Maryland Delegate Benjamin Brooks [D]

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MDHB1286PassProhibiting the State or its reporting agency from entering into certain contracts or plans related to the redevelopment of a certain project at State Center unless certain criteria are met; requiring certain criteria to be included in any new or mod...
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2018-05-26
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 839
MDHB1539PassProviding that certain general contractors are jointly and severally liable for certain violations of the wage payment and collection law by a subcontractor regardless of whether the subcontractor is in a direct contractual relationship with the gene...
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2018-05-26
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 846
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)
MDHB1243VetoAuthorizing employees on a public work contract to sue to recover the difference between certain prevailing wage rates and the amounts received by the employees; providing that a certain determination by the Commissioner of Labor and Industry does no...
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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB230PassAltering the circumstances under which the State may withdraw from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative by requiring the General Assembly to enact a law approving the withdrawal.
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 768
MDHB251PassRequiring a county board of education to provide age-appropriate instruction on the meaning of "consent" which is defined as the unambiguous and voluntary agreement between all participants in each physical act within the course of interpersonal rela...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 736
MDHB302PassAltering the method by which an individual or a corporation may claim a credit against the State income tax for certain expenses related to certain wineries and vineyards in the State; extending for 3 years to June 30, 2021, a certain termination pro...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 613
MDHB403PassEstablishing the Community College Facilities Renewal Grant Program to provide State funds to community colleges for improvements, repairs, and deferred maintenance projects; requiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to administer the Progra...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 687
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
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
MDHB205PassProviding for enhanced workers' compensation benefits for a State correctional officer for a compensable permanent partial disability of less than 75 weeks; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 589
MDHB593PassExpanding the student loan tax credit that allows certain individuals with certain student loan debt amounts to claim a credit against the State income tax to include graduate student loan debt.
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 382
MDHB622PassRequiring the State Department of Education and the Maryland Department of Health to establish certain guidelines by December 1, 2018, for public schools regarding the administration of health care services to students with sickle cell disease; requi...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 386
MDHB700PassProhibiting a person from committing certain acts against a group because of the group's race, color, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin, or because the group is homeless.
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 498
MDHB689PassRequiring each community college to ensure all student advisors are trained on the unique needs and resources available for students who are veterans, to employ at least one employee who, as a component of the employee's job duties and responsibiliti...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 474
MDHB871PassAuthorizing the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland to make a one-time transfer of up to $25,000,000 from the non-State supported fund balance to a quasi-endowment fund; limiting the use of certain proceeds to certain purposes; and ...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 392
MDHB1234PassAuthorizing a county board of education to award certain credit to a high school student for work-based training or classroom instruction completed under a registered apprenticeship program; authorizing a county board to count toward high school atte...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 403
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
MDHB1342PassAltering the training course that the State Ethics Commission is required to provide for regulated lobbyists and prospective regulated lobbyists; prohibiting a certain State official from unlawfully harassing or discriminating against certain individ...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 525
MDHB432PassEstablishing the Maryland Violence Intervention and Prevention Program Fund to support effective violence reduction strategies by providing competitive grants to local governments and nonprofit organizations to fund evidence-based health programs or ...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 148
MDHB645PassProhibiting a local government from requiring an electrical license or an electrical permit to install, maintain, inspect, replace, or service a wireless security system if the wireless security system does not require submission of a fire protection...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 205
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
MDHB1110PassRequiring the State Department of Education, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, by June 1, 2019, to develop health and safety best practices for the use of digital devices in school classrooms; and requiring the Department, by Ju...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 244
MDHB1161PassEstablishing certain legislative findings and declarations; establishing the Uninsured Motorist Education and Enforcement Fund to provide funding for the education of drivers about the security requirements for motor vehicles in the State; establishi...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 195
MDHB1622PassProviding that a certain applicant or licensee is subject to a certain minority business participation goal established by the Special Secretary for the Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs; requiring a certain certification agency, ...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 335
MDHB1566PassEstablishing a certain process for valuing a water company or a sewage disposal company that is the subject of a certain acquisition; prohibiting a person from acquiring a controlling interest in certain water services or sewage disposal providers wi...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 219
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
MDHB1662PassProhibiting retail pet stores from offering for sale, transferring, or disposing of cats or dogs; repealing certain provisions of law that authorize the sale of certain cats and dogs and set forth the requirements for a retail pet store that offers t...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 237
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
MDHB502PassAltering the eligibility for a credit authorized against the county or municipal corporation property tax for certain veterans to include certain surviving spouses of certain veterans; and providing that the Act shall be applicable to all taxable yea...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 309
MDHB287PassRepealing provisions of law in Allegany, Carroll, Charles, Harford, Kent, Montgomery, Queen Anne's, and Washington counties that prohibit a license holder or an employee from knowingly selling or providing an alcoholic beverage to an individual with ...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 306
MDHB221PassRequiring each county or municipality, to the extent practicable, to expedite the process for the application and issuance of a permit related to or required for the construction of public or private school facilities.
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2018-04-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 81
MDHB244PassAltering the date from November 15 to November 1 by which a member of the General Assembly may request the Department of Legislative Services to prepare a bill for prefile at a regular session under certain circumstances; and altering the date from t...
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2018-04-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 71
MDHB427PassRequiring each county board of education to adopt a certain written policy to authorize a student to possess and use sunscreen on school property or at a school-sponsored activity without written permission from a health care provider; and requiring ...
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2018-04-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 33
MDHB19IntroEstablishing certain minimum grant amounts under the Solar Energy Grant Program for solar energy property installed at a certain homeowner's principal residence of at least $2,000 for photovoltaic property and at least $1,000 for solar water heating ...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
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
MDHB539IntroRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim May 25 as Missing Children Day.
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
MDHB841IntroEstablishing the Endowed University System of Maryland Scholarship Program; authorizing the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland to transfer up to $50,000,000 from the non-State supported fund balance to a certain quasi-endowment fun...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
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
MDHB1236EngrossAltering the maximum grant amount that the Maryland Energy Administration may award to certain properties under the Solar Energy Grant Program; prohibiting the Administration from denying a grant application for a certain property except under certai...
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2018-04-09
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (46-0)
MDHB1691IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $350,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, r...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB1684IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $500,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Trustees for The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Jesus House, Baltimore for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair,...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
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
MDHB511IntroRequiring each public institution of higher education to develop, implement, and submit to the Maryland Higher Education Commission a certain plan for a program to prevent hate-bias incidents; requiring each public institution of higher education to ...
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2018-04-07
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB880IntroRequiring certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for certain long-term antibiotic treatment of Lyme disease and related tick-borne illnesses under certain circumstances; prohibiting ...
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2018-04-07
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
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
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