Maryland Senator Arthur Ellis [D]

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MDSB81PassRequiring the State Department of Transportation to undertake promptly 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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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 739
MDSB269PassRequiring 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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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 727
MDSB5PassAltering the information to be included in the Health Care Disparities Policy Report Card to include disparities in morbidity and mortality rates for dementia; requiring the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities to publish health data that...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 745
MDSB172PassEstablishing a Pathways to Health Equity Program in the Community Health Resources Commission to provide the foundation and guidance for a permanent Health Equity Resource Community program; requiring the Program to provide grant funding to reduce he...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 741
MDSB565PassAltering 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 and provide a certain report card to require the Office to also collaborate...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 762
MDSB664PassRequiring each county board of education to encourage and assist high school seniors to complete and submit certain financial aid forms by a certain deadline; requiring each county board to develop a certain outreach plan; requiring each county board...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 577
MDSB749PassAltering the manner of election for certain members of the Charles County Board of Education by specifying that members be elected from certain county commissioner districts; providing for the ballot requirements for a certain election; requiring the...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 405
MDSB674PassAltering the membership of the Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities; requiring the Commission's membership to reflect the diversity of the State to the extent practicable; requiring the Commission to meet at least six times...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 635
MDSB308PassProviding 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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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 344
MDSB155PassRepealing 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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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 257
MDSB673PassEstablishing the Urban Agriculture Grant Program in the Department of Agriculture to increase the viability of urban farming and improve access to urban-grown foods; establishing an Urban Agriculture Grant Fund to provide grants to nonprofit organiza...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 320
MDSB3PassAltering the health care services the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, subject to a certain limitation, is required to provide through telehealth; requiring that certain services provided under the Program include certain counseling and treatment...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 71
MDSB414Engross

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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)
MDSB163Engross

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Establishing the Maryland Medical Assistance Program Doula Pilot Program to be administered by the Maryland Department of Health and to provide doula services to program recipients in Baltimore City, Charles County, and Prince George's County who ar...
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2021-03-24
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB1PassRequiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to establish a new unit to assist in evaluating and reviewing certain proposals for new programs and substantial modifications of existing programs; requiring the Governor, for fiscal years 2023 thro...
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2021-03-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 42
MDSB303Engross

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Requiring 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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2021-03-20
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB175Engross

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Prohibiting 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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2021-03-17
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB937Intro

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Requiring 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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2021-03-10
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSJ2Intro

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Urging 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
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
MDSB142Intro

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Establishing 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
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB662Intro

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Establishing 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
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB869Intro

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Requiring 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
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB663Intro

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Exempting 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
MDSB304Engross

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Altering 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
MDSB252Intro

Sine Die
Establishing 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
MDSB33Intro

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Requiring 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
MDSB207Intro

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Prohibiting 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
MDSB197Intro

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Prohibiting 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
MDSB157Intro

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Requiring 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
MDSB58Intro

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Altering 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
MDSB182Intro

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Establishing 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
MDSB28Intro

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Prohibiting 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
MDSB486Intro

Sine Die
Requiring 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
MDSB521Intro

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Granting 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
MDSB39Intro

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Requiring 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
MDSB213Intro

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Requiring 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
MDSB26Intro

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Requiring 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
MDSB94Intro

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Establishing 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
MDSB245Intro

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Prohibiting 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
MDSB130Intro

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Prohibiting 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
MDSB260Intro

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Establishing 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
MDSB11Intro

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Expanding 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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