Maryland Senator Obie Patterson [D]

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MDSB161PassProhibiting 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 22
MDSB206PassAltering the eligibility for the filing of a certain motion to vacate judgment if the person's participation in the offense was a direct result of being a victim of human trafficking; requiring that a certain motion be served on a certain State's Att...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 127
MDSB225PassRequiring all units in the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative branches of State government, including all units with independent personnel systems, to provide certain reasonable accommodations for an employee with certain limitations caused or cont...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 234
MDSB326PassRenaming the Maryland Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to be the Maryland Library for the Blind and Print Disabled; and altering the appointed membership of the Maryland State Library Board to include a blind patron of the Maryland Li...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 273
MDSB294PassProhibiting certain for-profit institutions of higher education and private career schools from enrolling new Maryland residents if, beginning in fiscal year 2023, federal funds exceed 10% of annual revenues; requiring the Maryland Higher Education C...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 546
MDSB307PassAltering the eligibility requirements for a Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship to repeal a provision of law requiring a certain applicant to apply within 2 years after graduating from high school; establishing certain eligibility requirem...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 201
MDSB363PassRequiring certain State agencies to make available on their websites open meeting agendas 48 hours in advance of each meeting; requiring certain State agencies to post on their websites meeting minutes not more than 2 business days after the minutes ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 203
MDSB531PassDefining "race", for the purposes of certain laws prohibiting discrimination, to include certain traits associated with race, including hair texture and certain hairstyles; and defining "protective hairstyle" as a hairstyle including braids, twists, ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 474
MDSB530PassExpanding the housing policy of the State to include providing for fair housing to all citizens regardless of source of income; stating the Act seeks to deconcentrate poverty by providing additional opportunities for tenants utilizing public subsidie...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 117
MDSB564PassRequiring a county board of education to waive certain high school graduation requirements that are in addition to high school graduation requirements established by the State Board of Education for a student in foster care or who is a homeless youth...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 565
MDSB442PassProviding, under certain circumstances, that the provisions of the Minority Business Enterprise Program apply to public-private partnerships; altering, from July 1, 2020, to July 1, 2023, the date by which certain provisions of law relating to minori...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 553
MDSB606PassAltering 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 substantial part by another person's or group's race, color, religious belief...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 368
MDSB350PassAltering the subject matter of the continuing education ethics course required for the renewal of a license to provide real estate brokerage services by the State Real Estate Commission; and requiring the course to cover the subjects of the practice ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 476
MDSB341PassAltering the eligibility for a certain veteran to reside at a home for veterans that is supervised by the Department of Veterans Affairs to include a veteran who has an honorable discharge from active service with a uniformed service of the United St...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 24
MDSB663PassAltering, to be the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards rather than the American Dental Association, the entity whose requirements regarding specialties an applicant for a teacher's license to practice denti...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 574
MDSB630PassEstablishing the Maryland Efficient Grant Application Council to study and make recommendations to the Governor's Grants Office and the Department of Budget and Management regarding the grants life cycle, including the creation of certain materials f...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 485
MDSB661PassProhibiting certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations from applying a deductible, a copayment, or coinsurance to coverage for certain preventive care screening services for prostate cancer; applying the Ac...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 344
MDSB280PassAltering 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 177
MDSB207PassAuthorizing a certain unaccompanied minor in need of shelter to consent to shelter and supportive services under certain circumstances; authorizing an unaccompanied minor who is a parent to consent to shelter and supportive services for the minor's c...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 109
MDSB208VetoProviding that a person who is not a certain licensee may not complete a sale, rental, or transfer of a certain rifle or shotgun as a purchaser, lessee, or transferee or seller, lessor, or transferor, except under certain circumstances; requiring, be...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB300VetoProhibiting the aerial application of chlorpyrifos on or after October 1, 2020; prohibiting the use of chlorpyrifos in the State on or after December 31, 2020; establishing the Pesticide Transition Fund to support Maryland farmers in the transition ...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB398VetoEstablishing the Maryland Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Incentive Program to foster job creation and economic development in the State by promoting the commercialization of research, facilitating the transfer of certain t...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB524VetoProhibiting a public library from charging a fine for overdue library materials on a minor's library materials; prohibiting a public library from charging a fee for a minor's overdue library materials until 21 days after the date the materials were d...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB684VetoRequiring the Commissioner of the Division of Correction to operate a comprehensive rehabilitative prerelease facility for female inmates; requiring that a certain prerelease facility be located in an area, defined by the zip codes where the largest ...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB313IntroProhibiting a store from distributing plastic carryout bags to a customer at the point of sale; requiring a store to charge and collect at least 10 cents for each durable carryout bag the store provides to a customer; authorizing a store to retain al...
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2020-03-18
Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Ready) Adopted
MDSB349EngrossExpanding 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, 2020.
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2020-03-17
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB649IntroRequiring a custodian of records for the Motor Vehicle Administration to deny inspection by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the part of a public record that contains personal information unless the custodian is provided with a va...
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2020-03-17
Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Smith) Adopted
MDSB440EngrossAuthorizing a pharmacist who meets the requirements of certain regulations to prescribe and dispense aids for the cessation of the use of tobacco products; requiring the State Board of Pharmacy, by September 1, 2021, to adopt regulations establishing...
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2020-03-17
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB771EngrossRequiring the State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency to conduct a certain study on the use of proceeds from certain gambling activities; requiring the Agency to report its findings to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 1, 20...
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2020-03-17
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB324EngrossRequiring that the behavioral health services for which the Maryland Department of Health provides service coordination for veterans under certain provisions of law include mental health first aid; requiring that mental health first aid consist of tr...
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2020-03-16
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB298EngrossAuthorizing the governing body of a county to establish a system of public campaign financing for an elected member of the county board of education; prohibiting a certain system of public campaign financing from financing the election of a student m...
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2020-03-16
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB325EngrossProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to repeal a certain prohibition on the authority of the General Assembly to authorize additional forms or the expansion of commercial gaming; repealing the authority of the General Assembly to autho...
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2020-03-16
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB25EngrossRepealing a requirement that the Department of Natural Resources submit a certain report to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2019; and repealing the termination provision for certain provisions of law relating to the is...
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2020-03-16
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB779EngrossEstablishing the Commission on Minority- and Women-Owned Small Business Participation in State Procurement; providing for the duties, membership, cochairs, and staffing of the Commission; requiring the Commission to study, determine, review, and mak...
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2020-03-16
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB1054IntroRequiring that the system of multiyear vehicle registration adopted by the Motor Vehicle Administration include for Class A (passenger) vehicles and Class D (motorcycle) vehicles options for registration for 1- or 2-year periods to be phased in over ...
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2020-03-14
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB1068IntroAuthorizing a direct wine shipper to sell wine to a consumer through a holder of a fulfillment warehouse permit; establishing a fulfillment warehouse permit that authorizes the holder to deliver wine through a common carrier to a consumer in the Stat...
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2020-03-14
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB1067IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, the State Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department of General Services, to adopt certain regu...
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2020-03-14
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB20EngrossRequiring 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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2020-03-12
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB703IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution relating to the selection and tenure of circuit court judges; requiring Senate confirmation of individuals appointed by the Governor to the office of judge of a circuit court; providing for conteste...
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2020-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB473IntroProhibiting an employer from failing or refusing to make a reasonable accommodation for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant for employment; and expanding a certain undue hardship exception for employers regarding provision of a c...
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2020-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDSB443IntroRequiring the manufacturer of a connected device to equip the device with a certain reasonable security feature; providing that a security feature for a connected device is reasonable if the connected device is equipped with a certain means for authe...
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2020-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDSB408IntroRequiring the Department of Legislative Services, in consultation with the State Board of Elections and the Maryland Association of Election Officials, to study the requirements to implement voting by mail; requiring a certain analysis to include inf...
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB532EngrossEstablishing the Task Force to Study the Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise Program; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study and make recommendations regarding opportunities for vet...
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2020-03-04
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB1033IntroEstablishing the Task Force to Study the Feasibility of a Bowie State University Law School; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; prohibiting a member of the Task Force from receiving certain compensation, but authori...
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2020-03-04
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB647IntroRequiring the State Board of Elections to maintain a page on its website that includes clear information about voter registration and voting by students enrolled in institutions of higher education, including links to information on voting by absente...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB1043IntroRequiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to establish certain new units to assist in evaluating and reviewing certain proposals for new programs and substantial modifications of existing programs; requiring the Governor, in each of fiscal y...
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2020-02-27
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB1034IntroProhibiting 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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2020-02-26
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB770IntroRequiring that the Department of Commerce ensure that certain fund managers distribute a certain portion of the Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses Account to the communities and jurisdictions surrounding a video lottery facility in proportio...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB526IntroEstablishing the Private Sector Transportation Projects Ombudsman within the Department of Transportation; requiring the Secretary of Transportation to designate an Ombudsman to respond to concerns, complaints, and inquiries from residents, local gov...
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2020-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB733IntroRequiring the Office of Health Care Quality to establish, by December 31, 2021, a training program and a skills review for nurses who care for medically fragile individuals in the individuals' homes; defining "medically fragile individual" as a perso...
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2020-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
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