Maryland Senator Katie Hester [D]

Filter View [Reset All]
Syndicate content
StanceStateBillStatusSummary/TitleLast Actionsort icon
MDSB184EngrossRequiring the University of Maryland, Baltimore to study the health effects of air traffic noise on communities near Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport since the implementation of the Next Generation Air Transportation Syste...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-24
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB363IntroProviding that the Maryland Technology Development Corporation is subject to the Open Meetings Act; requiring certain State agencies to make publicly available on their websites open meeting agendas 48 hours in advance of each meeting or, under certa...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-24
Favorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB531IntroDefining "race", for the purposes of certain laws prohibiting discrimination, to include certain traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and certain hairstyles; and defining "protective hairstyle" as a hairstyle designed to p...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-24
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB530EngrossExpanding the housing policy of the State to include providing for fair housing to all citizens regardless of source of income; stating the Act seeks to deconcentrate poverty by providing additional opportunities for tenants utilizing public subsidie...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-24
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB505IntroAltering a certain prohibition against interfering with, injuring, tampering with, or destroying a horse used for a certain purpose to prohibit a person from interfering with, injuring, tampering with, or destroying an equine used for a certain purpo...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-24
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB493EngrossIncreasing the required minimum appropriation for the Small Business Development Center Network Fund from $950,000 to $1,050,000 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-24
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB984IntroEstablishing the State Innovation Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; specifying the purpose, use, and contents of the Fund; requiring the Secretary of General Services to administer the Fund; requiring the Secretary to establish the State Innovation...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-24
[Hearing: Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB980IntroRequiring the Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program to enter into a certain memorandum of understanding with certain agencies to establish a Sustainable Materials Management Program; requiring the Governor to appropriate a certain amount in certai...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB896IntroEstablishing the Commission on Student Behavioral Health and Mental Health Treatment; requiring the Commission to study, evaluate, update, and revise guidelines for student behavioral health treatment and practices in general, including school-based ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-24
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB280EngrossAltering 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 ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-24
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB173EngrossAuthorizing certain individuals to satisfy the requirement to possess and display a driver's license while driving a motor vehicle by carrying and displaying a certain recall notice issued under the Act within the previous 10 days; requiring a law en...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-21
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB225IntroRequiring all units in the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative branches of State government, including all units with independent personnel systems, to provide certain reasonable accommodations for an employee with certain limitations caused or cont...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-21
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB341EngrossAltering the eligibility for a certain veteran to reside at a home for veterans that is supervised by the Department of Veterans Affairs to include a veteran who has an honorable discharge from active service with a uniformed service of the United St...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-21
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB983IntroEstablishing the Maryland Data Analysis and Accountability Program in the Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center; stating the purpose of the Program; requiring the Center to perform certain functions and duties; establishing a certain governing boa...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB1049IntroEstablishing the Cybersecurity Talent Pipeline Management Program to provide funds to a certain collaborative; defining "collaborative" as commitments of partnership between at least two cybersecurity organizations to improve the State's cybersecurit...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-20
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB325EngrossProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to repeal a certain prohibition on the authority of the General Assembly to authorize additional forms or the expansion of commercial gaming; repealing the authority of the General Assembly to autho...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-19
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB1044IntroRequiring the State Treasurer to ensure that any shares held by the State are voted in favor of shareholder resolutions that ask companies to adopt policies of refusing to do business with governments engaging in genocide or crimes against humanity; ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-19
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB145EngrossRequiring the State Board of Elections and each local board of elections to refer to absentee ballots as "mail-in" ballots and absentee voting as "mail-in voting" in all communications with voters and the general public; and requiring the State Board...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-17
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB1035IntroExpanding the scope and purpose of the Hemp Farming Program to include monitoring and regulating the processing of hemp; requiring the Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Governor and the Attorney General, to establish a certain plan ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-17
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB1036IntroEstablishing the Cybersecurity Coordination and Operations Office within the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to help improve statewide cybersecurity readiness and response; requiring the Director of MEMA to appoint an Executive Director a...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-17
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB955IntroProhibiting the State from entering into an agreement that waives the State's authority under § 401 of the federal Clean Water Act as part of exercising the State's authority and carrying out the State's duties under the federal Clean Water Act and ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-16
[Hearing: Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB172EngrossAltering 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...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-14
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB206EngrossAltering the eligibility for the filing of a certain motion to vacate judgment if the person's participation in the offense was a direct result of being a victim of human trafficking; requiring that a certain motion be served on a certain State's Att...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB307EngrossAltering the eligibility requirements for a Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship to repeal a provision of law requiring a certain applicant to apply within 2 years after graduating from high school; establishing certain eligibility requirem...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-14
[Hearing: Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB398IntroEstablishing the Maryland Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Incentive Program to foster job creation and economic development in the State by promoting the commercialization of research, facilitating the transfer of certain t...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-13
[Hearing: Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB1019IntroRequiring each county board of education, beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, to install at least one video recording device in each special education classroom; requiring video recording devices to record special education classrooms and exclusi...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-13
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB1020IntroAltering the definition of "public safety officer" to include certain volunteer auxiliary or volunteer reserve police officers for purposes of a certain property tax credit; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after June 30, 2020; etc.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-13
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB28EngrossProhibiting a person who is at least 13 years old, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a nonprofit entity, the State, or any unit or political subdivision of the State from knowingly and intentionally releasing or causing to be released, or...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-12
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB442IntroProviding, under certain circumstances, that the provisions of the Minority Business Enterprise Program apply to public-private partnerships; prohibiting the Board of Public Works from approving a public-private partnership agreement until the report...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-10
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB417IntroAuthorizing the governing body of a county or municipal corporation to grant a certain property tax credit against the county or municipal corporation property tax imposed on the dwelling house of certain disabled veterans with a service-connected di...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-10
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB523IntroAltering the tax imposed on certain pass-through entities; requiring each pass-through entity to pay the tax imposed with respect to certain shares of certain nonresident and nonresident entity members of the pass-through entity; authorizing a pass-t...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-10
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB644IntroEstablishing an income tax checkoff for voluntary contributions to The Blueprint for Maryland's Future Fund; requiring the Comptroller to include a checkoff on the individual income tax return; requiring the Comptroller to collect and account for con...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-10
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB979IntroAllowing a credit against the State income tax for certain qualified capital expenses for use in value-added processing conducted in the State; requiring the Department of Commerce to administer the tax credit; prohibiting a certain business entity f...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-10
[Hearing: Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB25EngrossRepealing a requirement that the Department of Natural Resources submit a certain report to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2019; and repealing the termination provision for certain provisions of law relating to the is...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB632IntroRequiring certain hospitals to provide each patient with a certain written notice related to outpatient facility fees that are charged for services provided at the hospital that is in a certain form; requiring that certain notices be provided to cert...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-07
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB723IntroRequiring an original equipment manufacturer to make available, on certain terms, certain materials or updates to an independent repair provider or owner of digital electronic equipment; providing that a violation of certain provisions of the Act is ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-07
[Hearing: Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB897IntroRequiring each residential service agency to ensure that certain individuals receive certain training relating to dementia; requiring each residential service agency to ensure that individuals providing certain training have certain experience and ha...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-07
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB959IntroEstablishing the State Advisory Council on Self-Directed Services; providing for the purposes of the Advisory Council; requiring the Advisory Council to take certain actions regarding certain matters; requiring the Advisory Council to submit a certai...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-07
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB977IntroRequiring the Governor to include in the annual budget bill for fiscal year 2022 and each fiscal year thereafter an annual appropriation of $17,000,000 for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange; and requiring the appropriation to be allocated in a cer...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-07
[Hearing: Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB703IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution relating to the selection and tenure of circuit court judges; requiring Senate confirmation of individuals appointed by the Governor to the office of judge of a circuit court; providing for conteste...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-06
[Hearing: Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB978IntroMaking a certain tax credit for commercial rehabilitations under the historic revitalization tax credit program transferable and refundable under certain circumstances; requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of a...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-06
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB5IntroEstablishing the Maryland Cyber Reserve within the Military Department; providing that the organized militia of the State includes the Reserve; providing the Governor is the commander-in-chief of the Reserve; establishing the mission of the Reserve t...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-05
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB562IntroAuthorizing a county board of education to apply to the State Board of Education to implement a policy for the use up to 5 flexible instructional days during the school year; defining "flexible instructional day" as one in which a public school provi...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-05
[Hearing: Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB575IntroRequiring the State Department of Education to establish a certain stakeholder advisory group to develop a certain reading and dyslexia handbook; requiring the Department and the advisory stakeholder group to make a completed handbook available to th...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-05
[Hearing: Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB457IntroAuthorizing 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...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB372IntroRequiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to provide each individual who is released from a correctional facility with a voter registration application and documentation informing the individual that the individual's voting ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-05
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB367IntroEstablishing the Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative in the State Department of Education to expand the use of the trauma-informed approach used in schools and intensively train schools on becoming trauma-informed schools; requiring the Department to ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-05
[Hearing: Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB560IntroAltering the eligibility of certain sources of energy for the creation of credits under the renewable energy portfolio standard; removing certain sources from the definition of a "Tier 1 renewable source"; providing that existing obligations or contr...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB564IntroRequiring a county board of education to waive high school graduation requirements established by the county board that are in addition to high school graduation requirements established by the State Board of Education for a student in foster care or...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSJ3IntroOpposing certain inspection rules promulgated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that have drastically impeded the harvest and sale of blue catfish and thus rendered the State unable to adequately use the commercial harvest as a form of control ov...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2020-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
Syndicate content
feedback