Maryland Delegate Melissa Wells [D]

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MDHB434PassAuthorizing Baltimore City to decrease or raise to a previously established level the maximum speed limit on a highway under its jurisdiction without performing an engineering and traffic investigation; and prohibiting a local jurisdiction from using...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 582
MDHB1097PassEstablishing the Task Force to Study Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity to study the misvaluation and undervaluation of property owned by minorities; and requiring the Task Force to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 654
MDHB1362PassAltering a certain limitation applicable to Baltimore City relating to the use of highway user revenues to pay or finance costs incurred for carrying out traffic functions and enforcing traffic laws; and authorizing Kent County to use highway user re...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 592
MDHB1200PassRequiring a person applying for a certain permit from the Department of the Environment to include in the application the EJ Score from the Maryland EJ tool for the census tract where the applicant is seeking the permit; requiring the Department, on ...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 588
MDHB716PassAltering the membership of the Patuxent River Commission by increasing the voting membership from 34 to 36 members and including 1 individual representing an organization or unit of local government engaged in watershed management and restoration, th...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 615
MDHB669PassRequiring a provider to meet certain requirements in order to provide doula services in the Maryland Medical Assistance Program and requiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to cover certain doula services.
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 682
MDHB932PassProviding that, in an action of summary ejectment for failure to pay rent where a landlord or park owner is awarded a judgment giving restitution of the leased premises, a tenant or resident who has the right to redemption of the leased premises by t...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 671
MDHB335PassRequiring the terms and conditions of the Maryland Transportation Authority for E-ZPass accounts to allow a person to dispute any charges or fees for the use of a Maryland toll facility to the person's E-ZPass account within at least 1 year after the...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 555
MDHB696PassEstablishing an electric school bus pilot program; requiring the Public Service Commission to implement and administer the pilot program; authorizing investor-owned electric companies to apply to the Commission to implement an electric school bus pil...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 570
MDHB433VetoAltering the voting rights of and the process for electing student members of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners; and establishing the Task Force to Study Compensation and Student Members of the Baltimore City Board of School Commission...
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2022-05-27
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB1482VetoRequiring the Board of Trustees for the State Retirement and Pension System to review investment holdings in eligible accounts to determine the extent to which these funds are invested in Russia-restricted investments; requiring the Board of Trustees...
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2022-05-27
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB75PassIncreasing, from 29 to 30, the number of members of the Maryland Agricultural Commission appointed by the Governor; and requiring the Governor to appoint one member from a list of at least two nominees representing the hemp industry.
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 459
MDHB642PassRequiring Baltimore City to mail a certain notice of the homestead property tax credit to certain homeowners in Baltimore City whose dwellings have increased in value by more than 10%.
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 330
MDHB1398PassTerminating the sunset of a certain property tax credit against the property tax imposed on a certain dwelling in Baltimore City that is newly purchased by a homeowner who has received the homestead property tax credit for a dwelling in Baltimore Cit...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 332
MDHB1187PassAltering the amount of income tax revenue from corporations that is distributed to a certain fund each year; and altering, beginning in fiscal year 2020, the amounts of capital grants calculated based on highway user revenues that are required to be ...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 240
MDHB884PassRequiring that whenever the Department of Natural Resources identifies an old-growth forest on State conservation land, the land shall be managed in a way that prohibits logging; and providing that nothing in the Act may be interpreted to prohibit th...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 339
MDHB763PassAltering the membership of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System to include certain individuals serving in certain positions in the Department of Juvenile Services; providing for the calculation of a certain benefit from the Correctional Offic...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 147
MDHB1433PassRequiring the State Highway Administration to designate Maryland Route 210 as the Piscataway Highway.
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 160
MDHB1391PassEstablishing the Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Grant Program for certain vehicles and equipment to be administered by the Maryland Energy Administration; altering, for certain fiscal years, the vehicle excise tax credit for the pur...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 234
MDHB1216Engross

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Altering the purpose and contents of and the requirements and qualifications under the Urban Agriculture Grant Fund; requiring nonprofit organizations that receive a grant for purposes of distribution to urban agricultural producers to distribute at ...
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2022-04-11
Second Reading Passed
MDHB147Engross

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Altering 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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2022-04-11
Third Reading Passed (130-3)
MDHB786Engross

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Prohibiting certain overdose information reported by an emergency medical services provider or the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems from being obtained by a law enforcement officer as part of a criminal investigation or prose...
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2022-04-09
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB937PassEstablishing the Abortion Care Clinical Training Program in the Maryland Department of Health to ensure that there are a sufficient number of health professionals to provide abortion care; establishing the Abortion Care Clinical Training Program Fund...
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2022-04-09
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2022) - Chapter 56
MDHB1343Engross

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Requiring a major State contractor to file a certain statement with the State Board of Elections if the major State contractor made a certain disbursement during the reporting period to a certain advocacy organization that makes disbursements for pub...
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2022-04-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB551Engross

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Requiring a landlord to notify a tenant in writing or through electronic mail at least 90 days before increasing the tenant's rent by more than 4%.
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2022-03-23
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB29Engross

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Repealing the requirement that the Motor Vehicle Administration, under certain circumstances, suspend the registration of a motor vehicle that incurs a certain toll violation; altering the authority of the Maryland Transportation Authority to enter c...
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2022-03-23
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB436Engross

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Requiring, with respect to private passenger motor vehicle insurance, an insurer that uses credit information to provide, on request, certain exceptions to the insurer's rates, ratings classifications, company or tier placement, or underwriting rules...
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2022-03-22
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB936Engross

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Establishing the Blue Ribbon Community Solar Land Use Commission to study and make recommendations regarding the land use needs to meet the full generation capacity authorized under the Community Solar Energy Generating Systems Pilot Program; and req...
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2022-03-21
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1486PassProviding that, for the 30-day period beginning on the effective date of the Act, certain motor fuel taxes that would otherwise be imposed do not apply; requiring the Comptroller to pay a refund advance of motor fuel tax to qualifying retailers under...
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2022-03-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 1
MDHB1485Intro

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Authorizing employees of the Trustees of the Walters Art Gallery to form, join, and participate in an employee organization and engage in certain other activities related to collective bargaining.
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2022-03-17
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1377Intro

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Establishing the Childhood Exposure to Violence Public Awareness Campaign Workgroup to develop a public awareness and prevention campaign relating to the health and social impacts of children exposed to violence; and requiring the Workgroup to report...
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2022-03-15
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB283Engross

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Requiring that a school bus be routed with the intent that the number of pupils on the bus does not exceed the manufacturer's rated seating capacity for the bus; and requiring that, if an emergency or a temporary situation causes the number of pupils...
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2022-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB18Engross

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Requiring producers of architectural paint or a representative organization to submit a plan for the establishment of a Paint Stewardship Program to the Department of the Environment on or before January 1, 2023, and in accordance with certain requir...
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2022-03-14
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1442Intro

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Authorizing the expungement of certain arrest warrants under certain circumstances; altering the waiting periods for applying for expungement of certain records; altering the convictions for which an individual may seek expungement; and prohibiting c...
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2022-03-04
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB634Intro

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Requiring the Governor, each fiscal year, to include a $1,000,000 appropriation in the annual budget bill to the Maryland Center for History and Culture to assist the Center in preserving its collection, maintaining a historical museum, and providing...
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2022-02-21
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB105Engross

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Requiring a driver to make a certain lane change or to slow the speed of the driver's vehicle in a certain manner when approaching from the rear a stopped, standing, or parked vehicle displaying hazard warning lights, road flares, or other caution si...
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2022-02-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB626Intro

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Altering certain provisions of law relating to the termination of a pregnancy and investigations of or criminal penalties or civil liabilities for a pregnant person or a person assisting a pregnant person; prohibiting a certain provision of law that ...
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2022-02-17
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB548Intro

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Requiring the Governor annually to proclaim July 1 as Montford Point Marines Commemoration Day.
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2022-02-16
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1199Intro

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Establishing the Workgroup to Study the Impact of Court-Mandated Fines and Fees, particularly as it relates to low-income residents and develop a plan and legislative recommendation for eliminating or reducing court-mandated fines and fees; and requi...
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2022-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1195Intro

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Altering the circumstances under which an equity court is authorized to grant visitation rights to a grandparent of a child to include if the child's parent is deceased or the petition for visitation rights was filed after an action for divorce, annu...
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2022-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1293Intro

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Establishing a certain exception to the authority of the Child Support Administration to notify the Motor Vehicle Administration of an individual's child support arrearages for the purpose of suspending the individual's driver's license or privilege ...
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2022-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB762Intro

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Authorizing a buyer who executes a residential contract of sale for a single-family residential real property with a real estate broker to mask the buyer's identity.
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2022-02-04
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB720Intro

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Requiring a real estate broker or an escrow agent, if a purchaser terminates a certain transaction under certain circumstances, to distribute trust money to the purchaser within 30 days after a certain written notice of the termination is sent; requi...
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2022-02-04
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB691Intro

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Requiring the court to grant a recess or a continuance in certain landlord and tenant actions and actions for wrongful detainer for certain purposes, including for the purpose of obtaining eviction prevention services.
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2022-02-03
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB698Intro

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Increasing the State minimum wage rates in effect for certain periods of time; and repealing the authority of the Board of Public Works to temporarily suspend an increase to the State minimum wage rate.
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2022-02-03
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB765Intro

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Establishing the Maryland Medical Assistance Program Doula Program to provide doula services to program recipients who are pregnant or postpartum; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to administer the Doula Program; requiring a provider to me...
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2022-02-03
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB605Intro

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Requiring the Department of Natural Resources, in consultation with the Natural Resources Police Force, to develop, implement, and adhere to a hiring and promotion plan to transition the composition of the Natural Resources Police Force to reflect th...
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2022-02-01
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB455Intro

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Requiring each State employee to complete a certain amount of implicit bias awareness training at certain times; requiring that the training include certain information; requiring each unit to designate a representative to coordinate with the Marylan...
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2022-01-27
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB432Intro

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Increasing the aggregate amount of film production activity tax credit certificates that the Secretary of Commerce may issue in fiscal year 2023 to $25,000,000 and for fiscal year 2024 and each fiscal year thereafter to $50,000,000.
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2022-01-26
To House Ways and Means Committee
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