Business, Technology, and Economic Development Workgroup

 

The Business, Technology, and Economic Development Workgroup is responsible for issues relating to the regulation of a wide variety of businesses and occupations, the promotion of technological advances, and the development of economic resources in the State.  Major policy areas covered by the workgroup include:

 

Alcoholic Beverages

Business Occupations

Business Regulation

Commercial Law

Corporations

Economic Development, including Tourism

Financial Institutions

High Technology Initiatives

Information Technology

 

Property and Casualty Insurance, including

            Automobile and Homeowner’s

Housing and Community Development

Labor and Employment

Telecommunications

Tobacco Regulation

Unemployment Insurance

Utility Regulation

Workers’ Compensation Insurance

 

 

The workgroup conducts research and produces policy reports in subject areas that have become a topic of interest to the General Assembly.  Recent examples include The Road to Electric Restructuring in Maryland in 2006.  Additionally, the workgroup conducts research and produces issue papers in subject areas that have become a topic of interest to the General Assembly.  Recent examples include the following:  workers’ compensation insurance, unemployment insurance, regulation of professional employer organizations, Commission to Study the Title Insurance Industry, and Base Realignment and Closure.  When funding is available, members of the workgroup evaluate and make recommendations relating to requests for money from the Sunny Day Fund.  And finally, the workgroup compiles data on topics of interest such as fuel costs, rates and generation, and energy assistance (see Data Dashboards below).

 

Reports:

 

The Road to Electric Restructuring in Maryland

 

            2013 Issue Papers

 

            Dog Bites in Maryland and Other States: Data, Insurance Coverage, and Liability

            Task Force to Study Maryland Insurance of Last Resort Programs

 

 

Data Dashboards: