Maryland Delegate Michael Griffith [R]

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MDHB233PassProhibiting 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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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 119
MDHB349PassAltering 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 ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 176
MDHB5PassProhibiting a person from placing or inscribing an item or a symbol, including an actual or depicted noose or swastika, whether temporary or permanent, on any real or personal property, public or private, without the express permission of the owner, ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 21
MDHB671PassAuthorizing the establishment of a certain health savings account; providing that certain provisions of law do not apply to certain health savings accounts; providing that a health savings account is established on the first day that an individual be...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 616
MDHB246PassProhibiting a person from knowingly and with a certain intent soliciting the consent of a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor, or a law enforcement officer posing as a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor, to engage in certain prohibited s...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 128
MDHB596PassAltering the eligibility requirements for the Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program and the Jean B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship Program by removing the residency requirement for certain categories of individuals; altering the requi...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 267
MDHB847PassEstablishing 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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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 341
MDHB999PassEstablishing a process for an electric cooperative to operate as a member-regulated cooperative in a certain area; requiring a cooperative's board of directors to hold a certain meeting and forums and provide a certain notice and information to the c...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 606
MDHB545PassAuthorizing, on review and approval of the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary's designee, the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to issue a cease and desist order against a person who practices, attempts to practice, or offers to prac...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 243
MDHB771PassRequiring each room accessible for individuals with disabilities in a lodging establishment to be furnished with a bed of at least a certain height beginning December 31, 2021; requiring 25% by December 31, 2021, 50% by December 31, 2022, 75% by Dece...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 319
MDHB872PassExpanding the membership of the State Advisory Board for Juvenile Services to include two additional members from the Department of Juvenile Services.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 353
MDHB362PassIncreasing, from 50% to 100%, the percentage of tuition that may be reimbursed of the cost of in-State tuition for certain courses for any active National Guard member attending certain institutions; and expanding the definition of "member" as it rel...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 180
MDHB506PassExempting spouses and financially dependent children of active duty members of the United States armed forces from paying nonresident tuition at a public institution of higher education in the State if certain requirements are met at the time of acce...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 228
MDHB503PassRequiring a county superintendent of schools to allow a dependent child of a service member relocating to the State on military orders to enroll in a school in the county in accordance with certain provisions of law; requiring a county superintendent...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 224
MDHB917PassAltering the basis on which a person is prohibited from taking certain actions against a certain person or group, to include certain actions motivated either in whole or in part by another person's or group's race, color, religious beliefs, sexual or...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 367
MDHB33PassProhibiting a certain person from intentionally and maliciously inflicting severe emotional distress on a vulnerable adult; and applying a penalty of imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 34
MDHB754EngrossRequiring 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...
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2020-03-18
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1644IntroAltering the powers and duties of the Inspector General for Education; authorizing the Inspector General to conduct, supervise, and coordinate audits and investigations into fraud, waste, abuse, violations of civil rights, policies preventing child a...
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2020-03-18
Unfavorable Report by House Rules and Executive Nominations; Withdrawn
MDHB1153EngrossAuthorizing a student who is enrolled at a public high school to satisfy a certain requirement to earn credits in mathematics by completing a credit in a certain college preparatory computer science or computer programming course selected by the cou...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB799IntroRequiring a farm equipment manufacturer to make available diagnostic and repair documentation, updates, or information to an independent repair provider or owner of farm equipment to allow for the diagnosis, maintenance, or repair of the farm equipme...
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2020-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB804IntroEstablishing the Workgroup to Study Maryland's Emerging Digital Economy; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Workgroup; requiring the Workgroup to study and make recommendations regarding certain matters relating to the State's ...
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2020-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB340EngrossRequiring certain units of State government to comply with certain standards and guidelines to ensure that the security of all information systems and applications is managed through a certain framework; requiring certain units of State government to...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB460EngrossRequiring the Department of Human Services to post on its website a free online course on the identification, prevention, and reporting of child abuse.
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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1014IntroRequiring the Public Service Commission to take final action on an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity only after due consideration of certain factors including whether the applicant's design prioritizes the use or upgra...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB736EngrossRequiring each law enforcement agency to provide access to an employee assistance program or mental health program to address the mental health issues of police officers stemming from personal and work-related concerns and to provide police officers ...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB379EngrossAltering the conditions under which a lawsuit is considered a strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP suit); specifying the conditions under which a lawsuit is not considered a SLAPP suit; altering the conditions under which a defendant...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB955EngrossRepealing a prohibition against possessing a snare trap in certain counties; and repealing a prohibition against using, selling, possessing, setting, placing, or maintaining a snare trap in Cecil County.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB869IntroDecreasing, over 5 taxable years, the State corporate income tax rate from 8.25% to 6.25%.
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2020-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
MDHB265IntroExempting a certain applicant for a handgun qualification license from the requirement to complete a firearms safety training course if the applicant is a certain retired law enforcement officer or a certain active or retired correctional officer, s...
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2020-03-10
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB1073IntroAuthorizing certain members of the Law Enforcement Officers' Pension System to receive credit for certain military service even if the member receives military service credit in another retirement system.
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2020-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
MDHB513IntroRequiring the Maryland Transportation Authority to offer certain toll discount plans to users of the Francis Scott Key Bridge; and requiring the Authority to offer an annual toll discount plan to commuters residing in certain zip codes who use the Fr...
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1289IntroRequiring the Maryland State's Attorney's Association to develop and distribute to each State's Attorney's Office in the State a certain certification form; requiring a prosecuting attorney to request that a victim or victim's representative certify ...
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB1322IntroProviding that a person who is convicted of first-degree murder may be sentenced to death under certain circumstances; providing that a certain mass murder under certain circumstances constitutes an aggravating circumstance that the court or jury mus...
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2020-03-03
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1453IntroRequiring a registered home builder and a registered sales representative to complete certain professional education requirements to qualify for renewal of a registration or a registration certificate; requiring the Home Builder and Home Builder Regi...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB776IntroRequiring a registered home builder or a registered sales representative to include in any initial contract for the initial sale of a new home a copy of the most recent edition of "Buying a New Home: Consumer Rights and Remedies Under Maryland Law"; ...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB590EngrossRepealing a certain prohibition on prosecuting a person for rape or a certain sexual offense against a victim who was the person's legal spouse at the time of the alleged rape or sexual offense.
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2020-02-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB360IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to authorize a law that provides for the forfeiture of certain retirement benefits for a member or former member of the General Assembly who is found guilty of a crime committed while in office; inc...
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2020-02-26
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB861IntroRequiring an owner-member whose underground facility provides broadband service to mark the location of the underground facility within 4 hours after a time-sensitive ticket is transferred to the owner-member; and defining "time-sensitive ticket" as ...
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2020-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB504IntroAltering the definition of "abandoned or sunken vessel" for purposes of certain provisions of the Maryland Boat Act to include a vessel that has remained moored or anchored in waters of the State for more than 30 days and is in such a condition of di...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB769IntroAuthorizing a county board of education to award credit to a high school student toward a high school diploma or a postsecondary credential, or both, for one vocational course per semester in a career and technical education program approved by the c...
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2020-02-21
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
MDHB1624IntroRequiring, on or before January 1 each year, each county board of education to notify the parent or legal guardian of a student who attends a failing school that the school is a failing school and provide a list of available alternative school option...
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2020-02-20
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB197IntroRequiring an election judge to establish a voter's identity and verify the voter's address if the voter seeks to vote a regular ballot; requiring an election judge to qualify a voter by requesting the voter to present a current government-issued phot...
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2020-02-14
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
MDHB338IntroAuthorizing the Maryland Stadium Authority, on approval by the Board of Public Works, to issue bonds to finance the construction of or improvements to certain public school facilities; establishing the Building Opportunity Financing Fund and the Buil...
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2020-02-13
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1582IntroProviding that a person may not be denied the right to purchase, possess, or carry a firearm solely on the basis that the person is authorized to use medical cannabis.
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2020-02-12
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1195IntroRequiring each county board of education, beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, to submit a report on or before April 30 each year to the State Board of Education and the General Assembly on computer science courses offered in public schools in the...
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2020-02-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1250IntroAuthorizing a county board of education to decrease the length of the school year for each school day affected by a declared state of emergency for certain public schools without approval of the State Board of Education; and repealing a provision of ...
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2020-02-11
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
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1407IntroAuthorizing a teacher to, in response to certain student behavior, direct a certain student to certain school officials or to a certain area, and document certain student behavior and submit the documentation to the school administration under certai...
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2020-02-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1499IntroRequiring the State Board of Education to develop curriculum content for a semester-long course in financial literacy and to establish criteria for a student to demonstrate financial literacy competency; requiring each county board of education to im...
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2020-02-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB366IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to limit to three the number of consecutive terms as either a Senator or a Delegate to which a person may be elected; specifying how service for a certain partial term shall be considered for purpos...
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2020-02-10
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
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