Maryland Delegate Catherine Forbes [D]

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MDHB420Intro
25%
Requiring the Department of Natural Resources and local governing bodies to construct communication boards in certain newly constructed public play areas; defining "communication board" as a device that displays photos, symbols, or illustrations to e...
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2024-03-04
Favorable with Amendments Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB432Intro
25%
Replacing references to mental retardation with references to an intellectual disability in certain provisions of law.
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2024-03-04
Favorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB604Intro
25%
Authorizing employers to grant a preference in hiring and promotion to spouses of eligible service members; and requiring the appointing authorities in the Executive Branch of State government to apply a credit of 10 points on any selection test for ...
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2024-03-04
Favorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters
MDHB584Intro
25%
Providing 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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2024-03-04
Favorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB581Intro
25%
Requiring certain departments and independent units to create a certain catalog of information relating to permits, licenses, and certificates issued by the department or independent unit and submit the catalog to the Governor on or before September ...
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2024-03-04
Favorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
MDHB609Intro
25%
Authorizing employees of 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 engage in goo...
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2024-03-04
Favorable with Amendments Report by Appropriations
MDHB811Intro
25%
Establishing the Financial Well-Being Pilot Program at the University of Maryland, College Park Campus and Morgan State University to provide comprehensive financial guidance and coaching to help students who may benefit from financial coaching servi...
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2024-03-04
Favorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB901Intro
25%
Allowing an applicant of a part-time senatorial or delegate scholarship with a documented disability to request from the Maryland Higher Education Commission a waiver from the requirement to carry at least 6 semester hours of courses each semester.
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2024-03-04
Favorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB336Engross
50%
Requiring a local school system to provide to parents at certain individualized education program meetings for children with disabilities certain written informational materials regarding the Maryland ABLE Program in a certain manner; requiring the S...
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2024-03-01
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDHB457Engross
50%
Requiring the Department of the Environment to establish a system to track the chain of custody of synthetic turf installed on sports and playing fields in the State; requiring the custodian of a synthetic turf sports or playing field installed in th...
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2024-03-01
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDHB576Engross
50%
Requiring a peace officer, when the peace officer receives a petition for emergency evaluation for an individual, to transport the emergency evaluee to a nearby emergency facility, rather than the nearest emergency facility; authorizing a psychiatric...
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2024-03-01
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB407Intro
25%
Requiring the Department of Human Services to provide food supplement benefits to students who are residents of the State, are enrolled in an institution of higher education for at least 15 credit hours per year, whose family contribution is expected...
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2024-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB415Engross
50%
Clarifying that the Board of Trustees for the State Retirement and Pension System may pay certain incentive compensation to the Chief Investment Officer for the State Retirement and Pension System if the Chief Investment Officer retires from the Inve...
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2024-02-26
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB630Engross
50%
Repealing a requirement for certain transfers of service to be calculated under a certain formula; and correcting a reference to a contribution rate for transfers of service into the Law Enforcement Officers' Pension System.
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2024-02-26
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB629Engross
50%
Updating the definition of "Consumer Price Index" to replace the 1967 index with the 1982-1984 index as the reference used by the State Retirement and Pension System for certain calculations.
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2024-02-26
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB625Engross
50%
Clarifying the topics that may be included in certain training required for each trustee on the Board of Trustees for the State Retirement and Pension System; providing that the Board of Trustees may satisfy a requirement to provide each member and r...
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2024-02-26
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB331Engross
50%
Altering the definition of "expenditure" to include reasonable expenses for caregiving services that a candidate incurs as a direct result of campaign activity and that are necessary to promote the candidacy of the candidate; and defining "caregiving...
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2024-02-23
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDHB580Engross
50%
Increasing, from 15 to 30, the maximum number of days of disaster service leave for employees in the Executive Branch of State government; and increasing, from 15 to 30, the maximum number of days of paid leave the Secretary of Budget and Management ...
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2024-02-23
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1486Intro
25%
Requiring the Maryland Technology Development Corporation to administer the Cyber Maryland Fund and Program; authorizing the Fund to be used for administrative expenses of the Program, including hiring staff, consultants and other professionals as ne...
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2024-02-15
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1206Intro
25%
Establishing the Maryland-Ireland Trade Commission in the Department of Commerce to study and make recommendations regarding bilateral trade relations and investment opportunities between Maryland and Ireland; and requiring the Commission by December...
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2024-02-14
[Hearing: Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1109Intro
25%
Requiring the State Board of Elections to adopt regulations for the secure storage and use of voter data from the list of registered voters and specifying procedures and requirements relating to electronic signatures; establishing and altering certai...
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2024-02-09
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1261Intro
25%
Establishing the Commission on Access to High-Quality Early Childhood Education and Child Care for Children Three Years Old and Younger to study implementing universal access to high-quality early childhood education and child care for children 3 yea...
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2024-02-09
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1304Intro
25%
Requiring the Maryland Department of Health and the Department of Human Services to provide information on the State's earned income tax credits to individuals enrolled or participating in certain programs or services administered by the departments.
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2024-02-09
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1314Intro
25%
Requiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to waive the filing fee for certain annual reports for the first year that certain business entities are in existence; requiring that 25% of the fees collected be credited to the Child Care S...
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2024-02-09
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHJ9Intro
25%
Declaring the State of Maryland's support of and consent to admitting Washington, D.C. to the Union as a state of the United States of America.
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2024-02-09
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1435Intro
25%
Altering the maximum generating capacity authorized for certain net metered generating facilities; authorizing an eligible customer-generator participating in certain meter aggregation to receive excess generation from more than one generating system...
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2024-02-09
[Hearing: Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1147Intro
25%
Prohibiting, on or after October 1, 2024, a person from using, supplying, selling, soliciting, or offering for sale playground surfacing materials that contain certain concentrations of PAH, PFAS, or lead for the construction or renovation of the gro...
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2024-02-08
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB966Intro
25%
Requiring the Board of Trustees for the State Retirement and Pension System to suspend the retirement benefit of a retiree of the Law Enforcement Officers' Pension System who is elected as a sheriff within 5 years after retirement; providing for the ...
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2024-02-07
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1004Intro
25%
Establishing that certain adjustments to compensation may not be considered an extraordinary salary increase when determining the average final compensation of a member in the State Retirement and Pension System; and requiring a member to submit cert...
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2024-02-07
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB403Intro
25%
Authorizing an individual to request aid in dying by making certain requests; establishing requirements and prohibitions governing aid in dying, including requirements related to requests for aid in dying, consulting physicians, mental health assessm...
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2024-02-02
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB868Intro
25%
Altering, for purposes of provisions of law concerning the sales and use tax, the definition of "taxable price" to exclude the value of credit provided for a trade-in of certain portable electronics accepted in partial payment under certain circumsta...
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2024-02-02
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB493Intro
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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2024-02-01
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB696Intro
25%
Altering the standards of the State Free Feeding Program, beginning in fiscal year 2025, to require that if a school participates in the federal School Breakfast Program or the National School Lunch Program, then each student in the school must be of...
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2024-01-31
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB496Intro
25%
Requiring certain facts to be considered when determining whether a lack of consent exists for the purposes of certain sexual crimes; and altering the elements of second-degree rape to remove the requirement of use of force or threat of force.
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2024-01-30
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB555Intro
25%
Prohibiting the unauthorized dissemination of certain personal identifying information without permission, with the intent to threaten, intimidate, abuse, harass or frighten a person, or place the person in reasonable fear of death or serious bodily ...
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2024-01-30
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB544Intro
25%
Providing that the State may institute a prosecution for sexual extortion, stalking, or revenge porn at any time; and providing that, for purposes of the Maryland Constitution, a person who commits sexual extortion, stalking, or revenge porn shall be...
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2024-01-30
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB583Intro
25%
Establishing the Center for Firearm Violence Prevention in the Maryland Department of Health to reduce firearm violence, harm from firearm violence, and misuse of firearms in the State by partnering with federal, State, and local agencies and affecte...
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2024-01-30
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB631Intro
25%
Authorizing a county, notwithstanding a certain provision of law, to enact a local law to promote, protect, and support the population and habitat of beavers in the county.
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2024-01-26
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB582Intro
25%
Establishing the Pava LaPere Innovation Acceleration Grant Program in the Maryland Technology Development Corporation; establishing the Baltimore Innovation Initiative Pilot Program within the Maryland Innovation Initiative of the Corporation; requir...
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2024-01-25
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB513Intro
25%
Altering the distribution of revenue from civil fines collected through the use of work zone speed control systems to include certain distributions for highway and work zone safety purposes; clarifying that a work zone speed control system may be man...
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2024-01-25
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB597Intro
25%
Altering the Law Enforcement Cadet Apprenticeship Program in the Maryland Department of Labor to be the Public Safety Apprenticeship Program; expanding the purpose and scope of the Program to promote careers with certain public safety agencies; requi...
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2024-01-24
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB414Intro
25%
Requiring the Governor, for each of fiscal years 2026 through 2028, to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $200,000 to the Maryland Council on Economic Education to support economic and financial literacy education of school-age chi...
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2024-01-23
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB490Intro
25%
Repealing certain termination provisions relating to a subtraction under the Maryland income tax for certain donations to diaper banks and other charitable entities.
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2024-01-23
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB431Intro
25%
Renaming the Department of Veterans Affairs to be the Department of Veterans and Military Families; renaming the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to be the Secretary of Veterans and Military Families; requiring the Secretary to appoint a Deputy Secretar...
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2024-01-18
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHJ1Intro
25%
Urging the Administration of President Joseph R. Biden to publish the federal Equal Rights Amendment as the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and for the U.S. Congress to affirm, by joint resolution, the Equal Rights Amendment as the 28th Amend...
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2024-01-17
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
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