Maryland Senator Arthur Ellis [D]

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MDSB292IntroAltering the definition of "public safety officer" to include certain volunteer emergency medical technicians for purposes of a certain property tax credit; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after June 30, 2019.
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2019-02-18
Favorable Report by Budget and Taxation
MDSB356IntroRequiring the Secretary of Health to include in a certain annual report regarding the Maternal Mortality Review Program a section on racial disparities that includes a comparison of the maternal mortality rates of non-Hispanic black and non-Hispanic ...
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2019-02-18
Favorable Report by Finance
MDSB966IntroTask Force on the Effectiveness of State Crime Laboratories
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2019-02-18
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB983IntroProcurement - Small Businesses and Minority Businesses - Qualification and Certification (Small and Minority Business Certification Streamlining Act of 2019)
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2019-02-18
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB982IntroCommission to Study Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Funding
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2019-02-18
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB973IntroTri-County Council for Southern Maryland - Membership and Funding
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2019-02-18
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB972IntroTask Force on Educational Outcomes of Pregnant and Parenting Students in High School and GED Programs
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2019-02-18
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB139IntroAltering a certain prohibition relating to threatening to commit a certain crime of violence in order to prohibit a person from knowingly threatening to commit or threatening to cause to be committed a certain crime of violence that would place five ...
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2019-02-15
Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB196IntroRequiring an application for a license, an identification card, or a moped operator's permit to allow an applicant to indicate the applicant's sex as female, male, or unspecified; requiring the Motor Vehicle Administration to ensure that the license,...
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2019-02-15
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB512IntroProhibiting a public service company from terminating electric or gas service to certain residential customers for nonpayment on a day that a government furlough is in effect or for 7 days after the furlough has ended; authorizing the Public Service ...
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2019-02-15
[Hearing: Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
MDSB868IntroRepealing a certain provision of law applying certain provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act to certain health insurance coverage issued or delivered in the State by certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, or health maintenance organ...
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2019-02-14
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB870IntroIncreasing the maximum income limits on eligibility for a certain credit against the State income tax for certain child and dependent care expenses; altering the phase-out of the tax credit; making the credit refundable, subject to certain income lim...
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2019-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB882IntroProhibiting a person from transporting into the State a certain firearm that is not imprinted with a certain serial number or manufacturing, possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving a certain firearm that is not i...
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2019-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB866IntroSpecifying that certain budget information must be submitted to each county that supports the College of Southern Maryland; eliminating the requirement to submit an annual report and to report on certain expenditures; altering the budget approval req...
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2019-02-13
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB491IntroProviding collective bargaining rights to graduate assistants who are graduate students at a University System of Maryland institution, Morgan State University, or St. Mary's College of Maryland who is a teaching, administrative, or research assistan...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB528IntroEstablishing the Behavioral Health Services Matching Grant Program for Service Members and Veterans; providing for the purpose of the Program; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to administer the Program; requiring the Program to award certa...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB556IntroRequiring each manager and supervisor in the Legislative and Executive branches of State government to immediately report to the appointing authority or head of the principal unit certain incidents of workplace bullying; providing that it is the inte...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB516IntroEstablishing certain criteria for qualified offshore wind projects applied for on or after July 1, 2017, termed Round 2 offshore wind projects; altering and extending the minimum required percentage of energy that must be derived from Tier 1 renewabl...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB548IntroAltering the eligibility of certain sources of energy for the creation of credits under the renewable energy portfolio standard; removing certain sources from the definition of a "Tier 1 renewable source"; providing that existing obligations or contr...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB133EngrossRepealing the termination date for certain provisions of law applicable to the registration and authorized use of farm area motor vehicles, including a provision increasing from 10 miles to 25 miles the radius from a farm within which a person may op...
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2019-02-08
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB852IntroRequiring the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation to establish the period of time during which each unit must approve or disapprove an application for an expedited temporary license for certain applicants; requiring certain units to approv...
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2019-02-08
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB105EngrossAltering the definition of "nonprofit training entity" for the purposes of the Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program to include an entity that uses trained therapy horses for interaction with veterans; altering the definition of "eligible veteran"...
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2019-02-08
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB879IntroRequiring public schools to devote a part of the day to appropriate exercises that relate to Black History Month, with an emphasis on Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass and the contributions they made in the fight against slavery; etc.
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2019-02-08
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
MDSB442IntroExpanding to all counties in the State a prohibition on State agencies constructing within the nine Eastern Shore counties a toll road, toll highway, or toll bridge without the consent of a majority of the affected counties; etc.
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2019-02-07
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB431IntroEstablishing the Task Force on Oral Health in Maryland to study access to dental services for all State residents, identify areas lacking in dental services for a significant number of people, identify barriers to receiving services, analyze the impa...
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2019-02-07
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB346IntroProviding that, for certain purposes relating to the transfer of a firearm, the term "transfer" includes a loan other than a temporary gratuitous exchange of a regulated firearm between two individuals who remain in the same location for the duration...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB397IntroRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim June 28 as Freedom of the Press Day to commemorate the protected right of free press as identified in the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB375IntroRequiring that certain service contracts entered into by the State contain a certain work verification clause; requiring the work verification clause to require the contractor to use certain work verification software for a certain purpose, specify t...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB441IntroProhibiting a person from storing or leaving a loaded or an unloaded firearm in a location where a child could gain access to the firearm, unless the firearm is locked by a certain safety lock or is secured in a container that is capable of preventin...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB448IntroEstablishing a network of oyster sanctuaries in the five tributaries identified by the Department of Natural Resources for large-scale restoration pursuant to the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement; codifying the boundaries of certain oyster san...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB472IntroRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim the first Monday in August as Caribbean Day in Maryland; and requiring the proclamation to urge educational and cultural organizations to observe Caribbean Day in Maryland properly with appropriate programs...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB473IntroProviding that a person who is aggrieved by an act that would constitute a violation of certain hate crime laws, or the Attorney General on behalf of the person, may bring a civil action against a certain person; authorizing the court to impose an in...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB521IntroRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to develop a certain action plan to increase access to and the availability of professional veteran health services to prevent veteran suicides; requiring the plan to address certain matters; requiring the ...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB853IntroAltering the eligibility requirements for an individual to be certified by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission as a police officer to require an individual to be either a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident of the Un...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB538IntroRequiring certain hospitals and health systems to provide each patient with a written notice that includes certain information related to facility fees that are charged for outpatient services provided at hospital-based facilities; requiring that eac...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB542IntroEstablishing the Committee on Air Quality; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Committee; prohibiting a member of the Committee from receiving certain compensation, but authorizing the reimbursement of certain expenses; requirin...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB845IntroRequiring the State Department of Transportation to promptly undertake all steps necessary to complete the design, engineering, and National Environmental Policy Act process and secure a record of decision for the Southern Maryland Rapid Transit Proj...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB549IntroAllowing an individual to claim a credit against the State income tax for certain allowable union dues paid by the individual during the taxable year if the union dues would have been allowed as a deduction under the Internal Revenue Code for a taxab...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB505IntroRequiring certain jurisdictions to report to the Department of the Environment on certain information relating to the number of cases alleging violations of sediment and erosion control laws and regulations and building and grading permits by January...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB546IntroRequiring a person who holds a certain certificate or license to comply with certain reporting requirements and deadlines related to implementation of the Phosphorus Management Tool and the submission of certain soil test phosphorus levels; requiring...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB364IntroEstablishing the Election Day Page Program; providing for the purpose of the Program; requiring the State Board of Elections to develop a certain page training program for local boards of elections that participate in the Program; requiring participa...
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2019-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB373IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to repeal the requirement that a candidate for Governor who seeks nomination in a primary election designate a candidate for Lieutenant Governor at the time of filing a certificate of candidacy; req...
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2019-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB416IntroDeclaring the intent of the General Assembly regarding instruction on the Holocaust and genocide to Maryland students to ensure these tragedies are not forgotten and to gain an understanding of ways to prevent such events in the future; requiring pub...
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2019-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB432IntroAltering the locations of the Cyber Warrior Diversity Program in the State to include the University of Maryland Baltimore County Training Centers and Langston Hughes Community, Business and Resource Center; requiring the Program to use the Cyber War...
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2019-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB449IntroProviding an exception to the voter registration deadline to allow an individual to appear at a certain precinct polling place to apply to register to vote or change the voter's address on an existing voter registration; requiring a certain applicant...
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2019-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB506IntroRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to conduct a certain study to determine the existing capacity and estimated unmet needs for mental health and substance use disorder services by region of the State; requiring that the study include a revie...
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2019-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
MDSB513IntroRepealing a provision of law that requires a certified public accountant firm to hold a permit issued by the State Board of Public Accountancy if the firm performs certain attest services for a client with a home office in this State; and authorizing...
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2019-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB537IntroAltering the circumstances under which certain individuals are exempt from paying the out-of-state tuition rate at public institutions of higher education; altering the circumstances under which certain individuals are eligible to pay the resident tu...
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2019-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB719IntroAltering the membership of the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland to include the Secretary of Commerce ex officio, two members appointed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, respectively, and one additional ...
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2019-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB608IntroEstablishing the Maryland Food for Maryland Institutions Task Force to investigate and study ways to increase the procurement of locally grown foods in State contracts and to promote participation by Maryland farmers in the process; providing for the...
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2019-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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