Photo Credit: Jonathan Sachs
The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce is the leading advocate for businesses in our community at the state level.
Our legislative committee forms policy positions consistent with our goal to expand business growth in the county.
2013 Maryland General Assembly - Chamber Testimony/Positions/Actions:
Montgomery County Priorities Hearing - MCCC President & CEO Gigi Godwin Testimony
SB8/HB89 - Gas Companies - Rate Regulation - Infrastructure Replacement Surcharge (Support)
SB12 - Labor and Employment - Leave - Deployment of Family Members in the Armed Forces (Support)
SB34/HB261 - Corporate Income Tax - Rate Reduction (Support)
SB51 - Employment Contracts - Noncompetition Covenant - Conditions Affecting Enforcement (Oppose)
SB138 - Build Maryland Tax Credit Act (Support)
SB183 - Income Tax - Business and Economic Development - Film Production Activity Tax Credit (Support)
SB203/HB386 - Income Tax Credit - Qualified Research and Development Expenses - Small Business Refund (Support)
SB260/HB74 - Alcoholic Beverages - Consumption of Wine not Bought from License Holder (Support)
SB273/HB225 - Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013 (Support)
SB274/HB228 - Maryland Health Progress Act of 2013 (Support)
SB278 - Maryland Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Program (Support)
SB411 - Corporate Income Tax - Rate Reduction (Support)
SB469/HB1246 - Maryland Business Tax Fairness Act (Oppose)
SB482 - Income Tax Credit - Security Clearnaces - Employer Costs (Support with Amendments)
SB538/HB560 - Public Private Partnerships (Support)
SB576/HB1086 - Community Cleanup and Greening Act of 2013 (Support)
SB631/HB815 - Hotel Rental Tax - Exemption - Lodging at a Corporate Training Center (Support)
SB683/HB1204 - Labor and Employment - Maryland Wage and Hour Law - Payment of Wages (Oppose)
SB698/HB735 - Labor and Employment - Maryland Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act (Oppose)
SB707 - Special Taxing Districts - Transportation Improvements and Exemption from County Tax Limitations (Oppose)
SB819/HB1156 - Maryland Contirbutory Negligence Act (Support)
SB830 - Transportation Finacing Act (Support with Amendments)
HB16 - State Government - Administrative Procedure Act - Effective Date of Adopted Regulations (Support)
HB161 - County Property Taxes - Classes of Property - Special Rates and Limits (Oppose)
HB315 - Residential Leases - Rent Stabilization and Just Cause Evictions (Oppose)
HB817 - Property Tax Credit - Retail Service Stations - Alternate Power Sources (Support)
HB1158 - Corporate Income Tax - Main Street Employer Tax Rebate (Oppose)
HB1182 - Courts - Commission to Study Maryland's Fault Allocation System (Support)
HB1206 - Strategic Industry Partnership - Income Tax Credit (Support)
HB1302 - Commission on Tax Policy, Reform, and Fairness (Support)
For a full list of legislation we are supported, opposed, or monitored in the 2012 session, please click here.
Maryland Legislative Agenda
Each piece of legislation is consistent with our Maryland Legislative Agenda and our priority issue areas.
Bill Profile Summary
For a complete bill profile summary, please contact MCCC Director of Public Affairs Jonathan Sachs at firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 State Legislative Accomplishments
In 2012, MCCC led the charge on many initiatives of importance to our members.
Expanding the State's Small Business Reserve – MCCC was a leader in expanding the Maryland Small Business Reserve (SBR) program. Now, small businesses can qualify for the program by meeting the employment or the revenue threshold, rather than both.
Employer Security Clearances Costs Tax Credit – MCCC was a leader on reshaping this legislation and creating a new tax credit. This one-of-a-kind credit gives an incentive to comapnies that build or maintain a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF). To claim this credit, click here.
Tax Policy – MCCC has been a leader on tax policy issues, and we remain opposed to Combined Reporting and Sales taxes on business to business services because of their detrimental impact on our headquarter companies and our small businesses.