Maryland Senator Ron Watson [D]

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MDSB630PassEstablishing the Office of Resilience in the Maryland Department of Emergency Management; requiring the Secretary of Emergency Management to appoint a Chief Resilience Officer to direct the Office of Resilience; and requiring the Office of Resilience...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 482
MDSB146PassProhibiting a person from stopping, standing, or parking a vehicle that is not a plug-in electric drive vehicle plugged into charging equipment in a parking space that is designated by certain signage indicating for the use of plug-in electric drive ...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 417
MDSB859PassRenaming the Statewide Steering Committee on Services for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease to be the Statewide Steering Committee on Sickle Cell Disease; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to establish and implement a system of providing info...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 280
MDSB932PassAuthorizing the City of Bowie to participate in the Maryland Intrastate Emergency Management Assistance Compact.
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 281
MDSJ11Enroll

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Stating that the State of Maryland stands in solidarity with the government and people of Ukraine as they resist the unprovoked invasion of their territory by the Russian Federation.
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2022-05-12
Signed by the President and the Speaker - Joint Resolution 7
MDSB1005PassRequiring the Board of Trustees for the State Retirement and Pension System to review investment holdings in certain eligible accounts to determine the extent to which funds are invested in Russia-restricted investments; requiring the Board of Truste...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 343
MDSB754PassEstablishing the Cyber Preparedness Unit in the Maryland Department of Emergency Management; establishing certain responsibilities of the Unit; requiring local governments to report certain cybersecurity incidents in a certain manner and under certai...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 241
MDSB812PassEstablishing the Office of Security Management within the Department of Information Technology; establishing the Maryland Cybersecurity Coordinating Council; requiring certain IT units to certify compliance with certain cybersecurity standards; requi...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 242
MDSB357PassEstablishing a Workgroup to Study Best Practices for a Vulnerable Adult Registry in Maryland; providing that the purpose of the Workgroup is to identify the appropriate State agency to operate a vulnerable adult registry, identify how a $1,400,000 gr...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 190
MDSB861PassExpanding the types of cases in which the State may appeal from a decision of a trial court; establishing the Maryland State Police Gun Center as a statewide firearms enforcement center for the tracking, screening, and vetting of all firearm crimes i...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 142
MDSB5PassRequiring 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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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 67
MDSB731Enroll

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Authorizing a person who undertakes the towing or removal of a vehicle from a parking lot to notify any secured party electronically if that form of notice is agreed to by the tower and the secured party in writing or by electronic communication.
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2022-04-11
Passed Enrolled
MDSB71Engross

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Providing that a person who is the victim of an act that would constitute a violation of certain hate crime laws may bring a civil action against the person or persons who committed the act in a court of competent jurisdiction if the person is a vict...
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2022-04-11
Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Carter) Adopted
MDSB528PassRequiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by altering statewide greenhouse gas emissions goals, establishing of a net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions goal, developing certain energy efficiency and emissions reduction re...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 38
MDSB768Engross

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Altering procedures that a law enforcement officer is required to follow when the law enforcement officer has reason to believe that a child who has been detained is a victim of sex trafficking or a victim of human trafficking; providing that in a cr...
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2022-04-09
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB53PassRequiring a law enforcement officer who takes a child into custody or charges a child with a criminal violation to provide actual notice to the child's parents, guardian, or custodian; requiring the notice to include the child's location, the reason ...
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2022-04-09
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2022) - Chapter 50
MDSB313Engross

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Prohibiting a calculation of damages for loss of earnings resulting from personal injury or wrongful death from being reduced based on race, ethnicity, or gender; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2022-03-29
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB956Engross

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Altering the definition of "local official" as it applies to the prohibition on making certain threats to certain public officials.
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2022-03-29
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB884Engross

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Establishing a certain exception to the authority of the Child Support Administration to notify the Motor Vehicle Administration of an individual's child support arrearages for the purpose of suspending the individual's driver's license or privilege ...
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2022-03-23
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB318Engross

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Requiring certain county boards of education to consider the pursuit of certain certificates, certifications, or apprenticeships as the equivalent of pursuing postsecondary education; requiring certain county boards to provide a method for certain in...
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2022-03-22
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB542Engross

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Establishing invoicing and prompt payment requirements for certain State grants.
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2022-03-22
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB1010PassProviding that, for the 30-day period beginning on the effective date of the Act, certain motor fuel taxes that would otherwise be imposed do not apply; requiring the Comptroller to pay a refund advance of motor fuel tax to qualifying retailers under...
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2022-03-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 2
MDSB379Engross

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Repealing the requirement that the State Board of Education have the approval of the Governor in order to remove a member of the Caroline County Board of Education, the Charles County Board of Education, or the Prince George's County Board of Educati...
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2022-03-09
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB883Intro

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Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to authorize qualified persons to offer and perform testing for detecting sickle cell disease at a community-based health fair; and authorizing the person to provide information on and resources for living ...
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2022-03-02
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB730Intro

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Altering the statute of limitations for the filing of certain claims against a decedent's estate; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2022-02-21
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB783Intro

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Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland to establish that every person has the fundamental and inalienable right to a healthful and sustainable environment; and requiring the State to serve as the trustee of the State's natural resourc...
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2022-02-14
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB959Intro

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Prohibiting a person from indecently exposing the person's genitals with lascivious or prurient intent in a public place in the presence of another; and altering a certain definition of "tier I sex offender" to include a person who has been convicted...
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2022-02-14
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB922Intro

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Requiring the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program to provide for a biennial exhaust emissions test only on vehicles that are equipped with an on-board diagnostic II system and are at least 7 model years old; repealing the requirement that the emissi...
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2022-02-11
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB931Intro

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Prohibiting a certain governmental unit from taking an action unless the governmental unit has conducted certain evaluations and assessments of the impact of the action on the climate, labor and employment, environmental justice, and any overburdened...
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2022-02-11
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB732Intro

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Prohibiting private education lenders and private education loan collectors from initiating a certain action unless the private education lenders or private education loan collectors possess certain documents; requiring a private education lender or ...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB776Intro

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Requiring the Division of Correction to allow a certain pregnant woman and a certain woman who recently gave birth to transfer to the prerelease unit for women for a certain time period; establishing the Healthy Start Bonding Program to facilitate st...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB621Intro

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Prohibiting certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations from making changes to coverage, benefits, or drug formularies under a health insurance policy or contract during the term of the health insurance poli...
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2022-02-08
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB664Intro

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Requiring the Secretary of Commerce to make available, for film production activities in Allegany, Caroline, Dorchester, Garrett, Kent, Prince George's, Somerset, Washington, or Wicomico counties, 20% of the total amount of tax credits that the Secre...
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2022-02-05
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB462Intro

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Requiring the State Board of Education, in collaboration with local school systems, to develop, by December 1, 2022, content standards for expanded American history; requiring each county board of education, in collaboration with the local school sys...
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2022-02-03
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB555Intro

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Requiring business occupation licensing boards to include on license, registration, and certification application and renewal forms an option for the applicant to provide the applicant's gender, race, and ethnicity; requiring the business occupation ...
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2022-02-03
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB587Intro

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Altering the duties of the Division of Parole and Probation to include the examination and review of murders involving offenders under the supervision of the Division and advise the Secretary on policies and programs to prevent such murders; and requ...
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2022-02-03
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB578Intro

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Authorizing certain retirees who began State service before July 1, 2011, to be eligible for prescription drug benefits in the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program; specifying that prescription drug benefits shall be discont...
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2022-02-03
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB485Intro

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Prohibiting a candidate for judge of the orphans' court from appearing on the ballot in a primary election or being nominated by a political party or by petition; and prohibiting judges of the orphans' court from acting as an attorney during their te...
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2022-01-31
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB335Intro

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Regulating the use of biometric identifiers by private entities, including by requiring certain private entities in possession of biometric identifiers to develop a policy, made available to the public, establishing a retention schedule and destructi...
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2022-01-26
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB360Intro

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Requiring that certain sales of tangible personal property be included in the numerator of the sales factor used for apportioning a corporation's income to the State under certain circumstances; requiring certain corporations to compute Maryland taxa...
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2022-01-26
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
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