Maryland Senator Katie Hester [D]

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MDSB121PassAltering the purpose and use of the Maryland Farms and Families Fund; establishing the Maryland Food and Agricultural Resiliency Mechanism Grant Program and Fund to provide grants to food banks and charitable emergency food providers to alleviate foo...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 480
MDSB289PassAltering certain limitations on a certain credit against the State income tax for certain commercial rehabilitation projects; establishing the Small Commercial Project Trust Account within the Historic Revitalization Tax Credit Reserve Fund; requirin...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 450
MDSB477PassEstablishing a Legal Division in the Office of the Comptroller to provide expanded and detailed tax guidance to taxpayers and perform other duties relating to private letter rulings as assigned by the Comptroller; requiring the Comptroller to issue c...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 481
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
MDSB632PassRequiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to convene a workgroup to study and make recommendations relating to the establishment of a Small Business and Nonprofit Health Insurance Subsidies Program to provide subsidies to small businesses and no...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 483
MDSB626PassClarifying that part-time physicians and physician assistants are eligible for participation in the Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Physicians and Physician Assistants; authorizing the Maryland Department of Health to establish prorate...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 395
MDSB274PassAltering eligibility for exemptions from the personal property tax for personal property of a home business or personal property with a total original cost of less than $20,000; and prohibiting the State Department of Assessments and Taxation from c...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 328
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
MDSB812PassEstablishing the Office of Security Management within the Department of Information Technology; establishing the Maryland Cybersecurity Coordinating Council; requiring certain IT units to certify compliance with certain cybersecurity standards; requi...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 242
MDSB814PassAltering the Resilient Maryland Revolving Loan Fund to provide loans to private property owners for hazard mitigation projects, including wind retrofits, flood mitigation elevation, floodproofing, wildland fire retrofit mitigation, and earthquake ret...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 245
MDSB754PassEstablishing the Cyber Preparedness Unit in the Maryland Department of Emergency Management; establishing certain responsibilities of the Unit; requiring local governments to report certain cybersecurity incidents in a certain manner and under certai...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 241
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
MDSB901PassAuthorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City or the governing body of a county or municipal corporation to determine the amount and duration of a certain tax credit against the county or municipal corporation property tax imposed on the d...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 268
MDSB4PassAltering certain criteria for the Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program, including increasing the number of years a recipient may hold an award, expanding the qualifying positions for a scholarship recipient to fulfill a work obligation, a...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 208
MDSB348PassProviding that the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Maryland Environmental Trust must allow participants in certain cost sharing programs to participate in and receive compensation from greenhouse gas markets, c...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 238
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
MDSB325PassAltering the definitions of "covered information", "operator", "persistent unique identifier", and "targeted advertising" to provide increased protections for certain student data; establishing the Student Data Privacy Council; and requiring the Coun...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 163
MDSB437PassRequiring the University of Maryland Extension to hire an extension agent dedicated to urban farm production methods and crop management and an extension agent dedicated to urban farm and agribusiness management; requiring the agents to perform certa...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 173
MDSB207PassEstablishing certain cybersecurity standards applicable to insurance carriers, including health maintenance organizations and third-party administrators; requiring a carrier to take certain actions related to cybersecurity, including developing, impl...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 231
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
MDSB299PassRequiring a county board of education and authorizing a nonpublic school, beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, to require at least two school personnel to complete paid professional development training, administered in person or online, in certai...
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 78
MDSB5PassRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim the fourth Thursday in March as Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day; and requiring the proclamation to urge educational and cultural organizations to observe Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day through appropri...
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 67
MDSB474PassEstablishing the Western Maryland Economic Future Investment Board; establishing the Senator George C. Edwards Fund to provide grant or loan funding to capital infrastructure and business development projects that improve the economic conditions in t...
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 63
MDSB86Enroll

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Requiring certain leases executed by the Department of Natural Resources to include a provision requiring a lessee to maintain unobstructed access to trail heads by trail users and first responders and ensure that trail heads remain free of obstructi...
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2022-04-11
Passed Enrolled
MDSB726Engross

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Altering the amount of income tax revenue from corporations that is distributed to a certain fund each year; and altering, beginning in fiscal year 2024, the amounts of capital grants calculated based on highway user revenues that are required to be ...
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2022-04-11
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB811Engross

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Requiring a public or private water or sewer system that serves 10,000 or more users and receives financial assistance from the State to assess its vulnerability to a cyber attack; authorizing the Maryland Water Quality Financing Administration to pr...
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2022-04-11
Third Reading Passed (115-15)
MDSB753Engross

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Requiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission, in consultation with the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc., on or before July 1 each year, beginning in 2023, to identify certification trends in information technology and cybersecurity s...
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2022-04-11
Third Reading Passed (128-3)
MDSB951Enroll

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Requiring county boards of education, the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association, governing bodies of public institutions of higher education, and boards of community college trustees to allow student athletes to modify an athletic or...
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2022-04-11
Returned Passed
MDSB479Engross

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Establishing the State Board of On-Site Wastewater Professionals in the Department of the Environment to regulate individuals who provide on-site wastewater services in the State and to establish minimum standards for certain on-site wastewater syste...
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2022-04-09
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB478Enroll

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Adding a representative of a skilled trade organization and a representative of a career college to the list of members who must be selected for the Career and Technical Education Committee; altering the Committee's duties to include the perspective ...
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2022-04-09
Passed Enrolled
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
MDSB528PassRequiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by altering statewide greenhouse gas emissions goals, establishing of a net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions goal, developing certain energy efficiency and emissions reduction re...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 38
MDSB709Enroll

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Establishing the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury Alternative Therapies Fund to support the study of the effectiveness of and improving access to alternative therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain in...
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2022-04-09
Returned Passed
MDSB163Enroll

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Altering the procedures for the canvassing of and curing of errors on absentee and provisional ballots; repealing the requirements that a certain statement of election results be by precinct and that the local boards of elections publish copies of th...
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2022-04-09
Passed Enrolled
MDSB228PassAltering certain purposes of the Maryland Corps Program by allowing participants to transition to the workforce as well as to higher education institutions; requiring that Program funds be used to expand the Chesapeake Conservation Corps and the Mary...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 37
MDSB920Enroll

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Requiring the State Department of Education to establish a certain process for granting presumptive eligibility for a subsidy under the Child Care Scholarship Program; requiring the Department to award a certain subsidy to an individual who submits c...
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2022-04-09
Passed Enrolled
MDSB945Engross

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Requiring the Department of the Environment's Wetlands and Waterways Program Division to study permitting for ecological restoration projects; requiring the Department to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembl...
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2022-04-08
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB310Enroll

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Expanding the eligible uses of the Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses Account to include the provision of grants and the conversion of certain loan amounts into grants in Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis when in a declared local...
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2022-04-07
Passed Enrolled
MDSB567Enroll

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Requiring the Department of Agriculture and the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to jointly conduct a study of the assessment of agricultural accessory use improvements to review whether agricultural accessory use improvements should be a...
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2022-04-07
Passed Enrolled
MDSB782Engross

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Establishing the Workgroup on the Post-COVID-19 Crisis Economic Transition to make recommendations regarding how the State may adjust its economic development and other strategies in the context of changes resulting from crises in certain sectors; an...
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2022-04-07
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB460Engross

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Establishing that the Health Education Unit in the Office of the Attorney General is the State's office of consumer assistance under a certain federal law; establishing the Consumer Health Access Program for Mental Health and Addiction Care to assist...
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2022-04-07
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB705Enroll

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Prohibiting certain public agencies from using seclusion as a behavioral health intervention for a student; prohibiting a public agency from using physical restraint and a nonpublic school from using physical restraint or seclusion as a behavioral he...
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2022-04-05
Passed Enrolled
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
MDSB802Enroll

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Altering certain provisions of law regarding the Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports, including membership, terms of members, appointment of the chair, staff, and memorandum of understanding for technical assistance; altering certai...
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2022-03-31
Returned Passed
MDSB130Engross

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Increasing from $15,000 to $20,000 the amount of certain subtraction modifications under the Maryland income tax for individuals who are at least 55 years of age for certain retirement income received as a result of the individual's military service ...
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2022-03-29
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
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