Maryland Senator Benjamin Kramer [D]

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MDSB111PassProhibiting a health care facility from providing peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis treatment services unless the individual performing the dialysis procedure has been trained in the peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis technique being performed; es...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 467
MDSB103PassAltering the definition of "retail pet store" to include a broker that transfers dogs or cats for resale by another person for purposes of certain provisions of law regulating retail pet stores; clarifying a certain prohibition on the sale of cats or...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 448
MDSB83PassRequiring the Secretary of the Environment to prepare a certain recommendation in connection with certain issues considered by the Public Service Commission; requiring the Secretary of Natural Resources to incorporate an evaluation of the impact of c...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 615
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
MDSB593PassAltering, for purposes of the homeowners' property tax credit, the definition of "total real property tax" to exclude any adjustments based on other property tax credits against the property tax imposed on a dwelling; requiring the State Department o...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 718
MDSB100PassEstablishing the Task Force on Oral Health in Maryland to study access to dental services for all State residents, identify areas lacking in dental services for a significant number of people, identify barriers to receiving services, analyze the impa...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 600
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
MDSB299PassEstablishing the Commission on Trauma-Informed Care to coordinate a statewide initiative to prioritize the trauma-responsive and trauma-informed delivery of State services that impact children, youth, families, and older adults; requiring the Commiss...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 723
MDSB9VetoRequiring 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; requiring the Chancellor and the exclusive representative to...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB95VetoRequiring certain investor-owned gas, electric, or combination gas and electric companies to require certain contractors and subcontractors to pay their employees not less than the prevailing wage rate for certain projects involving the construction,...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB746VetoEstablishing collective bargaining rights for certain community college employees; establishing procedures for the selection and certification of an exclusive bargaining representative; establishing a cap of four on the number of bargaining units in ...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB79PassAuthorizing a subscriber to a community solar energy generating system who has a change in the service address associated with the subscription to maintain the subscription if the new address is in the same electric territory; prohibiting an electric...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 266
MDSB407PassIncreasing to 3,000 megawatts the statewide limit on rated generating capacity for net energy metering under a certain contract or tariff available to certain eligible customer-generators.
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 272
MDSB638PassRequiring the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to enforce a certain provision of law providing that the provisions of ยง 15-1005 of the Insurance Article apply to a certain delivery system for specialty mental health services and administered by an ad...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 152
MDSB639PassEstablishing the Inclusion Fund in the Maryland Technology Development Corporation as a special, nonlapsing fund to provide capital investment in certain technology-based businesses; requiring the Corporation to administer the Fund; requiring the Sta...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 180
MDSB156PassRequiring certain State and local law enforcement agencies to reimburse individuals who take possession of dogs formerly used in law enforcement work under certain circumstances for reasonable and necessary veterinary treatment; specifying that the r...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 90
MDSB719PassRequiring the Maryland Department of Health, in consultation with 2-1-1 Maryland, to make certain recommendations relating to the establishment of an opt-in mental health services phone call program that would require a center to call individuals who...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 67
MDSB811PassRequiring the Governor, based on the availability of certain federal funds, to include in the annual budget bill for fiscal year 2022 a certain appropriation to the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund; authorizing the appropriation to be used for certa...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 73
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)
MDSB683PassRequiring a local board of elections to designate the locations of ballot drop boxes in accordance with certain factors; requiring each local board to submit proposed ballot drop box locations to the State Administrator of Elections; requiring a loca...
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2021-04-10
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 56
MDSB837Engross

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Requiring the Maryland Health Care Commission to coordinate the implementation of advance care planning programs in the State; requiring each health insurance carrier to offer electronic advance directives to its members and enrollees during open enr...
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2021-03-29
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
MDSB712Intro

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Providing that the prohibition against operating or riding on a motorcycle without certain protective headgear does not apply to an individual at least 21 years old who has been licensed to operate a motorcycle for at least 2 years, has completed a c...
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2021-02-23
To Senate Judicial Proceedings 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
MDSB274Intro

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Requiring the Standard State Travel Regulations to prohibit the reimbursement for travel expenses to a certain state for which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified two or more pollution source sectors at a backstop actions level of...
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2021-02-12
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB682Intro

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Requiring a carrier to make available to an individual enrolled in a Medicare supplement policy plan different Medicare supplement policy plans with certain benefits during the 30 days following the individual's birthday; prohibiting a carrier, for a...
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2021-02-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB788Intro

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Establishing a Capital Access Program in the Department of Commerce for the purpose of stimulating opportunities for small businesses that may have difficulty in obtaining business financing to have access to credit by establishing a loan loss reserv...
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2021-02-10
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSJ7Intro

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Applying 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 or amendments to the U.S. Constitution tha...
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2021-02-02
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB532Intro

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Prohibiting a person from engaging in the business of making or soliciting a sales-based financing transaction unless the person is licensed by the Commissioner of Financial Regulation; requiring an applicant for a license to have $20,000 in availabl...
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2021-01-31
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB486Intro

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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
MDSB409Intro

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Requiring a county board of education to allow the use of therapy dogs in public schools in the county; requiring each therapy dog used in a public school to be accompanied by a handler; and requiring each county board to adopt a policy with certain ...
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2021-01-21
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB29Intro

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Requiring each local board of elections to send a vote-by-mail ballot to each individual who is registered to vote as the 21st day before the day of each election; requiring the State Board to establish a certain date by which the vote-by-mail ballot...
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2021-01-19
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB410Intro

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Authorizing a county or municipality to enact and enforce local laws regulating the sale and distribution of cigarettes, other tobacco products, and electronic smoking devices, subject to certain exceptions.
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2021-01-19
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB76Intro

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Establishing a Climate Crisis Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; establishing a greenhouse gas reduction target of 60% from 2006 levels by 2030 and net-zero by 2045; establishing a Climate Crisis Council to develop ...
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2021-01-18
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB408Intro

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Prohibiting a person from knowingly obscuring a registration plate for the purpose of evading automated enforcement of the Maryland Vehicle Law; providing a $500 fine for a violation of this section of the Act; increasing the assessments for certain ...
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2021-01-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB238Intro

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Prohibiting a consumer from being held liable for unauthorized debit transactions if the consumer notifies the banking institution within 90 days after receiving a periodic statement; requiring a banking institution to extend the time frame within wh...
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2021-01-15
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB411Intro

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Prohibiting a carrier from imposing a premium rate increase for a policy or contract of long-term care insurance in a year in which the carrier, or any entity with which the carrier is affiliated, pays a dividend, or comparable payment, to its shareh...
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2021-01-15
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB295Intro

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Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution relating to the selection and tenure of circuit court judges; altering the method of filling vacancies in the office of a judge of a circuit court; providing for retention elections following an app...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB337Intro

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Establishing that a person who drives 20 miles per hour or more above the maximum speed limit is guilty of reckless driving; and establishing that a person charged with reckless driving must appear in court and may not prepay the fine.
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB122Intro

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Prohibiting a person from leaving a dog outside and unattended for longer than 30 minutes without access to continuous suitable shelter during extreme weather conditions, subject to certain exceptions; defining "extreme weather conditions" as tempera...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB128Intro

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Providing that a person who is the victim of an act that would constitute a violation of certain hate crime laws may bring a civil action against the person or persons who committed the act in a court of competent jurisdiction; authorizing the court ...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB273Intro

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Repealing the electronic smoking device retail license; altering the Clean Indoor Air Act to include a prohibition on electronic smoking devices and exhaled electronic smoking device vapor; altering the definition of "electronic smoking devices manuf...
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2020-12-23
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB198Intro

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Allowing a credit against the State income tax for certain costs, paid or incurred after July 1, 2021, by an owner of certain residential property for certain energy efficiency upgrades and for which the owner obtains a tax credit certificate from th...
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2020-12-22
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB176Intro

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Altering a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for the first $5,000 of income earned by certain law enforcement officers to include State law enforcement officers who reside in a political subdivision in which the crime rate exceed...
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2020-12-22
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
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