Maryland Senator Benjamin Kramer [D]

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MDSB93PassAltering the amount of a credit against certain State taxes for certain wages paid and certain child care or transportation expenses incurred by certain business entities with respect to qualified employees with disabilities.
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 533
MDSB600PassRequiring residential service agencies receiving Medicaid reimbursement for the provision of home care or similar services by personal care aides to report by October 1 each year to the Maryland Department of Health the number of personal care aides ...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 674
MDSB592PassProviding that, in an action of summary ejectment for failure to pay rent where a landlord or park owner is awarded a judgment giving restitution of the leased premises, a tenant or resident who has the right to redemption of the leased premises by t...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 672
MDSB804PassProviding that the definition of "health care facility", for the purpose of providing an exemption from the certificate of need requirement, does not include certain facilities that are for the exclusive use of the provider's subscribers who have exe...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 728
MDSB630PassEstablishing the Office of Resilience in the Maryland Department of Emergency Management; requiring the Secretary of Emergency Management to appoint a Chief Resilience Officer to direct the Office of Resilience; and requiring the Office of Resilience...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 482
MDSB636PassRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to develop plans to reduce the waitlist or registry for certain waiver programs by 50% beginning in fiscal year 2024.
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 464
MDSB823PassRequiring pharmacy benefits managers or group purchasing organizations, rather than pharmacy services administrative organizations, to submit contracts between pharmacy services administrative organizations and pharmacy benefits managers or group pur...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 308
MDSB824PassRequiring the Maryland Health Care Commission to coordinate the accessibility of electronic advance care planning documents in the State; requiring certain health care facilities, managed care organizations, and carriers to take certain actions relat...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 312
MDSJ11Enroll

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Stating that the State of Maryland stands in solidarity with the government and people of Ukraine as they resist the unprovoked invasion of their territory by the Russian Federation.
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2022-05-12
Signed by the President and the Speaker - Joint Resolution 7
MDSB1005PassRequiring the Board of Trustees for the State Retirement and Pension System to review investment holdings in certain eligible accounts to determine the extent to which funds are invested in Russia-restricted investments; requiring the Board of Truste...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 343
MDSB38PassRequiring certain State or local fire and rescue entities to reimburse individuals who take possession of dogs formerly used in fire and rescue work under a written agreement for reasonable and necessary veterinary treatment not to exceed $2,500 per ...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 185
MDSB44PassProhibiting a person from leaving a dog outside and unattended for longer than 30 minutes without access to continuous suitable shelter during extreme weather conditions or suitable shelter or suitable shade when temperatures are above 90 degrees Fah...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 182
MDSB381PassProhibiting a person from purchasing, selling, offering for sale, or possessing with the intent to sell certain parts or products of certain animal species under certain circumstances, subject to certain exceptions; requiring that fines and restitut...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 236
MDSB241PassEstablishing the 9-8-8 Trust Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund to provide reimbursement for costs associated with designating and maintaining 9-8-8 as the universal telephone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline;...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 146
MDSB94PassEstablishing the Maryland Suicide Fatality Review Committee, also referred to as the State team, to identify and address the factors contributing to suicide deaths and facilitate system changes in the State to prevent suicide deaths; requiring the St...
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 81
MDSB71Engross

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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 if the person is a vict...
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2022-04-11
Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Carter) Adopted
MDSB726Engross

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Altering the amount of income tax revenue from corporations that is distributed to a certain fund each year; and altering, beginning in fiscal year 2024, the amounts of capital grants calculated based on highway user revenues that are required to be ...
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2022-04-11
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB1PassAuthorizing the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to issue a stop work order for each work site where the Commissioner has made an initial determination that a contractor or subcontractor may have violated the prevailing wage requirements; requiring...
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2022-04-09
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2022) - Chapter 49
MDSB259PassApplying the Prevailing Wage Law to a certain contract for the construction of a public work by expanding the definition of "construction" to include services provided under a mechanical systems service contract.
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2022-04-09
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2022) - Chapter 51
MDSB541PassAddressing infrastructure, capacity, and accessibility needs within the Maryland Park Service and State parks, including establishing systems and processes for surveying infrastructure and critical maintenance needs, increasing the number of Maryland...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 39
MDSB528PassRequiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by altering statewide greenhouse gas emissions goals, establishing of a net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions goal, developing certain energy efficiency and emissions reduction re...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 38
MDSB152Engross

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Requiring a public institution of higher education to allow a student with an unpaid balance on a student account of $1,000 or less to request and receive a transcript; and requiring a public institution of higher education to allow a student with an...
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2022-03-29
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB137Engross

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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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2022-03-29
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB264Engross

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Exempting from personal property taxes a community solar energy generating system that provides at least 50% of the energy it produces to low- or moderate-income customers at a cost that is at least 20% less than the amount charged by the electric co...
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2022-03-29
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB994Engross

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Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to develop and implement a public awareness campaign to encourage the use of mental health advance directives in the State; and requiring the Behavioral Health Administration to study the feasibility and co...
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2022-03-29
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB255Engross

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Establishing that, within the Office of the Public Defender, the deputy public defender, district public defenders, and assistant public defenders are placed in certain employment categories in the State Personnel Management System; altering certain ...
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2022-03-22
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB542Engross

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Establishing invoicing and prompt payment requirements for certain State grants.
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2022-03-22
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB825Engross

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Requiring that certain revenue, fees, and examination and investigation fees and assessments relating to commercial financing transactions be credited to the Nondepository Special Fund; regulating commercial financing transactions, including by estab...
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2022-03-22
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB682Engross

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Requiring, beginning on January 1, 2023, the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to provide gender-affirming treatment in a nondiscriminatory manner; requiring that the gender-affirming treatment be assessed according to nondiscriminatory criteria th...
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2022-03-21
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB1010PassProviding that, for the 30-day period beginning on the effective date of the Act, certain motor fuel taxes that would otherwise be imposed do not apply; requiring the Comptroller to pay a refund advance of motor fuel tax to qualifying retailers under...
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2022-03-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 2
MDSB948Intro

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Establishing an electric school bus pilot program; requiring the Public Service Commission to implement and administer the pilot program; authorizing investor-owned electric companies to apply to the Commission to implement an electric school bus pil...
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2022-03-14
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB70Intro

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Adding a requirement to the Emergency Medical System plan for guidelines that authorize emergency medical services personnel to provide emergency medical services to canines injured in the line of duty that is owned by, or whose services are employed...
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2022-02-22
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB783Intro

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Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland to establish that every person has the fundamental and inalienable right to a healthful and sustainable environment; and requiring the State to serve as the trustee of the State's natural resourc...
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2022-02-14
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB671Intro

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Prohibiting a certain entity from qualifying for a certain State job creation incentive unless certain positions created or maintained by the entity satisfy certain standards; requiring an entity that receives a State job creation incentive to report...
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2022-02-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB733Intro

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Repealing the requirement that a community solar energy generating system be located in the same electric service territory as a subscriber for the subscriber to receive monthly electric bill credits; requiring the Public Service Commission to requir...
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2022-02-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB552Intro

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Requiring each county to prepare a climate crisis plan to address the effects of climate change in the county; requiring each county to submit its plan to the Department of the Environment for review and feedback on or before June 1, 2023; requiring ...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB672Intro

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Establishing increased penalties of imprisonment for up to 3 years and a fine not to exceed $5,000, or both for the abuse or neglect of an animal if the abuse or neglect results in the death or euthanasia of the animal; and authorizing the court, as ...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB48Intro

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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 at certain time...
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2022-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB462Intro

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Requiring the State Board of Education, in collaboration with local school systems, to develop, by December 1, 2022, content standards for expanded American history; requiring each county board of education, in collaboration with the local school sys...
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2022-02-03
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB135Intro

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Requiring the State to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through various measures, including altering statewide greenhouse gas emissions reduction requirements so that after 2040 statewide greenhouse gas emissions are net negative; requiring the Depart...
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2022-01-31
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB126Intro

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Establishing a certain pollution fee to be charged by the Department of the Environment and collected by the Comptroller on certain new motor vehicles sold or registered in the State based on certain pollution ratings; exempting certain motor vehicle...
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2022-01-27
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB472Intro

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Altering the collective bargaining process for State employees, including by requiring the selection of a neutral arbitrator to oversee all aspects of collective bargaining, establishing a process of arbitration in the event of impasse, and providing...
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2022-01-27
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB335Intro

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Regulating the use of biometric identifiers by private entities, including by requiring certain private entities in possession of biometric identifiers to develop a policy, made available to the public, establishing a retention schedule and destructi...
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2022-01-26
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB110Intro

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Increasing the maximum generating capacity of a community solar energy generating system from 2 megawatts to 5 megawatts.
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2022-01-21
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB145Intro

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Requiring a member of a cooperative housing corporation to pay up to $10,000 of the corporation's property or liability insurance deductible if damage to a common element originated in the member's unit; requiring the governing body to inform each me...
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2022-01-13
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB65Intro

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Authorizing a cooperative housing corporation to require through its governing documents that members maintain an insurance policy on their unit and mandating that governing documents with the requirement also require the member to provide evidence o...
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2022-01-10
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB118Intro

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Granting collective bargaining rights to graduate students at an institution within the University System of Maryland, Morgan State University, or St. Mary's College of Maryland who are a teaching, administrative, or research assistants, or in compar...
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2022-01-08
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB99Intro

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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, except for the issuance of certain licenses or the imposition of certain ...
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2022-01-08
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB45Intro

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Allowing a credit against the State income tax for certain costs, paid or incurred after July 1, 2022, by an owner of certain residential property for certain energy efficiency upgrades; requiring the owner to obtain a tax credit certificate from the...
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2022-01-07
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB104Intro

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Establishing a fee of $14 to be collected once every 2 years on each motor vehicle registered in the State that is granted a waiver from, exempted from, or not subject to the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program; and requiring the fee to be deposited...
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2022-01-05
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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