Bills Pending Maryland House Judiciary Committee

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MDHB152IntroRequiring the Department of State Police to adopt policies and procedures by January 1, 2022, for the use of body-worn cameras consistent with certain policies developed by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission; and requiring the Depa...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Feb 9 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB120IntroEstablishing that a record relating to an administrative or criminal investigation of misconduct by a law enforcement officer is not a personnel record for purposes of certain provisions of the Public Information Act; authorizing a custodian to deny ...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Feb 9 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB271IntroAuthorizing the establishment of certain law enforcement diversion programs subject to certain restrictions; authorizing certain individuals to participate in certain programs; authorizing certain providers to provide case management including certai...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Feb 12 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB500IntroAuthorizing a police officer to require a person to lie prone on the ground only when it is objectively reasonable and necessary to obtain compliance with lawful commands or to resolve a conflict; and requiring a police officer to consider certain fa...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Feb 12 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB151IntroRepealing the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights; providing for the prospective application of the Act; and requiring the publishers of the Annotated Code of Maryland, in consultation with and subject to the approval of the Department of Legisl...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Feb 9 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB198IntroAltering the prohibited actions for the crime of disturbing the peace; and repealing certain definitions.
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Feb 12 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB197IntroRequiring a police officer to display proper identification and provide certain information to certain individuals at the commencement of a certain stop, with a certain exception; requiring a police officer to inform certain passengers and occupants ...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Feb 9 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB336IntroRepealing provisions of law relating to the establishment and maintenance of a Johns Hopkins University police department, including all applicable authorizations, powers, requirements, and prohibitions on the University, University police officers, ...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Feb 12 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB241IntroRepealing a provision of law authorizing an application for a search warrant to contain a request authorizing the executing law enforcement officer to enter certain premises or a thing to be searched without giving notice of the officer's authority o...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Feb 12 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB187IntroRequiring all law enforcement agencies to adopt policies and procedures for the use of body-worn cameras consistent with certain policies developed by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission by October 1, 2021; and requiring all law enf...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Feb 9 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB525IntroProviding that in St. Mary's County, a certain hearing board may include up to two voting or nonvoting members of the public who have received at least 40 hours of training administered by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission on the ...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Feb 12 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB365IntroAuthorizing the Attorney General to prosecute a criminal case involving serious bodily injury or death allegedly caused by a police officer.
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Feb 12 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB139IntroAuthorizing a person to seek certain relief for use of force by a law enforcement officer that is inconsistent with a certain provision of the Act by filing a civil action with a certain court; providing that a certain person is not precluded from pu...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Feb 9 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB188IntroRepealing a provision of law authorizing an application for a search warrant to contain a request authorizing the executing law enforcement officer to enter a building, apartment, premises, place, or thing to be searched without giving notice of the ...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Feb 9 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB502IntroRequiring each Office of the State's Attorney to collect and disclose certain information relating to prosecutions and office policies to the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services; requiring the Office to determine the man...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Feb 12 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB195IntroProviding that only a police officer may file a statement of charges with a District Court commissioner; and altering a District Court commissioner's duties to exclude issuing arrest warrants.
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Feb 9 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB329IntroProhibiting a judicial officer from issuing a warrant to enter a residence for the arrest of a suspect unless the judicial officer finds an independent articulated connection of the suspect to the residence demonstrating a clear and convincing likeli...
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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Feb 12 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB425IntroProhibiting a person from committing a certain prohibited act with the intent to interrupt or impair the functioning of a health care facility or a public school; prohibiting a person from knowingly possessing certain ransomware with the intent to us...
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2021-01-18
[Hearing: Feb 2 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB446IntroProviding that multiple thefts committed by the same person in multiple counties under one scheme or continuing course of conduct may be aggregated and prosecuted in any county in which any one of the thefts occurred; altering a certain reference to ...
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2021-01-18
[Hearing: Feb 2 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB445IntroAltering the circumstances under which a police officer is required to charge by citation for certain misdemeanor or local ordinance violations that have an imprisonment penalty of up to 90 days and do not involve serious injury or an immediate healt...
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2021-01-18
[Hearing: Feb 2 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB426IntroRequiring the Maryland Parole Commission to develop a dynamic risk assessment instrument to assist in predicting the risk that an inmate may violate the law if released on parole; requiring the Commission to complete an assessment of a certain inmate...
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2021-01-18
[Hearing: Feb 2 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB452IntroProviding that a person who is the victim of an act that would constitute a violation of certain hate crime laws may bring a civil action against a certain person; authorizing the court to impose an injunction and award damages that may be equal to t...
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2021-01-18
[Hearing: Feb 24 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB489IntroAdding misconduct in office to a certain list of crimes for which certain evidence may be gathered by, and a judge may grant an order authorizing, interception of oral, wire, or electronic communications.
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2021-01-18
[Hearing: Feb 2 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB449IntroAltering certain designations on a marriage license and certificate; and authorizing the clerk of the circuit court to maintain a certain electronic record as an alternative to the requirement that the clerk keep a certain marriage license book.
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2021-01-18
[Hearing: Feb 4 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB531IntroRequiring 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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2021-01-18
[Hearing: Feb 2 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB488IntroMaking certain violations relating to the use or possession of certain de minimis quantities of certain controlled dangerous substances a civil offense rather than a misdemeanor; applying penalties for a first or second finding of guilt involving the...
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2021-01-18
[Hearing: Feb 2 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB498IntroProhibiting the driver of a vehicle from using the vehicle to interfere or attempt to interfere with another person's ability to engage in First Amendment activities or to damage or destroy or attempt to damage or destroy certain property because a p...
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2021-01-18
[Hearing: Feb 2 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB476IntroProviding that an equity court may grant visitation rights to a grandparent of a child if both the child's living parents consent, one of the child's living parents consents, both of the child's living parents are unable to consent, or certain except...
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2021-01-18
[Hearing: Feb 4 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB32IntroAltering a certain quantity threshold and establishing a certain age limit applicable to a certain civil offense of use or possession of cannabis; establishing a civil offense for use or possession of a certain amount of cannabis for a person of at l...
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2021-01-18
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB447IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution relating to the selection, election, tenure, and continuance in office of a judge of an appellate court or a circuit court; altering the methods for filling vacancies in the offices of such judges; ...
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2021-01-18
[Hearing: Feb 24 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB477IntroProviding the ways in which an application for a court order authorizing or directing a law enforcement officer to use a cell site simulator or obtain location information from an electronic device may be submitted to a judge; providing for the ways ...
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2021-01-18
[Hearing: Feb 2 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB521IntroProviding that a certain law prohibiting a registered sex offender from entering onto real property used for public or nonpublic elementary or secondary education applies to a student who is a registered sex offender and has been convicted of a sexua...
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2021-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 28 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB331IntroProhibiting a police officer from questioning a certain minor unless an attorney for the minor is physically present with the minor or communicating with the minor through live, two-way electronic and audio communication.
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2021-01-15
[Hearing: Feb 4 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB186IntroRenaming the Court Dog and Child Witness Program to be the Court Dog Therapy Program; expanding the application of the Program to veterans participating in a certain veterans treatment court; establishing that the Program shall be in the circuit cour...
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2021-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 28 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB316IntroExempting certain defendants placed in private home detention as a condition of pretrial release from the requirement to pay a certain monitoring fee if the defendant qualifies as an indigent individual under certain circumstances or if a home detent...
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2021-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 26 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB223IntroAltering the definition of "person in a position of authority" for purposes of a certain prohibition against engaging in a sexual act, sexual contact, or vaginal intercourse with a minor to include an individual under contract with a child care facil...
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2021-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 26 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB194IntroRequiring that certain public defenders receive a test for implicit bias, training to address implicit bias, and undergo an evaluation to measure the results of that training; requiring the Public Defender to ensure that anonymized data on these test...
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2021-01-15
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB71IntroRepealing 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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2021-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 28 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB27IntroRequiring a law enforcement agency to report the arrest of a student for an offense related to the student's membership in a criminal organization to the Maryland Center for School Safety, the State Board of Education, and the State's Attorney; requi...
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2021-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 28 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB102IntroRequiring the compensation rate for inmate labor in Maryland Correctional Enterprises to be not less than the State minimum wage; repealing a requirement that the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services reimburse a certain county or the...
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2021-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 26 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB23IntroRequiring an officer, an employee, an agent, or a contractor of the State or a political subdivision to deny inspection by a federal agency seeking access for certain immigration enforcement matters of a public record that contains personal informat...
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2021-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 2:30 pm]
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MDHB131IntroRequiring the Commissioner of Correction to provide a certain inmate with a certain step-down program to prepare an inmate for transition to the general population or the community; establishing the requirements of a certain step-down program; prohib...
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2021-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 26 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB478IntroIncreasing surcharges for certain civil cases in the circuit courts from $55 to $75 per case and in the the District Court from $8 to $13 per summary ejectment case and from $18 to $24 per case for all other civil cases; and prohibiting the surcharge...
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2021-01-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB25IntroAltering the definition of "health care provider" for purposes of certain provisions of law governing catastrophic health emergencies to include an employee, an agent, or a contractor of a health care facility who provides or assists in the provision...
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2021-01-15
[Hearing: Feb 3 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB402IntroAltering a certain definition of "absconding" to include leaving a facility that an individual was placed in for certain drug or alcohol treatment without the permission of a certain administrator.
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2021-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 26 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB93IntroAuthorizing a county to establish a local youth violence review committee to prevent violence and homicides involving youth assailants and youth victims by promoting cooperation among certain agencies, providing youth services, determining the causes...
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2021-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 28 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB366IntroAuthorizing a judge of the District Court or a judge of a circuit court, on a finding of good cause, to recall an arrest warrant issued by a District Court commissioner and issue a summons in its place.
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2021-01-15
[Hearing: Feb 9 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB128IntroAltering the term "sexual orientation" in the context of hate crimes to include gender expression; including age in the list of characteristics protected by the prohibition on hate crimes; authorizing a court to require an offender convicted of hate ...
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2021-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 26 @ 1:30 pm]
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MDHB315IntroRequiring a law enforcement officer who takes a child into custody to provide notice to the child's parents, guardian, or custodian in a manner reasonably calculated to give actual notice; requiring the notice to include the child's location, the rea...
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2021-01-15
[Hearing: Feb 4 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB326IntroRequiring the clerk of the court to include the name of the judge or magistrate who presided over a hearing or took judicial action as part of case information in the case management system of the court; requiring a clerk of the District Court to inc...
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2021-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
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