Maryland Delegate Ken Kerr [D]

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MDHB320IntroAltering the definition of "undue influence" for purposes of provisions of law prohibiting the exploitation of certain vulnerable adults or individuals at least 68 years old; requiring a court, in determining whether a transfer of property was induce...
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2020-02-25
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDHB781IntroProhibiting certain entities from discriminating on the basis of the marital status of a policyholder or subscriber when providing coverage for certain expenses arising from in vitro fertilization procedures; altering the circumstances under which ce...
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2020-02-25
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDHB141IntroRevising the Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Corporation Act; altering the persons to whom and circumstances under which the Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Corporation is required to provide certain coverage; providing that the Act does not pr...
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2020-02-25
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDHB106IntroRequiring an individual appearing before the Maryland State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors for approval of an apprentice license to complete at least 1,000 working hours in a licensed funeral establishment under the direct supervision of t...
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2020-02-25
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDHB551IntroEstablishing a certain educational qualification required for an applicant for a physical therapist assistant license who was educated in limited physical therapy outside of any state; and altering certain educational qualifications for applicants fo...
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2020-02-25
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDHB631IntroRepealing the requirement that the Secretary of Health make certain recommendations for the appointment of certain members of the State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators after consulting with certain associations and societies; requir...
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2020-02-25
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDHB619IntroProhibiting, on or after October 1, 2021, the use of fire-fighting foam containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances for firefighter training purposes; and establishing a civil penalty of up to $500 for a first violation of the Act and up...
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2020-02-25
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDHB156IntroAuthorizing a person that plants rye or two-row barley cover crops as a best management practice to sell the harvested cover crop to a malting facility in the State or to a person that will process the cover crop for sale in the State to a person th...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB233EngrossProhibiting a person from intentionally strangling another in the commission of an assault; and providing a penalty of imprisonment not exceeding 25 years for a violation of the Act.
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2020-02-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB243EngrossRequiring a distribution from a perpetual care trust fund made under certain circumstances to be used only for the perpetual care of the cemetery, including the maintenance of the grounds, roads, and paths and the repair and renewal of buildings; per...
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2020-02-21
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB383IntroRequiring each report on student performance that is published by the State Department of Education to include data disaggregated by student status under § 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the federal Individuals with Disabilities E...
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2020-02-21
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
MDHB427EngrossRequiring a court to waive a certain publication requirement in an action for change of name under the Maryland Rules on motion by an individual who has filed the action.
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2020-02-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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
MDHB9IntroDefining the term "breeding stable" as it relates to licensure, inspection, and regulation by the Maryland Horse Industry Board; and altering the definition of "horse establishment" to include a breeding stable.
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB597EngrossExempting a spouse or financially dependent child of an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces from paying nonresident tuition at a public institution of higher education in the State, subject to documentation that the veteran...
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2020-02-14
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB915IntroRequiring 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...
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1169IntroRequiring the Health Services Cost Review Commission to establish a Community Benefit Reporting Workgroup; requiring the Commission to adopt certain regulations relating to the community health needs of nonprofit hospitals and reporting by nonprofit ...
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB10EngrossRequiring, except under certain circumstances, that changing facilities suitable for changing the diaper of a child and providing personal care for an adult be installed in certain public restrooms in certain public buildings by October 1, 2020; requ...
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2020-02-14
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB12EngrossAltering 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...
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2020-02-14
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1522IntroProviding that a public general law may not be construed to limit a power or function of a local government unless the public general law specifically states that it limits concurrent jurisdiction or that the State's jurisdiction is exclusive; provid...
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2020-02-12
[Hearing: Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB839IntroEstablishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program to provide temporary benefits to a covered individual who is taking leave from employment; establishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Fund; requiring, beginning January 1, 2021, cer...
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2020-02-11
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB981IntroRequiring each county board of education to allow the use of therapy dogs in public schools in the county; and requiring county boards to adopt a policy for the use of therapy dogs in schools in the county.
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB905IntroRequiring, beginning on January 1, 2021, a prescriber or dispenser of a prescription drug to have access to and use, under certain circumstances, certain technology that provides patient-specific prescription drug benefit and cost information in a ce...
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2020-02-11
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1044IntroRequiring the Governor to include $198,000 in the annual budget bill beginning in fiscal year 2022 to the Frederick County Board of Education to be used to hire and pay up to five teacher apprentices in the Frederick County public school system.
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Ways and Means 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
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
[Hearing: Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm]
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
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1487IntroRequiring each county board of education, beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, to implement a certain agriculture science curriculum; requiring each county board to implement an agricultural education program that prepares students for certain car...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB847IntroEstablishing 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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2020-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB819IntroRequiring, on or before October 1, 2021, minimum mandatory standards for inmate food services to comply with certain health and wellness standards adopted by the Secretary of Health; requiring certain training standards adopted by the Secretary of Pu...
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2020-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHJ7IntroSupporting the fundamental requirements for United 2026 as laid out in FIFA's "Proposal for a United Human Rights Strategy"; and encouraging all host stadiums, cities, ports of entry, and fan zones to provide certain atmospheres, experiences, and pol...
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2020-02-10
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB882IntroRequiring the holder of presumed abandoned property valued at $10,000 or more to send certain written notice to the apparent owner by registered mail requiring a signature, rather than by first-class mail; requiring the holder of abandoned property v...
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2020-02-10
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1010IntroProhibiting certain facilities or certain staff from discriminating against certain individuals or residents on certain bases; requiring certain facilities to post a certain notice next to the facility's nondiscrimination policy in certain locations;...
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2020-02-10
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1067IntroEstablishing the Doula Technical Assistance Advisory Group; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Advisory Group; requiring the Advisory Group to study certain programs, review certain studies and reports, invite certain stakehold...
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2020-02-10
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1079IntroRequiring the Statewide Steering Committee on Services for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease to work in conjunction with members of the medical community in leading a certain comprehensive education and treatment program; requiring the Maryland Departm...
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2020-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1249IntroRequiring the public-private partnership agreement for the I-495 and I-270 Public-Private Partnership Program to include certain provisions; authorizing certain revenues derived from certain tolls to be distributed to a certain special fund to be bud...
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2020-02-10
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1175IntroEstablishing the Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program to address student hunger and basic food needs on campus; requiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to administer the Program and to designate certain campuses as hunger-free campuses that sa...
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2020-02-10
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1356IntroRequiring the Office of the Attorney General to conduct a study to examine health insurer concentration in the State to determine the competitiveness of the market; requiring the Office of the Attorney General to take certain actions in conducting th...
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2020-02-10
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1486IntroEstablishing the NCS Prescription Record System Program under the Maryland Health Care Commission; providing for the purpose of the Program; requiring the Commission to implement the Program; requiring the Commission to establish standards for select...
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2020-02-10
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1307IntroRequiring a pharmacy benefits manager to maintain an adequate and accessible pharmacy benefits manager network consisting of contracted pharmacies that provide convenient patient access to pharmacy services; authorizing the Commissioner to establish ...
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2020-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1223IntroExtending and altering, for certain fiscal years, the Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment Rebate Program and vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain electric vehicles; increasing, for certain fiscal years, the total amount of rebates ...
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2020-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1279IntroRequiring that a certain refill be dispensed in the smallest commercially available package under certain circumstances if a prescription cannot be dispensed or sold in a 14-day or less supply or unit of use.
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2020-02-10
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1444IntroDefining "race", for the purposes of certain laws prohibiting discrimination, to include certain traits associated with race, including hair texture and certain hairstyles; and defining "protective hairstyle" as a hairstyle including braids, twists, ...
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2020-02-10
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1273IntroAuthorizing a certain carrier, if the carrier conducts a certain audit of a claim by a pharmacy or pharmacist, to audit only claims submitted or adjudicated within the 11-month period immediately preceding the audit except under certain circumstances...
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2020-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1488IntroEstablishing the Office for the Certified Local Farm Enterprise Program in the Department of Agriculture; establishing the Certified Local Farm Enterprise Program in the Office to encourage certain units to try to achieve an overall percentage goal o...
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2020-02-10
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations 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
[Hearing: Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB986IntroAltering the contents of a certain report required by the Department of Human Services regarding children and foster youth in the State child welfare system; requiring the State Department of Education, on or before December 1 each year, to report to...
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2020-02-07
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB352IntroProhibiting a person from causing a life-threatening injury to another as a result of the person's driving, operating, or controlling a motor vehicle or vessel in a criminally negligent manner; exempting certain conduct that results in a life-threate...
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2020-02-06
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB675IntroRequiring a county board of education and authorizing a nonpublic school, beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, to require at least two school employees to be trained in recognizing the signs and symptoms of a seizure, administering first aid for a...
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2020-02-06
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB72EngrossRequiring the Maryland Transportation Authority to make available to the public on the Internet live video streaming of each open meeting of the Authority held at the Authority's headquarters or any other location where the Authority held at least 10...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB970IntroDefining the term "primary care provider" for purposes of provisions of law requiring health insurance carriers to pay to certain individuals bonus payments for services provided under certain circumstances; and requiring a carrier to pay a bonus to ...
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2020-02-06
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
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