Wednesday, April 12, 2017
437th sine die
The 437th session of the Maryland General assembly came to a close on Monday, April 10, 2017. Here are the business related laws that were passed.
Paid sick leave: Businesses with 15 or more employees would be required to provide five days of paid sick leave.
Manufacturing: Tax incentives will be offered to companies that add manufacturing jobs and provide related training for skilled workers.
Health care: A commission was formed to monitor federal actions that affect Maryland health care.
Governor Hogan has said that he will veto the paid sick leave bill. Governor Hogan proposed his own paid sick leave bill that set the employee mark for businesses at 50 and included tax incentives for smaller companies that offered paid sick leave. If the bill is vetoed, the legislature does have the necessary votes to override the veto. However, lawmakers will not have an opportunity to override the veto until next year’s legislative session, delaying the implementation of the bill until 2018.
437th session has more business laws January 2017