Maryland Senator Arthur Ellis [D]

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MDSB3IntroAltering the health care services the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, subject to a certain limitation, is required to provide through telehealth; altering the circumstances under which the Program is required to provide health care services thro...
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2021-03-05
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB5IntroRequiring the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities to publish, to a certain extent, health data that includes race and ethnicity information collected by the Office and update the data at least once every 6 months; requiring the Governor,...
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2021-03-05
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB414IntroRequiring 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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2021-03-05
Motion Laid Over (Senator Pinsky) Adopted
MDSB674IntroAltering the membership of the Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities; requiring the membership of the Commission to reflect the diversity of the State to the extent practicable; specifying the term of certain members; requir...
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2021-03-05
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB749IntroAltering the manner of election for certain members of the Charles County Board of Education by specifying that members be elected from six school board districts and one from the county at-large; requiring the Board of Charles County Commissioners t...
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2021-03-03
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB1EngrossRequiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to establish a certain new unit to assist in evaluating and reviewing certain proposals for new programs and substantial modifications of existing programs; requiring the Governor, in each of fiscal ...
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2021-03-02
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB937IntroRequiring the Secretary of Housing and Community Development to take into consideration a family's student loan debt in developing eligibility requirements for certain financial assistance related to residential mortgages; clarifying that the Communi...
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2021-03-02
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSJ2IntroUrging the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Indian Head to rename the Town in order to better reflect the State of Maryland's respect of indigenous history, culture, and persons.
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2021-02-23
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB175EngrossProhibiting the Board of Public Works from requiring a contractor to furnish certain guarantees before an energy performance contract is ratified; and requiring certain performance bonds, payment bonds, and other securities to be provided at the time...
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2021-02-19
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB496PassProviding certain financing during fiscal years 2021 and 2022 for the purpose of relieving the adverse effects of the coronavirus pandemic; allowing, for certain taxable years, a subtraction under the Maryland income tax for certain unemployment insu...
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2021-02-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 39
MDSB303IntroRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim the fourth Thursday in March as Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day; and requiring the proclamation to urge educational and cultural organizations to observe Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day through appropri...
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2021-02-12
[Hearing: Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB142IntroEstablishing November 1 as the legal State holiday of Maryland Emancipation Day; and making Maryland Emancipation Day a public school holiday, a bank holiday, and a State employee holiday.
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2021-02-12
[Hearing: Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB662IntroEstablishing the Commission on Multicultural Education to develop standards and a model statewide curriculum for multicultural education and a certain framework for teachers and students; requiring the Commission to conduct certain research and devel...
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2021-02-12
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB308EngrossProviding that an applicant who graduated from high school 5 or more years before the date of application is not subject to a certain grade point requirement to be eligible for the Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship under certain circumst...
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2021-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB155EngrossRepealing a certain provision of law requiring a financial aid administrator to verify certain information under certain circumstances; altering the method by which a financial administrator at a public institution of higher education is required to ...
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2021-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB869IntroRequiring the Department of Transportation to conduct a study and make recommendations on extending Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) rail service to western Maryland; requiring the Maryland Transit Administration to incorporate the recommendati...
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2021-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB664IntroRequiring public high school students, beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, to confer with a high school guidance counselor or other designated representative regarding certain financial aid applications as a requirement for graduation; authorizin...
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2021-02-10
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB663IntroExempting cemeteries located in Charles County from certain sediment control, stormwater management, and forest conservation requirements.
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2021-02-10
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB304EngrossAltering the definition of "recyclable materials" under the Maryland Recycling Act to exclude incinerator ash; and repealing the authority of a county to utilize a resource recovery facility to meet 5% of the waste reduction required to be achieved t...
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2021-02-05
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB252IntroEstablishing a Minority Business Enterprise Procurement Contract Financing Program in the Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority to provide working capital to qualified minority business enterprises to facilitate their ability to ent...
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2021-02-04
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB33IntroRequiring the Special Secretary for the Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, in consultation with the Secretary of Transportation and the Attorney General, to establish a certain overall percentage participation goal for certain min...
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2021-02-02
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB207IntroProhibiting a procurement officer and any other employee responsible for the procurement of goods and services on behalf of a unit that is not meeting a certain minority business enterprise goal or making improvements in meeting the goal from receivi...
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2021-02-02
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB197IntroProhibiting certain units of State government from waiving certain minority business enterprise goals for emergency or expedited procurement contracts or contracts for the purchase of commodities.
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2021-02-02
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB157IntroRequiring the Board of Public Works to approve the award of a procurement contract for specialized printing services before a unit may execute the contract; prohibiting the Board from delegating its authority to approve the award of a procurement con...
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2021-02-02
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB58IntroAltering the membership of the local boards of elections to require that a majority of the members of the boards be registered members of the political party with the largest number of registered voters in the county, rather than being of the majorit...
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2021-02-02
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB182IntroEstablishing that a certain project that receives a certain appropriation from the State is subject to a certain minority business participation goal.
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2021-02-02
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB565IntroAltering a certain provision of law requiring the Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities to collaborate with the Maryland Health Care Commission to publish a report card that includes racial and ethnic composition data on individua...
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2021-02-02
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB28IntroProhibiting a person from intentionally causing physical injury to another if the person knows or has reason to know that the other is an official, an umpire, a referee, or a judge officiating at a sporting event; authorizing a police officer to arre...
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2021-01-26
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB486IntroRequiring an essential employer to give a written statement regarding certain hazard pay paid to certain essential workers at certain intervals; requiring an essential employer to take certain actions related to occupational safety and health during ...
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2021-01-26
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB521IntroGranting collective bargaining rights to certain graduate students at an institution within the University System of Maryland, Morgan State University, or St. Mary's College of Maryland.
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2021-01-26
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB39IntroRequiring the Maryland Department of Planning in coordination with the Maryland State Data Center to study, report on, and make recommendations relating to certain collateral consequences for individuals with criminal records; requiring the Departmen...
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2021-01-22
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB81IntroRequiring the State Department of Transportation promptly to 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 Pro...
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2021-01-18
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB269IntroRequiring the State, a county, or a municipal corporation to pay a certain refund to a disabled active duty service member, disabled veteran, or surviving spouse under certain circumstances; requiring the State, a county, or a municipal corporation t...
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2021-01-18
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB213IntroRequiring the State Highway Administration to designate Maryland Route 210 as the President Barack Obama Highway.
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2021-01-15
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB26IntroRequiring the State Highway Administration to collect litter and mow the grass along State highways and certain interstate highways on a consistent and regular basis; requiring the Administration to seasonally adjust the frequency with which litter c...
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2021-01-15
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB94IntroEstablishing local health district boards in each local health planning agency; prohibiting certain funding for local health district boards from being included in certain local health services funding; requiring a local health planning agency to pro...
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2021-01-11
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB172IntroRequiring the Secretary of Health to designate certain areas as Health Equity Resource Communities in a certain manner; specifying that the purpose of establishing Health Equity Resource Communities is to reduce health disparities, improve health out...
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2021-01-11
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB245IntroProhibiting a school resource officer from entering a school building except if summoned by a school administrator or official to respond to an emergency involving violence or the threat of violence, to participate in certain training, or to use cert...
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2021-01-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB130IntroProhibiting a landlord from assessing certain late fees for the failure of a tenant to pay rent under certain circumstances and following certain notice from the tenant; requiring a tenant to provide certain documents to a landlord for a certain purp...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB260IntroEstablishing the Police Officers' Performance Review Board as an independent board that functions in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; requiring the Board to require all law enforcement agencies to collect certain data on cer...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB163IntroRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, subject to the limitations of the State budget, and as permitted by federal law, to provide certified doula services including childbirth education and support services and emotional and physical sup...
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2020-12-23
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB11IntroExpanding an exemption from the sales and use tax for the sale of items for an agricultural purpose to include the sale of seedlings and fruit trees.
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2020-12-22
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
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