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Halfway Through Session – Legislative Update

Posted on March 4, 2015

It’s official – last week marked the halfway point in this year’s 90-day legislative session.  State funding for tourism promotion included the Maryland Office of Tourism Development’s budget (SB55/HB70); a mandated post-Labor Day start for Maryland public schools (HB389/SB455); and, an effort to amend the definition of a ‘taxable price’ to ensure that online travel companies remit Maryland’s sales and use tax based on the ultimate fees paid by the customer (HB1065/SB190). These are just a few of the many bills and topics Visit Baltimore has been following in Annapolis.  For a full rundown of all tourism related legislation, be sure to check out the Maryland Tourism Coalition’s legislative update

And remember – don’t be afraid to call, write or talk to your legislator. Feel free to contact Allison Burr-Livingstone, Visit Baltimore’s Director of Public Affairs, with any questions.