Maryland Delegate Benjamin Kramer [D]

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MDHB212PassProhibiting a consumer reporting agency from charging a consumer a fee for placing a security freeze if the consumer has not previously requested the placement of a security freeze from the consumer reporting agency; and altering the contents of a sp...
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2017-05-27
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 827
MDHB523PassRequiring a person to have an appropriate license whenever the person acts in the State as an electronic nicotine delivery systems manufacturer, retailer, vape shop vendor, wholesaler distributor, or wholesaler importer; providing for specified appli...
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2017-05-27
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 814
MDHB514PassRequiring the Public Service Commission to require each electric company to procure or provide specified energy efficiency and conservation programs and services to its electricity customers on a specified savings trajectory for the duration of the 2...
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2017-05-27
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 780
MDHB613PassAuthorizing a pharmacist who meets the requirements of State Board of Pharmacy regulations to prescribe and dispense specified contraceptives; requiring the State Board of Pharmacy, on or before September 1, 2018, and in consultation with the State B...
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2017-05-27
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 820
MDHB1149PassAltering the Maryland Securities Act to regulate federal exempt broker-dealers; establishing the Securities Act Registration Fund to be used to administer and enforce the Act; altering the actions that are unlawful under the Maryland Securities Act; ...
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2017-05-27
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 837
MDHB644VetoAllowing an individual a credit against the State income tax equal to 50% of the renovation costs incurred during the taxable year to provide accessibility and visitability features to an existing home; providing that the credit may not exceed $5,000...
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2017-05-26
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB295PassMaking victims of a specified offense involving the operation of a vessel while under the influence of or impaired by alcohol or drugs eligible for payment through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; and providing for the prospective applicatio...
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2017-05-25
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 671
MDHB493PassRequiring the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to provide information on the Maryland Insurance Administration's Web site describing specified factors and a specified process relating to premium rates for policies or contracts of long-term care insura...
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2017-05-25
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 672
MDHB601PassAltering the programs to be funded by the Universal Service Trust Fund; requiring the Secretary of Information Technology to certify the cost of the programs to be paid by the Universal Service Trust Fund; requiring the Public Service Commission to d...
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2017-05-25
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 673
MDHB616PassSpecifying that a student's absence from school due to the student's pregnancy or parenting needs is a lawful absence; requiring each county board of education to develop a written attendance policy for pregnant and parenting students that, at a mini...
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2017-05-25
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 729
MDHB744PassAltering specified requirements for the resident agent of a Maryland corporation, a limited partnership, and a Maryland statutory trust; prohibiting the charter or bylaws of a corporation from imposing liability on a specified stockholder for the att...
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2017-05-25
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 674
MDHB1071PassRequiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to distribute the victim's representation notification form developed by the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention to each law enforcement agency in the State; requiring a sp...
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2017-05-25
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 702
MDHB997PassProviding that, subject to specified provisions of law, a person has specified rights and is subject to specified restrictions applicable to pedestrians while the person is lawfully operating a bicycle, play vehicle, or unicycle on a sidewalk or side...
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2017-05-25
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 754
MDHJ9EnrollExpressing the sharp disagreement of the General Assembly of Maryland with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act; urging the U.S. Congress to promptly protect provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act that ensure all Marylanders have access to af...
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2017-05-25
Signed by the President and the Speaker - Joint Resolution 5
MDHB171PassRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with specified persons, to study, review, explore, identify, and make recommendations regarding specified matters that relate to the diversion of yard waste, food residuals, and other organ...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 384
MDHB211PassRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to prepare a specified fishery management plan for the cownose ray species; requiring the Department to prepare a specified fishery management plan for the cownose ray species by December 31, 2018, subjec...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 398
MDHB334PassRequiring a person to obtain a kennel license from a local licensing agency if the person owns or has custody of 6 or more, instead of 15 or more, unspayed female dogs over the age of 6 months kept for specified breeding purposes or if the person sel...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 414
MDHB626PassRequiring an animal shelter to follow a specified written protocol for reclaiming animals; requiring the Department of Agriculture, on or before January 1, 2018, to adopt specified minimum standards of care for dogs and cats in animal shelters; requi...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 409
MDHB773PassRequiring the Power Plant Research Program to conduct a study of regulatory reforms and market incentives that may be necessary or beneficial to increase the use of energy storage devices in the State; requiring the Program to consult with specified ...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 382
MDHB285PassRequiring that specified members of the board of directors of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate; requiring one regular member of the board of directors of the Commission ...
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2017-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 352
MDHB455PassClarifying that a person who has charge or custody of an animal and who unnecessarily fails to provide the animal with proper air, proper space, proper shelter, or proper protection from the weather is guilty of violating a specified prohibition agai...
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2017-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 188
MDHB759PassEstablishing a process for the formation of a specified holding company through the merger of a Maryland parent corporation with or into a specified wholly owned subsidiary of the Maryland parent corporation; providing that a vote of the stockholders...
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2017-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 358
MDHB771PassRequiring a county health department to issue a mobile reciprocity license to a specified mobile food service facility; authorizing a county health department to charge a fee not exceeding $300 for a mobile reciprocity license; providing that a mobil...
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2017-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 216
MDHB781PassRequiring a retail pet store to ensure that a specified person from whom the retail pet store obtains a cat or dog has not received a specified citation on a specified report for a direct or critical violation within a specified period of time; requi...
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2017-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 343
MDHB953PassEstablishing the Task Force on Long-Term Care Education and Planning to examine, to consider options for improving, and to make recommendations regarding efforts to educate residents of the State about planning for long-term care; providing for the c...
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2017-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 213
MDHB1094PassEstablishing the Maryland State Library Agency and the Maryland State Library Board; transferring the duties of the Library Development and Services Division in the State Department of Education to the State Library Agency; transferring the duties of...
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2017-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 338
MDHB363PassExempting a transfer of real property from a sole proprietorship to a limited liability company from recordation and transfer taxes if the sole member of the limited liability company is identical to the converting sole proprietor and specified other...
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2017-04-11
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 64
MDHB959PassRecodifying, in part, the definition of "door-to-door sale" as provisions that establish the application of the Maryland Door-to-Door Sales Act; altering the transactions to which the Maryland Door-to-Door Sales Act applies; etc.
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2017-04-11
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 94
MDHB69IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $35,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the Parkland Pool Association, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstructio...
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2017-04-10
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB543IntroRequiring the State Highway Administration to promptly undertake all steps necessary to complete the Watkins Mill Road Interchange Project; specifying the requirements for the Project; requiring the Governor to appropriate a specified amount of fundi...
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2017-04-10
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB732IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $50,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of Young Israel Shomrai Emunah of Greater Washington for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation,...
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2017-04-10
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB825IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $150,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstructi...
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2017-04-10
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB902IntroRepealing provisions of law relating to growing or cultivating industrial hemp for agricultural research purposes; repealing a contingency on provisions of law authorizing a person to plant, grow, harvest, possess, process, sell, or buy industrial he...
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2017-04-10
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1050IntroRequiring specified Maryland Department of Transportation business entities to review and update the I-270/US 15 Multi-Modal Corridor Study and the West Side Mobility Study in order to ensure compliance with federal and State project development proc...
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2017-04-10
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1003IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $100,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the MdBio Foundation, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site ...
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2017-04-10
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB1115IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $100,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reco...
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2017-04-10
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB1443EngrossRequiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission to conduct wide-ranging specified outreach to small, minority, and women business owners and entrepreneurs that may have an interest in applying for specified medical cannabis-related licen...
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2017-04-10
Motion vote previous question (Delegate B. Barnes) Adopted (84-51)
MDHB1387IntroProhibiting the use of hydraulic fracturing for any purpose; and providing that a violation is a misdemeanor and is subject to, for a first conviction, imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding $50,000, and for each subsequent convic...
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2017-04-07
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1083PassEstablishing the Family Planning Program in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to ensure the continuity of family planning services in the State; requiring the Program to provide family planning services to specified individuals through spec...
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2017-04-06
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 28
MDHB1165EngrossExpanding the duties of a guardian of a disabled person to include the duty to foster and preserve family relationships including assisting to arrange specified visitation and communication.
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2017-04-04
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1325PassProhibiting a person from engaging in the hydraulic fracturing of a well for the exploration or production of oil or natural gas in the State; repealing a provision of law that requires the Department of the Environment to adopt specified regulations...
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2017-04-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 13
MDHB909EngrossEstablishing the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission to monitor and assess the impact of potential and actual federal changes to specified health care programs and to provide recommendations for State and local action to protect ...
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2017-03-29
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB181EngrossRequiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to include guidelines for the use of electronic control devices in a specified set of best practices and standards for use of force.
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2017-03-22
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1362EngrossProviding that an official of State government or a local government is immune from criminal and civil liability for refusing to provide information to the federal government or another state that will be used for specified purposes; stating it is th...
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2017-03-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB578EngrossEstablishing that a pedestrian hybrid beacon is a traffic control signal; establishing that specified provisions of law do not apply to pedestrian hybrid beacons; authorizing the State Highway Administration or a local jurisdiction to install a pedes...
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2017-03-20
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1180IntroAuthorizing a court to appoint a receiver under specified circumstances; providing that a specified mortgagee is entitled to the appointment of a receiver; requiring a court to appoint a receiver under specified circumstances; authorizing a court to ...
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2017-03-18
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB1502IntroEstablishing the Task Force to Expand Dual Language Programs in Maryland; requiring the Task Force to create a framework for dual language immersion programs in the State, recommend strategies to increase the number of dual language programs in the S...
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2017-03-18
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
MDHB466IntroAltering the prevailing wage law to apply to specified structures or works constructed with specified bond proceeds in tax increment financing development districts established under State or local law; and applying the Act only to a contract execute...
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2017-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB585EngrossProhibiting a person from causing a life-threatening injury to another as a result of the person's driving, operating, or controlling a motor vehicle or vessel in a criminally negligent manner; exempting specified conduct that results in a life-threa...
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2017-03-16
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1410IntroProviding that the prohibition against operating or riding on a motorcycle without specified 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...
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2017-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
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