GENERAL ASSEMBLY

LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS: 2000


2000 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
General Assembly, 414th session,
convened in Annapolis, Maryland,
January 12 - April 10, 2000
BILLS
Introduced Passed
Senate 907 366
House 1,440 518
Total 2,347 884
Enacted Vetoed
Senate 266 100
House 434 84
Total 700 184
JOINT RESOLUTIONS
Introduced Passed
Senate 12 8
House 28 9
Total 40 17
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Introduced Passed
Senate 7 1
House 4 0
Total 11 1
Submitted to referendum 1
VETOES
Total Vetoes 184
Overridden 0
BUDGET
Operating Budget $19,559,963,913
Bond-Financed Capital Program $609,679,338
General Obligation Bonds* $470,717,685
Consolidated Transportation Bonds $113,961,653
Higher Education Bonds $25,000,000
2000 LEGISLATIVE SESSION - SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
Baltimore City criminal justice system; business and economic development funds consolidation; Business and Technology Court; check-cashing services; child care (early) and education; child welfare (substance abuse treatment programs); Children's Health Program expansion; cigarette vending machines; contracts - late fees; earned-income tax credit; electronic commerce and government; Energy Efficient Technology Tax Act; handgun safety; health insurance - coverage of habilitative services for children; health maintenance organizations (downstream risk assumption contracts; subrogation provisions); higher education funding; home builders (new); horse racing; inheritance tax; Injured Workers' Insurance Fund; Juvenile Justice Department programs and services; lead paint testing and funding initiative; legislative ethics (business relationships with lobbyists); Maryland Prepaid College Trust and Investment Plan; Maryland Research and Development Tax Credit; mass transit - farebox recovery; medical records - confidentiality; nursing homes; prescription-drug subsidy plan (for elderly persons in medically underserved areas); prevailing wage - school construction projects; real property sales practices (flipping); Regional Air Service Development Program; school aid (public and private); smart codes (infill development and smart neighborhoods; Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code); tax-free week; taxation (truth in); transportation priority funding; tobacco settlement funds (Cigarette Restitution Fund); Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act; Uniform Electronic Transaction Act.

*includes debt service for public school construction


For further budget information, see
The 90 Day Report

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