2010 Regular Session


File Code: State Government - Regulations and Procedures Prior Year Introduction As: HB 421/09 - W&M Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 1024
Sponsored By:
Delegates Miller, Aumann, Bartlett, Bates, Beitzel, Boteler, Costa, Dwyer, Eckardt, Elliott, Elmore, Frank, George, Haddaway, Impallaria, Jennings, King, Kipke, Krebs, McComas, McConkey, McDonough, Myers, O'Donnell, Serafini, Shank, Shewell, Smigiel, Sossi, Stull, and Walkup
Taxpayers' Bill of Rights


Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution that establishes a specified 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 & Appropriations
Hearing 2/9 at 2:00 p.m. (Ways and Means)
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Warren E. Miller, District 9A
Delegate Susan L. M. Aumann, District 42
Delegate Joseph R. Bartlett, District 4A
Delegate Gail H. Bates, District 9A
Delegate Wendell R. Beitzel, District 1A
Delegate Joseph C. Boteler, III, District 8
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate Don H. Dwyer, Jr., District 31
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
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 J. B. Jennings, District 7
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 Tony McConkey, District 33A
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., District 1C
Delegate Anthony J. O'Donnell, District 29C
Delegate Andrew A. Serafini, District 2A
Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B
Delegate Tanya T. Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Richard A. Sossi, District 36
Delegate Paul S. Stull, District 4A
Delegate Mary Roe Walkup, District 36

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Budgets -see also- Capital Budgets
Constitutional Amendments
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Declaration of Rights
Income Tax
Local Government Mandates
Municipal Corporations -see also- Annap; Balt; Hager; OC
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax

Bill affects the following Statute:

Article - Declaration of Rights
( 15A )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered