Maryland Senator Robert Zirkin [D] | Bills

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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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2019-03-25
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (129-0)
MDSB396EngrossEstablishing the Legal Representation Fund for Title IX Proceedings as a special, nonlapsing fund; providing that the purpose of the Fund is to provide funds for reasonable costs and attorney's fees for students provided counsel under certain provisi...
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2019-03-25
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (116-12)
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)
MDSB512EngrossProhibiting 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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2019-03-25
[Hearing: Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 3/28 at 1:00 p.m. (Economic Matters)
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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2019-03-25
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (121-9)
MDSB930EngrossProviding that a certain unaccompanied minor in need of shelter has the same capacity as an adult to consent to shelter and supportive services; requiring a certain service provider to obtain written consent, including a certain statement, from a cer...
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2019-03-25
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
MDSB567EngrossEstablishing the Workgroup to Study Child Custody Court Decisions Involving Child Abuse or Domestic Violence Allegations; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Workgroup; prohibiting a member of the Workgroup from receiving certai...
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2019-03-25
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
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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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB861IntroRepealing the requirement that the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission register certain individuals as certifying providers; repealing the requirement that a provider submit a certain proposal to the Commission to be registered as a certif...
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2019-03-22
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB859IntroRequiring that all advertisements for medical cannabis, medical cannabis products, or medical cannabis-related services be consistent with certain federal regulations governing prescription drug advertising; prohibiting certain advertisements from be...
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2019-03-22
Special Order until 3/26 (Senator Smith) Adopted
MDSB516EngrossEstablishing 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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2019-03-21
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
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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2019-03-21
[Hearing: Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB103EngrossAltering 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, is intended to and has the ...
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2019-03-20
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB101EngrossMaking 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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2019-03-20
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB143EngrossExtending 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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2019-03-19
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
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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2019-03-19
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
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 a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident of the United St...
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2019-03-19
[Hearing: Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB857EngrossRequiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission to allow certain dispensaries and dispensary agents to acquire, possess, process, transfer, transport, sell, distribute, or dispense food containing medical cannabis for use by a qualifying...
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2019-03-19
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
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
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm]
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
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
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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2019-03-19
[Hearing: Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm]
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
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB821EngrossDefining the term "prerelease unit" as a separate structure in which certain services are provided and that has security features for an inmate who presents the least risk of violence, presents the least risk of escape, and has a record of satisfacto...
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2019-03-19
[Hearing: Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB736EngrossProhibiting a person from knowingly possessing and intentionally retaining a certain representation showing a computer-generated image that is indistinguishable from an actual and identifiable child under the age of 16 years portrayed in a certain ma...
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2019-03-19
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB689EngrossProhibiting 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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2019-03-19
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
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
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
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: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 3/27 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
MDSB205EngrossIncreasing 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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2019-03-15
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB232EngrossProhibiting a person from threatening to commit certain hate crimes; and applying certain penalties.
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2019-03-15
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB856EngrossEstablishing the Juvenile Justice Reform Council in the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention; requiring the Council to develop a framework for reducing juvenile recidivism and increasing public safety and to conduct research into best pr...
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2019-03-15
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary 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
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
To House Ways and Means Committee
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
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB732EngrossRequiring 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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2019-03-15
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB196EnrollRequiring 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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2019-03-14
Returned Passed
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
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm]
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
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB152EngrossAuthorizing 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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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm]
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
MDSB228EngrossProhibiting a District Court commissioner from authorizing the pretrial release of a defendant who is registered or required to register as a certain sex offender.
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB198EngrossRepealing the statute of limitations for the crime of solicitation to commit murder in the first degree; providing that a person who solicits another or conspires with another to commit murder in the first degree is guilty of a felony and on convicti...
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB394EngrossAuthorizing a person to file a petition for expungement of certain records based on a conviction for certain criminal boating offenses.
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
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
MDSB1017IntroAltering 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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2019-03-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings 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
To House Judiciary Committee
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
MDSB385IntroAltering the content requirements of the statewide voter registration application; altering the information that an electronic voter registration system is required to provide to a certain applicant; providing that a voter affiliated with a political...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB388IntroProhibiting an insurer from disclaiming coverage under a policy of liability insurance on the ground that the insured or a certain person has breached the policy by failing to cooperate with the insurer; and making a conforming change.
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Finance; 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
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