March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020 – Coronavirus Update from Annapolis

I am back on the House floor today, but I want to be sure all of you have seen that The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic that has infected nearly 200,000 people worldwide, and a national emergency has been declared. As of today, March 16, 2020, Maryland has reported 37 confirmed cases of …

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March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020 – Coronavirus Update from Annapolis

After weeks of monitoring the spread of Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19, we are now seeing the virus affect our state and local communities. This is not a drill. This is a serious situation, which requires all Marylanders to be proactive, vigilant, and calm. The Maryland General Assembly, the Governor, and all state agencies are unified in the effort to keep residents safe …

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February 19, 2020

Lisanti to Testify for Defense Workforce Opportunity Act

On Friday, February 21, 2020, Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti (Harford County) will testify in front of the House Ways and Means Committee in support of her legislation, House Bill 371, which would exempt military retirement income from Maryland State taxes.  Delegate Lisanti said “The legislature has been working on reducing the tax burden on our Veterans for some time now…It …

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February 2, 2020

Mary Ann Co-Sponsoring Bill that Ends Predatory Toll Fines

“Enough is enough!” said Del. Mary Anne Lisanti, D-Harford County, on Friday, January 31, 2020, at a press conference underscoring her advocacy for House Bill 38, which would reduce the civil penalty for a video toll violation to no more than $5.00. Currently, those who don’t pay a Maryland toll – intentionally or unintentionally – are fined $50.00. HB 38 also …

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January 3, 2020

Mary Ann to Introduce Connor’s Courage Bill at Start of 2020 General Assembly

Bill named for Havre De Grace High School student Connor Sheffield Maryland fifteen-year-old Connor Sheffield’s medical condition, Gastro-Intestinal Dysmotility, necessitates that he use CBD oil every four hours in order for him to lead a normal and productive life; yet, Maryland currently prohibits school nurses from administering CBD because it’s illegal to possess it on public school campuses. In the …

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December 2, 2019

Delegate Lisanti scored 100% on Maryland PIRG’s 2019 Legislative Scorecard

Maryland PIRG’s 2019 Legislative Scorecard reviews votes on public interest issues we weighed in on during the 2019 session. The bills selected for this year’s scorecard included: modernizing our voter registration systems; supporting smart transportation options; moving the state towards zero waste; and, protecting public health from antibiotic resistance and toxic chemical exposure. Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti scored a 100%! …

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November 30, 2019

Important Update on Transource IEC

The Harford County Council unanimously approved this month the terms of a settlement between Harford County and Transource regarding the latter’s power line project that was initially proposed to cross over irreplaceable farmland in Harford County. As a result of the settlement, Transource Maryland is now likely to use existing power line infrastructure for the Harford County portion of its power line project, known as the …

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November 19, 2019

Delegate Lisanti’s Legislative Agenda for the upcoming 2020 Session

HealthCare: Connor’s Courage – Access to Medical Cannabis   Facilities closing  – Public Notice Hospitals – Change in Status  – Employee Retraining / Employment Harford Memorial Hospital Closure – Economic Impact Business and Economic Development Maryland Made Promotional Fund (Beer/ Wine/ Spirits) Sunday Sales – Motorcycles Regional Advanced Manufacturing Center State Procurement – Service Contract Renegotiations Veterans: Income Tax Elimination – …

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