MD Legislation | 2015 | Regular Session

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Intro
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MDHB508Requiring the Public Service Commission to authorize a customer of a gas company or an electric company to purchase and install an analog meter; requiring the meter to comply with specified standards; requiring a gas company or electric company to in...
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2015-03-26
Intro
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MDHB516Requiring a utility company to give specified written notice to specified customers prior to deploying smart meters throughout all or a portion of the utility company's service territory; prohibiting a utility company from imposing any additional fee...
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2015-03-26
Intro
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MDSB720Altering the requirement for the Comptroller to withhold Maryland income tax refunds of specified individuals with outstanding warrants to include residents of Carroll County or individuals who have outstanding warrants from Carroll County; making no...
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2015-03-25
Hearing 3/25 at 1:00 p.m.
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MDHB784Requiring the President of Harford Community College to take specified actions before proposing an increase in tuition at Harford Community College; requiring two public meetings to be held; requiring a report to be published on the College's Web sit...
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2015-03-19
Intro
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MDHB1040Requiring that members of the Wicomico County Board of Education be elected and appointed, as specified; providing for a student member of the county board; establishing the composition of the county board; providing for the qualifications, terms of ...
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2015-03-19
Intro
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MDHB780Establishing the Task Force on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study and make recommendations regarding specified matters; requiring the Task...
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2015-03-19
Intro
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MDSB687Providing that specified State employees may be entitled to parental leave with pay; establishing a maximum of 30 days of parental leave that employees may use for the care and nurturing of a child following the birth or adoption of the child; provid...
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2015-03-19
Intro
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MDHB967Making specified provisions of law concerning the advertising for bids for specified procurements costing more than $25,000 apply to construction-related projects for schools in Baltimore County; providing for the prospective application of the Act; ...
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2015-03-19
Intro
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MDSB755Providing that a specified provision of law relating to campaign finance entities does not apply to candidates for election to the central committee of a political party if the candidate during an election cycle does not spend more than $1,000 in per...
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2015-03-19
Intro
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MDHB912Reestablishing the Prince George's County Juvenile Court and School Safety Workgroup; providing for the composition, cochairs, and staffing of the Workgroup; prohibiting a member of the Workgroup from receiving specified compensation, but authorizing...
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2015-03-19
Intro
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MDHB1033Requiring local law enforcement agencies to notify county superintendents and employees of nonpublic schools if specified employees or specified other adults working on school property are arrested for specified crimes within 1 business day of the ar...
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2015-03-19
Hearing 3/19 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
Intro
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MDSB711Requiring that specified required envelopes used by specified voters voting by absentee ballot to return their ballots include prepaid postage; requiring the State Board of Elections to reimburse counties for the costs of prepaid postage for the abse...
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2015-03-19
Intro
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MDHB955Requiring a specified individual acting in a professional capacity to notify the local department of social services or the appropriate law enforcement agency if the individual has reason to be believe that a verbal threat of a substantial risk of im...
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2015-03-19
Intro
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MDHB1022Establishing the Office of the Child Welfare Ombudsman in the Office of the Attorney General; providing for the purpose and staffing of the Office; providing for the appointment, qualifications, term, and salary of the Child Welfare Ombudsman; requir...
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2015-03-19
Intro
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MDSB659Repealing the authority of an employer to include as part of an employee's wage an amount to represent the tips of the employee.
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2015-03-19
Intro
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MDHB856Making it a civil offense, subject to specified penalties, for a specified person acting in a professional capacity to fail to report child abuse under specified circumstances; making it a misdemeanor, subject to specified penalties, for a specified ...
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2015-03-19
Intro
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MDHB725Extending from 7 to 20 years the statute of limitations in specified civil actions relating to child sexual abuse.
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2015-03-19
Intro
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MDSB688Requiring an employer to provide employees with a specified work schedule within a specified time period, notify employees of specified changes, and provide employees with a new work schedule within 24 hours after making a change to the initial sched...
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2015-03-19
Engross
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MDSB142Repealing the termination date of specified provisions of law relating to the authority of a premium finance company, with respect to specified motor vehicle insurance, personal insurance, and commercial insurance, to assign rights and obligations un...
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2015-03-19
Intro
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MDSB657Requiring the Secretary of Budget and Management, the Secretary of Transportation, and the governing boards of State institutions of higher education to establish a program to improve the ratio of State employees to supervisors or managers beginning ...
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2015-03-19
Intro
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MDHB891Requiring a jury commissioner to provide prospective juror information concerning individuals who are not citizens of the United States to the State Board of Elections and the State Motor Vehicle Administration within 5 days of receiving the informat...
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2015-03-18
Hearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
Intro
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MDSB371Requiring the State Highway Administration, under specified circumstances, to make a determination on whether to designate specified areas as bicycle and pedestrian priority areas by specified dates; requiring the Administration to adopt a specified ...
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2015-03-18
Intro
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MDSB377Altering the membership of the Maryland Transportation Authority to include specified members of the General Assembly as nonvoting members of the Authority serving in an advisory capacity only; specifying criteria concerning the appointment, tenure, ...
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2015-03-18
Intro
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MDSB400Requiring the Governor annually to proclaim the month of June as Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month and to urge the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Department of Aging, in conjunction with specified entities, to properly observe Al...
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2015-03-18
Intro
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MDSB730Requiring that members of the Wicomico County Board of Education be elected and appointed, as specified; providing for a student member of the county board; establishing the composition of the county board; providing for the qualifications, terms of ...
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2015-03-18
Intro
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MDSB158Requiring physicians, under specified circumstances, to provide a pregnant woman the opportunity to view the active ultrasound image of the embryo or fetus before the performance or inducement of an abortion; and requiring a physician to allow the pr...
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2015-03-18
Intro
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MDSB471Establishing the Task Force to Study the Provision of Health Care Coverage to Uninsured Marylanders; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; establishing the purpose of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to submit ...
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2015-03-18
Intro
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MDHB582Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution repealing provisions relating to election of circuit court judges; requiring the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint a qualified person to fill a vacancy in the of...
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2015-03-18
Intro
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MDHB1013Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to require a judge of the Orphans' Court to hold the office for a term of 8 years; providing for a judge of the Orphans' Court to be elected by specified voters at the general election; establishing...
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2015-03-18
Hearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
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MDSB710Increasing the number of members of the Baltimore City School Commissioners; requiring the three board members be elected at large by the voters of Baltimore City; altering the length of a term of the members of the board; requiring specified board m...
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2015-03-18
Intro
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MDSB723Repealing a prohibition against a certified nurse practitioner practicing in the State unless the nurse practitioner has an approved attestation that the nurse practitioner has an agreement for collaboration and consulting with a specified physician ...
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2015-03-18
Intro
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MDSB717Requiring hospitals, related institutions, alternative health systems, and employers to report specified employment actions and terminations of employment of athletic trainers and physician assistants to the State Board of Physicians, subject to spec...
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2015-03-18
Intro
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MDSB275Requiring the Maryland Transportation Authority to establish discounted variable toll rate for specified commuters who cross the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. daily; requiring specified persons to regist...
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2015-03-18
Intro
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MDSB806Requiring the State Board of Education to include in the graduation requirements for public high schools a requirement that each student take a standardized government high school assessment; requiring, beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, the g...
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2015-03-18
Intro
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MDHB548Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution relating to the selection and tenure of circuit court judges; altering the method of filling vacancies in the office of a judge of a circuit court; providing for retention elections following an app...
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2015-03-18
Hearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
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MDSB548Requiring a specified business, when destroying a customer's records that contain specified personal or private information, to take specified steps to protect against unauthorized access to or use of the information; requiring a specified business t...
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2015-03-18
Intro
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MDSB738Requiring specified engineering documents prepared in connection with specified projects conducted by, jointly with, or under contract with the State or a political subdivision of the State, where specified skills are required, to be signed, sealed, ...
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2015-03-18
Intro
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MDSJ4Urging the Governor to recognize, by proclamation, the Freedom and Heritage flag as the official flag of the Vietnamese American community; urging the Governor to require that a specified flag, if flown on the grounds of State buildings and instituti...
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2015-03-18
Intro
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MDHB1071Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution relating to the selection and tenure of circuit court judges; altering the method of filling vacancies in the office of a judge of a circuit court; providing for a retention election following an ap...
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2015-03-18
Hearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
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MDSB379Establishing the Francis Scott Key Bridge Authority to finance, construct, operate, and maintain the Francis Scott Key Bridge; providing for the members, appointment, terms, chair, and staff of the Authority; prohibiting the Department of Transportat...
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2015-03-18
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MDSB511Providing that, except in the case of a medical emergency, an abortion may not be performed or induced or be attempted to be performed or induced unless a specified physician makes a specified determination; providing that, except in the case of a me...
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2015-03-18
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MDSB737Requiring the County Executive of Anne Arundel County to appoint the members of the county board of education from a specified list submitted by the School Board Nominating Commission of Anne Arundel County; requiring the County Executive to appoint ...
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2015-03-18
Intro
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MDHB457Providing that a person who is convicted of first degree murder may be sentenced to death under specified circumstances; providing that the murder of a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a specified first responder, or a specified witne...
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2015-03-17
Intro
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MDHB1111Allowing a video lottery employee who works for a video lottery operation licensee and is an adult to enter and remain in an area within a video lottery facility designated for table game or video lottery terminal activities if the video lottery empl...
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2015-03-17
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MDHB434Authorizing the General Assembly to create an Aggravated Murder Court that shall have original and exclusive jurisdiction over all presentments or indictments for offenses previously punishable by death; vesting the judicial power of the State in the...
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2015-03-17
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MDSB749Prohibiting an insurer, with respect to private passenger motor vehicle insurance, from refusing to underwrite, canceling, refusing to renew, rating a risk, or increasing a renewal premium based, in whole or in part, on the marital status or employme...
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2015-03-17
Hearing 3/17 at 1:00 p.m.
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MDHB863Establishing that a person may not recklessly or intentionally do an act or create a situation that subjects a student to the risk of mental or emotional distress; providing that specified penalties apply to a specified offense; and altering specifie...
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2015-03-17
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MDSB727Requiring the Police Training Commission to require a specified statement condemning motorcycle profiling to be included in existing written policies regarding other profiling; requiring the Commission to include in specified curriculum and courses o...
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2015-03-17
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MDHB1188Altering the definition of "police officer" and "law enforcement officer" under specified provisions of law to clarify that the terms include members of the Maryland Capitol Police of the Department of General Services; clarifying the geographic area...
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2015-03-17
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MDHB620Prohibiting, except under specified circumstances, a person from using a specified unmanned aircraft system to intentionally conduct surveillance of, gather evidence or collect information about, or photographically or electronically record a specifi...
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2015-03-17
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