissett, District 30
Delegate David R. Brinkley, District 4A
Delegate Michael W. Burns, District 32
Delegate Barrie S. Ciliberti, District 39
Delegate Jean B. Cryor, District 15
Delegate Diane DeCarlo, District 6
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate George C. Edwards, District 1A
Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate Patricia Anne Faulkner, District 14A
Delegate Robert L. Flanagan, District 14B
Delegate Joseph M. Getty, District 5
Delegate Janet Greenip, District 33
Delegate James M. Harkins, District 35A
Delegate Kenneth C. Holt, District 6
Delegate Don B. Hughes, District 37A
Delegate Thomas E. Hutchins, District 28
Delegate Nancy Jacobs, District 34
Delegate A. Wade Kach, District 9A
Delegate James M. Kelly, District 9B
Delegate Robert H. Kittleman, District 14B
Delegate Martha S. Klima, District 9A
Delegate Richard La Vay, District 15
Delegate John R. Leopold, District 31
Delegate Charles A. McClenahan, District 38
Delegate Robert A. McKee, District 2A
Delegate John S. Morgan, District 13B
Delegate Mathew Mossburg, District 39
Delegate Donald E. Murphy, District 12A
Delegate Anthony J. O'Donnell, District 29C
Delegate Alfred W. Redmer, Jr., District 8
Delegate James E. Rzepkowski, District 32
Delegate Victoria L. Schade, District 31
Delegate Kenneth D. Schisler, District 37B
Delegate Louise V. Snodgrass, District 3
Delegate Nancy Reter Stocksdale, District 5
Delegate Paul S. Stull, District 4A
Delegate J. Anita Stup, District 3
Delegate Mary Roe Walkup, District 36
Bill indexed under the following Subjects:
Bill affects the following Statutes:
Tax - General
( 10-105 , 10-106 , 10-106 , 10-207 , 10-211 , 10-604 )


Bill Text:
First Reading (PDF), Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal Note: Available (PDF)