Maryland Senator Obie Patterson [D]

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MDSB72PassRequiring the Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs to conduct a study of the participation of minority-owned businesses in the alcoholic beverages industry in the State; requiring the Office of the Attorney General and the...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 750
MDSB951PassRequiring county boards of education, the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association, governing bodies of public institutions of higher education, and boards of community college trustees to allow student athletes to modify an athletic or...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 557
MDSB362VetoRequiring a teacher preparation program to include certain training related to teaching in a virtual learning environment as a component of instruction; providing that a county board of education may authorize a county superintendent of schools, unde...
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2022-05-27
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB353VetoRequiring insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to limit the amount a covered individual is required to pay in copayments or coinsurance for a covered prescription insulin drug to not more than $30 for a 30-da...
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2022-05-27
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB926VetoRequiring the Apprenticeship and Training Council and consultants to the Council to include representation by individuals who are Black and Latino; establishing the Apprenticeship 2030 Commission to examine and make recommendations to expand access t...
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2022-05-27
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB630PassEstablishing the Office of Resilience in the Maryland Department of Emergency Management; requiring the Secretary of Emergency Management to appoint a Chief Resilience Officer to direct the Office of Resilience; and requiring the Office of Resilience...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 482
MDSB380PassAuthorizing registered nurse practitioners to prescribe and dispense auto-injectable epinephrine to certain certificate holders who operate youth camps.
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 263
MDSB1005PassRequiring the Board of Trustees for the State Retirement and Pension System to review investment holdings in certain eligible accounts to determine the extent to which funds are invested in Russia-restricted investments; requiring the Board of Truste...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 343
MDSJ11Enroll

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Stating that the State of Maryland stands in solidarity with the government and people of Ukraine as they resist the unprovoked invasion of their territory by the Russian Federation.
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2022-05-12
Signed by the President and the Speaker - Joint Resolution 7
MDSB357PassEstablishing a Workgroup to Study Best Practices for a Vulnerable Adult Registry in Maryland; providing that the purpose of the Workgroup is to identify the appropriate State agency to operate a vulnerable adult registry, identify how a $1,400,000 gr...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 190
MDSB487PassRequiring a procurement officer, in an invitation for bids or a request for proposals, to include a certain summary of the factors used to determine the expected degree of minority business enterprise participation for the contract; requiring the Gov...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 156
MDSB5PassRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim the fourth Thursday in March as Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day; and requiring the proclamation to urge educational and cultural organizations to observe Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day through appropri...
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 67
MDSB541PassAddressing infrastructure, capacity, and accessibility needs within the Maryland Park Service and State parks, including establishing systems and processes for surveying infrastructure and critical maintenance needs, increasing the number of Maryland...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 39
MDSB528PassRequiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by altering statewide greenhouse gas emissions goals, establishing of a net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions goal, developing certain energy efficiency and emissions reduction re...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 38
MDSB945Engross

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Requiring the Department of the Environment's Wetlands and Waterways Program Division to study permitting for ecological restoration projects; requiring the Department to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembl...
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2022-04-08
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB925Engross

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Altering requirements for voting centers used in a special election conducted by mail in Prince George's County.
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2022-03-29
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB976Intro

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Authorizing a State's Attorney to file a motion for a reduction of sentence at any time during the period of active incarceration; authorizing the Court to consider multiple factors in determining whether to reduce a sentence, disciplinary record and...
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2022-03-23
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB542Engross

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Establishing invoicing and prompt payment requirements for certain State grants.
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2022-03-22
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB554Engross

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Establishing the Maryland New Start Grant Program in the Maryland Department of Labor to provide grants to organizations to create or support existing entrepreneurship development programs to provide assistance to certain formerly imprisoned individu...
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2022-03-22
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB492Engross

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Establishing inspection and reporting requirements for certain permit holders; establishing administrative penalties for certain permit holders determined to be in significant noncompliance of certain State or federal water quality standards, effluen...
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2022-03-18
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB1010PassProviding 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 2
MDSB367Engross

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Increasing the membership of the Patuxent River Commission to 36 voting members, one of which must represent an organization or unit of local government engaged in watershed management and restoration, and adding the Patuxent Riverkeeper and the Pres...
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2022-03-11
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB923Intro

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Altering the distribution of proceeds from video lottery terminals by increasing, from $120,000 to $250,000, the amount of the local impact grant to be paid to the Town of Forest Heights.
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2022-03-10
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB996Intro

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Altering the definition of "small business" for the purposes of the Small Business Reserve Program by adding a requirement that the principal office of the business must be located in the State; increasing from 15% to 30% the minimum percentage of a ...
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2022-03-10
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB379Engross

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Repealing the requirement that the State Board of Education have the approval of the Governor in order to remove a member of the Caroline County Board of Education, the Charles County Board of Education, or the Prince George's County Board of Educati...
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2022-03-09
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB66Intro

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Prohibiting an employer from developing or implementing an application or hiring process that uses an applicant's or employee's lack of achievement of a certain level of education in employment decisions unless a minimum educational qualification is ...
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2022-02-14
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDSB628Intro

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Altering, from 22 to 42, the maximum number of medical cannabis growers that may be licensed by the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission; providing that a grower may operate in a facility that does not exceed 10,000 square feet; authorizing...
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2022-02-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB924Intro

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Requiring a unit of State government that develops electric vehicle charging infrastructure or administers public funding for the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure to use environmental justice guidelines when selecting communiti...
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2022-02-11
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB710Intro

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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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2022-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB530Intro

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Requiring an employer who employs individuals in a food service facility or retail establishment to pay certain employees at a certain rate of pay for certain shifts of work, except under certain circumstances; and providing that certain employees em...
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2022-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB578Intro

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Authorizing certain retirees who began State service before July 1, 2011, to be eligible for prescription drug benefits in the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program; specifying that prescription drug benefits shall be discont...
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2022-02-03
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB553Intro

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Requiring that undisputed retention proceeds retained by a unit or a certain contractor under a State procurement contract be paid within 90 days after the date of substantial completion.
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2022-02-01
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB529Intro

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Requiring a tenant to promptly notify the landlord in a certain manner when the tenant knows or reasonably suspects that the tenant's dwelling unit contains bed bugs; requiring a landlord notified of the presence or suspected presence of bed bugs to ...
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2022-01-31
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB422Intro

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Authorizing a county board of education to authorize a certain employee to transport a public school student in a vehicle; and requiring, on or before December 31, 2022, the Career and Technical Education Committee to establish a pathway for students...
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2022-01-27
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB335Intro

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Regulating the use of biometric identifiers by private entities, including by requiring certain private entities in possession of biometric identifiers to develop a policy, made available to the public, establishing a retention schedule and destructi...
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2022-01-26
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB148Intro

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Expanding eligibility for a property tax exemption for the dwelling house of a disabled veteran to include veterans with a service connected disability of at least 80%.
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2022-01-24
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB320Intro

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Requiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department of General Services, to adopt certain regulations on or before June 1, 2024, ...
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2022-01-20
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB138Intro

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Expanding the scope of a certain provision of law requiring the expungement of certain police and court records relating to the charging of a certain crime or civil offense if no charge in the case resulted in a certain disposition and altering the c...
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2022-01-10
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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