2009 Regular Session


File Code: Taxes - Miscellaneous Prior Year Introduction As: HB 1299/08 - W&M
Sponsored By:
Delegates Miller, Bates, Costa, Dwyer, Elmore, George, King, Kipke, Krebs, McComas, O'Donnell, Shank, Shewell, Sossi, and Stocksdale
Taxpayers' Bill of Rights


Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution that establishes a Bill of Rights for State individual taxpayers; requiring voter approval for new State or local taxes, tax rate increases, and repeal of tax exemptions; imposing spending limits on the State; requiring that under specified circumstances revenues received in excess of estimates be paid to individual 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 occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Ways and Means
Hearing 2/19 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Warren E. Miller, District 9A
Delegate Gail H. Bates, District 9A
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate Don H. Dwyer, Jr., District 31
Delegate D. Page Elmore, District 38A
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate James J. King, District 33A
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Anthony J. O'Donnell, District 29C
Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B
Delegate Tanya T. Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Richard A. Sossi, District 36
Delegate Nancy R. Stocksdale, District 5A

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
( 15A )


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