Maryland Senator Katie Hester [D]

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MDSB339EngrossRequiring the Emergency Number Systems Board to establish certain minimum standards for records retention guidelines for 9-1-1 audio, video, text messages, and data; requiring the Board to establish minimum standards for certain 9-1-1 systems that en...
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2019-03-22
Second Reading Passed
MDSB396EngrossEstablishing the Legal Representation Fund for Title IX Proceedings as a special, nonlapsing fund; providing that the purpose of the Fund is to provide funds for reasonable costs and attorney's fees for students provided counsel under certain provisi...
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2019-03-22
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB852EngrossAltering the definition of "military spouse" to include the surviving spouse of a service member who dies at any time before an application for a license; altering the definition of "veteran" to include former service members who have been discharged...
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB646IntroAltering the circumstances under which certain firefighters, fire fighting instructors, rescue squad members, advanced life support unit members, and sworn members of the Office of the State Fire Marshal are presumed to be suffering from an occupatio...
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2019-03-22
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB704EnrollSpecifying a certain time frame within which a certain franchisor is required to notify a franchisee of an intention to terminate or refuse to renew a beer franchise agreement; exempting certain franchisors from a prohibition against terminating or r...
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2019-03-22
Passed Enrolled
MDSB946EngrossAuthorizing retirees who participate in a certain prescription drug benefit plan to elect to have a spouse or dependent child covered under a certain State plan; requiring the Department of Budget and Management, on or before January 1, 2020, to esta...
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2019-03-22
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB930IntroProviding that a certain unaccompanied minor in need of shelter has the same capacity as an adult to consent to shelter and supportive services; requiring a certain service provider to obtain written consent, including a certain statement, from a cer...
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2019-03-22
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB567IntroEstablishing the Workgroup to Study Child Custody Court Decisions Involving Child Abuse or Domestic Violence Allegations; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Workgroup; prohibiting a member of the Workgroup from receiving certai...
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2019-03-22
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB203EngrossAltering the standard for achieving a no net loss of forest policy by altering the definition of "no net loss of forest" to mean that 40% of all land in Maryland is covered by forest as determined by data used in the most current Chesapeake Bay Water...
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2019-03-21
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB516EngrossEstablishing certain criteria for qualified offshore wind projects applied for on or after July 1, 2017, termed Round 2 offshore wind projects; altering and extending the minimum required percentage of energy that must be derived from Tier 1 renewabl...
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2019-03-21
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB269EngrossAltering the policy and purpose of provisions of law governing flood control and watershed management to include establishing a grant program to assist local jurisdictions with infrastructure repairs, debris removal, and emergency protection work ass...
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2019-03-20
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB103EngrossAltering prohibited actions relating to electronic harassment of minors; prohibiting a person from maliciously engaging in an electronic communication if the electronic communication, as part of a series of communications, is intended to and has the ...
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2019-03-20
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB209EngrossAuthorizing a commissioner, if a petition is filed and there are reasonable grounds to believe that the respondent has committed rape or a sexual offense or attempted rape or sexual offense in any degree against the petitioner, to issue an interim pe...
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2019-03-19
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB512EngrossProhibiting a public service company from terminating electric or gas service to certain residential customers for nonpayment on a day that a government shutdown is in effect and for 7 days after the government shutdown has ended; authorizing the Pub...
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2019-03-19
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB774EngrossExpanding the entities required to submit a certain report relating to restrictive housing; prohibiting a certain correctional unit from placing a minor in certain restrictive housing unless a certain managing official makes a certain finding; requir...
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2019-03-19
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB653EngrossAuthorizing county boards of education to establish innovative regional schools subject to certain requirements and approval; providing that innovative regional schools are eligible for certain public school construction funding; requiring the Intera...
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2019-03-19
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB868EngrossRepealing a certain provision of law applying certain provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act to certain health insurance coverage issued or delivered in the State by certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, or health maintenance organ...
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2019-03-19
[Hearing: Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB821EngrossDefining the term "prerelease unit" as a separate structure in which certain services are provided and that has security features for an inmate who presents the least risk of violence, presents the least risk of escape, and has a record of satisfacto...
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2019-03-19
[Hearing: Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB736EngrossAltering certain definitions applicable to certain prohibitions against possessing, distributing, and creating child pornography; prohibiting a person from knowingly possessing and intentionally retaining a certain representation showing a computer-g...
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2019-03-19
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB689EngrossProhibiting a person from knowingly taking, placing, harboring, persuading, inducing, or enticing another to provide services or labor by force, fraud, or coercion; prohibiting a person from knowingly receiving a benefit or thing of value from the pr...
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2019-03-19
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB391EnrollSpecifying that a certain individual who is a civilian employee of the federal government is eligible to receive unemployment benefits under certain circumstances; altering the purpose of the Catastrophic Event Account to enable the State to respond ...
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2019-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB741EngrossRequiring the Secretary of Planning to contract with a certain consultant to conduct a certain study on the adaptive reuse of certain historic properties; authorizing the Secretary to use up to $75,000 to pay for the costs of the study; requiring tha...
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2019-03-18
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB483EngrossExpanding the purpose and use of the Maryland Farms and Families Fund to include grants to nonprofit farmers markets and local nonprofit organizations; authorizing the Department of Agriculture, when awarding grants, to consider a nonprofit organizat...
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2019-03-16
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB719EngrossAltering the membership of the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland to include the Secretary of Commerce ex officio, two members appointed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, respectively, and one additional ...
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2019-03-16
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB607EngrossProhibiting an insurer, with respect to homeowner's insurance, from increasing the premium for an insured who becomes a surviving spouse based solely on the insured's change in marital status.
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2019-03-15
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB870EngrossIncreasing the maximum income limits on eligibility for a certain credit against the State income tax for certain child and dependent care expenses; altering the phase-out of the tax credit; making the credit refundable, subject to certain income lim...
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2019-03-15
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB879EngrossRequiring public schools to devote a part of the day to appropriate exercises that relate to Black History Month, with an emphasis on Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass and the contributions they made in the fight against slavery; etc.
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2019-03-15
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB232EngrossProhibiting a person from threatening to commit certain hate crimes; and applying certain penalties.
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2019-03-15
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB621EngrossAwarding a one-time diminution credit to reduce the term of confinement of an inmate if the inmate successfully obtains a certain educational certificate, diploma, or degree; establishing the diminution credit that may be awarded to certain inmates; ...
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2019-03-15
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB732EngrossRequiring a court to issue a certain order on request of a local department of social services that has been granted certain guardianship over a child in need of assistance to have control over the property of the child for the purpose of establishin...
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2019-03-15
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB856EngrossEstablishing the Juvenile Justice Reform Council in the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention; requiring the Council to develop a framework for reducing juvenile recidivism and increasing public safety and to conduct research into best pr...
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2019-03-15
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB228EngrossProhibiting a District Court commissioner from authorizing the pretrial release of a defendant who is registered or required to register as a certain sex offender.
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB380IntroEstablishing that all common elements of a condominium are covered under a certain implied warranty on common elements from a developer; and applying common element implied warranty coverage to any portion of a condominium that a council of unit owne...
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2019-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB149EngrossEstablishing the Task Force to Study Crime Classification and Penalties; providing for the composition of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study issues related to the classification of and penalties for criminal and civil violations in the...
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB198EngrossRepealing the statute of limitations for the crime of solicitation to commit murder in the first degree; providing that a person who solicits another or conspires with another to commit murder in the first degree is guilty of a felony and on convicti...
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB394EngrossAuthorizing a person to file a petition for expungement of certain records based on a conviction for certain criminal boating offenses.
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB744EngrossEstablishing the Commission on the Development of a Blueprint for Solar Energy in Maryland to develop a comprehensive siting blueprint to guide units of State and local government in evaluating proposed solar energy projects, consistent with the Comm...
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2019-03-12
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB397IntroRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim June 28 as Freedom of the Press Day to commemorate the protected right of free press as identified in the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB556IntroRequiring each manager and supervisor in the Legislative and Executive branches of State government to immediately report to the appointing authority or head of the principal unit certain incidents of workplace bullying; providing that it is the inte...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDSB993IntroEstablishing the Task Force to Study Behavioral and Mental Health in Maryland; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; prohibiting a member of the Task Force from receiving certain compensation, but authorizing the reimb...
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2019-03-08
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB654EngrossAuthorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City or the governing body of a county or municipality to provide, by law, the minimum number of years, not to exceed 40 years, that an elderly individual must live in the same dwelling in order to ...
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2019-03-07
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB606IntroRequiring the State Board of Elections and local boards of elections to refer to absentee ballots as "vote-by-mail" ballots and absentee voting as "voting by mail" in all communications with voters and the general public.
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2019-03-07
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB285EngrossProhibiting a person from selling in the State an expanded polystyrene food service product on or after July 1, 2020; prohibiting food service businesses and schools from selling or providing food in expanded polystyrene food service products on or a...
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2019-03-06
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB326IntroAuthorizing the Director of the State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency to issue certain fraternal organizations a license for not more than five instant ticket lottery machines; providing that proceeds from instant ticket lottery machine sales by a ...
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2019-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Budget and Taxation
MDSB328EngrossProviding that certain noncompete and conflict of interest provisions that restrict the ability of an employee to enter into employment with a new employer or to become self-employed in the same or similar business or trade are null and void as being...
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2019-03-05
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB407IntroEncouraging each county board of education to implement an agricultural education program that prepares students for successful careers and informed choices relating to certain systems and for opportunities in agriculture-related employment and highe...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB473IntroProviding that a person who is aggrieved by an act that would constitute a violation of certain hate crime laws, or the Attorney General on behalf of the person, may bring a civil action against a certain person; authorizing the court to impose an in...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB740IntroAuthorizing a county to enact a local law to provide for a certain innovative development competition for purposes of encouraging development proposals from private entities by granting cash prizes to projects selected by a certain Board to foster ce...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB193IntroRequiring the State to continue providing a certain prescription drug benefit plan to certain retirees by repealing the January 1, 2019, termination of a certain State prescription drug benefit plan for certain retirees, spouses, and dependent childr...
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2019-03-01
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB430IntroRequiring each authorized prescriber who receives a financial gratuity or incentive from a pharmaceutical distributor or manufacturer to file a certain disclosure form with the Maryland Health Care Commission within 30 days of the receipt of the fina...
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2019-02-21
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
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