From Del. Kathy Szeliga:
Rain Tax Update
Last week, I sent you an email about the Rain Tax that will be implemented on July 1. Unfortunately, the links did not work for many people. This is an update with information on how to read the bill and find the voting records from the House and Senate.
Read the Bill Here…
In 2012, HB 987 passed in Annapolis requiring the 9 most populated counties plus Baltimore City to charge property owners a stormwater utility fee by July 1, 2013. Stormwater is rain.
In order for you to read the bill, see the voting records, and also read the history of the bill, you will need to access the Maryland General Assembly Website.
Try this first: Try This Link for HB 987 from 2012 Regular Session
If this link works for you, it will take you to the summary page for HB 987. See below under “YOU HAVE ARRIVED!” for more instructions.
If that link does now work, try this:
If that link does not work, please google, “Maryland General Assembly” and it is easily accessed from there.
#2. The 3rd tab at the top says, “Legislation by Session” – click on that. Try think link – but if it does not work click on the tab:
#3. In the center of the page, it says, “Change Session.” Click on that and a list will drop down. Choose 2012 Regular Session.
Click Here for 2012 Regular Session – if it works.
YOU HAVE ARRIVED!!
From this page, you can read the bill, view the votes, read the fiscal note and more!
To Read the Bill, Click on the Bill Number at the top of the page. “Chapter 151” is the signed bill, HB 987 is the Enrolled Bill – either works.
As you scroll down the page, you can see the history of the bill as well as all the amendments offered. At the bottom of the page, you will find a final vote in the House and a final vote in the Senate. These links are live. If you click on those links, you can see the votes from the House or Senate.
I’m sorry the original links did not work.
I am working on a campaign with the House and Senate Republicans to
STOP THE RAIN TAX!
We will be kicking off a petition drive.
Let’s tell Annapolis that we don’t want or need a Rain Tax.
I will send you additional information on the Rain Tax as it becomes available.
Thanks for your continued support and prayers. I will keep you updated on this important issue as more information is made available.
As always, do not hesitate to call me if I can be of assistance to you and your family.
Delegate Kathy Szeliga
Maryland House of Delegates