Maryland Senator Chris West [R]

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MDSB9PassRequiring the certification agency designated by the Board of Public Works to study and report recommendations for streamlining the process for certification of minority business enterprises; requiring the certification agency to submit the findings ...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 514
MDSB260PassEstablishing the Department of General Services Broker Rebate Fee Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; and requiring the Secretary of General Services to distribute certain broker rebate fees to the Fund.
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 515
MDSB317PassIncreasing the maximum fees from $4 to $25 for an original notarial act and, subject to certain regulations, to $50 for performance of a notarial act using communication technology; repealing a certain prohibition on performing a notarial act using c...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 715
MDSB427PassRepealing a prohibition in Baltimore County against hunting or attempting to hunt nongame birds and mammals without first obtaining a hunting license.
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 572
MDSB468PassProviding that a personal representative may pay commissions and attorney's fees without court approval only if the payments consented to are for services rendered prior to the consent.
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 630
MDSB467PassIncreasing the limit, from $20,000 to $30,000, that the Maryland Home Improvement Commission can award from the Home Improvement Guaranty Fund to one claimant for certain acts or omissions of one contractor.
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 647
MDSB508PassAltering the circumstances under which a court may appoint a guardian of the person of a minor if the court finds, by a preponderance of the evidence that the appointment is in the best interests of the minor, no testamentary appointment has been mad...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 620
MDSB694PassRequiring the State to pay reasonable attorney's fees incurred in representing an alleged disabled person who is indigent in a petition for the appointment of a guardian of the property of the person; and requiring the court, under certain circumstan...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 629
MDSB420VetoRequiring the Commissioner of Labor and Industry, subject to a certain limitation, to release certain personal information of a minor who has a work permit to employers and apprenticeship sponsors, educational programs and institutions, and local wor...
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2022-05-27
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB17PassRequiring the Maryland Judiciary, in consultation with domestic violence and child abuse organizations, to develop and update as appropriate a training program for judges and magistrates presiding over child custody cases involving child abuse or dom...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 351
MDSB90PassRequiring the Department of the Environment to create and maintain a database of supplemental environmental projects that the Department may consider for implementation as part of a settlement of an enforcement action; and requiring the Department to...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 352
MDSB476PassRepealing the termination date for various provisions relating to alcoholic beverages manufacturer's licenses and off-site permits, including provisions repealing specified permits and establishing a manufacturer off-site permit and brewery special e...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 477
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
MDSB146PassProhibiting a person from stopping, standing, or parking a vehicle that is not a plug-in electric drive vehicle plugged into charging equipment in a parking space that is designated by certain signage indicating for the use of plug-in electric drive ...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 417
MDSB826PassEstablishing the Maryland Watermen's Microloan Program in the Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation to provide loans to qualified commercial fishermen to continue commercial operations in the State; providing, begi...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 384
MDSB92PassRequiring the court in an action to partition real property to determine the market value of the property unless the court makes certain determinations; and establishing procedures for the purchase of interests in real property by cotenants, for the ...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 402
MDSB261PassAuthorizing the operating agreement of a limited liability company to provide for the transfer or assignment of an interest in the company to a certain person on the occurrence of certain events regardless of whether the person is a member; authorizi...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 295
MDSB394PassAuthorizing certain emergency medical services providers to offer opioid overdose reversal drugs approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration to individuals who received treatment for a nonfatal drug overdose or were evaluated by a crisis eva...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 239
MDSB431PassRevising and clarifying laws relating to the formation, organization, and operation of corporations; repealing certain redundant and obsolete provisions; correcting certain references; authorizing a certain dissent to be submitted by electronic trans...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 293
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
MDSB36PassAuthorizing a person to execute an electronic will or remotely witnessed will without a notary public if the supervising attorney creates a certified will that contains a certain form attached or annexed to the will; prohibiting a supervising attorne...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 177
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
MDSB391PassEstablishing the purpose of the More Jobs for Marylanders Program; altering the circumstances under which and the period of time for which the Department of Commerce may provide a qualified business entity a certificate certifying that an eligible pr...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 136
MDSB480PassRequiring the State Department of Education to administer, in fiscal years 2022 and 2023, child care stabilization grants to provide financial support to child care providers that have faced a financial hardship or suffered an operational burden duri...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 207
MDSB861PassExpanding the types of cases in which the State may appeal from a decision of a trial court; establishing the Maryland State Police Gun Center as a statewide firearms enforcement center for the tracking, screening, and vetting of all firearm crimes i...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 142
MDSB402PassExempting retirees of the Employees' Retirement and Pension Systems from a reemployment earnings limitation for up to 3 years when the individual was previously employed by the State of Maryland and is rehired by the Maryland Department of Health or ...
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 58
MDSB109PassExempting a vehicle owned by a member of the military on active duty or who returns to the State from active duty from the vehicle excise tax under certain circumstances.
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 70
MDSB665PassAuthorizing an eligible sponsor organization providing recreational opportunities with grant funding from the Healing Hunting and Fishing Fund to provide at no cost an angler's license and trout stamps, a Chesapeake Bay and coastal sport fishing lice...
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 91
MDSB50PassExempting returned Peace Corps volunteers who are domiciled in the State from paying nonresident tuition at a public institution of higher education in the State; establishing that returned Peace Corps volunteer students shall be included as in-State...
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 75
MDSB606Engross

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Authorizing the Board of License Commissioners for Baltimore County to approve the transfer of a Class B or Class D license in an eligible transferor district existing on a certain date to another election district under certain circumstances; prohib...
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2022-04-11
Third Reading Passed (129-0)
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
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
MDSB421Engross

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Requiring the Governor's Workforce Development Board, on or before September 1, 2022, to evaluate, study, and identify certain issues relating to wages paid and benefits provided to certain bus drivers and report its findings to the governing body of...
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2022-04-08
Senate Requests House Recede
MDSB316PassExempting the sale of diapers, diaper rash cream, baby wipes, baby bottles, baby bottle nipples, and infant car seats from the sales and use tax.
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2022-04-01
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 7
MDSB405PassAllowing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for individuals who are at least 55 years of age for certain retirement income attributable to the individual's employment as a public safety employee; providing that retirement income...
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2022-04-01
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 4
MDSB127Engross

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Requiring the Governor to include in the budget bill for fiscal year 2024 an appropriation of $500,000 to the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services to provide grant assistance to local governments and organizations to crea...
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2022-03-22
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB318Engross

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Requiring certain county boards of education to consider the pursuit of certain certificates, certifications, or apprenticeships as the equivalent of pursuing postsecondary education; requiring certain county boards to provide a method for certain in...
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2022-03-22
To House Ways and Means 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
MDSB393Engross

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Establishing the Project Restore Program within the Department of Housing and Community Development to provide financial incentives for small businesses, commercial developers, and nonprofit organizations to revitalize certain vacant retail and comme...
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2022-03-21
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB77Engross

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Authorizing a licensee, certificate holder, or registration holder to be represented by counsel during an investigation by a health occupations board that may result in charges or sanctions except under certain circumstances; and authorizing a licens...
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2022-03-18
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
MDSB161Engross

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Prohibiting a provision in a contract with a design professional for professional services that requires the design professional to indemnify or hold harmless certain parties unless the design professional is at fault for causing the loss, damage, or...
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2022-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB392Engross

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Requiring a certain annual report by the State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy to identify certain information for crimes of violence; and requiring the Commission to conspicuously post the required information to be included in the report i...
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2022-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB435Engross

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Establishing that an individual who intentionally prevents or interferes with the making of a report for suspected sexual abuse of a child by a mandatory reporter may be prosecuted at any time for the violation.
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2022-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB693Intro

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Repealing Maryland income tax modifications for certain deductions for the cost of business property that is treated as an expense for federal income tax purposes; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2021.
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2022-03-14
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB979Intro

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Prohibiting the Department of Natural Resources from including the dredging of buried oyster shells on Man-O-War Shoals as part of a fishery management plan; and prohibiting the Department from dredging buried oyster shells on Man-O-War Shoals.
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2022-03-11
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB584Intro

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Establishing the Task Force on Traffic Patterns and Infrastructure on MD Route 45 (York Road) to study and make recommendations on traffic patterns, infrastructure, street parking, bicycle lanes, sidewalk width, and signage on York Road; and requirin...
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2022-02-28
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB850Intro

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Establishing the Restorative Justice Program within the Victim Services Unit of the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services; and establishing the position of Restorative Justice Legal Specialist, the Restorative Justice Prog...
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2022-02-28
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB338Engross

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Authorizing a person to apply for preliminary approval of a permit to wear, carry, or transport a handgun without completing a certified firearms training course; and requiring the Secretary of State Police to investigate an application for prelimina...
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2022-02-25
To House Judiciary Committee
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