Maryland Delegate Ben Barnes [D]

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MDHB335VetoExpanding the application of provisions of law governing grievance procedures for certain State employees; requiring a grievant to complete certain forms in sufficient detail that will allow for the expeditious resolution of the grievance; and applyi...
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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB548VetoProviding that a privately owned transportation project in the State that includes the construction of one or more tunnels with a diameter of 6 feet or greater that will be primarily used by a common carrier may not be constructed and the State may n...
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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB888VetoProhibiting a person from transporting a certain rapid fire trigger activator into the State or manufacturing, possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving a certain rapid fire trigger activator, subject to a certain ...
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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB1019VetoRequiring that certain active members of the Employees' Pension System or the Teachers' Pension System who are subject to the Reformed Contributory Pension Benefit earn a certain rate of interest on certain former member contributions in the Alternat...
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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB365PassAltering the determination of the number of exemptions that an individual may use to calculate a certain deduction under the Maryland income tax; requiring the Bureau of Revenue Estimates, in consultation with the Consensus Revenue Monitoring and For...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 574
MDHB856PassAltering the Maryland earned income tax credit to allow certain individuals without certain qualifying children to claim the credit; applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017; and making the Act contingent on the taking ...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 612
MDHB908PassRequiring certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations that provide certain benefits under certain insurance policies or contracts to provide coverage for certain fertility preservation procedures; providing ...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 715
MDHB1049PassIncreasing the maximum number of years of eligibility service that certain members of the State Police Retirement System may have to participate in the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) to 30; increasing the number of years that certain membe...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 725
MDHB1012PassClarifying that the compensation of the Executive Director for the State Retirement Agency and certain staff shall be as provided in the State budget; requiring the Board of Trustees for the State Retirement and Pension System to adopt criteria for s...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 727
MDHB1042PassAltering the maximum benefit from 60% to 65% that a member of the Law Enforcement Officers' Pension System may receive for the normal service retirement allowance.
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 784
MDHB1018PassIncreasing the administrative and operational expense cap of the Board of Trustees for the State Retirement and Pension System and the State Retirement Agency for fiscal years 2019 through 2022 under certain circumstances; altering the basis for the ...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 723
MDHB1596PassProviding that, except as prohibited by federal law, a provision in certain employment contracts, policies, or agreements that waive certain rights or remedies to a claim of sexual harassment or certain retaliation is null and void as being against t...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 738
MDHB312PassIncreasing the penalties for obstructing, hindering, or interfering with a school bus driver or a certain individual who is involved in providing public transportation services under certain circumstances.
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 619
MDHB430PassRequiring the Governor to include in the State budget a certain appropriation from all fund sources for the Child Care Subsidy Program each fiscal year; requiring the Governor to appropriate funds from all fund sources in the State budget to increase...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 563
MDHB531PassRequiring drivers approaching from the rear certain vehicles that are stopped, standing, or parked on a highway and using certain visual signals to make a lane change to an available lane not immediately adjacent to the stopped, standing, or parked v...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 544
MDHB913PassRequiring the governing body of each institution of higher education, on or before August 1, 2019, to adopt and submit to the Maryland Higher Education Commission a revised written policy on sexual assault that includes certain disciplinary proceedin...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 395
MDHB968PassEstablishing the Public School Facility Construction Innovation Incentive Pilot Program to provide incentives to encourage public school systems to pursue innovative public school facility construction projects; requiring the Interagency Committee on...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 397
MDHB1215PassRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to make a certain advance payment to a nursing home at the request of the nursing home for uncompensated Maryland Medical Assistance Program services provided to a certain resident; providing that the advan...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 445
MDHB1473PassEstablishing the Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Program at Institutions of Higher Education; authorizing individuals employed by a food service facility or a recreation and wellness facility at an eligible institution to obtain, store, and...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 527
MDHB1283PassAltering, from a 6-month to a 12-month period, the length for which a certain insurer, nonprofit health service plan, and health maintenance organization is required to provide coverage for a single dispensing of a supply of prescription contraceptiv...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 450
MDHB1074PassRequiring public institutions of higher education to grant priority registration for courses to certain currently serving members and veterans of the armed forces of the United States; providing that a certain course registration priority applies onl...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 400
MDHB547PassRequiring the Head Start Program in the State to be referred to as the Ulysses Currie Head Start Program; and requiring the Governor to include an appropriation of at least $3,000,000 for the Ulysses Currie Head Start Program in each annual budget su...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 555
MDHB372PassRequiring the Secretary of Transportation to withhold a portion of the State's annual operating grant to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority under certain circumstances; requiring the Department of Transportation to provide an annual g...
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2018-04-25
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 352
MDHB370PassAltering the requirement that Washington Suburban Transit Commission members appointed by the Governor serve as the Commission's appointees to be principal members of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board of Directors; encouraging ...
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2018-04-25
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 353
MDHB164PassClarifying the eligibility for a retirement allowance for certain members of the Judges' Retirement System who reach the mandatory retirement age required by Article IV, § 3 of the Maryland Constitution and have less than 5 years of eligibility serv...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 248
MDHB819PassAltering the process by which a person who is denied a certain handgun permit or renewal of a permit or whose permit is revoked or limited may appeal the decision; providing that appeals from a certain decision by the Secretary or the Secretary's des...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 253
MDHB1483PassAuthorizing a court to include in an order appointing a guardian of the person of a disabled person the duty to foster and preserve certain family relationships under certain circumstances.
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 287
MDHB1646PassRequiring a State's Attorney to serve a written notice on a certain defendant, defendant's counsel, and the court prior to trial or the acceptance of a guilty plea or the equivalent; requiring a court to inform, verbally or in writing, a defendant co...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 251
MDHB1400PassProviding that participation by certain organizations in the State employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program may not impede, undermine, or conflict with certain obligations or statuses; authorizing an employee of a county board to part...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 307
MDHB1302PassAuthorizing certain individuals to file a petition for an extreme risk protective order with a certain court or a District Commissioner under certain circumstances; requiring a petition for an extreme risk protective order to contain certain informat...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 250
MDHB679PassAuthorizing a county board of education to extend the length of the school year for up to 5 school days beyond June 15 without approval from the State Board of Education; and requiring a county board to submit a written application to the State Board...
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2018-04-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 35
MDHB163IntroProviding collective bargaining rights to adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland University College; defining "adjunct faculty" as an employee of the University of Maryland University College who serves in a nonpermanent position in which stud...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
MDHB516IntroAltering the calculation of the required funding amount for community colleges including the Baltimore City Community College in certain fiscal years.
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
MDHB629IntroAltering a certain date to January 1, 2020, by which the State is required to discontinue a certain prescription drug benefit for certain retirees; authorizing certain retirees who participate in a certain prescription drug benefit plan with a certai...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
MDHB592IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $250,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of The Bernie House, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site impr...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB914IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $250,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of The Children's Guild, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site ...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB926IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $200,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Mayor and City Council of the City of Laurel for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site impr...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB1089EngrossEstablishing certain requirements for the appointment and removal of the inspector general of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority by the Board of Directors of the Authority; specifying certain powers and requirements of the inspector g...
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2018-04-09
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (46-0)
MDHB1194EngrossEstablishing the Drug Cost Commission to determine how to make prescription drugs more affordable for State residents, State and local government, commercial health plans and other stakeholders within the State; requiring the Commission to create an ...
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2018-04-09
Favorable Report by Finance
MDHB1624EngrossAltering the calculation of certain income tax disparity grants to counties and Baltimore City under certain circumstances and for certain fiscal years; and extending a certain termination provision by 2 years.
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2018-04-09
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1341IntroRequiring the Maryland 529 Board to develop an application form for a certain State contribution program that includes certain information; requiring the Governor to provide appropriations of $5,000,000 in fiscal year 2018 and $3,000,000 in fiscal ye...
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2018-04-09
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDHB1697EngrossProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to limit the uses of certain revenues to educational opportunities and programs for the children of the State in public schools, the advancement of educators, and the construction of school faciliti...
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2018-04-09
Second Reading Passed
MDHB1238IntroRequiring each institution of higher education, beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, to annually provide certain sexual assault response training to certain employees, contractors, or enrolled students who may be involved in certain actions; req...
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2018-04-07
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
MDHB1626IntroAuthorizing a custodian of records for the Motor Vehicle Administration to disclose certain personal information to United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement only after being provided with a valid warrant or subpoena issued by a federal court...
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2018-04-07
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB308PassAltering a certain limit on the unified credit used for determining the Maryland estate tax for certain decedents; altering a certain limitation on the amount of the Maryland estate tax for decedents dying on or after January 1, 2019; providing that,...
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2018-04-05
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 21
MDHB864PassProhibiting a memorandum of understanding agreed to and ratified under certain provisions of law from expiring until it is succeeded by a memorandum of understanding agreed to and ratified under certain provisions of law; requiring that the terms of ...
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2018-04-05
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 23
MDHB904EngrossAltering a certain exception relating to law enforcement officers to the prohibition on carrying certain weapons on public school property; requiring a public institution of higher education to post certain signs in prominent locations on the propert...
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2018-04-05
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1017PassRequiring the Department of Budget and Management, University System of Maryland system institutions, Morgan State University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, and Baltimore City Community College to provide certain information on certain employees to...
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2018-04-05
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 24
MDHB1795PassAltering the purposes of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Fund; providing that certain funds may be used only for the purposes of the State Reinsurance Program; requiring, rather than authorizing, the Exchange, in consultation with the Maryland I...
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2018-04-05
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 6
MDHJ11EngrossApplying to the U.S. Congress for an amendments convention called under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that authorizes r...
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2018-04-02
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
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