2008 Regular Session


File Code: Taxes - Miscellaneous Prior Year Introduction As: HB 809/07 - W&M
Sponsored By:
Delegates Miller, Bates, Boteler, Eckardt, Elmore, Frank, George, Haddaway, Impallaria, King, McComas, McDonough, O'Donnell, Shewell, Smigiel, Sossi, Stocksdale, and Stull
Taxpayers' Bill of Rights


Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution that establishes a Bill of Rights for State individual income taxpayers; requiring voter approval for new State or local taxes, tax rate increases, and repeal of tax exemptions; imposing specified spending limits on the State; requiring that specified revenues received in excess of specified estimates be paid to individual income taxpayers; and submitting the amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Maryland for their adoption or rejection.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Ways and Means
Hearing 3/20 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Warren E. Miller, District 9A
Delegate Gail H. Bates, District 9A
Delegate Joseph C. Boteler, III, District 8
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate D. Page Elmore, District 38A
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate Rick Impallaria, District 7
Delegate James J. King, District 33A
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Anthony J. O'Donnell, District 29C
Delegate Tanya T. Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Richard A. Sossi, District 36
Delegate Nancy R. Stocksdale, District 5A
Delegate Paul S. Stull, District 4A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Budgets -see also- Capital Budgets
Constitutional Amendments
Declaration of Rights
Income Tax
Local Government Mandates
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax

Bill affects the following Statute:

Article - Declaration of Rights
( 12A )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered