Governor to sign new Bills

Doris Spencer
Chair, SMBCC Legislation Committee

Bills to be Signed by the Governor on May 5,2014. Download the complete list.

HB 295
The Speaker (By Request – Administration), et al
MARYLAND MINIMUM WAGE ACT OF 2014

Incrementally increasing the State minimum wage rate to $10.10 beginning July 1, 2018; authorizing specified employers to pay employees under the age of 20 years a specified wage under specified circumstances; requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to increase reimbursement of community providers serving individuals with developmental disabilities; requiring the Governor, in specified fiscal years, to include in a specified budget proposal specified funding increases; etc.
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2014

HB 298
The Speaker (By Request – Administration), et al
HEALTH SERVICES COST REVIEW COMMISSION – POWERS AND DUTIES, REGULATION OF FACILITIES, AND MARYLAND ALL–PAYER MODEL CONTRACT

Authorizing the Health Services Cost Review Commission, consistent with Maryland’s all–payer model contract, to establish hospital rate levels and rate increases in a specified manner and promote and approve specified alternative methods of rate determination and payment; increasing the total amount of specified user fees that the Commission may assess; requiring the Commission to make a report, beginning October 1, 2014, and every 6 months thereafter, to specified individuals and the General Assembly; etc.
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2014

SB42
Senator Klausmeier
FINANCIAL EDUCATION AND CAPABILITY COMMISSION – MEMBERSHIP AND DUTIES

Altering the membership of the Financial Education and Capability Commission to include the Secretary of Higher Education, or the Secretary’s designee, rather than a member of the Higher Education Commission; and altering the duties of the Commission to require the Commission to encourage specified financial education events and activities to highlight April as Financial Education Month.
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2014

HB 165
Delegate Stein
FINANCIAL EDUCATION AND CAPABILITY COMMISSION – MEMBERSHIP AND DUTIES

Altering the membership of the Financial Education and Capability Commission to include the Secretary of Higher Education, or the Secretary’s designee, rather than a member of the Higher Education Commission; and altering the duties of the Commission to require the Commission to encourage specified financial education events and activities to highlight a specified month as Financial Education Month.
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2014