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I hope you had a relaxing weekend. This week I’m highlighting a massive tax on Marylanders passed during the 2021 Legislative Session by the Democratic Majority right as we were recovering from the pandemic, the deadline for renewing driver’s licenses, and a new drop off for Habitat for Humanity.

Stop the Madness - Repeal the "Dem" Netflix Tax Now!

Unbelievably during a pandemic, back in 2020, the Maryland General Assembly Democrat Majority raised $100 million in new taxes on digital download services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, iBooks, Spotify, news subscriptions and 100s more. Help us repeal this DEM Netflix tax, like we repealed their ridiculous Rain Tax. Governor Hogan correctly vetoed this bill but in this past 2021 Session, the Democrats overrode his veto on a mostly party-line vote.

We want to repeal this "Netflix Tax" in the 2022 Session beginning in January. Join me, my fellow Maryland Senate Republicans and thousands of hard-working Maryland families in the fight to repeal the “DEM” Netflix Tax. Sign our petition below and send a message to Annapolis politicians that we don’t need more taxes!


For More Information: Watch the video that explains the issue and what we want to do about it.

30 Days Left to Renew Driver’s Licenses, Permits & ID Cards

If your driver’s license expired during the COVID-19 State of Emergency, your new renewal date is now one month away. After August 15, 2021, customers whose licenses expired between March 12, 2020 and August 15, 2020 are legally required to retake both the written and behind-the-wheel portion of the driving test. Click here to book an appointment: MDOT MVA: Scheduling Center (

Maryland residents with expired registrations are encouraged to visit the MDOT MVA eStore to quickly and easily renew.

New Drop Off Location for Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County

The Department of Public Works, Bureau of Solid Waste, is pleased to announce that we have added a drop-off for Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County, ReStore.  ReStore is a non-profit retail organization specializing in the resale of quality new and used building materials, home furnishings and appliances to the public.  ReStore sells donated goods to raise funds to build or renovate affordable housing for families in need. All Donations will be taken to the Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County, ReStore, 433 Hahn Road, Westminster, MD. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me anytime at [email protected]. My team and I will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.


Sen. Justin Ready