Maryland Delegate Ron Watson [D]

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MDHB304PassAuthorizing the Division of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Attorney General to bring a certain action under the Consumer Protection Act against a person who violates a certain provision of criminal law regarding the exploitation of a vulner...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 160
MDHB506PassExempting spouses and financially dependent children of active duty members of the United States armed forces from paying nonresident tuition at a public institution of higher education in the State if certain requirements are met at the time of acce...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 228
MDHB425PassRequiring a physician, qualified health care provider, or hospital to provide a certain notice to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board that services were rendered to a victim of an alleged rape or sexual offense or a victim of alleged child sexu...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 204
MDHB503PassRequiring a county superintendent of schools to allow a dependent child of a service member relocating to the State on military orders to enroll in a school in the county in accordance with certain provisions of law; requiring a county superintendent...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 224
MDHB5PassProhibiting 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 21
MDHB545PassAuthorizing, on review and approval of the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary's designee, the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to issue a cease and desist order against a person who practices, attempts to practice, or offers to prac...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 243
MDHB872PassExpanding the membership of the State Advisory Board for Juvenile Services to include two additional members from the Department of Juvenile Services.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 353
MDHB852PassProhibiting 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; and applying th...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 343
MDHB837PassAltering the purposes of the Cultural and Linguistic Health Care Professional Competency Program; requiring the Program to establish and provide an evidence-based implicit bias training program for health care professionals involved in the perinatal ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 337
MDHB917PassAltering 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 part by another person's or group's race, color, religious beliefs, sexual or...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 367
MDHB801EngrossRequiring 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 Baltimore City; requiring the Department of Public S...
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2020-03-18
Motion Rules Suspend Two Readings Same Day Const/Rule 24 (Senator Washington) (31-14) Rejected
MDHB1036EngrossRequiring certain employers of commercial motor vehicle drivers to provide the USDOT number of any entity currently owned by the employer and certain website addresses to a prospective employee driver on a bona fide offer of employment; and providing...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB427EngrossRequiring a court to waive a certain publication requirement in an action for change of name under the Maryland Rules on motion by an individual who has filed the action.
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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB974EngrossAltering the definition of "sexual abuse"; altering the statute of limitations in certain civil actions relating to child sexual abuse by providing that a certain action may be filed at any time; providing for the retroactive application of the Act t...
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2020-03-14
Third Reading Passed (127-0)
MDHB750IntroProhibiting a private education lender from initiating an action to collect a private education loan if the student loan borrower or cosigner would be required to demonstrate undue hardship to discharge the private education loan in bankruptcy; etc.
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB802EngrossProviding that a staff member of a school, acting in an official capacity, is not civilly liable for personal injury or property damage resulting from intervention in a student altercation or other student disturbance if the staff member intervened i...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB660IntroEstablishing the Lifeline Low-Cost Automobile Insurance Program to offer certain low cost insurance policies to residents of Baltimore City and Prince George's County who are in households with a gross annual household income not exceeding 300% of th...
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2020-03-02
Referred to interim study by Economic Matters
MDHB1647IntroEstablishing the Task Force to Study Online Gaming; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study online gaming in other states and make recommendations regarding how online gaming could be i...
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2020-02-27
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1621IntroEstablishing the Task Force to Study the Feasibility of a Bowie State University Law School; requiring the Task Force to study the legal requirements, the operational feasibility including potential enrollment, and the economic issues related to loc...
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2020-02-20
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1057IntroRequiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to work with the historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the State to approve and prioritize certain academic programs and to promote the overall competitiveness of the HBCUs; requiri...
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
MDHB819IntroRequiring, on or before October 1, 2021, minimum mandatory standards for inmate food services to comply with certain health and wellness standards adopted by the Secretary of Health; requiring certain training standards adopted by the Secretary of Pu...
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2020-02-10
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHJ7IntroSupporting the fundamental requirements for United 2026 as laid out in FIFA's "Proposal for a United Human Rights Strategy"; and encouraging all host stadiums, cities, ports of entry, and fan zones to provide certain atmospheres, experiences, and pol...
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2020-02-10
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHJ6IntroStating that all practical efforts should be made to ensure that, for the 2020 Census, every Maryland resident is counted once and in the correct place according to where they live on Census Day, April 1, 2020; urging all Maryland residents to work w...
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2020-02-10
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1114IntroRequiring the court, in determining the appropriate allocation of custody or visitation between the parties that is in the best interest of the child, to consider the ability of each of the parties to meet the child's developmental needs, the relatio...
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2020-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1201IntroEstablishing the Maryland Reparations Commission; providing for the composition, staffing, chair and vice chair, and terms of the members of the Commission; providing that the purpose of the Commission is to develop and administer a program for the p...
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2020-02-10
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1377IntroExempting certain defendants placed in private home detention as a condition of pretrial release from the requirement to pay a certain monitoring fee if the defendant qualifies as an indigent individual under certain circumstances or if a private hom...
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2020-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1524IntroRequiring, beginning on January 1, 2021, certain invitations to bid and certain requests for proposals to require bidders and offerors to provide certain documentation; requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and county de...
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2020-02-10
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1314IntroRequiring each voter to use a ballot marking device that is accessible to voters with disabilities to vote at early voting centers and election day polling places to ensure that access is provided to voters with disabilities in accordance with a cert...
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2020-02-10
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1348IntroAltering the definition of "Tier I sex offender" for purposes of provisions relating to a certain sex offender registry to include a person who has been convicted a certain number of times of a certain crime involving indecent exposure by an inmate i...
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2020-02-07
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB747IntroAltering a State policy to make a payment under a procurement contract or after receipt of a proper invoice in 15 days rather than the current policy of 30 days; requiring each county and municipality to adopt a certain policy; reducing the number of...
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2020-02-05
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB806IntroAuthorizing individuals who have a permanent physical disability to deduct $1,000 as a personal exemption under the Maryland income tax; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2019; etc.
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2020-02-05
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB708IntroExpanding 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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2020-02-04
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB828IntroDefining the term "prerelease unit for women" as it relates to prerelease services provided by the Division of Correction; requiring the Commissioner of Correction to determine where to place a prerelease unit for women; requiring a certain prereleas...
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2020-02-04
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB780IntroAltering certain definitions of "crime of violence" to include a certain offense of abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult in the first degree.
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2020-02-03
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB730IntroProviding an exemption from the sales and use tax for sales to out-of-state nonprofit organizations for sales made in connection with and solely for use at conferences or conventions held in the State by the nonprofit organizations, related to the mi...
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2020-01-31
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB716IntroRequiring 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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2020-01-30
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB608IntroRequiring, instead of authorizing, the Commissioner of Correction to operate a prerelease unit for women.
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2020-01-29
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB586IntroProhibiting a fire department, a rescue squad, or an ambulance service from conducting a criminal history records check or requiring an applicant to disclose criminal records before the applicant's first in-person interview; requiring each fire depar...
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2020-01-28
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB605IntroProposing 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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2020-01-28
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB474IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to change the name of the Court of Appeals to be the Supreme Court of Maryland, to change the name of the Court of Special Appeals to be the Maryland Appellate Court, to change the name of a Judge o...
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2020-01-24
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB495IntroAdding cases concerning neglect of a minor under a certain provision of law as a type of case in which a court may admit into evidence a certain out of court statement made by a certain child.
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2020-01-24
To House Judiciary Committee
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