Maryland Senator Benjamin Kramer [D]

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MDSB600PassRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to study the feasibility of including removable full and partial dentures and setting adequate reimbursement rates for providers on a per-patient basis for house calls and extended care facility calls among...
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2024-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 903
MDSB714PassRequiring the Governor to appoint the licensed audiologist members to the State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Music Therapists from a list submitted by the Maryland Academy of Audiology...
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2024-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 910
MDSB822PassAltering 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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2024-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 908
MDSB1099PassRequiring the State Emergency Medical Services Board, in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Health, to develop and implement an initiative under the Public Access Automated External Defibrillator Program to require that naloxone be co-loca...
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2024-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 764
MDSB59PassRequiring a hospital to take certain actions relating to the care of infants as soon as practicable before the hospital discharges an infant after the birth of the infant, including providing oral and written educational resources to the parent or le...
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2024-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 879
MDSB614PassRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program and certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide certain coverage related to prostheses beginning January 1, 2025; establishing that certain insure...
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2024-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 823
MDSB975PassEstablishing the Reproductive Health Care Clinic Security Grant Program in the Maryland Department of Health to assist reproductive health care clinics in the State with costs associated with security improvements and safety operational expenses; pro...
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2024-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 768
MDSB571PassRequiring a covered entity that offers an online product reasonably likely to be accessed by children to complete a certain data protection impact assessment on or before April 1, 2026, under certain circumstances; requiring certain privacy protectio...
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2024-05-09
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 460
MDSB760PassProhibiting a merchant from selling a certain open- or closed-loop gift card to a consumer unless the merchant meets certain requirements; requiring a certain merchant to provide training to all employees of the merchant on identifying and responding...
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2024-05-09
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 463
MDSB1056PassProhibiting licensees that sell cigarettes, other tobacco products, or electronic smoking devices at retail from displaying cigarettes, other tobacco products, or electronic smoking devices for sale unless located behind a counter; requiring certain ...
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2024-05-09
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 462
MDSB192PassProviding collective bargaining rights to certain supervisory State employees; and requiring that certain supervisory State employees who are not confidential employees have separate bargaining units.
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2024-04-25
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 134
MDSB540PassEstablishing the School Mapping Data Program in the Maryland Center for School Safety; providing that the purpose of the Program is to provide funds to local school systems to produce school mapping data for each public school in the county, includin...
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2024-04-25
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 166
MDSB738PassEstablishing a State policy that local school systems operate their school library media programs consistent with certain standards; requiring each local school system to develop a policy and procedures to review objections to materials in a school l...
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2024-04-25
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 130
MDSB1178PassRepealing the service terminal date required to be eligible for the Douglas J. J. Peters Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship.
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2024-04-25
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 176
MDSB476PassProviding that certain firefighters, fire fighting instructors, rescue squad members, advanced life support unit members, and members of the Office of the State Fire Marshal who have thyroid, colon, or ovarian cancer are presumed, under certain circu...
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2024-04-09
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 14
MDSB591Engross
50%
Authorizing employees of certain public libraries to form, join, and participate in an employee organization and engage in certain other activities related to collective bargaining; requiring employers and certified exclusive representatives to engag...
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2024-04-04
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB784Engross
50%
Altering the sales and use tax rate imposed on firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition from 6% to 11%; and providing that the sales and use tax does not apply to the sale of certain firearm accessories and ammunition.
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2024-03-28
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB1058Engross
50%
Requiring county boards of education to establish curriculum guides and courses of study that are aligned with certain content standards developed by the State Department of Education, and requiring the State Board of Education to withhold certain fu...
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2024-03-27
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB1055Engross
50%
Prohibiting, unless authorized by the Department of Agriculture, a person from keeping more than 5 roosters per acre on a single property or more than a total of 25 roosters on a single property beginning January 1, 2026, subject to certain exception...
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2024-03-21
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB1148Intro
25%
Altering, from intentional to reckless, the mental state required as an element of cruelty to animals owned or used by law enforcement units.
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2024-03-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB864Engross
50%
Designating the Universities at Shady Grove Regional Higher Education Center as the State's Regional Higher Education Community of Innovation; and altering the purposes of the Universities at Shady Grove to include serving a diverse citizenry in an i...
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2024-03-20
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB825Engross
50%
Requiring the Secretary of Health, on request of a county, to delegate to the county the authority to conduct site visits and full surveys of nursing homes; and requiring that the Maryland Department of Health and certain counties equally share the c...
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2024-03-16
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB436Engross
50%
Increasing a certain civil penalty and administrative penalty for employers knowingly failing to properly classify individuals as employees; and requiring the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to refer to the Comptroller and the U.S. Department of L...
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2024-03-14
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB1057Intro
25%
Altering the financial eligibility criteria for the home- and community-based services waiver submitted by the Maryland Department of Health to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to include categorically needy individuals with an income ...
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2024-03-13
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB1117Intro
25%
Requiring governmental units that employ firefighters to compute overtime pay in a certain manner; requiring counties and municipalities to provide certain payroll information to each firefighter employed by the county or municipality; and authorizin...
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2024-03-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB715Intro
25%
Requiring a private construction contract to include a provision requiring the owner to pay the contractor within 45 days after the receipt of a proper invoice following completion of the work or, if the owner withholds all or part of an amount invoi...
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2024-03-04
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB509Engross
50%
Regulating commercial financing transactions, including by establishing requirements related to disclosures, calculations of annual percentage rates, terms of repayments, and other related items, and the extension of specific offers.
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2024-03-01
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB169Engross
50%
Establishing the Green and Renewable Energy for Nonprofit Organizations Loan Program in the Maryland Energy Administration to provide financial assistance in the form of no-interest loans to nonprofit organizations for the planning, purchase, and ins...
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2024-02-14
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB761Intro
25%
Requiring each testing facility in the State to be licensed by the Department of Agriculture to use animals in research, education, or testing; establishing requirements for the use and treatment of dogs or cats by a testing facility; prohibiting a t...
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2024-02-13
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB598Intro
25%
Altering the membership of the State Board of Education to include a school principal as a member; and providing for the initial term of the principal member of the State Board.
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2024-02-09
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB823Intro
25%
Providing collective bargaining rights to certain faculty, part-time faculty, post doctoral associates, and graduate assistants at certain State institutions of higher education; establishing separate collective bargaining units for the faculty, part...
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2024-02-09
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB1054Intro
25%
Requiring a county or municipality to implement a certain web-based platform for features supporting the tracking and approval of residential building permits for certain residential solar energy projects, residential energy storage projects, and mai...
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2024-02-09
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB824Intro
25%
Requiring each local board of elections to send the absentee ballot application approved by the State Board of Elections to each eligible voter at least 60 days before each statewide primary election, unless the voter has permanent absentee ballot st...
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2024-02-07
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB872Intro
25%
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 a...
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2024-02-07
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB865Intro
25%
Expanding, renaming, and altering certain provisions relating to a certain truancy reduction program in certain juvenile courts; authorizing a county or circuit administrative judge to establish a certain Truancy Reduction and School Reengagement Pro...
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2024-02-07
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB958Intro
25%
Establishing the Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Payment Program in the Department of the Environment to secure payments from certain businesses that extract fossil fuels or refine petroleum products in order to provide a source of revenue f...
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2024-02-07
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB713Intro
25%
Providing that an applicant for registration to provide security systems services may provide security system services and have access to circumventional information if the applicant applied for registration, received an application number confirming...
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2024-02-06
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB871Intro
25%
Establishing that the disqualification from receiving unemployment insurance benefits due to a stoppage of work does not apply for any week beginning after the first 14 days of an individual's unemployment resulting from the stoppage of work that exi...
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2024-02-06
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB431Intro
25%
Establishing that governmental essential workers are presumed to have an occupational disease that is compensable under workers' compensation law after being diagnosed with long COVID under certain circumstances; and applying the Act retroactively.
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2024-02-02
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB599Intro
25%
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to develop a process to receive federal financial participation for the payment of county or municipal general funds appropriated to community providers that serve individuals with developmental disabilitie...
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2024-01-31
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB505Intro
25%
Increasing the cap on the assessment a county or municipal corporation may impose on each transportation network service from 25 cents per trip to 50 cents per trip.
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2024-01-26
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB426Intro
25%
Establishing the Maryland STEM Program in the State Department of Education to provide additional compensation to educators who teach STEM classes at nonpublic schools; authorizing nonpublic schools to apply for the Program and requiring participatin...
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2024-01-25
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB528Intro
25%
Providing a refundable credit against the State income tax for nonpublic school student bus transportation expenses paid by an individual resident who is the parent or guardian of the student during the taxable year; prohibiting a tax credit from exc...
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2024-01-25
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB545Intro
25%
Altering, beginning July 1, 2026, the minimum salary for all public school employees to be $60,000; and establishing, subject to certain conditions, certain salary increases for certain public school employees.
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2024-01-25
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB388Intro
25%
Requiring the Governor in fiscal year 2025 and each fiscal year thereafter to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of at least $1,000,000 for the Prescription Drug Affordability Fund which provides funding for the Board; and requiring t...
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2024-01-24
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB346Intro
25%
Phasing in, over a period of 3 years, an increase in a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax to allow for a subtraction of all military retirement income beginning in taxable year 2026.
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2024-01-18
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB398Intro
25%
Authorizing the reimbursement of certain physicians, qualified health care providers, and hospitals by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board for certain forensic examinations of and health care services provided to a victim of nonfatal strangulati...
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2024-01-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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