I was not fond of the rain tax because I could not understand why citizens of Maryland were being taxed for something that naturally occurred. Now the Governor is looking to repeal the rain tax. “Our bill will repeat the mandate that a county or municipality must establish and annually collect a storm water remediation fee,” said Hogan.
The rain tax was put into place to protect the bay. It was imposed in 2012 and is the storm water management fee to keep up with the requirements of the Federal Clean Water Act. If the repeal pass, the tax will go away automatically. Maryland is the only state that taxes property owners to satisfy the Federal Clean Water Act requirements.