Maryland Senator Robert Zirkin [D]

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MDSB101PassMaking certain provisions of law authorizing the prelitigation discovery of certain insurance coverage information relating to claims involving vehicle accidents applicable to claims involving any tort involving death or bodily injury; providing that...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 748
MDSB205PassIncreasing from 5 to 6 the number of resident judges of the circuit court in Washington County; and increasing the number of resident judges of the District Court in certain districts.
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 749
MDSB196PassRequiring an application for a license, an identification card, or a moped operator's permit to allow an applicant to indicate the applicant's sex as female, male, or unspecified or other; requiring the Motor Vehicle Administration to ensure that the...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 649
MDSB396PassEstablishing the Legal Representation Fund for Title IX Proceedings as a special, nonlapsing fund; specifying that the purpose of the Fund is to provide funds for reasonable costs and attorney's fees for students provided counsel under certain provis...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 675
MDSB516PassRequiring the Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses Account to receive certain money from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund; establishing certain criteria for qualified offshore wind projects applied for on or after July 1, 2017, termed Roun...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 757
MDSB394PassAuthorizing a person to file a petition for expungement of certain records based on a conviction for certain criminal boating offenses.
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 600
MDSB946PassAuthorizing 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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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 767
MDSB1030PassEstablishing principles of The Blueprint for Maryland's Future that are intended to transform Maryland's early childhood, primary, and secondary education system to the levels of the highest-performing systems; establishing a Concentration of Poverty...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 771
MDSB143VetoExtending the date, to on or before December 31, 2020, by which the Department of Natural Resources is required to prepare a certain fishery management plan for the cownose ray species, subject to available funding; continuing the prohibition on a pe...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB512PassProhibiting a public service company from terminating electric or gas service to certain residential customers for nonpayment on a day that a government shutdown is in effect and for 7 days after the government shutdown has ended; authorizing the Pub...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 522
MDSB853PassAltering 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 a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident of the United St...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 490
MDSB678PassAltering 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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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 407
MDSB868PassRequiring the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission to establish a workgroup to carry out the finding and declaration of the General Assembly that it is in the public interest to ensure that the health care protections established ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 417
MDSB870PassIncreasing 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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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 432
MDSB228PassProhibiting a District Court commissioner from authorizing the pretrial release of a defendant who is registered or required to register as a certain sex offender under certain circumstances.
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 389
MDSB339PassRequiring 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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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 302
MDSB719PassAltering the membership of the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland to include the Secretary of Commerce ex officio, one member each appointed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, and one additional student me...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 345
MDSB856PassEstablishing the Juvenile Justice Reform Council; requiring the Council to develop a framework for reducing juvenile recidivism and increasing public safety and to conduct research into best practices for the treatment of juveniles who are subject to...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 252
MDSB879PassRequiring public schools to devote a part of at least one 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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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 313
MDSB198PassClarifying that a person who solicits another or conspires with another to commit murder in the first degree is guilty of murder in the first degree if the death of another occurs as a result of the solicitation or conspiracy.
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 247
MDSB732PassRequiring a court to issue a certain order on request of a local department of social services that has been granted certain guardianship over a child in need of assistance to have control over the property of the child for the purpose of establishin...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 304
MDSB736PassAltering certain definitions applicable to certain prohibitions against possessing, distributing, and creating child pornography; prohibiting a person from knowingly possessing and intentionally retaining a certain representation showing a computer-g...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 326
MDSB103PassAltering prohibited actions relating to electronic harassment of minors; prohibiting a person from maliciously engaging in an electronic communication if the electronic communication, as part of a series of communications, has the effect of intimidat...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 26
MDSB152PassAuthorizing a court to order a defendant convicted of a charge of animal cruelty under the Act, as a condition of sentencing, to participate in and pay for psychological counseling and to pay, in addition to any other fines and costs, all reasonable ...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 62
MDSB139PassAltering 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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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 31
MDSB232PassProhibiting a person from threatening to commit certain hate crimes; and applying certain penalties.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 29
MDSB821PassRequiring the Commissioner of Correction to conduct a study on gender-based equity in prerelease programming and facilities in Maryland that examines certain matters; and requiring the Commission to report to the Governor and the General Assembly on ...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 60
MDSB689PassProhibiting a person from knowingly taking, placing, harboring, persuading, inducing, or enticing another to provide services or labor by force, fraud, or coercion; prohibiting a person from knowingly receiving a benefit from the provision of service...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 24
MDSB567PassEstablishing the Workgroup to Study Child Custody Court Proceedings Involving Child Abuse or Domestic Violence Allegations; and requiring the Workgroup to study State child custody court proceedings involving child abuse or domestic violence allegati...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 52
MDSB238EngrossRepealing the prohibition on the filing of a certain petition for expungement based on an acquittal, a dismissal, or a nolle prosequi within 3 years after the disposition unless the petitioner files with the petition a certain waiver or release; requ...
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2019-04-08
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
MDSB209EngrossAuthorizing a commissioner, if a petition is filed and there are reasonable grounds to believe that the respondent has committed rape or a sexual offense or attempted rape or sexual offense in any degree against the petitioner, to issue an interim pe...
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2019-04-06
Delegates J. Lewis, Shetty, and Lopez
MDSB386EngrossAuthorizing in Baltimore County the holder of a manufacturer's license or a wholesaler's license to sell or deliver alcoholic beverages to a holder of a retail alcoholic beverages license on Sunday; and authorizing holders of certain classes of retai...
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2019-04-03
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB859EngrossRequiring that certain advertisements for medical cannabis, medical cannabis products, or medical cannabis-related services be supported by substantial clinical evidence or data and include information about side effects or risks associated with the ...
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2019-04-02
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB1017EngrossAltering a certain definition of "serious offense" to remove a certain limitation on offenses that are included for purposes relating to representation by the Office of the Public Defender.
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2019-04-01
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB861EngrossRepealing the requirement that the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission register certain individuals as certifying providers; altering the definition of "written certification" to alter the information that is required to be included and to...
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2019-03-29
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB930EngrossEstablishing a Workgroup to Study Shelter and Supportive Services for Unaccompanied Homeless Minors; requiring the Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness to provide staff for the Workgroup; requiring the Workgroup to compile existing information on t...
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2019-03-29
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB100IntroEstablishing that the operation of an interstate pipeline facility is an ultrahazardous and abnormally dangerous activity; establishing that a pipeline operator is strictly liable for certain damages resulting from or occurring in connection with the...
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2019-03-28
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDSB231IntroRepealing certain provisions allowing certain individuals under the age of majority to marry under certain circumstances; and establishing that individuals under the age of 18 may not marry.
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2019-03-28
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDSB391PassSpecifying 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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2019-03-26
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 2
MDSB387IntroRequiring a person seeking to construct a natural gas pipeline to apply for a certain water quality certification and pay a nonrefundable fee; requiring the Department of the Environment to establish a certain fee for the submission and review of a w...
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2019-03-25
Recommitted to Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (Senator Young)
MDSB857EngrossRequiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission to allow certain dispensaries and dispensary agents to acquire, possess, transfer, transport, sell, distribute, or dispense edible cannabis products for use by a qualifying patient or careg...
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2019-03-19
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB854EngrossProviding that, under certain circumstances, a covered employee or a dependent of a covered employee is not entitled to worker's compensation or benefits if a certain accidental personal injury, compensable hernia, or occupational disease was caused ...
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2019-03-19
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB860EngrossProhibiting certain persons from being subject to revocation of mandatory supervision, parole, or probation for the medical use of or possession of medical cannabis.
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2019-03-19
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB893EngrossEncouraging the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission to approve provider applications for patients who have an opioid use disorder only if the patient has unsuccessfully tried all other traditional treatments or the patient will use the med...
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2019-03-19
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB102EngrossRequiring an automobile insurance policy issued, sold, or delivered in the State to be construed to make the insurer directly liable, within the terms and limits of the policy, to certain third-party claimants; providing that a third-party claimant h...
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2019-03-15
Hearing 3/27 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
MDSB621EngrossAwarding a one-time diminution credit to reduce the term of confinement of an inmate if the inmate successfully obtains a certain educational certificate, diploma, or degree; establishing the diminution credit that may be awarded to certain inmates; ...
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2019-03-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB97EngrossProviding that a person may not be denied the right to purchase, possess, or carry a firearm solely on the basis that the person is authorized to use medical cannabis.
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2019-03-13
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB149EngrossEstablishing the Task Force to Study Crime Classification and Penalties; providing for the composition of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study issues related to the classification of and penalties for criminal and civil violations in the...
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2019-03-13
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB962IntroRequiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, on or before January 1, 2020, to establish an Offender Rehabilitation and Reentry Program to provide and coordinate the delivery of community services to recently released ex-offend...
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2019-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDSB858EngrossAuthorizing an institution of higher education, a related medical facility, or an affiliated biomedical research firm to file with the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission a registration to purchase medical cannabis for the purpose of condu...
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2019-03-12
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
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