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MACo and Partners Support Initiative Bills on Police Body Camera Footage

MACo Associate Director, Natasha Mehu, testified in support of a pair of cross-filed bills, Senate Bill 970 and House Bill 767, “Public Information Act – Inspection of Records From Body-Worn Digital Recording Devices,” before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and the House Judiciary Committee on February 21, 2017. 234 more words

Public Safety And Corrections

Chairman Davis: Local Preemption Bill Will Die in Committee

A bill in the House Economic Matters Committee that would prohibit counties and municipalities from increasing wages and benefits above state levels lacks the votes needed to move forward this session. 184 more words

County News

Sick Leave Bill Voted Out of House Committee

A bill that would require Maryland employers to provide many of their workers with paid sick and safe leave was voted out of the House Economic Matters Committee Thursday. 230 more words

County News

MACo Opposes Changes to Child Abuse Reporting System

MACo Associate Director, Natasha Mehu, provided written testimony in opposition to House Bill 697, “Child Abuse and Neglect – Statewide Reporting – 2-1-1 Maryland,” to the House Health and Government Operations Committee on February 23, 2017. 138 more words

Health And Human Services

MACo Backs Regulation of Short-Term Rentals, Protects Local Autonomy

MACo Associate Director Natasha Mehu and MML Director of Government Relations Candace Donoho jointly testified in support with amendments on Senate Bill 463, “Business Regulation – Limited Residential Lodging,” before the Senate Finance and Budget and Taxation Committees on February 22, 2017. 230 more words

Business Affairs

MACo Encourages Improvements to Foreclosed Property Registry

MACo Associate Director, Natasha Mehu, provided written testimony in support of House Bill 954, “Foreclosed Property Registry – Updated Information – Notice to Local Governments,” to the House Environment and Transportation Committee on February 21, 2017. 184 more words

General Assembly News

MACo Backs Tax Credit to Incentivize Local Internships

MACo Associate Director, Natasha Mehu, provided written testimony in support of Senate Bill 522, “Income Tax Credit – Eligible Employers – Eligible Internships,” to the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee on February 21, 2017. 120 more words

Education