Subject Civil Actions | Current

StatusStateBillSummary/TitleLast Actionsort icon
Veto
100%
MDSB73Requiring a criminal prosecution or a suit for a civil penalty for a violation of specified local laws relating to environmental protection or natural resource conservation occurring in the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area in Talbot County to be brought ...
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2014-05-15
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
Veto
100%
MDHB150Establishing the Behavior Analyst Advisory Committee within the State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists; requiring the Board to adopt regulations and a code of ethics; requiring the Board to set fees for services provided by the Board t...
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2014-05-15
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
Pass
100%
MDHB274Authorizing a secured party or any other party in interest to file a motion for a deficiency judgment under specified circumstances; requiring a specified motion for deficiency judgment to be filed within 3 years after the final ratification of the a...
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2014-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 592
Veto
100%
MDHB304Authorizing the State Acupuncture Board to impose a penalty if the Board finds there are grounds to take disciplinary action against a specified licensee; authorizing the State Acupuncture Board and the State Board of Dietetic Practice to issue cease...
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2014-05-15
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
Veto
100%
MDHB403Authorizing the State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, and Speech-Language Pathologists to issue cease and desist orders or obtain injunctive relief for violations of specified provisions of law; authorizing an action to b...
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2014-05-15
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
Veto
100%
MDHB430Prohibiting a person from making specified assertions of patent infringement in bad faith; authorizing a court to consider specified factors as evidence of whether a person has made an assertion of patent infringement in bad faith or in good faith; a...
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2014-05-15
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
Veto
100%
MDSB708Authorizing a secured party or any other party in interest to file a motion for a deficiency judgment under specified circumstances; requiring a specified motion for a deficiency judgment to be filed within a specified time period; requiring the spec...
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2014-05-15
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
Veto
100%
MDHB791Authorizing the State Board of Examiners in Optometry to issue a cease and desist order or obtain injunctive relief for a violation of specified provisions of law; providing that specified actions may be brought by specified persons in specified coun...
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2014-05-15
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
Pass
100%
MDHB1153Expanding the application of specified provisions of law relating to the protection of agricultural operations from nuisance actions under specified circumstances to apply to specified commercial fishing and seafood operations; exempting specified co...
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2014-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 642
Pass
100%
MDHB1352Authorizing the Attorney General to take specified actions relating to investigations of alleged violations of laws relating to charitable organizations and charitable representatives; providing that a specified enforcement action or other remedy is ...
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2014-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 654
Pass
100%
MDSB865Requiring specified meetings of a cooperative housing corporation to be open to the members of the cooperative housing corporation or their agents; requiring the governing body of a cooperative housing corporation to keep books and records in a speci...
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2014-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 567
Veto
100%
MDHB147Clarifying that, under specified circumstances, Montgomery County acts as a unit of the State and, for the purposes of tort claims arising out of the administration of a specified State human services program by the county, the State shall be named a...
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2014-05-15
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
Pass
100%
MDSB299Clarifying that, under specified circumstances, Montgomery County acts as a unit of the State and, for the purposes of tort claims arising out of the administration of a specified State human services program by the county, the State shall be named a...
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2014-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 482
Pass
100%
MDHB58Requiring a criminal prosecution or a suit for a civil penalty for a violation of specified local laws relating to environmental protection or natural resource conservation occurring in the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area in Talbot County to be brought ...
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2014-05-05
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 380
Pass
100%
MDHB295Incrementally increasing the State minimum wage rate to $10.10 beginning July 1, 2018; authorizing specified employers to pay employees under the age of 20 years a specified wage under specified circumstances; requiring the Department of Health and M...
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2014-05-05
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 262
Pass
100%
MDHB416Providing that a person who, in good faith, seeks, provides, or assists with the provision of medical assistance for a person experiencing a medical emergency after ingesting or using alcohol or drugs shall be immune from a specified criminal prosecu...
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2014-05-05
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 401
Pass
100%
MDSB587Authorizing the State Board of Examiners in Optometry to issue a cease and desist order or obtain injunctive relief for a violation of specified provisions of law; providing that specified actions may be brought by specified persons in specified coun...
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2014-05-05
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 309
Pass
100%
MDSB694Establishing the Behavior Analyst Advisory Committee within the State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists; requiring the Board to adopt regulations and a code of ethics; requiring the Board to set fees for services provided by the Board t...
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2014-05-05
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 328
Pass
100%
MDSB737Providing specified employees a total of 6 workweeks of unpaid parental leave in a 12-month period under specified circumstances; authorizing an employer to deny unpaid parental leave to an eligible employee under specified circumstances; authorizing...
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2014-05-05
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 333
Pass
100%
MDHB1026Providing specified employees a total of 6 workweeks of unpaid parental leave in a 12-month period under specified circumstances; authorizing an employer to deny unpaid parental leave to an eligible employee under specified circumstances; authorizing...
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2014-05-05
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 334
Pass
100%
MDSB585Prohibiting a person from making specified assertions of patent infringement in bad faith; authorizing a court to consider specified factors as evidence of whether a person has made an assertion of patent infringement in bad faith or in good faith; a...
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2014-05-05
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 307
Pass
100%
MDSB558Altering the definition of a "local government" under the Local Government Tort Claims Act to include the nonprofit corporation serving as the Industrial Development Authority in Carroll County; providing that a specified notice requirement does not ...
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2014-05-05
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 303
Pass
100%
MDSB364Making the use or possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana a civil rather than a criminal offense; establishing that a person who violates the Act may be issued a citation; establishing fines; requiring a court to order a specified person who ha...
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2014-04-14
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 158
Pass
100%
MDSB379Authorizing the State Acupuncture Board to impose a penalty if the Board finds that there are grounds to take disciplinary action against a licensee; authorizing the State Acupuncture Board and the State Board of Dietetic Practice to issue cease and ...
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2014-04-14
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 160
Pass
100%
MDSB453Authorizing the State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, and Speech-Language Pathologists to issue cease and desist orders or obtain injunctive relief for violations of specified provisions of law; authorizing an action to b...
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2014-04-14
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 167
Pass
100%
MDHB912Expanding the application of a provision of law that requires an investigative or law enforcement officer to obtain a specified search warrant in order to require a provider of wire or electronic communication service to disclose the contents of wire...
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2014-04-14
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 242
Pass
100%
MDHB6Increasing to $7500 the maximum amount of a claim against the Home Improvement Guaranty Fund for which the Maryland Home Improvement Commission may issue a proposed order; and increasing to a maximum of 60 the number of days, following specified noti...
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2014-04-14
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 211
Pass
100%
MDSB99Providing that a criminal prosecution for engaging in insurance fraud may be brought in specified counties; authorizing the Maryland Insurance Commissioner, for a civil fraud violation, to impose administrative penalties and order restitution under a...
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2014-04-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 26
Engross
50%
MDSB929Expanding the application of specified provisions of law relating to the protection of agricultural operations from nuisance actions under specified circumstances to apply to specified commercial fishing and seafood operations; exempting specified co...
[Detail][Text]
2014-04-07
Engross
50%
MDHB867Prohibiting specified actions constituting false claims against a governmental entity; providing specified penalties for making false claims; requiring the court to consider and give special attention to specified factors in determining the amount of...
[Detail][Text]
2014-04-07
Motion Postpone Indefinitely (Senator Brinkley) Adopted (26-20)
Engross
50%
MDHB1021Requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Commissioner of Financial Regulation to conduct specified analyses based on the available data of specified foreclosure trends for residential real property in Prince George's Coun...
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2014-04-07
Engross
50%
MDHB1314Authorizing the court, on a specified finding in an action on behalf of an employee for a violation of the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law, to award the Attorney General reasonable counsel fees and other costs; authorizing the court, on a sp...
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2014-04-07
Senators Astle, Klausmeier, and Kittleman
Engross
50%
MDHB1328Requiring specified meetings of a cooperative housing corporation to be open to the members of the cooperative housing corporation or their agents; requiring the governing body of a cooperative housing corporation to keep books and records in a speci...
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2014-04-07
Engross
50%
MDSB1095Altering a specified definition for purposes of specified provisions of law prohibiting nonjudicial actions to take possession of property; repealing specified provisions of law providing that the establishment of a lien is the remedy for nonpayment ...
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2014-04-07
Senators Frosh, Raskin, and Shank
Engross
50%
MDHB1197Requiring a food establishment, beginning March 1, 2015, to request that a customer inform the employee taking the customer's food order of any known food allergies before ordering; providing that the request may be included on a specified sign or a ...
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2014-04-07
Engross
50%
MDSB207Establishing that, notwithstanding any provision in the declaration, bylaws, or rules and regulations of the condominium, a council of unit owners has the right to be involved in a specified manner in specified litigation or administrative proceeding...
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2014-04-04
Unfavorable Report by Environmental Matters
Intro
25%
MDHB879Altering the penalties for using and possessing marijuana in specified amounts; making the possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana a civil offense; providing that an offender under 21 years of age may be ordered to attend a specified program; prov...
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2014-04-04
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Intro
25%
MDHB1502Repealing an exemption for specialties taken for use of the State from a specified statute of limitations period; altering the time period, to 12 years, within which a civil action on specialties taken for use by the State shall be filed; applying th...
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2014-04-04
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Engross
50%
MDSB924Expanding the application of a provision of law that requires an investigative or law enforcement officer to obtain a specified search warrant in order to require a provider of wire or electronic communication service to disclose the contents of wire...
[Detail][Text]
2014-04-03
Engross
50%
MDSB964Authorizing the Attorney General to take specified actions relating to investigations of alleged violations of laws relating to charitable organizations and charitable representatives; repealing specified authority for the legal counsel for the Offic...
[Detail][Text]
2014-04-03
Engross
50%
MDHB1073Establishing a 5-year statute of limitations for an action for administrative penalties for violations of specified laws relating to the environment; providing that the Act may not be construed as limiting specified authority of the Department of the...
[Detail][Text]
2014-04-01
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Engross
50%
MDHB1119Changing the name of the State Board of Master Electricians to the Board of Electricians; authorizing the Board to issue an apprentice license and a journeyperson license; authorizing the Board to adopt a State electrical code; altering duties and me...
[Detail][Text]
2014-03-28
Engross
50%
MDHB183Altering the definition of a "local government" under the Local Government Tort Claims Act to include the nonprofit corporation serving as the industrial development authority in Carroll County; providing that a specified notice requirement does not ...
[Detail][Text]
2014-03-28
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
Intro
25%
MDHB1010Authorizing a person to plant, grow, harvest, process, possess, sell, and buy industrial hemp in the State; prohibiting specified persons from contracting with or providing specified assistance or support to a federal agency or federal official for t...
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2014-03-27
Unfavorable Report by Environmental Matters
Engross
50%
MDHB187Specifying the amount of the State minimum wage rate as of January 1, 2015 as $8.20 per hour for the 12-month period; providing annual increases in the State minimum wage in 2016 and 2017; authorizing specified amusement and recreational establishmen...
[Detail][Text]
2014-03-26
Engross
50%
MDHB345Requiring the contents of the certificate of a qualified expert to include a statement from a qualified expert that the licensed professional failed to meet an applicable standard of professional care and supervision; applying the Act prospectively; ...
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2014-03-26
Engross
50%
MDSB688Providing that an employer is liable under specified circumstances in an action concerning a violation of specified provisions of law based on the creation or continuation of a hostile work environment; providing for the prospective application of th...
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2014-03-26
Engross
50%
MDHB1302Providing that specified provisions in a contract or agreement relating to architectural, engineering, inspecting, or surveying services that purport to require the promisor or indemnitor to defend or pay the costs of defending specified promisees or...
[Detail][Text]
2014-03-26
Intro
25%
MDSB326Authorizing a local government to require elected officials of a local government, under specified circumstances, to reimburse the local government for specified costs related to a legal defense provided by the local government; providing that, under...
[Detail][Text]
2014-03-25
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
Intro
25%
MDSB544Authorizing a court to award a prevailing plaintiff reasonable attorney's fees and expenses in specified civil actions; authorizing a court to award attorney's fees to a prevailing defendant only under specified circumstances; establishing the method...
[Detail][Text]
2014-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
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