The Maryland House of Delegates tip credit bill hearing scheduled for February 14th has been cancelled.
The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce partnered with local Chambers in Maryland and the Restaurant Association of Maryland to defeat this legislation in the Maryland General Assembly.
Statement from the Restaurant Association of Maryland:
The hearing for House Bill 467, which would phase out Maryland’s tip credit, has been cancelled because the bill sponsor will be withdrawing this legislation. This decision comes after nearly 100 servers, bartenders and restaurant operators showed up at a February 1st hearing in Annapolis to oppose the State Senate version of this legislation as part of our industry’s SAVE OUR TIPS campaign. The Senate Finance Committee heard persuasive testimony from tipped employees and restaurant operators who spoke against the bill. As a direct result of our industry’s strong turnout and powerful testimony, this legislation does not have the support needed to pass this Senate committee.
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