Maryland Senator Obie Patterson [D] | Bills

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MDSB512EngrossProhibiting 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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2019-03-19
To House Economic Matters 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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2019-03-19
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB280EngrossSpecifying the State minimum wage rate that is in effect for certain time periods; increasing, except under certain circumstances, the State minimum wage rate based on the annual growth in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for the Wash...
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2019-03-18
Delegates D.E. Davis, Wilson, and Dumais
MDSB330EngrossRequiring, except under certain circumstances, that a diaper-changing facility be installed in certain public restrooms in certain public buildings and restrooms in places of public accommodation; requiring the Board of Public Works, through the Depa...
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2019-03-18
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
MDSB391EnrollSpecifying that a certain individual who is a civilian employee of the federal government is eligible to receive unemployment benefits under certain circumstances; altering the purpose of the Catastrophic Event Account to enable the State to respond ...
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2019-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB563EngrossRequiring 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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2019-03-18
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB808EngrossRequiring 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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2019-03-18
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
MDSB853EngrossAltering 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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2019-03-18
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
MDSB678EngrossAltering 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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2019-03-18
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
MDSB729EngrossEstablishing 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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2019-03-18
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
MDSB868EngrossRepealing 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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2019-03-18
Third Reading Passed (39-6)
MDSB989IntroAuthorizing a county board of education to offer an elective course in fundamentals of construction in schools under the jurisdiction of the county board.
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2019-03-18
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB234EngrossRequiring a person that is subject to the Forest Conservation Act to demonstrate that appropriate credits generated by a forest mitigation bank in the same county or watershed are not available before the person may pay money to a State or local fore...
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2019-03-18
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB1014EngrossRequiring recipients of State funds to install an assistive listening system in an assembly area during construction or renovation of the assembly area under certain circumstances; authorizing certain recipients of State funds to apply for a waiver f...
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2019-03-18
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
MDSB99EngrossAdding certain counties to the list of counties that exempt agricultural buildings used for agritourism from certain building performance standards; and exempting a building used for agritourism in certain counties from a building permit requirement ...
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2019-03-18
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB203EngrossAltering the standard for achieving a no net loss of forest policy by altering the definition of "no net loss of forest" to mean that 40% of all land in Maryland is covered by forest as determined by data used in the most current Chesapeake Bay Water...
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2019-03-18
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB447EngrossRequiring that, in addition to being licensed, an individual be certified under certain provisions of law and the Act before practicing optometry in the State within the scope of the certification; requiring certain optometrists to be certified under...
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2019-03-18
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
MDSB537EngrossAltering 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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2019-03-16
[Hearing: Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB719EngrossAltering the membership of the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland to include the Secretary of Commerce ex officio, two members appointed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, respectively, and one additional ...
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2019-03-16
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB421EngrossAltering 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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2019-03-15
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB870EngrossIncreasing 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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2019-03-15
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB879EngrossRequiring 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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2019-03-15
[Hearing: Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB1046IntroRequiring the Office of Personnel Services and Benefits within the Department of Budget and Management to study the number and salaries of certain employees employed by certain State agencies in a position of grade 19 or above who are African America...
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2019-03-15
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB946EngrossAuthorizing retirees who participate in a certain prescription drug benefit plan to elect to have a spouse or dependent child covered under a certain State plan; requiring the Department of Budget and Management, on or before January 1, 2020, to esta...
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2019-03-15
[Hearing: Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB541EngrossRequiring county boards of education, nonpublic schools, and contracting agencies to require an applicant for a position involving direct contact with minors to submit certain information; requiring a county board, nonpublic school, or contracting ag...
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2019-03-15
[Hearing: Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB364EngrossEstablishing the Election Day Page Program to stimulate student interest in elections, provide assistance to election judges, and assist elderly and disabled voters at polling places; requiring the State Board of Elections to develop a page training ...
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2019-03-14
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB448EngrossEstablishing 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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2019-03-14
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB807EngrossRequiring 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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2019-03-14
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB546EngrossRequiring 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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2019-03-14
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB380IntroEstablishing that all common elements of a condominium are covered under a certain implied warranty on common elements from a developer; and applying common element implied warranty coverage to any portion of a condominium that a council of unit owne...
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2019-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB339EngrossRequiring the Emergency Number Systems Board to establish certain minimum standards for records retention guidelines for 9-1-1 audio, video, text messages, and data; requiring the Board to establish minimum standards for certain 9-1-1 systems that en...
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2019-03-12
[Hearing: Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB356EngrossRequiring 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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2019-03-12
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB406EngrossEstablishing the Task Force on Maryland Maternal and Child Health; requiring the Task Force to study and make recommendations regarding how the policies of the Health Services Cost Review Commission can be used to incentivize early intervention and p...
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2019-03-12
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 3/20 at 1:00 p.m. (Health and Government Operations)
MDSB522EngrossAltering the membership of the Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Council; repealing the requirement that the Secretary of Health and the Secretary of Aging, or their designees, cochair the Council; requiring the members of t...
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2019-03-12
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations 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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2019-03-12
[Hearing: Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB138EngrossIncluding the crime of stalking in the list of charges to which a certain prohibition against violating a certain condition of pretrial or posttrial release is applicable.
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2019-03-11
[Hearing: Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB139EngrossAltering 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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2019-03-11
[Hearing: Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB221EngrossProviding for a Workgroup on Establishing an Independent School Board for the Juvenile Services Education System to determine whether the General Assembly should create an independent school board for the Juvenile Services Education System and identi...
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2019-03-11
[Hearing: Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 3/21 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
MDSB341IntroModifying the circumstances under which a police officer is required to charge by citation for certain misdemeanor or local ordinance violations that have an imprisonment penalty of up to 90 days; modifying the categories of offenses for which a poli...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
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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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
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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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
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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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
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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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDSB1015IntroRequiring the governing body of Prince George's County to establish a program for the correction of drainage defects in new homes in the county; requiring the program to include certain claims and evaluation procedures; requiring the county to arrang...
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2019-03-11
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB300EnrollAuthorizing certain employees to sue to recover the difference between certain prevailing wage rates and certain amounts under certain circumstances; providing that a certain determination by the Commissioner of Labor and Industry does not preclude c...
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2019-03-08
Returned Passed
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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2019-03-08
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB1016IntroRequiring the State Department of Education to establish the Voluntary Ethical Special Education Advocate Certificate Program on or before July 1, 2020, for administration of a voluntary certificate program for ethical special education advocates; sp...
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2019-03-08
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB432EngrossAltering the locations of the Cyber Warrior Diversity Program in the State to include the University of Maryland Baltimore County Training Centers and Langston Hughes Community, Business and Resource Center; requiring the Program to use the Cyber War...
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2019-03-08
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB400EngrossRequiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to determine whether a reportable incident constitutes private inurement if a private nonprofit institution of higher education engages in a reportable incident; etc.
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2019-03-08
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB1024IntroProhibiting a person from cheating at a certain game; prohibiting a person from altering or misrepresenting the outcome of a certain game under certain circumstances; prohibiting a person from placing, increasing, or decreasing a bet or determining t...
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2019-03-07
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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