Maryland Senator Joanne Benson [D]

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MDSB63IntroEstablishing the Marlow Heights Police Department; specifying the purpose, powers, and duties of the Police Department; specifying that the Police Department is not an agency of Prince George's County; specifying that certain persons associated with ...
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2021-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB297IntroRequiring that the maximum speed limit for all expressways and interstate highways that connect with Interstate 495 in the State be the same as for Interstate 495 at the point of connection for 5 miles from the point of entrance to or exit from Inter...
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2021-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB5IntroRequiring the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities to publish, to a certain extent, health data that includes race and ethnicity information collected by the Office and update the data at least once every 6 months; requiring the Governor,...
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2021-03-05
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB933IntroRequiring the Commissioner of Financial Regulation to submit a certain report that analyzes the banking environment in the State to the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2021; and requiring the report to include the number and types of finan...
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2021-03-05
[Hearing: Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB932IntroRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, subject to the limitations of the State budget, to provide coverage for acupuncture services administered by health care practitioners who are licensed under Title 1A of the Health Occupations Articl...
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2021-03-05
[Hearing: Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB638IntroRequiring the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to enforce a certain provision of law providing that the provisions of ยง 15-1005 of the Insurance Article apply to a certain delivery system for specialty mental health services and administered by an ad...
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2021-03-05
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB2EngrossAltering from voting to nonvoting the type of membership position the Executive Director of the Maryland Environmental Service holds on the Board of Directors of the Service; removing the Deputy Director of the Service from the Board of Directors; re...
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2021-03-03
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB1EngrossRequiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to establish a certain new unit to assist in evaluating and reviewing certain proposals for new programs and substantial modifications of existing programs; requiring the Governor, in each of fiscal ...
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2021-03-02
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB48EngrossIncreasing, from $7,500 to $10,000, the amount of a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for certain expenses paid or incurred by an individual that are attributable to the individual's donation of an organ; altering the definition ...
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2021-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 25 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB121EngrossAuthorizing a local governing body, on receipt of an application for a special exception to construct or operate a permitted facility in an area zoned for residential use, to require the preparation, at the applicant's expense, of a detailed analysis...
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2021-02-25
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB843IntroProhibiting the Board of Public Works from approving a public-private partnership agreement for the I-495 and I-270 Public-Private Partnership Program unless the agreement includes that at least 10% of the toll revenue remaining after construction co...
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2021-02-19
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB100EngrossEstablishing 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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2021-02-18
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB848IntroRequiring that a certain summary that certain employers are required to keep conspicuously posted in certain places of employment include certain antiretaliation provisions; prohibiting certain employers from taking certain actions under the Maryland...
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2021-02-16
[Hearing: Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB908IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to require the Governor to include with the budget bill a statement showing the appropriations necessary to implement and fund each memorandum of understanding that incorporates wages and terms and ...
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2021-02-16
[Hearing: Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB496PassProviding certain financing during fiscal years 2021 and 2022 for the purpose of relieving the adverse effects of the coronavirus pandemic; allowing, for certain taxable years, a subtraction under the Maryland income tax for certain unemployment insu...
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2021-02-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 39
MDSB845IntroAltering the definition of "eligible student" to include students enrolled directly in registered apprenticeship programs to be eligible for Workforce Development Sequence Scholarships.
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2021-02-12
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB746IntroEstablishing collective bargaining rights for certain community college employees; establishing procedures for the selection and certification of an exclusive bargaining representative; establishing a cap on the number of bargaining units that may be...
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2021-02-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB907IntroProhibiting the Office of Home Energy Programs from requiring certain medical certification when a critical medically vulnerable individual applies for assistance from the Critical Medical Needs Program if the applicant is at least 60 years old and a...
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2021-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB846IntroRequiring the Office of Home Energy Programs, in coordination with the United Way of Central Maryland and the Fuel Fund of Maryland, to establish the Power to the People Pilot Program on or before July 1, 2022, to expand access to the Critical Medica...
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2021-02-10
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB844IntroAuthorizing the Social Services Administration to establish and maintain a centralized confidential database for abused and neglected vulnerable adults; authorizing the Department of Human Services or a local department of social services to identify...
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2021-02-09
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB847IntroEstablishing the Vehicle Litter Reporting Program in the Department of Transportation with the intent of deterring littering from motor vehicles; requiring the Program to operate a hotline to receive certain complaints of littering and to send a cert...
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2021-02-09
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB842IntroEstablishing the Workgroup to Study the Assessment, Treatment, and Available Resources for Female Youth in Contact with the Justice System to review how well programs in the Department of Juvenile Services meet the needs of female youth and to make r...
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2021-02-09
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB28IntroProhibiting a person from intentionally causing physical injury to another if the person knows or has reason to know that the other is an official, an umpire, a referee, or a judge officiating at a sporting event; authorizing a police officer to arre...
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2021-01-26
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB486IntroRequiring an essential employer to give a written statement regarding certain hazard pay paid to certain essential workers at certain intervals; requiring an essential employer to take certain actions related to occupational safety and health during ...
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2021-01-26
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB521IntroGranting collective bargaining rights to certain graduate students at an institution within the University System of Maryland, Morgan State University, or St. Mary's College of Maryland.
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2021-01-26
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB290IntroRequiring, to the extent authorized under federal law, certain entities to include payments made by certain persons when calculating the overall contribution to an out-of-pocket maximum or a cost-sharing requirement for an insured, a subscriber, or a...
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2021-01-18
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB322IntroRequiring the Secretary of Health to adopt certain health and wellness standards for certain health care facilities; providing that certain standards may exceed the standards set by federal law; establishing the Correctional Facilities Health and Wel...
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2021-01-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB172IntroRequiring the Secretary of Health to designate certain areas as Health Equity Resource Communities in a certain manner; specifying that the purpose of establishing Health Equity Resource Communities is to reduce health disparities, improve health out...
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2021-01-11
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB194IntroRequiring the compensation rate for inmate labor in Maryland Correctional Enterprises to be not less than the State minimum wage; repealing a requirement that the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services reimburse a certain county or the...
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2021-01-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB266IntroRequiring the State Department of Education to establish the Voluntary Ethical Special Education Advocate Certificate Program on or before July 1, 2022, for administration of a voluntary certificate program for ethical special education advocates; sp...
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2021-01-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB166IntroRequiring a police officer to report specified criminal conduct of another police officer to a supervisor or police chief when the reporting officer has actual knowledge of the criminal conduct; prohibiting a police officer from knowingly and willful...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB329IntroAllowing individuals to claim a credit against the State income tax for 50% of the costs incurred during the taxable year to purchase and install certain indoor air quality equipment in a home or commercial building; requiring an individual to obtain...
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2020-12-22
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB258IntroExpanding eligibility for a property tax exemption for the dwelling house of a disabled veteran to include veterans with a service connected disability of at least 80%; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after June 30, 2021.
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2020-12-22
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
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