2018 Legislative Session

AIA Maryland – 2018 Legislative Bills in Review

The 438th Session of the Maryland General Assembly convened on January 10, 2018 and will continue to April 9, 2018. Working closely with our lobbyist, Joe Miedusiewski of Old Line Government Affairs, the AIA Maryland Legislative Committee reviews and monitors bills introduced in each year’s legislative session that could have an impact on the architectural profession and Maryland architects.

If you have any questions regarding a current bill or issue, please feel free to contact AIA Maryland. Should you have interest in testifying on any bill, please contact AIA Maryland prior to the hearing so we can work together and present a united organization representing architects in the State of Maryland.

Check back here weekly for updates and AIA Maryland’s position on various bills introduced during this Session. Also keep an eye on the Latest News on our home page for dates when AIA Maryland will testify before the House or Senate committees on these issues.

AIA Maryland is currently following:
HB138 – Assembly Areas – State Funded Construction or Renovation – Assisted Listening System Requirement
HB188 / SB077 – State Board of Architects and State Board for Professional Land Surveyors – Membership
HB195 / SB0473 – Prince George’s County – School Overcrowding Reduction Act of 2018
     House Ways and Means hearing 2/15, 1pm – monitoring; Senate Budget & Tax hearing 2/21, 1pm.
HB221 – Local Government – School Construction Permits
HB224 – Procurement – Small Business and Minority Businesses – Qualifications and Certification
HB0226 / SB0483 – Public Schools – Sprinkler Systems – Required
     Senate Education, Health & Environment hearing 2/13, 1pm – monitoring
HB0694 – Public Safety – Building Codes – Transfer of Administration to DLLR
HB0776 / SB0492 – Procurement – Responsible Workforce Development Percentage Prince Preference Act
HB0858 / SB251 – Minority Business Enterprises – Required Regulations – Liquidated Damages Prohibition
HB0968 / SB0092 – Maryland School Overcrowding Reduction Act of 2018
     House Health & Gov Ops hearing 2/20, 1pm AIAMD plans to testify
HB0986 – SB 1009 – Department of General Services – Bird-Safe Building Standards (Maryland Bird-Safe Buildings Act of 2018)
     House Health & Gov Ops hearing 2/20, 1pm – attending; Senate Education, Health & Environment hearing 3/6, 1pm.
HB1088 – State Procurement – Information Technology – Nonvisual Access
HB1108 – State Procurement – Use of Electronic Means to Conduct Procurement
HB1114 – Calvert County – Procurement Contracts – Reciprocal Preference for Resident Bidders
HB1141 – Building Performance Standards – Agricultural Buildings Used for Agritourism – Exemption
HB1438 / SB0332 – Prince George’s County – School Construction Master Plan Workgroup
     Senate Budget & Tax hearing 2/14, 1pm – monitor
 – State Procurement – Information Technology – Non-Visual Access
SB0421 – Governor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women Business Affairs – Employment Under Procurement Contracts
SB0469 – Public Health – School Buildings – Minimum Health Standards (Healthy Schools Program)
     Senate Budget & Tax hearing 2/21, 1pm – monitor
SB0752 – Public Safety – Fire Investigation Science Advisory Workgroup
SB0962 / HB0958 – Courts – Certificate of Merit – Provider of Professional Services
SB1020 / HB1557 – Procurement – Architectural Services and Engineering Services – Reciprocal Preference – AIA Maryland’s Bill
     Senate Education, Health and Environment hearing 2/27, 1pm

Note: Where two Bill numbers are listed, this means the bill was cross-filed.

Complete information on the above bill(s) can be found on the General Assembly of Maryland website.