MD Legislation | 2017 | Regular Session

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SB1023VetoRequiring the Department of Legislative Services to obtain adjusted census data and provide the census data to a temporary redistricting commission; creating a temporary redistricting commission; requiring the Commission to hold at least six public h...
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2017-05-08
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
SB393PassExtending and altering for fiscal years 2018 through 2020 the Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment Rebate Program and authorization to issue motor vehicle excise tax credits for specified qualified plug-in electric drive vehicles; increasing, for ea...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 363
SB519PassRepealing a prohibition in Frederick County against hunting or attempting to hunt nongame birds and mammals without first obtaining a hunting license.
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 494
HB334PassRequiring a person to obtain a kennel license from a local licensing agency if the person owns or has custody of 6 or more, instead of 15 or more, unspayed female dogs over the age of 6 months kept for specified breeding purposes or if the person sel...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 414
HB626PassRequiring an animal shelter to follow a specified written protocol for reclaiming animals; requiring the Department of Agriculture, on or before January 1, 2018, to adopt specified minimum standards of care for dogs and cats in animal shelters; requi...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 409
SB781PassIncluding hepatitis C as a disease for which a person charged with causing prohibited exposure may be tested under specified circumstances; authorizing a judge to issue an emergency order to obtain an oral swab from a person to be tested for the pres...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 485
SB1158PassRequiring the power plant research program of the Department of Natural Resources to include in its research an evaluation of the pollinator benefits that would occur under a pollinator-friendly vegetation management standard or pollinator habitat pl...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 372
HB312PassEstablishing that the authority of the Department of Natural Resources to allow deer hunting on specified Sundays does not apply in Kent County; and authorizing the Department to allow a person to hunt deer on private property on Sundays in Kent Coun...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 458
SB396PassEstablishing the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; specifying the purpose of the Fund is to protect and restore State-owned lakes; requiring the Department of Natural Resources to develop a specified budget; r...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 405
HB941PassRequiring specified fines to be remitted to the Animal Abuse Emergency Compensation Fund; establishing the Animal Abuse Emergency Compensation Fund; providing for the uses, purposes, sources of funding, investment of money, and auditing of the Fund; ...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 410
SB1039PassAltering the privileges of Class B beer, wine, and liquor hotel and restaurant licenses issued in Washington County so that the privileges may be exercised for on- and off-premises consumption for licenses that had on- and off-sale privileges on or b...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 430
HB304PassRepealing a requirement that annuity contracts purchased under the optional retirement program shall be issued to and become the property of participating employees of the program; clarifying that the rights of participating employees who purchase an...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 527
HB852PassEstablishing a specified limitations period on an action for injunctive relief or damages for a violation of a collective bargaining agreement covering an employee of the State or a political subdivision of the State or a breach by an exclusive repre...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 483
HB218PassRepealing specified provisions of law that relate to licenses issued to hucksters, hawkers, or peddlers selling fruits or vegetables in Carroll County.
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 433
SB498PassTransferring the authority for the administration of the Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses Account from the Board of Public Works to the Department of Commerce; etc.
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 453
SB817PassAdding Cecil County and Garrett County to the list of counties that exempt agricultural buildings engaged in agritourism from a specified permit requirement; providing that no more than 200 people at one time be allowed to occupy a building engaged i...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 531
HB1484PassRequiring a provider to submit to an employer or an employer's insurer, within a specified period of time, a specified bill for specified medical services or treatment to a covered employee under a under a specified provision of law; and prohibiting ...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 567
SB50PassEstablishing that the owner of a burial lot is responsible for the care of specified monuments or memorials; providing that this Act does not prohibit a responsible party for a cemetery from maintaining or repairing a memorial or monument under speci...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 477
SB1190PassAuthorizing the Department of the Environment to use funds from the Bay Restoration Fund to provide grants to a county or municipality that upgraded a wastewater facility to enhanced nutrient removal before July 1, 2013, under specified circumstances...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 397
SB910PassRepealing a provision of law subjecting the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund to the imposition of a specified premium tax; altering the scope of provisions of law governing prior approval rate making to exclude the Fund; providing that provisions o...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 509
HB1394PassProhibiting the supervisor or the State Department of Assessments and Taxation from automatically eliminating a reduction in the assessment of a property that was granted by a property tax assessment appeal board or the Maryland Tax Court during a su...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 529
HB1551PassRequiring the Prince George's County Local Management Board to develop and implement a strategic plan to raise revenues to match the total funding provided by the Governor's Office for Children by January 1, 2018; requiring the Local Management Board...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 456
HB78PassAltering specified provisions of law to require the State Archives to compile, edit, and publish an online Maryland Manual that describes the State, its government, and federal officials and agencies directly related to the State; requiring, as provi...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 552
HB708PassAuthorizing a youth lacrosse nonprofit organization to submit an application for a grant under the Lacrosse Opportunities Program; requiring the State Superintendent of Schools or the State Superintendent's designee to provide grants to eligible yout...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 551
HB1350PassRequiring the Public Service Commission, rather than the Department of Planning, to provide a copy of application materials for a certificate of public convenience and necessity to each specified unit of local government in which the construction of ...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 392
HB1154PassRemoving James Mosher Park and adding athletic field renovations at Gwynns Falls Park and improvements at Frederic B. Leidig Recreation Center to the capital projects for which a specified statutory minimum grant to Baltimore City, payable from the S...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 407
HB236PassAltering an exception to the requirement that an individual be admitted to the Maryland Bar before the individual may practice law in the State by authorizing an individual who is admitted to the bar of any other state to provide legal advice to the ...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 507
SB304PassProhibiting a person from employing an individual not registered with the State Board of Individual Tax Preparers to provide specified tax preparation services; providing specified employees of the Field Enforcement Bureau of the Comptroller's Office...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 379
HB923PassAuthorizing the governing body of Allegany County and of a municipal corporation in Allegany County to grant a property tax credit against the county or municipal corporation property tax imposed on specified property owned by specified organizations...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 470
SB509PassIncreasing the salary of each associate judge of the Orphans' Court for Prince George's County from $42,000 to $50,000, and the salary of the Chief Judge from $42,500 to $55,000 per year; and applying the Act.
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 454
SB500PassExempting specified representatives of specified entities from the requirement of admission to the Bar of Maryland and other requirements of the Court of Appeals for representing the entity in the appeals of specified civil actions originating in the...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 544
HB1182PassAltering the annual salary of the State's Attorney for Frederick County; requiring the salary of the State's Attorney for Frederick County to increase in a percentage equal to the average annual increment and salary adjustment given to Frederick Coun...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 495
HB406PassExtending through fiscal year 2020 the Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment Rebate Program and authorization to issue motor vehicle excise tax credits for specified qualified plug-in electric drive vehicles; increasing the total amount of rebates fr...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 362
SB116PassProviding that a local government may spend 100 percent of its future annual apportionment on development projects and capital renewal after it has exceeded its acquisition goals under Program Open Space; requiring the Joint Subcommittee on Program O...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 406
HB595PassRepealing the requirement that a mortgage or deed of trust bear a specified certification that the instrument was prepared by a specified person in order to be recorded; providing that a deed other than a mortgage, deed of trust, or an assignment or ...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 520
SB503PassRequiring each health occupations board established under the Health Occupations Article to report an update on specified efforts to educate specified individuals regarding racial and ethnic health disparities to specified committees of the General A...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 499
HB627PassAdding vehicles used to provide demand response services to those vehicles that qualify for a specified motor fuel tax refund.
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 522
HB384PassAltering the definition of "eligible costs" as it relates to projects that receive funding from the Bay Restoration Fund to include any wastewater facility upgrade to enhanced nutrient removal, as determined by the Department of the Environment; etc.
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 369
HB464PassAltering the national family beer and wine exhibition permit to make it the national beer, wine, and liquor exhibition permit; authorizing the Comptroller to issue the permit to a bona fide alcohol trade association; authorizing the permit holder to ...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 466
HB1207PassAuthorizing the placement of more than two children in a treatment foster care home in order to place siblings together if the local department makes a written finding that placing the siblings together is in their best interests and that the sibling...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 492
SB66PassRequiring a specified person to make, in order to procure a specified hunting license under specified circumstances, an affidavit that the person hunted before July 1, 1977, rather than that the person had a specified hunting license; limiting the ex...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 402
HB880PassRequiring the State Open Meetings Law Compliance Board, in conjunction with the Office of the Attorney General, to develop and conduct educational programs and distribute educational materials on the requirements of the open meetings law to the staff...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 525
SB989PassProhibiting the State Board of Physicians from requiring, as a qualification to obtain a license or as a condition to renew a license, certification by a specified accrediting organization that specializes in a specific area of medicine or maintenanc...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 547
SB88PassRepealing a specified statutory translation of the Calvert family motto depicted on the Great Seal of the State; and establishing a specified meaning for the Calvert family motto, "Fatti maschii parole femine", which generally means "Strong deeds, ge...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 496
HB386PassRemoving Montgomery County from the scope of law governing the establishment of business improvement districts; authorizing Montgomery County or a municipal corporation in Montgomery County to create specified business improvement districts; providin...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 444
HB1463PassRequiring a veterinary practitioner who has reason to believe that an animal that has been treated by the veterinary practitioner has been subjected to cruelty or fighting in violation of specified provisions of law to report the suspected animal cru...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 417
SB328PassRequiring the State Highway Administration to dedicate a specified portion of Maryland Route 695A in Baltimore County as Henrietta Lacks Way.
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 555
HB1427PassEstablishing an apprentice hunting license that confers specified rights on a purchaser of the license; authorizing a person to obtain an apprentice hunting license on satisfactory completion of a short online or electronic course of instruction in c...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 403
SB226PassAltering the definition of "qualified Maryland biotechnology company" to extend a specified time period from a specified date that an active business may claim the biotechnology tax credit; altering the definition of "biotechnology company" to includ...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 476
HB270PassRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the State Department of Education, the Department of General Services, and Maryland Occupational Safety and Health, to adopt regulations, under specified circumstances, to require peri...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 386
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