Maryland Senator Obie Patterson [D]

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MDSB127EngrossProhibiting an institution of higher education from using certain third-party admissions application information about the criminal background of the applicant to deny admission; altering a certain process in using certain information about an applic...
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2021-03-03
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB1EngrossRequiring 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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2021-03-02
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB48EngrossIncreasing, from $7,500 to $10,000, the amount of a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for certain expenses paid or incurred by an individual that are attributable to the individual's donation of an organ; altering the definition ...
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2021-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 25 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB115IntroRequiring the Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City to establish a certain Diversionary and Reentry Program in Baltimore City for at-risk youth and youth offenders; requiring the Office of the State's Attorney for Prince George's County t...
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 4 @ 12:30 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB131EngrossRequiring the Apprenticeship and Training Council and consultants to the Council to include representation by individuals who are Black and Latino.
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2021-02-25
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB121EngrossAuthorizing a local governing body, on receipt of an application for a special exception to construct or operate a permitted facility in an area zoned for residential use, to require the preparation, at the applicant's expense, of a detailed analysis...
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2021-02-25
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB496PassProviding certain financing during fiscal years 2021 and 2022 for the purpose of relieving the adverse effects of the coronavirus pandemic; allowing, for certain taxable years, a subtraction under the Maryland income tax for certain unemployment insu...
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2021-02-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 39
MDSB303IntroRequiring 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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2021-02-12
[Hearing: Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB285IntroRequiring 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; providing for the inclusion of certain issues in the...
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2021-02-12
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB421IntroReplacing references to Columbus Day in certain provisions of law with references to Indigenous Peoples' Day; and establishing that Indigenous Peoples' Day is to be observed on October 12 or, if the United States Congress designates another day for ...
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2021-02-12
[Hearing: Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB668IntroRequiring certain county boards of education to consider the pursuit of certain certificates, certifications, or apprenticeships as the equivalent of pursuing postsecondary education; authorizing a student or student's parent or guardian to release c...
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2021-02-12
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB800IntroEstablishing the Inmate Training and Job Pilot Program at certain institutions of postsecondary education to provide educational and vocational training opportunities for inmates in the 9 months preceding the inmate's date of release; requiring the P...
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2021-02-12
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB661IntroAltering the basis for calculating a certain license fee credited to the Maryland Oil Disaster Containment, Clean-Up and Contingency Fund; and authorizing the Maryland Oil Disaster Containment, Clean-Up and Contingency Fund to be used, in fiscal year...
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2021-02-10
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB732IntroEstablishing the Maryland Innovation Initiative University Partnership Pilot Program within the Maryland Technology Development Corporation to expand opportunities for technology validation, entrepreneurial development, and industry engagement at eli...
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2021-02-10
[Hearing: Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB59IntroIncreasing to 25% the minimum percentage of a unit's total dollar value of contracts that are, to the extent practicable, to be made directly to small businesses; providing that certain preferences do not apply to certain procurement contracts; requi...
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2021-02-02
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB28IntroProhibiting a person from intentionally causing physical injury to another if the person knows or has reason to know that the other is an official, an umpire, a referee, or a judge officiating at a sporting event; authorizing a police officer to arre...
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2021-01-26
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB486IntroRequiring an essential employer to give a written statement regarding certain hazard pay paid to certain essential workers at certain intervals; requiring an essential employer to take certain actions related to occupational safety and health during ...
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2021-01-26
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB66IntroEstablishing the Office of Digital Inclusion in the Department of Housing and Community Development to ensure that every resident of the State is supported by high-quality broadband Internet service at an affordable price and has the tools necessary ...
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2021-01-22
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB414IntroRequiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 60% from 2006 levels by 2030; requiring the State to achieve net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2045; requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to adopt regulations esta...
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2021-01-20
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB45IntroRequiring the State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency to conduct a study on the distribution and use of local impact grants, the use of the Problem Gambling Fund, and the use of video lottery proceeds distributed to the Small, Minority, and Women-Ow...
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2021-01-18
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB213IntroRequiring the State Highway Administration to designate Maryland Route 210 as the President Barack Obama Highway.
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2021-01-15
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB191IntroProhibiting an employer from developing or implementing an application or hiring process that uses a higher education degree as a certain limitation except in certain circumstances; prohibiting an employer from using an applicant's lack of a higher e...
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2021-01-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB169IntroAltering the term "podiatrist" to be "podiatric physician"; etc.
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2021-01-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB266IntroRequiring the State Department of Education to establish the Voluntary Ethical Special Education Advocate Certificate Program on or before July 1, 2022, for administration of a voluntary certificate program for ethical special education advocates; sp...
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2021-01-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB70IntroRequiring 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, 2023, ...
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2021-01-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB151IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to establish that every person has an inalienable right to a healthful environment; declaring that the State's natural resources are the common property of every person and the State is the trustee ...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB201IntroAltering, from 3 years to 18 months, the amount of time that a person must wait before seeking expungement of certain records under certain circumstances.
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB258IntroExpanding 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%; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after June 30, 2021.
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2020-12-22
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
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