HB0951 / CH0711 (SB1157 / CH0712) (2017)
State Highway Administration – Alfred B. Hilton Memorial Bridge – Dedication
Dedicated to local war hero,Alfred B. Hilton. Mr. Hilton is the only Harford County-born Medal of Honor recipient. He fought for the Union Army during the Civil War and gave the ultimate sacrifice while at the Battle of New Market Heights. He was one of only sixteen freed African American soldiers to receive this illustrious honor during the Civil War. With the passage of these bills, the Route 22 bridge of Interstate 95 in Aberdeen, near his home, will be dedicated in his honor
HB0227 (The bill did not pass in 2016 but did in 2017 as HB 100)
Income Tax Subtraction Modification – Retirement Income of Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services Personnel
This bill recognizes our first responders for their dedication to protecting our life and safety. The bill establishes a tax credit of $15,000.00 and reduces the age of eligibility from 65 to 55 years old to receive the tax credit.
HB1581/ CH0012 Harford County Deputy Sheriffs Dailey and Logsdon Benefits Memorial Act (2016)
Two Harford County sheriff’s deputies, Patrick Dailey and Mark Logsdon, were shot and killed on February 10, 2016. by a single gunman. Patrick Dailey served more than thirty years and is survived by two sons, ages 15 and 17. Mark Logsdon served more than twenty years and was survived by his wife. This legislation raised the maximum age from 18 to 26, of a surviving child to whom a line-of-duty death benefit can be paid under the Law Enforcement Officers’ Pension System (LEOPS). The State Retirement Agency and Department of Legislative Services were also mandated to review existing death benefit provisions in State pension law, including the Legislative Pensions plan and to make recommendations by December 1, 2016 to the Joint Committee on Pensions. This bill retroactively applied to members of LEOPS killed in the line of duty as a Hartford County Deputy Sheriff on or after February 1, 2016 but otherwise applies only prospectively.
HB1624/CH0526 (2016) Transportation – Heroes Highway
This emergency bill required the State Highway Administration (SHA) to dedicate the portion of Maryland Route 924 (Emmorton Road) between the intersection of Maryland Route 24 and Maryland Route 924 and the intersection of Singer Road and Maryland Route 924 as “Heroes Highway” in honor of Harford County senior deputies Patrick Dailey and Mark Logsdon, who were shot and killed on February 10, 2016 near this roadway.