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- WORKING THE POLLS
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- In Memory of Aaron Plymouth
Sadly, our community lost a stalwart member, advocate, ally, and neighbor. Aaron Plymouth, (Mr. P) transitioned to his heavenly home on Saturday, May 27, 2023. Mr. P served as President of the CCAGBR, Recording Secretary for The Tenth District Democratic Club and Past President of Stevenswood Community Association. In addition to being a community activist and confidant, he was a special friend. We first met over thirty years ago, and the bond was established. Mr. P served our community with fervor and passion, and he will be sorely missed. May his family find solace, comfort, and encouragement during this difficult period of bereavement and may this Champion Rest-in-Eternal Peace.
- On Service and Sacrifice
Dear Friends, I want to discuss something that has been a bedrock of our great nation, yet is often overlooked: the principles of service and sacrifice. As a Vietnam War veteran, I've personally experienced the gravity of service and the weight of sacrifice. I carry the memories of my brothers in arms who bravely served alongside me, some of whom never made the journey home. It is their dedication, their selflessness, and their belief in our nation's ideals that I remember today. Service and sacrifice are not merely historical concepts, confined to the annals of wars long past. Rather, they are vibrant, ongoing principles that should guide us in our everyday lives. In the grand scheme, service is the act of dedicating oneself for the betterment of others, be it serving our country, our community, or our family. It is about offering our time, our skills, our compassion, and sometimes, in the line of duty, our very lives. Sacrifice, on the other hand, is the acceptance that our service may demand a heavy price. It is acknowledging that our commitment may require us to forego personal comfort, desires, and in the case of our honored fallen, even the prospect of tomorrow. The brave men and women we remember and honor made this ultimate sacrifice, they traded their tomorrows so that we may live in freedom today. For the veterans amongst us and those currently serving, your country is eternally grateful for your service. And to the families who have paid the ultimate price, your loved ones' sacrifice is not forgotten. Their spirit lives on in the values we hold dear and the nation we continually strive to improve. As soldiers, we stand tall, walk smartly and serve confidently. With warmest regards, Senator Benjamin Brooks
- 2023 Bill Signings
I am pleased to say that all my bills that passed out of the Legislature have been signed into law by Governor Wes Moore. None of these achievements would have been possible without the tireless work of my fellow legislators, community advocates, and constituents. Here is a quick recap of all the bills that have been signed: SB 443: Real Estate Brokers, Salespersons, and Associate Brokers - Continuing Education Courses - Alterations This bill alters the requirements for the subject matter of continuing education courses for licensees issued an initial license by the Real Estate Commission. HB 132: Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Services - Journeyman License - Qualifications This bill aims to increase the passing rate on the State HVACR journeyman license exam by increasing the number of training hours for applicants. SB 836: Maryland Native Plants Program This bill encourages and promotes the use and sale of plants native to Maryland at certain businesses and requires the University of Maryland Extension to develop several programs to promote native plants and educate the public about them. SB 320: Natural Resources - Wildlife Advisory Commission - Membership This bill expands the Wildlife Advisory Commission by mandating the Governor to appoint an academic researcher with expertise in wildlife biology, conservation, management, or ecology. Additionally, it requires representation from the hunting, wildlife preservation, and passive wildlife recreation communities on the Commission. HB 692: Public Service Commission - Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity - Local Permits This bill fixes a regulatory gap, thus encouraging solar projects in local counties and municipalities. HB 908: Electricity – Community Solar Energy Generating Systems Program This bill fixes a regulatory gap, thus encouraging solar projects in local counties and municipalities. HB 800: Execution on a Judgment - Child Support Arrearages - Workers' Compensation This bill specifies that if someone owes child support payments and has a workers' compensation claim, 25% of what they receive after expenses will go towards paying off their outstanding child support debt if a judgment has been made.
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END OF SESSION LETTER Home Constituent Services About Gallery Community News More DONATE ABOUT THE SENATOR CONSTITUENT SERVICES SERVING THE DISTRICT NEWS AND UPDATES benrmaier 4 days ago 2 min 2023 Bill Signings I am pleased to say that all my bills that passed out of the Legislature have been signed into law by Governor Wes Moore. None of these... 14 0 1 like. Post not marked as liked 1 benrmaier May 10 1 min National Vietnam War Veterans Day 2023 It was an honor to be recognized by the Maryland Senate on National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Thank you to all my colleagues for their... 3 0 1 like. Post not marked as liked 1 benrmaier May 10 1 min 2023 Randallstown NAACP Legislative Wrap-up Thank you to the Randallstown Chapter of the NAACP for hosting this year’s Legislative Wrap-up! I had a great time connecting with my... 12 0 1 like. Post not marked as liked 1 benrmaier May 10 0 min 2023 Legislative Victories 4 0 1 like. Post not marked as liked 1 Contact Us First name Last name Email Phone Message Submit Thanks for submitting!
- About | BenBrooksforMDSenate
Benjamin T. Brooks, Sr., a Vietnam veteran, is a member of the Maryland Senate, serving the 10th Legislative District of Baltimore County. Senator Brooks is a member of the Education, Energy, and the Enviorment Committee. Senator Brooks was the founder and former president of B&R Brooks Professional Tax Services, P.A., which provided accounting, payroll, and income tax services to small businesses, non-profit organizations, and the public at large. He currently resides in Woodstock, Maryland with his wife, Theresa, a retired Catholic school principal. They have three children and seven grandchildren. INNOVATION FUNDS  HB 1404 creates the Construction Education and Innovation Fund administered under the Maryland Center for Construction Education and Innovation (MCCEI) and allocates $250,000 annually in the state budget to fund the program. INSURANCE EQUITY  HB 1161 establishes an alternative program to offer low-cost auto insurance to low-risk, low-income drivers. TAX RELIEF  HB186 excludes the first $100,000 of income from state income taxes for residents who are 100 years young FOOD DESERTS  HB 680 provides a tax incentive in the form of a property tax credit to grocery stores that open or renovate in food deserts in Baltimore County COMMUNITY SOLAR  SB613 makes permanent the community solar program and improves the ability of low-income Marylanders to participate in the program by creating the option for consolidated billing. NATIVE PLANTS  SB 836 encourages and promotes the use and sale of plants native to Maryland at certain businesses and requires the University of Maryland Extension to develop several programs to promote native plants and educate the public about them. End of Session Letters Throughout the Years EOSL 2021 EOSL 2022 EOSL 2023