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SB911Engross

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Increasing the limitations on the amount of compensatory damages and punitive damages that may be awarded to a complainant in a certain unlawful employment case; increasing the period of time, from 2 years to 3 years, for which a claimant may recover...
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2021-04-12
Motion Special Order until Later This Session (Delegate D.E. Davis) Adopted
SB414Engross

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Requiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 60% from 2006 levels by 2030; requiring the State to achieve net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2045; requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to adopt regulations esta...
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2021-04-12
House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Barve, Stein and Brooks)
HB77Engross

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Prohibiting, on or after October 1, 2022, a person from supplying, selling, offering for sale, or manufacturing a high-PAH driveway sealer for use in the State; prohibiting, on or after October 1, 2022, a person from applying or soliciting the applic...
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2021-04-12
Motion Laid Over (Senator Kagan) Adopted
SB785Engross

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Requiring the Governor to appoint or reappoint a member of the State Board of Education on or before January 1 of the year in which the member's term expires; requiring members appointed to the State Board to reasonably reflect specified demographic ...
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2021-04-12
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
SB69Engross

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Establishing the Office of Security Management within the Department of Information Technology, certain Office positions, and the Maryland Cybersecurity Coordinating Council; requiring, by December 1 each year, each unit of the Legislative or Judicia...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
HB71Engross

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Repealing provisions of law establishing educational programs for juveniles in residential facilities under the State Department of Education; establishing the Juvenile Services Education Board in the Department of Juvenile Services; requiring the Bo...
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2021-04-12
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
HB1285Engross

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Establishing a fee on rental housing licenses issued in Howard County to fund educational services for any tenant or landlord in need of assistance and legal services for any tenant with a household income of up to 60% of the median household income ...
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2021-04-12
Favorable Report by Budget and Taxation
SB582Engross

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Providing that a personal liability clause in a commercial lease or associated document is unenforceable if, as the result of certain proclamations relating to the outbreak of COVID-19, a commercial tenant was required to cease operations or close to...
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2021-04-12
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
HB992Engross

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Altering the manner in which certain trustees are chosen to serve on the board of the Maryland Environmental Trust by requiring certain ex officio members of the Trust to appoint the remaining trustees; and repealing the number of trustees that const...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB879Engross

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Requiring the Maryland Cybersecurity Council to conduct a certain study on cybersecurity coordination and operations in the State and develop a comprehensive cybersecurity coordination and response structure and plan for the State based on the findin...
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2021-04-12
To Senate Rules Committee
HB88Engross

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Prohibiting a law enforcement agency from retaliating against, penalizing, or punishing a police officer because the police officer has sought or received mental health services.
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2021-04-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
HB395Engross

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Specifying that the maximum portion of a home improvement contract price that a person may receive when work commences on a certain project may not be more than one-half of the total home improvement contract price; prohibiting a person from receivin...
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2021-04-12
Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Pinsky) Adopted
HB877Engross

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Establishing the Workgroup on Adaptive Reuse of Vacant Commercial Spaces to study the potential for conversion of vacant or underutilized commercial spaces into residential, mix-use, and commercial spaces in order to increase the affordable housing s...
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2021-04-12
Favorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
HB761Engross

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Altering the circumstances under which a certain petitioner for a recount is not liable for the costs of the recount; providing that certain provisions of the Act apply only to persons that accept public campaign financing under certain provisions of...
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2021-04-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
SB955Engross

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Altering the definition of a "local government" under the Local Government Tort Claims Act to include Cambridge Waterfront Development, Inc., in Dorchester County; providing that a certain notice requirement does not apply to certain actions against...
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2021-04-12
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
HB424Engross

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Requiring the Comptroller to distribute public contributions to a certain campaign finance entity established to receive public contributions for certain eligible candidates; requiring the State Board of Elections to make a certain determination rega...
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2021-04-12
Favorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
SB810Engross

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Altering the renewable energy portfolio standard in certain years to require a certain percentage of energy from Tier 1 renewable sources each year to be derived from certain geothermal heating and cooling systems; requiring that a certain percentage...
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2021-04-12
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
HB243Engross

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Altering certain grounds for a limited divorce and an absolute divorce; authorizing the court to decree a limited divorce on the ground of irreconcilable differences, if the marriage is irretrievably broken and there is no reasonable expectation of r...
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2021-04-12
Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
HB268Engross

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Providing that the spouse of a person on trial for a crime may be compelled to testify as an adverse witness if the spouse and the person on trial married after the date on which the alleged crime for which the person is on trial occurred.
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2021-04-12
Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
HJ1Engross

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Opposing certain inspection rules promulgated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that have drastically impeded the harvest and sale of blue catfish and thus rendered the State unable to adequately use the commercial harvest as a form of control ov...
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2021-04-12
To Senate Rules Committee
HB238Engross

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Requiring, beginning October 1, 2021, the expungement of certain records 3 years after a disposition of the charge under certain circumstances; requiring a court to send a notice of the disposition of certain charges in a case and the date on which e...
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2021-04-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
HB132Engross

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Altering the minimum age, from 16 years to 12 years, at which a minor has the same capacity as an adult to consent to consultation, diagnosis, and certain treatment of a mental or emotional disorder by a health care provider or clinic; and providing ...
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2021-04-12
Second Reading Passed
HB592Engross

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Establishing the intent of the General Assembly that a certain percentage of passenger cars and other light-duty vehicles in the State vehicle fleet be zero-emission vehicles by certain years; requiring the State to ensure that a certain minimum perc...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (96-40)
HB480Engross

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Prohibiting a person from stopping, standing, or parking a vehicle that is not a plug-in electric drive vehicle plugged into charging equipment in a parking space that is designated for the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles; establishing certain...
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2021-04-12
Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Hershey) Adopted
HB579Engross

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Repealing a prohibition against using, selling, possessing, setting, placing, or maintaining a snare trap in Cecil County.
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2021-04-12
Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Kramer) Adopted (23-20)
HB38Engross

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Requiring the Secretary of Information Technology, in consultation with the Attorney General, to advise and oversee a consistent cybersecurity strategy for units of State government, including institutions under the control of the governing boards of...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
HB171Engross

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Requiring the State Department of Education to disaggregate certain discipline-related data in an electronic spreadsheet format for the Department's website; requiring certain discipline-related data to be available as a data download; requiring the ...
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2021-04-12
Motion Special Order until Next Session (Senator Hershey) Adopted
HB770Engross

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Exempting Baltimore City Community College from certain provisions of the State procurement law; requiring the Board of Trustees of the College, subject to approval by the Board of Public Works and the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, an...
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2021-04-12
Favorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
SB376Engross

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Requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $250,000 for fiscal year 2023 for the Maryland Nonprofit Development Center Program Fund within the Department of Commerce to be used for loans made under the Nonprofit, ...
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2021-04-12
Favorable Report by Appropriations
HB943Engross

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Authorizing the Community Development Administration in the Department of Housing and Community Development to administer a home buyer assistance program that assists current students and recent graduates of public institutions of higher education to...
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2021-04-12
Favorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
HB531Engross

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Requiring a sentence for certain persons convicted of certain sexual abuse crimes to include a term of lifetime sexual offender supervision; and providing for the prospective application of the Act.
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2021-04-12
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
HB899Engross

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Increasing from $15,000 to $25,000 the maximum amount in controversy in a civil action in which a party may not demand a jury trial; providing for the construction and prospective application of the Act; and making the Act contingent on the passage a...
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2021-04-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
SB916Engross

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Establishing a certain whistleblower reward program within the Office of the Comptroller; providing that a certain whistleblower who voluntarily provides certain information to the Comptroller shall be entitled to receive a certain monetary award und...
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2021-04-12
Motion Special Order until Later This Session (Delegate Luedtke) Adopted
SB167Engross

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Authorizing the State Board of Social Work Examiners to issue a temporary license to practice social work to certain applicants who meet certain requirements; providing that a temporary license authorizes the holder to practice social work only under...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (132-2)
SB446Engross

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Requiring the Department of the Environment to create a database of supplemental environmental projects from which a person that violates the Environment Article may choose to undertake as part of a settlement or enforcement action; requiring the Dep...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (136-0)
HB902Engross

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Increasing the amount in controversy in civil proceedings in which the right to a jury trial may be limited by legislation from more than $15,000 to more than $25,000; and submitting the amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adopti...
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2021-04-12
To Senate Rules Committee
HB31Engross

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Increasing certain surcharges on certain fees, charges, and costs in certain civil cases in the circuit courts and the District Court; requiring that certain surcharges collected be deposited into the Maryland Legal Services Corporation Fund and dire...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (29-16)
HB1312Engross

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Requiring the Maryland Judiciary to collect, maintain, and provide certain access to certain information on eviction actions; requiring the Maryland Judiciary to report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the eviction data by August 31, 2022,...
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2021-04-12
Motion Rules Suspend Two Readings Same Day Const/Rule 24 (Senator King) Rejected (30-16)
SB397Engross

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Awarding a diminution credit of 60 days per program completed to reduce the term of confinement of an inmate if the inmate successfully obtains a certain educational certificate, diploma, or degree; requiring the Commissioner of Correction to establi...
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2021-04-12
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
SB632Engross

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Prohibiting certain candidates from petitioning for a recount under certain circumstances; prohibiting a registered voter from filing a petition for a recount based on the certified results of a ballot question under certain circumstances; altering t...
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2021-04-12
Senate Requests House Recede
HB527Engross

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Altering the duties of the St. Mary's County Human Relations Commission with regard to encouraging and ensuring the equal treatment of all people; and requiring the Commission to maintain a list on a publicly accessible website of protected classes o...
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2021-04-12
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
SB396Engross

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Establishing hours of sale for a holder of a Class B-D-7 beer, wine, and liquor license from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. along the north side of Frederick Avenue between South Augusta Avenue and South Loudon Avenue in Baltimore City.
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (136-0)
HB233Engross

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Renaming the State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, and Speech-Language Pathologists to be the State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Music Therapists; requirin...
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2021-04-12
Favorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
SB649Engross

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Requiring regulations of a primary procurement unit to require the unit to make a good faith effort to solicit at least one bid from a certified minority business enterprise for a small procurement in Category II and Category III of the State Procure...
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2021-04-12
House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Sample-Hughes, Rosenberg and Belcastro)
SB853Engross

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Requiring the Governor, beginning in fiscal year 2023, to appropriate at least $2,000,000 in the annual budget bill for a grant to Roca Baltimore, LLC; requiring the Juvenile Justice Reform Council to submit a supplemental report on its findings and ...
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2021-04-12
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
HB1073Engross

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Establishing the Passive House Pilot Program in the Department of Housing and Community Development to assist a nonprofit organization in partnership with neighboring high schools and institutes of higher education to provide students with career and...
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2021-04-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
HB595Engross

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Establishing an exception to motor vehicle registration requirements for personal delivery devices; authorizing a personal delivery device to operate on any roadway, sidewalk, shoulder, footpath, bicycle trail, or crosswalk in the State; prohibiting ...
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2021-04-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
SB319Engross

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Expanding the purpose of a certain clean energy loan program to include loans for water efficiency projects, environmental remediation projects intended to remove environmental or health hazards, and resiliency projects to increase the capacity of a...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (108-28)
SB200Engross

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Prohibiting a person from sponsoring, conducting, or participating in organized contests that have the objective of killing a coyote, fox, or raccoon for prizes or monetary awards except under certain circumstances; and establishing a fine of $100 fo...
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2021-04-12
Motion Special Order until Later This Session (Delegate Kipke) Adopted
HB468Engross

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Requiring the Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission to hold a public hearing on the selection of a nominee for a single vacancy on the Baltimore County Board of Education in a certain manner under certain circumstances; requiring the Co...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
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