HOUSE BILL 590
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CF SB 492
By: The Speaker (By Request – Administration)
Introduced and read first time: January 20, 2021
Assigned to: Appropriations
A BILL ENTITLED
1 AN ACT concerning
2 Creation of a State Debt – Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2021,
3 and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,
4 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020
5 FOR the purpose of authorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of One Billion,
6 One Hundred Seven Million, Four Hundred Twenty–Seven Thousand Dollars
7 ($1,107,427,000), the proceeds to be used for certain necessary building,
8 construction, demolition, planning, renovation, conversion, replacement, and capital
9 equipment purchases of the State, for acquiring certain real estate in connection
10 therewith, and for grants to certain subdivisions and other organizations for certain
11 development and improvement purposes, subject to certain requirements that
12 certain matching funds be provided and expended by certain dates; providing
13 generally for the issuance and sale of bonds evidencing the loan; imposing a certain
14 tax on all assessable property in the State; requiring that certain grantees convey
15 certain easements under certain circumstances to the Maryland Historical Trust;
16 providing that the proceeds of certain loans must be expended or encumbered by a
17 certain date; authorizing the Board of Public Works, under certain circumstances, to
18 approve certain appropriations, notwithstanding certain technical differences;
19 authorizing certain unexpended appropriations in certain prior capital budgets and
20 bond loans to be expended for other public projects; altering certain requirements for
21 certain programs in certain prior capital budgets and bond loans; reducing prior
22 authorizations of State Debt; requiring that certain projects be constructed at certain
23 locations; adding, altering, and repealing certain requirements for certain
24 appropriations; specifying the use of certain project funds; altering and expanding
25 the authorized purpose of certain grants; providing that certain grants may not
26 terminate before certain dates; authorizing premiums from the sale of State bonds
27 in certain fiscal years to be used for certain purposes under certain circumstances;
28 requiring the Comptroller to make certain transfers, adjustments, and
29 reconciliations; repealing certain Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan
30 Preauthorization acts; authorizing the creation of State Debt in certain years to be
31 used for certain purposes; making certain technical corrections; providing for a
EXPLANATION: CAPITALS INDICATE MATTER ADDED TO EXISTING LAW.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.
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2 HOUSE BILL 590
1 delayed effective date for certain provisions of this Act; and generally relating to the
2 financing of certain capital projects.
3 BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments,
4 Chapter 444 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2012, as amended by Chapter
5 463 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2014, Chapter 495 of the Acts of
6 the General Assembly of 2015, Chapter 27 of the Acts of the General Assembly
7 of 2016, Chapter 22 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2017, Chapter 9 of
8 the Acts of the General Assembly of 2018, and Chapter 14 of the Acts of the
9 General Assembly of 2019
10 Section 1(1)
11 BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments,
12 Chapter 444 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2012, as amended by Chapter 14
13 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2019
14 Section 1(3) Item RC00(A)
15 BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments,
16 Chapter 424 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2013, as amended by Chapter
17 463 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2014, Chapter 495 of the Acts of
18 the General Assembly of 2015, Chapter 27 of the Acts of the General Assembly
19 of 2016, Chapter 22 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2017, Chapter 9 of
20 the Acts of the General Assembly of 2018, Chapter 14 of the Acts of the
21 General Assembly of 2019, and Chapter 537 of the Acts of the General
22 Assembly of 2020
23 Section 1(1)
24 BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments,
25 Chapter 424 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2013, as amended by Chapter 22
26 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2017 and Chapter 537 of the Acts of the
27 General Assembly of 2020
28 Section 1(3) Item DE02.01(A)
29 BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments,
30 Chapter 463 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2014
31 Section 1(3) Item RM00(A)
32 BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments,
33 Chapter 463 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2014, as amended by Chapter
34 495 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2015, Chapter 27 of the Acts of the
35 General Assembly of 2016, Chapter 22 of the Acts of the General Assembly of
36 2017, Chapter 9 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2018, Chapter 14 of
37 the Acts of the General Assembly of 2019, and Chapter 537 of the Acts of the
38 General Assembly of 2020
39 Section 1(1)
40 BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments,
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1 Chapter 463 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2014, as amended by Chapter 9
2 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2018 and Chapter 14 of the Acts of the
3 General Assembly of 2019
4 Section 1(3) Item RD00(A)
5 BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments,
6 Chapter 495 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2015
7 Section 1(3) Item UA01(A) and WA01(A)
8 BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments,
9 Chapter 495 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2015, as amended by Chapter 27
10 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2016, Chapter 22 of the Acts of the
11 General Assembly of 2017, Chapter 9 of the Acts of the General Assembly of
12 2018, and Chapter 14 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2019
13 Section 1(1)
14 BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments,
15 Chapter 27 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2016
16 Section 1(3) Item RE01(A)
17 BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments,
18 Chapter 27 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2016, as amended by Chapter 22
19 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2017, Chapter 9 of the Acts of the
20 General Assembly of 2018, Chapter 14 of the Acts of the General Assembly of
21 2019, and Chapter 537 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2020
22 Section 1(1)
23 BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments,
24 Chapter 22 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2017
25 Section 1(3) Item ZA02(E) and (K) and ZA03(U) and (AQ)
26 BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments,
27 Chapter 22 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2017, as amended by Chapter 537
28 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2020
29 Section 1(1)
30 BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments,
31 Chapter 9 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2018
32 Section 1(1), 1(3) Item ML10(A) and ZA02(AN), and 14(1) Item DE02.02(A)
33 BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments,
34 Chapter 14 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2019
35 Section 1(3) Item ML10(A)
36 BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments,
37 Chapter 537 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2020
38 Section 1(3) Item ZA01(C) and 16(1) Item RB36(A) and RB25(A)
4 HOUSE BILL 590
1 BY repealing
2 Chapter 537 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2020
3 Section 13, 14, and 15
4 SECTION 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF MARYLAND,
5 That:
6 (1) The Board of Public Works may borrow money and incur indebtedness on
7 behalf of the State of Maryland through a State loan to be known as the Maryland
8 Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2021 in the total principal amount of $1,107,427,000.
9 This loan shall be evidenced by the issuance, sale, and delivery of State general obligation
10 bonds authorized by a resolution of the Board of Public Works and issued, sold, and
11 delivered in accordance with §§ 8–117 through 8–124 and 8–131.2 of the State Finance and
12 Procurement Article.
13 (2) The bonds to evidence this loan or installments of this loan may be sold as a
14 single issue of bonds under § 8–122 of the State Finance and Procurement Article.
15 (3) The cash proceeds of the sale of the bonds shall be paid to the Treasurer and
16 first shall be applied to the payment of the expenses of issuing, selling, and delivering the
17 bonds, unless funds for this purpose are otherwise provided, and then shall be credited on
18 the books of the Comptroller and expended on approval by the Board of Public Works, for
19 the following public purposes, including any applicable architects’ and engineers’ fees:
20 EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT – GOVERNOR
21 DA02.01 DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITIES
22 (Statewide)
23 (A) Accessibility Modifications. Provide funds to design and
24 construct architectural upgrades at State–owned facilities to
25 improve accessibility for persons with disabilities .................... 1,825,000
26 DA07.01 DEPARTMENT OF AGING
27 (Statewide)
28 (A) Senior Centers Capital Grant Program. Provide grants to
29 acquire property and to design, construct, renovate, and equip
30 senior citizen activities centers. The funds appropriated for this
31 purpose shall be administered in accordance with §§ 10–501
32 through 10–510 of the Human Services Article ......................... 1,105,000
33 DB01 HISTORIC ST. MARY’S CITY COMMISSION
34 (St. Mary’s County)
35 (A) Maryland Heritage Interpretive Center. Provide funds to
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1 continue design and begin construction of a new visitor center
2 in Historic St. Mary’s City, provided that notwithstanding
3 Section 6 of this Act, work may commence on this project prior
4 to the appropriation of all funds necessary to complete this
5 project .......................................................................................... 4,792,000
6 DE02.01 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
7 GENERAL STATE FACILITIES
8 (Statewide)
9 (A) Construction Contingency Fund. Provide funds for the
10 Construction Contingency Fund to be administered in
11 accordance with § 3−609 of the State Finance and Procurement
12 Article ........................................................................................... 2,500,000
13 (B) Facilities Renewal Fund. Provide funds for the repair and
14 rehabilitation of State–owned capital facilities .......................... 30,283,000
15 (C) Fuel Storage Tank Replacement Program. Provide funds to
16 design, construct, and equip State–owned fuel storage tank
17 replacements ................................................................................ 1,000,000
18 STATE GOVERNMENT CENTER – ANNAPOLIS
19 (Anne Arundel County)
20 (D) State House Exterior and Grounds Restoration. Provide funds
21 to continue design and begin construction of the restoration of
22 the exterior and grounds of the historic Maryland State House
23 and Old Treasury buildings in the Annapolis State Government
24 Complex ....................................................................................... 2,750,000
25 JUDICIARY/MULTISERVICE CENTERS
26 (E) Addition to Washington County District Court. Provide funds to
27 complete design, construction, and equipping of an addition to
28 the existing Washington County District Court in Hagerstown
29 (Washington County) ................................................................... 5,275,000
30 (F) Courts of Appeal Building. Provide funds to continue design of
31 a new Courts of Appeal Building in Annapolis (Anne Arundel
32 County).......................................................................................... 2,836,000
33 MILITARY DEPARTMENT
34 DH01.04 MILITARY DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS AND
35 MAINTENANCE
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1 (Harford County)
2 (A) Havre de Grace Combined Support Maintenance Shop
3 Automotive and Surface Equipment Facility. Provide funds to
4 complete construction of the Combined Support Maintenance
5 Shop Automotive and Surface Equipment Facility .................... 5,028,000
6 DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING
7 DW01.08 JEFFERSON PATTERSON PARK AND MUSEUM
8 (Calvert County)
9 (A) Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory Expansion
10 and Renovation. Provide funds to complete design and begin
11 constructing improvements to the Maryland Archaeological
12 Conservation Laboratory at the Jefferson Patterson Park and
13 Museum, provided that notwithstanding Section 6 of this Act,
14 work may commence on this project prior to the appropriation
15 of all funds necessary to complete this project ........................... 2,653,000
16 DW01.11 DIVISION OF HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS
17 (Statewide)
18 (A) Maryland Historical Trust. Provide funds for the African
19 American Heritage Preservation Grant Program to assist in the
20 protection of properties with cultural and historic significance
21 to the African American community. The funds appropriated
22 for this purpose shall be administered in accordance with §
23 5A–330 of the State Finance and Procurement Article ............. 1,000,000
24 (B) Maryland Historical Trust. Provide funds to be credited to the
25 Maryland Historical Trust Capital Grant Fund for historical
26 preservation and museum assistance. The funds appropriated
27 for this purpose shall be administered in accordance with §§
28 5A–328 and 5A–353 through 5A–359 of the State Finance and
29 Procurement Article .................................................................... 600,000
30 FB04 DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
31 (Statewide)
32 (A) Public Safety Communications System. Provide funds to
33 continue construction of a statewide unified public safety radio
34 communications system, provided that notwithstanding
35 Section 6 of this Act, work may continue on this project prior to
36 the appropriation of all funds necessary to complete this
37 project .......................................................................................... 5,300,000
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1 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2 J00D00.02 MARYLAND PORT ADMINISTRATION
3 (Statewide)
4 (A) Howard Street Tunnel. Design and construct improvements to
5 the Howard Street Tunnel, improve vertical clearance of
6 bridges along the rail access to and from the Port of Baltimore,
7 and related improvements .......................................................... 21,500,000
8 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
9 KA05 CAPITAL GRANTS AND LOANS ADMINISTRATION
10 (Statewide)
11 (A) Community Parks and Playgrounds. Provide funds for grants
12 to local governments to design and construct capital–eligible
13 park and playground improvement projects .............................. 2,500,000
14 (B) Natural Resources Develo