Past Legislation

2012 Introduced Ethnic or Commemorative Days
(Links are provided for those bills that passed and the German American Heritage bill...for status of other bills go to Maryland General Assembly page)

HB102-German-American Heritage Month-Stalled in Health & Government Operations Committee.  Sponsors: Delegates Aumann, Bates, Beitzel, Boteler, Cluster, Eckardt, Frank, George, Hough, Jacobs, Jameson, Kach, Luedtke, McDonough, Minnick, Norman, Otto, Szeliga, and Wood.
The bill never made it out of the House Committee.  Take a look at Senate Bill 42.  The hold up is in the HOUSE.  You need to call, write, email your representatives!!

HB165-Junettenth National Freedom Day-Sponsors:  Delegates Stukes, Alston, Anderson, Arora, Boteler, Braveboy, Burns, Cane, Carr, Carter, Conaway, Davis, Gilchrist, Glenn, Gutierrez, Harrison, Haynes, Holmes, Howard, Ivey, Jones, Love, A. Miller, Mitchell, Myers, Nathan-Pulliam, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, Proctor, B. Robinson, Summers, Tarrant, V. Turner, Vallario, Walker, Washington, Wilson, and Zucker

HB189-Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Month-sponsors: Delegates Walker and Oaks

HB244-Maryland Centenarians Day-Sponsors:  Delegates Nathan-Pulliam, Braveboy, Burns, Frush, Jones, A. Kelly, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, Tarrant, and V. Turner

HB277-Brokerage and Investment Management Services-Use of Minority Business Enterprise Application-Sponsors: Delegates Walker, Vaughn, Pendergrass, Costa, Cullison, Hubbard, A. Kelly, Morhaim, Murphy, Nathan-Pulliam, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, Reznik, and Tarrant.  Law passed, Chapter 489. Passed the House 128-2 and the Senate 46-0.

HB317-Young Heros Day-Sponsors: Delegate McConkey-Died in Committee

HB531-Prescription Drug Take Back Day-Sponsors:  Delegates Reznik, Tarrant, Bobo, Carr, Feldman, Frick, Gutierrez, Healey, Kaiser, Kipke, Lafferty, Luedtke, McDonough, Murphy, B. Robinson, and Sophocleus

HB828-St. David’s Day-Sponsor: Delegate Hixson-Died in Committee

HB1108-National Register of Historic Places-Essex Skypark-Sponsors: Delegates Weir, Minnick, Olszewski, Aumann, Boteler, Bromwell, Burns, Cardin, Cluster, DeBoy, Frank, Impallaria, Jones, Kach, Lafferty, Malone, McDonough, Morhaim, Nathan-Pulliam, Stein, and Szeliga.  Passed-Chapter 264

Cross file SB581 also passed and became Law - Chapter 263

HB1154-Harriet Tubman Day-Sponsors:  Delegates Lee, Alston, Arora, Beidle, Bobo, Braveboy, Burns, Cane, Carr, Conaway, Cullison, Eckardt, Frick, Frush, Gaines, George, Glenn, Gutierrez, Harrison, Healey, Hough, Howard, Ivey, Jones, A. Kelly, Love, McComas, A. Miller, Nathan-Pulliam, Pena-Melnyk, B. Robinson, Stukes, Tarrant, V. Turner, Valderrama, and Washington-WITHDRAWN…SEE BELOW.

HB1164-Harriet Tubman Day-Sponsors:  Delegates Lee, Alston, Arora, Beidle, Bobo, Burns, Cane, Carr, Conaway, Cullison, Eckardt, Frick, Frush, Gaines, George, Glenn, Gutierrez, Harrison, Healey, Howard, Ivey, Jones, Kaiser, A. Kelly, Love, McComas, A. Miller, Nathan-Pulliam, Pena-Melnyk, B. Robinson, Stukes, Tarrant, V. Turner, Valderrama, and Washington

HB1168-Lyme Disease Awareness Month-Sponsors: Delegates Lee and Pena-Melnyk-WITHDRAWN

HB1368-Duties of Special Secretary-Minority Business Enterprise-Sponsors:  Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee (By Request - Departmental - Minority Affairs, Office of) and Delegates Pendergrass, Bromwell, Cullison, Donoghue, Hubbard, A. Kelly, Morhaim, Murphy, Nathan-Pulliam, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, Reznik, and Tarrant.  Passed-Chapter 153
Cross File SB343 also passed and was made Law - Chapter 488

HB1371-Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman Memorial Statues-Sponsors:  Delegates O'Donnell, Afzali, Aumann, Bates, Burns, Cane, Cluster, Conaway, Dwyer, Eckardt, Elliott, Fisher, Frank, George, Glass, Haddaway-Riccio, Harrison, Hershey, Holmes, Howard, Jacobs, Jones, Kach, McComas, McConkey, McDermott, McDonough, A. Miller, W. Miller, Myers, Norman, Otto, Parrott, Pena-Melnyk, Proctor, Ready, Ross, Schulz, Serafini, Stifler, Stocksdale, Vitale, and Walker.

HB1429-Statue of Harriett Tubman-Sponsors:  Delegates Lee, Nathan-Pulliam, Alston, Arora, Beidle, Bobo, Braveboy, Burns, Cane, Carr, Conaway, Cullison, Eckardt, Frick, Frush, Gaines, George, Glenn, Gutierrez, Harrison, Healey, Howard, Jones, A. Kelly, Love, Luedtke, McComas, A. Miller, Pena-Melnyk, B. Robinson, Stukes, Tarrant, Valderrama, Washington, Hammen, Pendergrass, Bromwell, Donoghue, Elliott, Frank, Hubbard, Kach, Kipke, McDonough, Morhaim, Murphy, Oaks, Ready, and Reznik.  Passed and became law-Chapter 723

HJ10-Harriet Tubman Day- Delegates Lee, Alston, Arora, Beidle, Bobo, Braveboy, Burns, Cane, Carr, Conaway, Cullison, Eckardt, Frick, Frush, Gaines, Glenn, Gutierrez, Harrison, Healey, Howard, Ivey, Jones, A. Kelly, Love, McComas, McDonough, A. Miller, Nathan-Pulliam, Pena-Melnyk, B. Robinson, Stukes, Tarrant, V. Turner, Valderrama, and Washington.

HJ11-Gift of Statue of Harriet Tubman to the United States Government-Sponsors:  Delegates Lee, Alston, Arora, Beidle, Bobo, Braveboy, Burns, Cane, Carr, Conaway, Cullison, Eckardt, Frush, Gaines, George, Glenn, Gutierrez, Harrison, Healey, Howard, Ivey, Jones, A. Kelly, Love, Luedtke, McComas, A. Miller, Nathan-Pulliam, Pena-Melnyk, B. Robinson, Stukes, Tarrant, V. Turner, Valderrama, and Washington.

SB29-Young Heroes Day-Sponsors:  Senator Simonaire

SB36-Irish American Heritage Month:  Sponsors:  Senator Reilly

SB42-German American Heritage Month-Sponsors:  Senators Klausmeier, Rosapepe, Forehand, Mathias, and Colburn.  Passed the Education, Health and Environment Committee and the full Senate .

This bill passed out of the committee and passed the full Senate with a vote of 42-0.  It was then sent to House Rules & Executive Nominations where it died on the last day of the legislature.  Check out the committee that is on the House Rules committee.

SB73-Maryland Centenarians Day-Sponsors:  Senators Kelley, Colburn, Jacobs, Manno, Montgomery, and Rosapepe

SB630-Juneteenth National Freedom Day-Sponsors:  Senators Jones-Rodwell, Currie, Gladden, Kelley, McFadden, Muse, and Pugh

SB777-Harriet Tubman Day-Sponsors:  Senators Pugh, Benson, Conway, Jones-Rodwell, Manno, McFadden, Montgomery, and Raskin

SB790-Harriet Tubman Day-Sponsors:  Senators Pugh, Conway, Jones-Rodwell, and Manno

SB1069-Statue of Harriet Tubman-Sponsor:  Senator Pugh

SJ4-National Harriet Tubman Day-Sponsors:  Senators Pugh, Benson, Conway, Jones-Rodwell, Manno, McFadden, Montgomery, and Raskin

SJ5-Gift of a Statue of Harriet Tubman to the United States Government-Sponsors:  Senators Pugh, Benson, Conway, Forehand, Jones-Rodwell, Manno, McFadden, Montgomery, and Raskin

 

2011
HB1253-Commission on African American History and Culture-Passed and became law, Chapter 162.  House Vote 138-0; Senate Vote 46-0.
SB288-Higher Education-Cultural Diversity Programs-Reporting Requirements-Passed and became law, Chapter 52.  House Vote 132-7; Senate Vote 44-0.
 

2010

http://mlis.state.md.us/2010rs/billfile/HB0034.htm 2010-Bill made from September 15 to October 15 ‘Hispanic Heritage Month’.  The bill was heard on 2/2/2010 by the Health & Government Operations committee.  See also SB415.  Approved by the Governor as Chapter 293.  VOTE IN HOUSE 130-8; SENATE 47-0Final Chaptered HB34
          Sponsors of HB 34-Hispanic Heritage Month-House-
Delegates Waldstreicher, Ramirez, Gutierrez, Pena-Melnyk, Ali, Anderson, Barkley, Barnes, Barve, Benson, Bobo, Branch, Bronrott, Burns, Cane, Carr, Carter, Conaway, Davis, Doory, Dumais, Eckardt, Feldman, Frick, Frush, Gaines, Gilchrist, Glenn, Griffith, Guzzone, Hammen, Haynes, Healey, Hecht, Heller, Hixson, Holmes, Howard, Hucker, Ivey, Jameson, Jones, Kaiser, Kelly, Kipke, Kirk, Kramer, Krysiak, Lafferty, Lee, Levi, Levy, Love, Manno, McHale, McIntosh, Mizeur, Montgomery, Murphy, Nathan-Pulliam, Niemann, Oaks, Pendergrass, Proctor, Reznik, Rice, Riley, Robinson, Rosenberg, Ross, Simmons, Stukes, Tarrant, Taylor, F. Turner, V. Turner, Valderrama, Vallario, Vaughn, and Walker
Sponsors of SB415-
Senators Mooney, Raskin, Madaleno, Colburn, Currie, Della, Dyson, Forehand, Frosh, Garagiola, Haines, Harrington, Jacobs, Kelley, King, Kittleman, Lenett, Middleton, Munson, Muse, Peters, Pugh, Rosapepe, Simonaire, Zirkin, Conway, Harris, and Reilly

(http://mlis.state.md.us/2010rs/bills/sb/sb0415f.pdf)

http://mlis.state.md.us/2010rs/bills/hb/hb1104f.pdf  2010-Bill would create a state debt up to $200,000 (matching fund) to be used as a grant for a  Muslim Community Center in Prince George’s County.  The bill is in appropriations and a hearing has not been scheduled.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2010rs/bills/sb/sb0319f.pdf  2010-SB319 would establish the African American Heritage Preservation program in the Maryland Historial Trust.  It would require the Governor to include $1,000,000 in the capital budge for specified fiscal years.  The bill is in Budget and Taxation.  There has been no vote.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2010rs/bills/sb/sb0949f.pdf (SB949) (HB1071) would Authorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $500,000 (matching), the proceeds to be used as a grant to the BOD of CASA of Maryland, Inc. for the planning, design, construction, and capital equipping of the CASA Multi-Cultural Service Center, located in Langley Park.  The bills have not been heard.

 

2009

http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB0084.htm  2009-Passed see below/Chapter 47 4-14-2009

http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/SB0248.htm 2009 (Unfavorable/CF HB84, which passed and made the second Saturday in May, ‘Negro Baseball League Day’

http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/hb0769.htm   2009-The bill received an unfavorable, but was included in the Bond Bill, HB102 (Chapter 485) on page 50 (AV) and granted a $50,000 (original request was for $250,000) state debt for the Prince George’s County African American Museum.

 

2008

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008rs/billfile/HB0083.htm   2008-Designates the Friday after Thanksgiving as American Indian Heritage Day.  (A national holiday) Passed 5-13-2008, Chapter 486
http://mlis.state.md.us/2008rs/billfile/hb0418.htm-Unfavorable, would have made January and February Black History Months.

 

2007

http://mlis.state.md.us/2007RS/bills/hb/hb1383f.pdf HB1383  2007-received an unfavorable from Appropriations, but was included in HB51, Chapter 488, page 49 BQ for a $100,000 matching grant for the Board of Directors of the Latin American Youth Center for equipping the Multicultural Youth Center Multi Purpose Room in Prince George’s County.

Also, included in Chapter 488 (Singed May 17, 2007).

$300,000 (House) Slave Church-Provide a grant to the BOD of the Friends of Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum for acquisition, etc., of a slave church located in Randallstown-page 21 (S).

$250,000 (House) Martin Luther King Memorial Project…matching grant for design and construction of a national memorial to be located in DC-page 22 (C) (Senate)$250,000 page 37 D.

$128,000 (House) Hispanic Apostolate and Immigration Legal Services-matching grant to the BOD of Associated Catholic Charities for planning, etc of an immigrant service program facility in Baltimore City.-page 23 (G); Senate $125,000-page 40 (V).

$100,000 (Senate) Clarence ‘Du’ Burns Memorial-matching fund to the BOD of the Clarence Du Burns Memorial Fund for a statue to be located in Baltimore City.  page 39 (Q).

$100,000 (Senate) National Philippine Cultural Center.  Grant (matching) to the BOD of the National Phillipine Cultural Center to equip the center located in Fort Washington. 

 

2006

http://mlis.state.md.us/2006rs/billfile/hb0324.htm  2006 HB324 Crossfiled SB89-Commemorative Days-Asian Lunar New Year’s Day, to be proclaimed annually…(Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese descent now living in Maryland).

 

2005

http://mlis.state.md.us/2005rs/billfile/hb1562.htm      2005-Reorganization of Historical and Cultural Programs, passed.  It states The Division of Historical and Cultural Programs includes:(1) the Commission on African American History and Culture; AND

the Maryland Historical Trust.  It eliminated Indian Affairs and the Historical and Cultural Museum Assistance program.  Contained multiple other provisions.  Some which would beg further investigation.

 

2004

2003

2002

http://mlis.state.md.us/2002rs/billfile/hj0004.htm  -2002-HJR4 proclaims November as American Indian Heritage Month.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2002rs/billfile/sj0004.htm  2002-Same as HJR4

 

2001

http://mlis.state.md.us/2001rs/billfile/hb0186.htm  2001-HB186, Chapter 448 authorizes the Maryland African American Museum certain allowances such as staffing, etc.and discusses the planning of the Museum of African American History. The Maryland African American Museum Corporation is added to the state employee/official payroll system..paid by the state.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2001rs/billfile/sb0814.htm 2001-HB814/Chapter 430 provides a state debt up to $100,000 (matching fund)  to be used as a grant to the National Philippine Cultural Center for equipping a facility for the center in Prince George’s County.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2001rs/billfile/hj0003.htm   2001 HJR2 designates April 24 as ‘Maryland Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide in 1915 and thereafter’.  Contains numerous amendments and resolution was forwarded to Armenian National Committee of Maryland in DC.

 

 

2000

http://mlis.state.md.us/2000rs/billfile/sb0304.htm   2000-SB304/Chapter 256, Baltimore City-Greektwon Plateia Loan of 200 ($400,000 or amount of matching fund). Eff. 6-1-2000.

 

1999

http://mlis.state.md.us/1999rs/billfile/hb1080.htm 1999-HB 1080/Chapter 288 provides a state debt (matching) of $300,000 for acquisition, development and improvement of building at 1720 East Lombard Street in Baltimore. /Matching Senate Bill 290 (http://mlis.state.md.us/2001rs/billfile/sb0290.htm).

http://mlis.state.md.us/1999rs/billfile/hb1167.htm  HB1167, made Martin Luther King, Jr., Day a public school holiday and deleted President’s Day from the list of school holidays. It eliminated the requirement that a part of the day must be devoted to appropriate actives of King study.  See also SB736 http://mlis.state.md.us/1999rs/billfile/sb0736.htm

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