Maryland Senator Obie Patterson [D]

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MDSB356IntroRequiring the Secretary of Health to include in a certain annual report regarding the Maternal Mortality Review Program a section on racial disparities that includes a comparison of the maternal mortality rates of non-Hispanic black and non-Hispanic ...
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2019-02-18
Favorable Report by Finance
MDSB982IntroCommission to Study Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Funding
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2019-02-18
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB139IntroAltering a certain prohibition relating to threatening to commit a certain crime of violence in order to prohibit a person from knowingly threatening to commit or threatening to cause to be committed a certain crime of violence that would place five ...
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2019-02-15
Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB512IntroProhibiting a public service company from terminating electric or gas service to certain residential customers for nonpayment on a day that a government furlough is in effect or for 7 days after the furlough has ended; authorizing the Public Service ...
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2019-02-15
[Hearing: Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
MDSB869IntroEstablishing a system for adjudication of a claim involving a birth-related neurological injury; providing for certain benefits and compensation of a claimant under the Act; establishing the Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund to provide compensation...
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2019-02-14
[Hearing: Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 3/13 at 1:00 p.m. (Judicial Proceedings)
MDSB868IntroRepealing 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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2019-02-14
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB870IntroIncreasing 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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2019-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB882IntroProhibiting a person from transporting into the State a certain firearm that is not imprinted with a certain serial number or manufacturing, possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving a certain firearm that is not i...
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2019-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB562IntroRequiring at least $120,000 of $1,000,000 in impact grants distributed to Prince George's County from certain proceeds of video lottery terminals to be distributed to the Town of Forest Heights.
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2019-02-12
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB312IntroProhibiting an insurer, based solely on information about the purchase or possession of an opioid overdose reversal drug by an applicant or insured or a prescription for an opioid overdose reversal drug prescribed to an applicant or insured, from tak...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB500IntroEstablishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program; providing for the manner in which the Program is to be administered; providing for the powers and duties of the Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation under the Program; requiring, b...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB485IntroDefining the term "mortgage lender" to mean a person who is duly licensed under certain provisions of the Financial Institutions Article; altering the definition of the term "consumer claim"; and declaring the intent of the General Assembly that the ...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB516IntroEstablishing 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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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB614IntroEstablishing that the goal of the Act is to reduce the number of individuals with untreated high blood pressure; requiring certain health care facilities to screen for hypertension each patient receiving health care services from the health care faci...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB548IntroAltering the eligibility of certain sources of energy for the creation of credits under the renewable energy portfolio standard; removing certain sources from the definition of a "Tier 1 renewable source"; providing that existing obligations or contr...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB105EngrossAltering the definition of "nonprofit training entity" for the purposes of the Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program to include an entity that uses trained therapy horses for interaction with veterans; altering the definition of "eligible veteran"...
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2019-02-08
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB879IntroRequiring 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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2019-02-08
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
MDSB442IntroExpanding to all counties in the State a prohibition on State agencies constructing within the nine Eastern Shore counties a toll road, toll highway, or toll bridge without the consent of a majority of the affected counties; etc.
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2019-02-07
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB431IntroEstablishing the Task Force on Oral Health in Maryland to study access to dental services for all State residents, identify areas lacking in dental services for a significant number of people, identify barriers to receiving services, analyze the impa...
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2019-02-07
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB522IntroAltering the membership of the Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Council; repealing certain duties of the Council and requiring the Council to update a certain plan, examine the needs of certain individuals and identify meth...
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2019-02-07
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance 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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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB375IntroRequiring that certain service contracts entered into by the State contain a certain work verification clause; requiring the work verification clause to require the contractor to use certain work verification software for a certain purpose, specify t...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB419IntroRequiring, instead of authorizing, the Commissioner of Correction to operate a prerelease unit for women.
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB421IntroAltering the date by which certain provisions of law relating to minority business participation goals for certain applicants or licensees are of no effect and may not be enforced from July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2020; and altering a deadline for a cert...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB448IntroEstablishing a network of oyster sanctuaries in the five tributaries identified by the Department of Natural Resources for large-scale restoration pursuant to the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement; codifying the boundaries of certain oyster san...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB472IntroRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim the first Monday in August as Caribbean Day in Maryland; and requiring the proclamation to urge educational and cultural organizations to observe Caribbean Day in Maryland properly with appropriate programs...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB563IntroRequiring a local governing body, on application by a property owner for a certain special exception to construct or operate a landfill, to require the preparation of an environmental justice analysis at the expense of the property owner; requiring a...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB808IntroRequiring the Joint Committee on Gaming Oversight to study and make recommendations on the use of and restrictions on revenue from video lottery terminals and table games received by local governments; requiring the Committee to report its findings a...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB853IntroAltering the eligibility requirements for an individual to be certified by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission as a police officer to require an individual to be either a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident of the Un...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB650IntroAltering a limitation on claiming the income tax credit for eligible long-term care insurance premiums for more than 1 year with respect to the same insured individual; altering the amount of the credit from a one-time $500 credit to a maximum of $25...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB564IntroDecreasing from 1,380 to 1,200 the number of hours of training in a cosmetology school that a certain applicant for a cosmetology license must complete before the applicant may take a certain written examination; requiring cosmetology schools to admi...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB809IntroRequiring each correctional facility to have a written policy in place regarding the medical care of pregnant inmates that addresses the use of medical isolation or restrictive housing for certain purposes, during pregnancy and during a certain post-...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB678IntroAltering the qualifications an individual must have to be appointed as a notary public; authorizing certain persons to charge a certain fee for the performance of a certain notarial act; authorizing a notarial officer to perform certain notarial acts...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB806IntroEstablishing that certain costs for services provided are eligible to be included in a vehicle's "dealer processing charge"; repealing certain vehicle dealer price disclosure requirements for dealer processing and freight charges; requiring vehicle d...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB737IntroProviding that a person who is not a certain licensee may not complete the transfer of a certain rifle or shotgun as transferor or transferee, except under certain circumstances; requiring, before a certain transfer is conducted, the transferor and t...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB729IntroEstablishing the Task Force on Forest Conservation in Maryland to undertake a technical review of existing forest cover in the State and an analysis of the health and quality of State forests; requiring the Task Force to make recommendations regardin...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB845IntroRequiring the State Department of Transportation to promptly undertake all steps necessary to complete the design, engineering, and National Environmental Policy Act process and secure a record of decision for the Southern Maryland Rapid Transit Proj...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB549IntroAllowing an individual to claim a credit against the State income tax for certain allowable union dues paid by the individual during the taxable year if the union dues would have been allowed as a deduction under the Internal Revenue Code for a taxab...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB691IntroAltering the eligibility for the filing of a certain motion to vacate judgment; altering the required contents of a certain motion; authorizing the court to dismiss a certain motion without a hearing under certain circumstances; repealing the authori...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB546IntroRequiring a person who holds a certain certificate or license to comply with certain reporting requirements and deadlines related to implementation of the Phosphorus Management Tool and the submission of certain soil test phosphorus levels; requiring...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB364IntroEstablishing the Election Day Page Program; providing for the purpose of the Program; requiring the State Board of Elections to develop a certain page training program for local boards of elections that participate in the Program; requiring participa...
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2019-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB416IntroDeclaring the intent of the General Assembly regarding instruction on the Holocaust and genocide to Maryland students to ensure these tragedies are not forgotten and to gain an understanding of ways to prevent such events in the future; requiring pub...
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2019-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB423IntroEstablishing the Task Force to Study the Impact of Student Cell Phone Use in the Classroom; requiring the Task Force to study the impact of cell phone use in the classroom on student learning and on teacher instruction and whether there are any benef...
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2019-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs 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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2019-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB807IntroRequiring certain continuing education courses required by the State Real Estate Commission to include the principles of real estate brokerage relationships and disclosures; prohibiting licensees of the commission from disclosing confidential informa...
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2019-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB513IntroRepealing a provision of law that requires a certified public accountant firm to hold a permit issued by the State Board of Public Accountancy if the firm performs certain attest services for a client with a home office in this State; and authorizing...
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2019-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB537IntroAltering the circumstances under which certain individuals are exempt from paying the out-of-state tuition rate at public institutions of higher education; altering the circumstances under which certain individuals are eligible to pay the resident tu...
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2019-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB565IntroIncreasing the number of hours of continuing education that therapeutically certified optometrists are required to attend from 30 to 40; providing that continuing education on use and management of certain therapeutic pharmaceutical agents include a ...
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2019-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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