Maryland Senate Republicans have launched a push for tax break legislation and crime-fighting legislation in 2022.
GOP lawmakers have introduced legislation to repeal the so-called Netflix tax, a tax imposed on digital downloads during the COVID-19 pandemic. A home ownership tax credit for veterans and a bill reversing the automatic gas tax increase tied to the consumer price index were also approved by Senate Republicans.
The GOP caucus is also reintroducing a bill that would increase penalties for violent crimes involving guns and a measure that would make stealing a handgun a felony instead of a misdemeanor.
“The Maryland Senate Republicans are a moderating force in the Maryland General Assembly, and we are promoting sound policies that improve the lives of everyday Marylanders,” said Bryan Simonaire, Senate Minority Leader, R-Anne Arundel County. “We know that Maryland residents are deeply concerned about the rising costs of living and doing business, as well as the violent crime crisis that continues to plague our communities across the state.”