From Del. Donna Stifler’s office:
Harford County State Delegate Donna Stifler (R. 35A) has successfully steered legislation through the Maryland House of Delegates that will save Maryland taxpayers in excess of one million dollars over the next five years.
Stifler’s legislation, HB 613, changes the manner in which the State conducts elevator inspections. It eliminates three positions from state government and brings in revenue to the state from private sector inspectors who will be certified to conduct the inspections.
“This is a win –win,” said Stifler. “On one side of the ledger, it reduces state spending. On the other side, it brings in revenue. It also provides opportunity to small businesses to obtain state contracts.”
The House of Delegates approved the measure by an overwhelming vote of 125 in favor to six opposed.
“This is a stimulus bill that actually works,” said Stifler. “And it benefits all taxpayers at the same time.”
Stifler said she is hopeful that HB 613 will be approved by the State Senate and signed into law by Governor O’Malley.
“I cannot understand why anyone would oppose this legislation,” said Stifler. “Maryland’s revenue projections continue to decrease and families all across Maryland are hurting in this economy. Increased work opportunities in the private sector, increased revenue to the state and reduced spending of taxpayer dollars – – – that should work for everyone.”