Testimony

 

February 21, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland House Ways and Means Committee on HB 371.  This bill phases out, over four taxable years, the limitation on the amount of military retirement income that may be included in a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax.

February 18, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee in support of SB 391.  As a companion bill the HB 503, this bill will require County School Superintendents to allow a dependent child of a military member, who is relocating to the state on military orders and is not yet residing in that county during the enrollment period, to apply for enrollment in a public school in the same manner and the same time as individuals residing in the county.

February 14, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland House Ways and Means Committee on HB 503.  This bill will require County School Superintendents to allow a dependent child of a military member, who is relocating to the state on military orders and is not yet residing in that county during the enrollment period, to apply for enrollment in a public school in the same manner and the same time as individuals residing in the county.

February 14, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland House Ways and Means Committee on HB 361.  This bill phases out, over two taxable years, the limitation on the amount of military retirement income that may be included in a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax.

February 12, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee in support of SB 488.  This bill increases the amount of subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax to $20,000 for military retirement income for individuals who are at least 55 years old.

February 12, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee in support of SB 458. This bill allows the spouse and dependent children of an active duty servicemember to retain Maryland resident status for tuition when the active duty servicemember no longer meets the State residency requirement in the period between the acceptance to a public institution of higher education and enrollment.

February 12, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee in support of SB 417. 

This bill authorizes counties and municipalities to grant a property tax credit on the dwelling house of disabled veterans with a service-connected disability rating of at least 50%.

February 12, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee in support of SB 349.  This bill expands eligibility for a property tax exemption for the dwelling house of a disabled veteran with a service connected disability of at least 80%.

February 12, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee in support of SB 282.  This bill increases, from 50% to 100%, the percentage of tuition that may be reimbursed of the cost of

in-state tuition for active National Guard members and expands the definition of "member" as it relates to who can receive tuition reimbursement to include any individual who holds a commission in the National Guard.

February 12, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the House Environment and Transportation Committee on HB 114.  This bill directs animal shelters to waive the adoption fee for a dog or cat for veterans, first responders, and organizations that trains and provides service animals for persons with disabilities.

February 11, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the House Economic Matters Committee on HB 349.  This bill streamlines the requirements for the Department of Labor to issue expedited standard and temporary licenses to Veterans, servicemembers, and their spouses.

 

February 7, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland House Ways and Means Committee on HB 389.  This bill establishes an income tax checkoff for voluntary contributions to the Maryland Veterans Trust Fund.

 

February 6, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee in support of SB 280.  This bill streamlines the requirements for the Department of Labor to issue expedited standard and temporary licenses to Veterans, servicemembers, and their spouses.

February 6, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland House Ways and Means Committee on HB 257.  This bill authorizes  counties and municipalities to grant a property tax credit on the dwelling house of disabled veterans with a service-connected disability rating of at least 50%.

February 5, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee in support of SB 359, requiring the State Department of Taxation to waive document filing fees for veteran-owned small business enterprises.

February 4, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland House Appropriations Committee on HB 593, prohibiting for-profit institutions of higher education and private career schools from enrolling new Maryland residents if federal funds or institutional debt exceed 10% of annual revenues.

February 4, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee on SB 294, prohibiting for-profit institutions of higher education and private career schools from enrolling new Maryland residents if federal funds or institutional debt exceed 10% of annual revenues.

February 4, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland Senate Finance Committee on SB 324, requiring that the behavioral health services provided veterans by the Maryland Department of Health include mental health first aid and training for veterans and immediate family members on how to identify and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.

January 30, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland House Ways and Means Committee on HB 131 — "ITLM" for Homeless Veterans Act.  This bill authorizes certain fraternal organizations to obtain license for "instant ticket lottery machines" -- the proceeds of which 10% will go into a special fund to be used to assist veterans and their families.

January 29, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee on SB 279.  This bill expands the existing military retirement income tax subtraction modification by exempting 100% of military retirement income from State taxation. The exemption is phased in over two years, beginning with tax year 2020.

January 29, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee on SB 142.  This bill renames the Recreational License Donation Fund to the “Healing Hunting and Fishing Fund,” and allows the fund to provide grants to nonprofit organizations that provide recreational hunting or fishing opportunities to Gold Star families, disabled Veterans, disabled members of the Armed Forces, or permanently disabled persons who require the use of a wheelchair.

January 29, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee on SB 128.  This bill requires county and municipality animal control facilities to waive dog or cat adoption fees for veterans.

January 22, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee on SB 211, relating to the exemption of military retirement pay from Maryand state income taxes.

January 22, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee on SB 203, which would add the Maryland Veterans Trust Fund as a "check-off option" on the Maryland personal income tax form for taxpayer donations.

January 22, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee on SB 109, relating to the exemption from property taxes on real property owned by disabled veterans and surviving spouses.

 

January 9, 2020

Statement of the Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) to the Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee on SB 59 — "Slots" for Homeless Veterans Act.  This bill authorizes certain fraternal organizations to obtain license for "instant ticket lottery machines" -- the proceeds of which 10% will go into a special fund to be used to assist veterans and their families.