Maryland Delegate Ben Barnes [D]

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MDHB415PassAltering the eligibility requirements for a Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship to repeal a provision of law requiring a certain applicant to apply within 2 years after graduating from high school; altering certain grade point average elig...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 200
MDHB604PassRenaming the Maryland Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to be the Maryland Library for the Blind and Print Disabled; and altering the appointed membership of the Maryland State Library Board to include a blind patron of the Maryland Li...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 272
MDHB837PassAltering the purposes of the Cultural and Linguistic Health Care Professional Competency Program; requiring the Program to establish and provide an evidence-based implicit bias training program for health care professionals involved in the perinatal ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 337
MDHB917PassAltering the basis on which a person is prohibited from taking certain actions against a certain person or group, to include certain actions motivated either in whole or in part by another person's or group's race, color, religious beliefs, sexual or...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 367
MDHB1122PassExcluding public institutions of higher education from certain provisions of law governing protection of information by government agencies; requiring public institutions of higher education to review and designate certain systems as systems of recor...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 429
MDHB1571PassProviding that the assessment of a certain fee by the State Health Services Cost Review Commission for funding the Hospital Employees Retraining Fund is to be in the case of a hospital closure, merger, or full delicensure; altering the circumstances ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 490
MDHB737VetoAltering the calculation of certain income tax disparity grants to counties and Baltimore City under certain circumstances and for certain fiscal years; and repealing a certain termination provision.
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB1236VetoRequiring the Maryland Transit Administration to engage in good-faith negotiations with certain jurisdictions and train companies to reach an agreement on a pilot program to establish Maryland Area Regional Commuter train service between Union Statio...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB1300VetoRepealing, altering, and adding certain provisions of law to implement The Blueprint for Maryland's Future, which is intended to transform Maryland's education system to the levels of high-performing systems around the world; establishing a method fo...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB514VetoEstablishing the Maryland Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Incentive Program to foster job creation and economic development in the State by promoting commercialization of research, facilitating technology transfer, and enco...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB1658VetoRequiring the Governor to appropriate certain amounts of money to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in fiscal years 2022 through 2026; requiring the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to submit certain reports to the Governor and certain committees of the G...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB209EngrossProhibiting, on or after July 1, 2021, a certain retail establishment from distributing plastic carryout bags to a customer at the point of sale; providing that, on or after July 1, 2021, only the State may enact a law or take other action to prohibi...
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2020-03-18
Favorable Report by Finance
MDHJ8IntroUrging the members of the United States Congress to enact federal legislation or propose a constitutional amendment granting legislative autonomy and statehood to the District of Columbia; and providing that copies of the Resolution be forwarded by t...
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2020-03-18
Favorable Report by House Rules and Executive Nominations
MDHB1249EngrossRequiring the public-private partnership agreement for the I-495 and I-270 Public-Private Partnership Program to include certain provisions; authorizing certain revenues derived from certain tolls to be distributed to a certain special fund to be bud...
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2020-03-17
Third Reading Passed (97-36)
MDHB292IntroExpanding 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.
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2020-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB772EngrossRequiring the Maryland Green Purchasing Committee in consultation with the Departments of the Environment, Agriculture, General Services, and other stakeholders, to develop, by January 1, 2022, a certain methodology for State agencies to estimate gre...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1147IntroRequiring that a single-occupancy public restroom be marked with certain gender-inclusive signage in certain places of public accommodation and certain public buildings; authorizing certain places of public accommodation to use certain gender-inclusi...
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2020-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB368EngrossRequiring the Governor to include certain appropriations in the State budget from the Transportation Trust Fund to the Maryland Transit Administration for certain operating and capital needs of the Administration in certain fiscal years; authorizing ...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB412IntroRequiring that 0.5% of the funds in the Purse Dedication Account be allocated to the Maryland Horse Industry Fund to be used to fund and award grants to be used for the care, retraining, and promotion of retired racehorses; requiring the Maryland Hor...
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2020-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
MDHB427EngrossRequiring a court to waive a certain publication requirement in an action for change of name under the Maryland Rules on motion by an individual who has filed the action.
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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1011EngrossRepealing the termination date of certain provisions of the Maryland Higher Education Outreach and College Access Pilot Program; altering the title of the Program; requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $100,0...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1113EngrossRequiring the Procurement Improvement Council to provide a forum to discuss the use of eMaryland Marketplace and compliance with certain provisions of law; and requiring the Council to report to certain committees of the General Assembly on or before...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1231EngrossExtending the jurisdiction of the equity court to include a petition for authorization for a minor to marry; altering the conditions under which an individual who is 17 years old is authorized to marry; prohibiting an individual under the age of 17 y...
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2020-03-13
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1585EngrossExtending and altering the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Program; requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget bill certain appropriations to the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund for certain fiscal years; altering certain requirements...
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2020-03-13
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB1079EngrossRequiring the Statewide Steering Committee on Services for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease to work in conjunction with members of the medical community in leading a certain comprehensive education and treatment program; requiring the Maryland Departm...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1664IntroRequiring the Governor to include in the annual budget bill for fiscal year 2022 and each fiscal year thereafter an appropriation to certain education programs equal to a certain amount and an additional $250,000.
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2020-03-12
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1628IntroAltering the definitions of "taxable price" and "taxable service" for the purposes of certain provisions of law governing the sales and use tax to impose the tax on certain labors and services; altering the rate of the sales and use tax; altering the...
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2020-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
MDHB590EngrossRepealing a certain prohibition on prosecuting a person for rape or a certain sexual offense against a victim who was the person's legal spouse at the time of the alleged rape or sexual offense.
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2020-02-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1057IntroRequiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to work with the historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the State to approve and prioritize certain academic programs and to promote the overall competitiveness of the HBCUs; requiri...
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
MDHB1530IntroRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to provide school psychology services provided by a school psychologist who is certified by the State Department of Education to practice school psychology.
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2020-02-14
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1112IntroEntering into the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact; stating the purpose of the Compact; requiring a state to meet certain requirements to participate in the Compact; requiring certain audiologists and speech-language patholo...
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2020-02-12
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB839IntroEstablishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program to provide temporary benefits to a covered individual who is taking leave from employment; establishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Fund; requiring, beginning January 1, 2021, cer...
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2020-02-11
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1543IntroEstablishing a Climate Crisis Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; requiring the Secretary of the Environment to administer certain schedules of greenhouse gas pollution fees; requiring the Secretary to delegate certa...
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2020-02-11
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1340IntroEstablishing the Commission on History, Culture, and Civics in Education to make recommendations to further discovery, interpretation, and learning; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Commission; requiring the Commission to stu...
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2020-02-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHJ7IntroSupporting the fundamental requirements for United 2026 as laid out in FIFA's "Proposal for a United Human Rights Strategy"; and encouraging all host stadiums, cities, ports of entry, and fan zones to provide certain atmospheres, experiences, and pol...
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2020-02-10
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1010IntroProhibiting certain facilities or certain staff from discriminating against certain individuals or residents on certain bases; requiring certain facilities to post a certain notice next to the facility's nondiscrimination policy in certain locations;...
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2020-02-10
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1145IntroRequiring the Comptroller to distribute certain sales and use tax revenues from snack foods to the Maryland Meals for Achievement Fund; establishing the Maryland Meals for Achievement Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; specifying the purpose of the ...
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2020-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1532IntroEstablishing that the criteria for determining eligibility for the food supplement program in the Department of Human Services are the criteria in effect on a certain date, notwithstanding certain changes in federal law; and requiring the State to pr...
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2020-02-10
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1520IntroEstablishing the Sustainable Maryland Program Fund to expand and enhance Sustainable Maryland's promotion and support of communities in the State in the effort to realize environmental, economic, and social sustainability; specifying that the Fund ma...
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2020-02-10
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1540IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, the State Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department of General Services, to adopt certain regu...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1233IntroProhibiting, beginning in fiscal year 2022, a State unit from entering into a contract to purchase or lease a vehicle for the State vehicle fleet that is not a zero-emission electric vehicle.
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB953IntroRequiring a certain entity to register with the State Ethics Commission as a regulated lobbyist if, during a certain reporting period, the entity spends a certain amount for issue lobbying communications; requiring a certain regulated lobbyist to rep...
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2020-02-06
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB910IntroProhibiting a person from manufacturing, causing to be manufactured, assembling, constructing, possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving certain firearms; prohibiting a person from using a certain 3-dimensional pri...
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2020-02-06
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB747IntroAltering a State policy to make a payment under a procurement contract or after receipt of a proper invoice in 15 days rather than the current policy of 30 days; requiring each county and municipality to adopt a certain policy; reducing the number of...
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2020-02-05
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB876IntroRequiring the Maryland Transit Administration, in partnership with certain stakeholders, to develop and implement a Purple Line marketing plan designed to generate early interest in and promote use of the Purple Line; requiring the Governor to includ...
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2020-02-05
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB641IntroRequiring the Chancellor of the University System of Maryland to act on behalf of the University System of Maryland and certain system institutions for the purpose of collective bargaining; providing for the negotiation of a certain consolidated memo...
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2020-01-31
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB295IntroRequiring affiliated corporations to compute Maryland taxable income using a certain combined reporting method; requiring the Comptroller to report by March 1 of each year an estimate of the total additional tax revenue from corporations to be collec...
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2020-01-29
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB492IntroIncreasing the required minimum appropriation for the Small Business Development Center Network Fund from $950,000 to $1,500,000 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021.
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2020-01-29
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB205IntroRequiring 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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2020-01-22
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB289IntroProviding that the spouse of a person on trial for a violation of a certain protective order may be compelled to testify as an adverse witness under certain circumstances; and providing for the prospective application of the Act.
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2020-01-21
To House Judiciary Committee
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