Maryland Delegate Melissa Wells [D]

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MDHB230PassAuthorizing the driver of a vehicle to drive on the left side of the roadway in a no-passing zone to overtake and pass at a safe distance a bicycle traveling in the same direction in accordance with a certain provision of law and in a certain manner.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 114
MDHB231PassExpanding 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...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 116
MDHB318PassRequiring each constituent institution of higher education in the University System of Maryland to develop a method to clearly and conspicuously show students in the online course catalog which courses use free or low cost digital materials and may p...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 165
MDHB315PassIncreasing certain penalties for bribery relating to a public employee; prohibiting, subject to a certain exception, a former secretary of a principal department of the Executive Branch from assisting or representing another party for compensation, f...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 164
MDHB604PassRenaming the Maryland Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to be the Maryland Library for the Blind and Print Disabled; and altering the appointed membership of the Maryland State Library Board to include a blind patron of the Maryland Li...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 272
MDHB1444PassDefining "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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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 473
MDHB748PassCodifying the Bikeways Network Program; specifying that the Program is to provide grant support for bicycle network development activities; requiring the Department of Transportation to establish application and eligibility criteria for the Program; ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 310
MDHB200PassProviding for enforcement only as a secondary offense for a violation of the requirement to maintain vehicle registration plates to be free from foreign material and to be clearly legible.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 106
MDHB1077PassProviding that certain fees and surcharges on the recordation of instruments among the land records do not apply to the recordation of a certain restrictive covenant modification or an amendment to the common area deeds or other declarations of a hom...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 421
MDHB620PassRequiring the Executive Director of the Maryland Aviation Administration to work with House of Ruth Maryland to install secure donation boxes at the entrance to each security screening checkpoint at the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Mar...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 278
MDHB557PassRequiring that motor scooter and electric low speed scooter sharing companies include on each motor scooter or electric low speed scooter made available to the public an embossed tactile display with contact information through which an individual wh...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 252
MDHB310VetoRequiring 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...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB1260VetoRequiring 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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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB1236VetoRequiring the Maryland Transit Administration to engage in good-faith negotiations with certain jurisdictions and train companies to reach an agreement on a pilot program to establish Maryland Area Regional Commuter train service between Union Statio...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB209EngrossProhibiting, on or after July 1, 2021, a certain retail establishment from distributing plastic carryout bags to a customer at the point of sale; providing that, on or after July 1, 2021, only the State may enact a law or take other action to prohibi...
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2020-03-18
Favorable Report by Finance
MDHJ8IntroUrging the members of the United States Congress to enact federal legislation or propose a constitutional amendment granting legislative autonomy and statehood to the District of Columbia; and providing that copies of the Resolution be forwarded by t...
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2020-03-18
Favorable Report by House Rules and Executive Nominations
MDHB1474EngrossRequiring that the pay rate for certain employees at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital be at least two grades higher than the employee's pay rate effective June 30, 2020; requiring that the pay rate for certain employees in the Behavioral Health Administra...
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2020-03-18
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB313EngrossProviding, 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...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB1440EngrossRequiring the Maryland Transit Administration to make available to opioid treatment programs monthly transit passes that are for use by patients of opioid treatment programs who qualify for the administration's Disabled Reduced Fare Program and may b...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1534EngrossEstablishing the Urban Agriculture Grant Program in the Department of Agriculture to increase the viability of urban farming and improve access to urban-grown foods; establishing an Urban Agriculture Grant Fund to provide grants to nonprofit organiza...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1555EngrossAuthorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City, beginning on or after January 1, 2022, to require certain members of the command staff of the Police Department of Baltimore City to reside in Baltimore City; requiring a certain local law, o...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB768EngrossRequiring a landlord, at the time of filing a certain complaint in an action for repossession for failure to pay rent in Baltimore City, to be in compliance with certain local license requirements and certain lead-based paint abatement laws; providin...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB208EngrossRequiring each county board of education to ensure that each public school provide, at no charge to students, menstrual hygiene products via dispensers in the restrooms at the school; requiring a public middle or high school to install menstrual hygi...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB263EngrossAltering the time frame of certain notices that a mobile home park owner is required to provide to each resident in the mobile home park and the Department of Housing and Community Development and to post in a public area of the mobile home park, co...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB398EngrossRequiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to give preference to applications for certain loans that will use the services of certain small, minority, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses, particularly those businesses that pr...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB368EngrossRequiring the Governor to include certain appropriations in the State budget from the Transportation Trust Fund to the Maryland Transit Administration for certain operating and capital needs of the Administration in certain fiscal years; authorizing ...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB459EngrossEstablishing an affirmative defense to certain crimes if a defendant committed an act as a result of being a victim of an act of another in violation of certain State and federal provisions of law prohibiting human trafficking; prohibiting a defendan...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB509EngrossAuthorizing the executive secretary of the Baltimore City Board of License Commissioners to immediately suspend a certain alcoholic beverages license if the executive secretary, in conjunction with the Baltimore Police Department, has a probable caus...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB441EngrossRepealing a prohibition against the consideration of zoning issues by the Board of License Commissioners for Baltimore City when hearing and determining a protest filed against a renewal of an alcoholic beverages license.
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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB873EngrossProviding that certain provisions of law do not apply to certain individuals; prohibiting individuals from simultaneously being a candidate for a party office and an elected public office; and prohibiting individuals from simultaneously holding a par...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1293EngrossProviding that an application for a certain license renewal is not complete without a certain affidavit; extending in Baltimore City the time during which the Board of License Commissioners may issue a Class A-7 license; altering the hours of operati...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB107EngrossAuthorizing Baltimore City to recover the costs of implementing and administering a traffic control signal monitoring system, a speed monitoring system, a school bus monitoring camera, or a vehicle height monitoring system; requiring Baltimore City, ...
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2020-03-14
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB473EngrossAltering the State income 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; requiri...
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2020-03-13
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB613IntroAltering the fine for failing to possess a vehicle registration card while driving or to display a vehicle registration card during a traffic stop by establishing a $10 fine rather than a maximum fine of $500; authorizing a court to waive a fine impo...
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2020-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1194EngrossProhibiting a local school system from charging a student a fee for enrollment in a summer school course if the student attends a school in the local school system, credit for the course is a high school graduation requirement, and the student has pr...
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2020-03-13
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB750IntroProhibiting a private education lender from initiating an action to collect a private education loan if the student loan borrower or cosigner would be required to demonstrate undue hardship to discharge the private education loan in bankruptcy; etc.
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB706EngrossEstablishing the Commission on LGBTQ Affairs in the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives; providing for the appointment, qualifications, terms, and removal of Commission members; requiring the Commission to elect annually a chair and vice chair...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1079EngrossRequiring 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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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1549IntroRequiring the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City to establish, subject to the availability of funds, the Green Career Gender and Minority Empowerment and Training Pilot Program on or before January 1, 2021, to encourage young women and minoriti...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB207IntroExempting Baltimore City Community College from certain provisions of the State procurement law; requiring the Board of Trustees of the College, subject to review and approval by the Board of Public Works and the Joint Committee on Administrative, Ex...
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2020-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB1286IntroAuthorizing the holders of certain beer, wine, and liquor licenses in Baltimore City to sell beer, wine, and liquor, serve food, provide entertainment and continue all operations during certain extended hours if the licensed premises meet certain req...
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2020-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB775IntroProviding collective bargaining rights to certain faculty at Baltimore City Community College; altering certain exceptions to the applicability of certain provisions of law governing collective bargaining for employees of Baltimore City Community Col...
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2020-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
MDHB868IntroDesignating the day after Thanksgiving as American Indian Heritage Day and a public school holiday; requiring public schools to devote part of at least one day to appropriate exercises for American Indian Heritage Day; designating September 17 for Co...
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2020-03-09
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB132IntroAltering a certain definition of "crime of violence" to include felony witness intimidation.
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB712EngrossAuthorizing employees of certain employers to use certain leave with pay for bereavement leave in the event of the death of an immediate family member.
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2020-03-06
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB517IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to establish that every person has the right to a certain clean and healthy environment; establishing that every person has the right to intervene in an action brought by the State or a political su...
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB660IntroEstablishing the Lifeline Low-Cost Automobile Insurance Program to offer certain low cost insurance policies to residents of Baltimore City and Prince George's County who are in households with a gross annual household income not exceeding 300% of th...
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2020-03-02
Referred to interim study by Economic Matters
MDHB879IntroEstablishing that the Act applies only to an action against a certain manufacturer of a toxic substance for damages allegedly caused by the presence of paint or surface coatings containing the toxic substance in a residential building located in Balt...
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2020-02-18
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1057IntroRequiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to work with the historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the State to approve and prioritize certain academic programs and to promote the overall competitiveness of the HBCUs; requiri...
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
MDHB464IntroAuthorizing the establishment of an Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Services Program by a community-based organization to provide a place for the consumption of preobtained drugs, provide sterile needles, administer first aid, and provide ...
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2020-02-11
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
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