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Budget & Taxation Committee, Maryland State Senate

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The Budget & Taxation Committee is a standing committee of the Maryland State Senate. Per Senate Rule 18, the committee is made up of 13 members.[1]

Per Senate Rule 18, committees in the Maryland State Senate are appointed by the President of the Senate at the beginning of each session of the Maryland General Assembly. The President is responsible for appointing chairs and vice chairs, and referring bills and resolutions to a committee. The Senate may suspend the rules to consider a bill or resolution with reference to a committee, provided that each member is given a copy. A member of a standing committee whose main function is to consider legislation may not serve as a member of another such standing committee.[2][3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: The text of the Senate rules is not available electronically, but can be found in the print version of the Senate Journal. Rules 18 and 33 have been reproduced for Ballotpedia by request, and can be found here. For more information, contact the Department of Legislative Services.

Function

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Functions of the Budget and Taxation Committee began when the Finance Committee was created in 1831. Responsibility for reviewing bills concerned with the budget of State government and tax matters was reassigned to the Budget and Taxation Committee when it was established in 1975.

The Budget and Taxation Committee considers legislation relating to State operating and capital budgets, including revenues, expenditures, and supplementary appropriations; legislative budgetary procedures; State and county bond authorizations; taxation and property assessments; education financing; and pension and retirement matters.[1]

Members

2011-2012

Democratic Party Democrats (9)

Republican Party Republicans (3)

2009-2010

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