Maryland Delegate Courtney Watson [D]

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MDHB33PassProhibiting a certain person from intentionally and maliciously inflicting severe emotional distress on a vulnerable adult; and applying a penalty of imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 34
MDHB78PassAltering the criteria for determining the use of funds in the Bay Restoration Fund for certain purposes in certain fiscal years to include climate resiliency and flood control; and specifying that certain grants to certain local governments may be us...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 44
MDHB120PassProviding that a motor carrier permit is not required for transportation services that a nonprofit organization provides through the use of a volunteer driver and the volunteer driver's personal vehicle; altering the definition of "transportation net...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 64
MDHB123PassRequiring an employer, on request, to provide to an applicant for employment the wage range for the position for which the applicant applied; prohibiting an employer from taking negative actions against an applicant for employment because the applica...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 67
MDHB277PassRequiring the State Department of Education, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health and the Department of Human Services, to develop and distribute guidelines on a trauma-informed approach to assist schools with understanding and resp...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 148
MDHB304PassAuthorizing the Division of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Attorney General to bring a certain action under the Consumer Protection Act against a person who violates a certain provision of criminal law regarding the exploitation of a vulner...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 160
MDHB847PassEstablishing the State Coordinator for Autism Strategy in the Department of Disabilities and the Advisory Stakeholder Group on Autism-Related Needs; requiring the State Coordinator, in consultation with the Advisory Stakeholder Group, to identify and...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 341
MDHB539PassAuthorizing a local government to create a Resilience Authority by local law; specifying certain requirements for the adoption of a local law establishing an Authority; specifying the powers that a local government may grant an Authority; authorizing...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 235
MDHB604PassRenaming 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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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 272
MDHB543PassAuthorizing a court, following the discovery of a check to a decedent or the estate of a decedent payable for a sum not exceeding $1,000 after the estate is closed and the appointment of the personal representative is terminated, to enter an order au...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 239
MDHB545PassAuthorizing, on review and approval of the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary's designee, the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to issue a cease and desist order against a person who practices, attempts to practice, or offers to prac...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 243
MDHB817PassRequiring a certain unit of State government proposing a regulation affecting small businesses to include a certain certification stating whether a certain comparable regulation has been adopted by a unit of local government in a certain economic imp...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 333
MDHB349PassAltering the application requirements for a service member, veteran, or military spouse to apply for an occupational or professional license from a unit in the Maryland Department of Labor to require submission of proof that the applicant has held a ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 176
MDHB771PassRequiring each room accessible for individuals with disabilities in a lodging establishment to be furnished with a bed of at least a certain height beginning December 31, 2021; requiring 25% by December 31, 2021, 50% by December 31, 2022, 75% by Dece...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 319
MDHB1029PassAltering the scope of apprenticeship and training programs that may receive certain support through the Clean Energy Workforce Account from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund for clean energy industry development; providing that $750,000 in funds f...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 409
MDHB209EngrossProhibiting, on or after July 1, 2021, a certain retail establishment from distributing plastic carryout bags to a customer at the point of sale; providing that, on or after July 1, 2021, only the State may enact a law or take other action to prohibi...
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2020-03-18
Favorable Report by Finance
MDHB447EngrossRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, beginning January 1, 2021, to provide services for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome under c...
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2020-03-18
Third Reading Passed 45-0
MDHB784EngrossRequiring the Maryland Cybersecurity Council to review certain practices and methods of collection, use, storage, and disclosure of consumers' personally identifiable information and personal information by certain entities; and requiring the Council...
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2020-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDHB432EngrossProhibiting, beginning in fiscal year 2022, the Maryland Transit Administration from purchasing buses for the Administration's State transit bus fleet that are not zero-emission buses; requiring the Administration, on or before January 1, 2021, and e...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB229EngrossProhibiting the aerial application of chlorpyrifos on or after October 1, 2020; prohibiting the use of chlorpyrifos in the State on or after December 31, 2020; establishing the Pesticide Transition Fund to support Maryland farmers in the transition a...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB267EngrossAuthorizing a private passenger automobile insurer to use data obtained through telematics from a specific vehicle only for establishing an insurance premium for a policy that insures that vehicle if the named insured consents to the data collection ...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB398EngrossRequiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to give preference to applications for certain loans that will use the services of certain small, minority, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses, particularly those businesses that pr...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB561EngrossApplying certain laws regarding net energy metering and community solar generating systems to customers served by a community choice aggregator; altering the circumstances under which counties and municipal corporations may act as an aggregator; esta...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB615EngrossRequiring certain county boards of education seeking State funds for the construction of a new school, or the renovation of or an addition to an existing school that would increase the capacity by more than 100 students, to submit a pedestrian safety...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB873EngrossProviding that certain provisions of law do not apply to certain individuals; prohibiting individuals from simultaneously being a candidate for a party office and an elected public office; and prohibiting individuals from simultaneously holding a par...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB488EngrossEstablishing that the discovery or perception of, or belief about, another person's race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation, whether or not accurate, does not constitute legally adequate provocation to mitigate a kil...
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2020-03-13
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1231EngrossExtending the jurisdiction of the equity court to include a petition for authorization for a minor to marry; altering the conditions under which an individual who is 17 years old is authorized to marry; prohibiting an individual under the age of 17 y...
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2020-03-13
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB204EngrossRequiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to review the filing fees and associated requirements of neighboring states that are equivalent or substantially similar to the filing fees required under § 1-203(b)(3)(ii) of the Corporatio...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB429IntroProhibiting the owner or operator of a place of public accommodation or an agent or employee of the owner or operator from selling or offering for sale certain substantially similar products or services if the products or services are priced differen...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB30EngrossClarifying that certain provisions of law relating to closed-door meetings of a board of directors of a condominium do not allow the board to withhold or agree to withhold from the unit owners the terms of any legal agreement to which the council of ...
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2020-03-11
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB274EngrossRequiring a financial institution that requires a customer to provide an answer to a security question for a certain purpose to allow a customer to choose from at least two security question options for each required security question; prohibiting a ...
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2020-03-06
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB203IntroAltering the purpose of the Community Parks and Playgrounds Program to include making flexible grants available to the governing bodies of Baltimore County and Howard County for certain purposes; and altering a certain public policy.
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB249IntroAuthorizing consumers to demand that a business not disclose the consumer's personal information to third parties and to exercise the right to opt out of third-party disclosure through a certain setting, including a browser setting, browser extension...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB235EngrossRequiring the Secretary of Information Technology, in consultation with the Attorney General, to advise and oversee a consistent cybersecurity strategy for units of State government, including institutions under the control of the governing boards of...
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2020-02-21
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB431EngrossProhibiting an insurer, with respect to private passenger motor vehicle insurance, from increasing the premium for an insured based on a homeowner's insurance claim; and prohibiting an insurer, with respect to homeowner's insurance, from increasing t...
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2020-02-21
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB496IntroProhibiting an insurer from canceling, failing to renew, or reducing certain private passenger motor vehicle insurance coverage due to a lapse in coverage of the policyholder if the lapse occurred while the policyholder was deployed overseas with the...
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB1530IntroRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to provide school psychology services provided by a school psychologist who is certified by the State Department of Education to practice school psychology.
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2020-02-14
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1065IntroProhibiting a public service company and a contractor from sharing, disclosing, or otherwise making accessible to a third party a customer's personal information, subject to a certain exception; prohibiting a public service company and a contractor f...
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2020-02-11
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1543IntroEstablishing 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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2020-02-11
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1298IntroRequiring each county board of education to establish a certain policy to support certain goals and improve the educational outcomes of pregnant and parenting students, collect and track certain data, and, on or before June 1 each year, beginning in ...
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2020-02-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHJ1IntroDeclaring that a climate and ecological emergency threatens the State, the nation, civilization, humanity, and the natural world; committing the State to a statewide climate mobilization effort to reverse global warming and the current ecological cri...
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2020-02-10
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB581IntroProhibiting the use of certain Class B fire fighting foam that contains intentionally added PFAS chemicals for certain testing or training purposes; requiring the use of certain foam for fire fighting training; providing that the Act does not restric...
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2020-02-10
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB888IntroRequiring the manufacturer of a connected device to equip the device with a certain reasonable security feature; providing that a security feature for a connected device is reasonable if the connected device is equipped with a certain means for authe...
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2020-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHJ6IntroStating that all practical efforts should be made to ensure that, for the 2020 Census, every Maryland resident is counted once and in the correct place according to where they live on Census Day, April 1, 2020; urging all Maryland residents to work w...
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2020-02-10
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1532IntroEstablishing that the criteria for determining eligibility for the food supplement program in the Department of Human Services are the criteria in effect on a certain date, notwithstanding certain changes in federal law; and requiring the State to pr...
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2020-02-10
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1425IntroIncreasing the greenhouse gas emissions reductions that the State must achieve by 2030; requiring the State to achieve net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2045; requiring the Department of the Environment to adopt a final plan that reduces...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1007IntroEstablishing the Task Force to Study the Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise Program; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study and make recommendations regarding opportunities for vet...
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2020-02-05
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB773IntroRequiring each county board of education and authorizing nonpublic schools in the State to establish a policy to authorize certain school personnel to administer bronchodilators to certain students under certain circumstances; prohibiting a school nu...
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2020-02-04
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB522IntroRequiring the State Department of Education to study certain matters relating to the Home and Hospital Teaching Program for Students and make recommendations regarding any statutory or regulatory changes to the program; requiring, by December 31, 202...
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2020-02-04
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB636IntroAltering a certain prohibition to prohibit a person from storing or leaving a loaded or unloaded firearm in a location where a minor could gain access to the firearm; repealing a certain exception to the prohibition; prohibiting a person from storing...
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2020-02-03
To House Judiciary Committee
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