Maryland Senator Benjamin Kramer [D]

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MDSB553IntroEstablishing the Universities at Shady Grove Regional Higher Education Center to provide students access to established, cutting edge, and high-demand academic programs of degree-granting institutions; requiring the academic programs at the Center to...
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2020-02-25
Favorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB326IntroRenaming the Maryland Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to be the Maryland Library for the Blind and Print Disabled; and altering the appointed membership of the Maryland State Library Board to include a blind patron of the Maryland Li...
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2020-02-24
Favorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB492IntroAltering a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for certain law enforcement officers to include State law enforcement officers who reside in the political subdivision in which the law enforcement officer is employed with a crime rat...
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2020-02-24
Favorable with Amendments Report by Budget and Taxation
MDSB530EngrossExpanding the housing policy of the State to include providing for fair housing to all citizens regardless of source of income; stating the Act seeks to deconcentrate poverty by providing additional opportunities for tenants utilizing public subsidie...
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2020-02-24
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB511IntroEstablishing 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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2020-02-24
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSJ1IntroSupporting the fundamental requirements for United 2026 as laid out in FIFA's "Proposal for a United Human Rights Strategy"; and encouraging all host stadiums, cities, ports of entry, and fan zones to provide certain atmospheres, experiences, and pol...
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2020-02-24
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB493EngrossIncreasing the required minimum appropriation for the Small Business Development Center Network Fund from $950,000 to $1,050,000 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021.
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2020-02-24
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB412IntroRequiring 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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2020-02-24
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB491IntroProhibiting a person from allowing bamboo to grow without proper upkeep or spread onto adjoining property or public rights-of-way; requiring the Secretary of Agriculture to provide written notice to a certain person under certain circumstances; requi...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB700IntroExpanding eligibility for a certain credit authorized against the county or municipal corporation property tax to include certain members or retired members of the armed forces of the United States and certain surviving spouses; authorizing the Mayor...
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2020-02-24
Favorable with Amendments Report by Budget and Taxation
MDSB1011IntroRequiring certain investor-owned gas or 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, reconstruction, installation, ...
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2020-02-24
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB441IntroProviding that the list of emergency facilities the Maryland Department of Health is required to publish may include comprehensive crisis response centers, crisis stabilization centers, and crisis treatment centers.
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2020-02-24
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB237IntroProviding 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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2020-02-20
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB325EngrossProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to repeal a certain prohibition on the authority of the General Assembly to authorize additional forms or the expansion of commercial gaming; repealing the authority of the General Assembly to autho...
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2020-02-19
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB912IntroEstablishing a Climate Crisis Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; requiring the Secretary of the Environment to administer certain schedules of greenhouse gas pollution fees; requiring the Secretary to delegate certa...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB409IntroIncluding in the Nondepository Special Fund certain fees, assessments, or revenue received by the Commissioner of Financial Regulation associated with the Commissioner's authority to investigate complaints of violations by credit card processors; req...
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2020-02-17
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB660IntroRequiring 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; providing for the negotiation of a certain consolidated memo...
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2020-02-17
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB693IntroRequiring that the pay rate for employees who are not receiving a forensic pay premium at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital be at least a two grades higher than the employee's pay rate effective June 30, 2020; requiring that the pay rate for certain employ...
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2020-02-17
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB658IntroGranting collective bargaining rights to graduate students within the University System of Maryland, Morgan State University, and St. Mary's College of Maryland.
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2020-02-17
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB955IntroProhibiting the State from entering into an agreement that waives the State's authority under § 401 of the federal Clean Water Act as part of exercising the State's authority and carrying out the State's duties under the federal Clean Water Act and ...
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2020-02-16
[Hearing: Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB206EngrossAltering the eligibility for the filing of a certain motion to vacate judgment if the person's participation in the offense was a direct result of being a victim of human trafficking; requiring that a certain motion be served on a certain State's Att...
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2020-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB231EngrossProhibiting a person from knowingly and with a certain intent soliciting the consent of a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor, or a law enforcement officer posing as a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor, to engage in certain prohibited s...
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2020-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB324EngrossRequiring that the behavioral health services for which the Maryland Department of Health provides service coordination for veterans under certain provisions of law include mental health first aid; requiring that mental health first aid consist of tr...
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2020-02-12
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB466IntroProviding the funding allocation for the State Library Resource Center to be calculated as $1.89 per State resident in fiscal year 2022 up to $2.05 per State resident in fiscal year 2026 and each fiscal year thereafter.
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2020-02-10
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB413IntroAuthorizing a credit against the State income tax for certain individuals with outstanding student loan debt during the taxable year if the debt was incurred to attend an institution of higher education, an associate, bachelor's, graduate, or postgra...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB523IntroAltering the tax imposed on certain pass-through entities; requiring each pass-through entity to pay the tax imposed with respect to certain shares of certain nonresident and nonresident entity members of the pass-through entity; authorizing a pass-t...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB657IntroAuthorizing individuals who have a permanent physical disability to deduct $1,000 as a personal exemption under the Maryland income tax; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2019; etc.
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2020-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB632IntroRequiring certain hospitals to provide each patient with a certain written notice related to outpatient facility fees that are charged for services provided at the hospital that is in a certain form; requiring that certain notices be provided to cert...
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2020-02-07
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB915IntroRequiring, on or after July 1, 2021, pharmacy services administrative organizations to register with the Maryland Insurance Commissioner before providing certain services in the State; requiring certain applicants to file an application on a certain ...
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2020-02-07
[Hearing: Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB913IntroProhibiting a buyer from arranging, facilitating, or consummating a merchant cash advance transaction with a seller in the State; providing that a violation of the Act is an unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practice subject to certain enforcement ...
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2020-02-07
[Hearing: Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB627IntroProhibiting a person from leaving a dog outside and unattended for longer than 30 minutes without access to continuous suitable shelter during extreme weather conditions; providing that a violation of the Act is a civil offense with a first violation...
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2020-02-06
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB684IntroRequiring the Commissioner of the Division of Correction to provide a comprehensive rehabilitative prerelease facility for female inmates; requiring the Commissioner to provide evidence-based and gender-responsive prerelease services for certain fema...
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2020-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB701IntroAuthorizing an individual to request aid in dying by making certain requests; prohibiting another individual from requesting aid in dying on behalf of an individual; requiring a certain request to be made in a certain manner; requiring a written requ...
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2020-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB683IntroDefining the term "prerelease unit for women" as it relates to prerelease services provided by the Division of Correction; requiring the Commissioner of Correction to determine where to place a prerelease unit for women; requiring a certain prereleas...
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2020-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB682IntroRequiring, instead of authorizing, the Commissioner of Correction to operate a prerelease unit for women.
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2020-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB604IntroAuthorizing a parent or legal guardian of a medical cannabis patient under the age of 18 years to designate an adult to be a caregiver, in addition to the parent or legal guardian; increasing the number of caregivers a patient may be assigned; repeal...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB414IntroRequiring 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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2020-02-05
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB478IntroRequiring the Maryland Green Purchasing Committee to develop on or before January 1, 2022, a certain methodology, in consultation with the Department of the Environment and the Department of General Services, for a unit to estimate greenhouse gas emi...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB423IntroProhibiting, beginning in fiscal year 2022, the Maryland Transit Administration from entering into a contract to purchase buses for the Administration's transit bus fleet that are not electric buses; requiring the Administration, on or before January...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSJ2IntroApplying 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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2020-02-05
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB560IntroAltering the eligibility of certain sources of energy for the creation of credits under the renewable energy portfolio standard; removing certain sources from the definition of a "Tier 1 renewable source"; providing that existing obligations or contr...
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2020-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB408IntroRequiring the Department of Legislative Services, in consultation with the State Board of Elections and the Maryland Association of Election Officials, to study the requirements to implement voting by mail; requiring a certain analysis to include inf...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB676IntroIncreasing, from 0.17% to 0.25%, the maximum that may be charged to certain public service companies for a State fiscal year to reimburse the Public Service Commission for certain costs and expenses.
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2020-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB630IntroEstablishing the Maryland Efficient Grant Application Council to study and make recommendations to the Governor's Grants Office and the Board of Public Works regarding the entire life cycle of a grant and the creation of certain materials for use by ...
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2020-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB656IntroRequiring 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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2020-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB911IntroClarifying the authority, powers, and duties of officers and employees of the Field Enforcement Division in the Office of the Executive Director of the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission over certain matters; authorizing the officers and employees to mak...
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2020-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB803IntroAltering the definition of "legislative unit" to include a caucus of members of the General Assembly officially recognized by a presiding officer of the General Assembly.
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB625IntroAltering the definition of "retail pet store" to include a for-profit establishment that, by Internet transaction, sells domestic animals to be kept as household pets for purposes of certain provisions of law regulating retail pet stores.
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2020-02-04
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB411IntroProhibiting a pawnbroker from charging interest on a pawn transaction beyond certain specified rates; establishing the maximum interest rates a pawnbroker may charge for certain pawn transactions, with certain exceptions; and establishing the maximum...
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2020-02-04
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB494IntroProhibiting 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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2020-02-04
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
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