Maryland Senator Sarah Elfreth [D]

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MDSB234IntroRequiring a person that is subject to the Forest Conservation Act to demonstrate that appropriate credits generated by a forest mitigation bank are not available before the person may pay money to a State or local forest conservation fund to meet cer...
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2019-02-25
Favorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB285IntroProhibiting a person from selling in the State a certain expanded polystyrene food service product on or after January 1, 2020; prohibiting certain food service businesses and certain schools from selling or providing food in certain expanded polysty...
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2019-02-25
Favorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
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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2019-02-22
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
MDSB143IntroExtending 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; and extending the termination date...
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2019-02-22
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB156EngrossRequiring that a certain annual appropriation in the State Budget for the Mayor and Alderman of the City of Annapolis to pay for services provided to the State by the City of Annapolis be at least $750,000; and requiring that each fiscal year startin...
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2019-02-22
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB181EngrossAltering the Governor's required appropriation of certain funds in the State budget, beginning in fiscal year 2021, to increase the Child Care Subsidy Program reimbursement rate to the 60th percentile of the most recent market rate survey or a certai...
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2019-02-22
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB196EngrossRequiring 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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2019-02-22
Third Reading Passed (32-14)
MDSB265EngrossRepealing the termination of a certain subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for income from the discharge of indebtedness related to costs incurred with respect to a principal residence; etc.
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2019-02-22
To House Ways and Means 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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2019-02-22
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
MDSB391IntroSpecifying that, notwithstanding certain provisions of law, an individual who is a civilian employee of the federal government is eligible to receive unemployment benefits under certain circumstances; requiring the Department of Labor, Licensing, and...
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2019-02-22
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB868IntroRepealing 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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2019-02-22
[Hearing: Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB911IntroEstablishing the intent of the General Assembly to promote gender diversity in corporate management and boardrooms; requiring a certain entity applying to the Comptroller to qualify as an organization to which a sale is exempt from certain taxes to i...
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2019-02-22
[Hearing: Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB319IntroRequiring the Maryland Transit Administration to provide ridership services on transit vehicles to any permanent employee in any unit of the Executive Branch of State government, including a unit with an independent personnel system; prohibiting the ...
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2019-02-21
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB904IntroProhibiting the Maryland Department of Health from accepting certain federal funding under certain circumstances; requiring the Governor to fund the Family Planning Program with a certain level of State funds under certain circumstances; requiring th...
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2019-02-21
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB999IntroProhibiting a person from intentionally causing physical injury to another if the person knows or has reason to know that the other is a pregnant individual; and providing that a person who violates the Act is guilty of felony assault in the second d...
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2019-02-21
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB1000IntroAltering the process by which a person who is denied a certain handgun permit or renewal of a permit or whose permit is revoked or limited by the Secretary of State Police or the Secretary's designee may appeal the decision; repealing provisions of l...
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2019-02-21
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB993IntroEstablishing the Task Force to Study Behavioral and Mental Health in Maryland; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; prohibiting a member of the Task Force from receiving certain compensation, but authorizing the reimb...
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2019-02-20
To Senate Rules 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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2019-02-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB512IntroProhibiting 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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2019-02-15
[Hearing: Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
MDSB870IntroIncreasing 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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2019-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB882IntroProhibiting a person from transporting into the State a certain firearm that is not imprinted with a certain serial number or manufacturing, possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving a certain firearm that is not i...
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2019-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB410IntroProhibiting, except under certain circumstances, certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations from imposing a deductible, copayment, or coinsurance requirement on insulin; and applying the Act to all policies...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB500IntroEstablishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program; providing for the manner in which the Program is to be administered; providing for the powers and duties of the Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation under the Program; requiring, b...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB802IntroEstablishing the Maryland Health Insurance Option and the purpose of the Option; requiring certain individuals who are under a certain age to maintain certain minimum essential coverage for the individual and certain household members; requiring a ce...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
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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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance 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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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB548IntroAltering the eligibility of certain sources of energy for the creation of credits under the renewable energy portfolio standard; removing certain sources from the definition of a "Tier 1 renewable source"; providing that existing obligations or contr...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance 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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2019-02-08
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB879IntroRequiring 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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2019-02-08
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m.
MDSB522IntroAltering the membership of the Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Council; repealing certain duties of the Council and requiring the Council to update a certain plan, examine the needs of certain individuals and identify meth...
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2019-02-07
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB346IntroProviding that, for certain purposes relating to the transfer of a firearm, the term "transfer" includes a loan other than a temporary gratuitous exchange of a regulated firearm between two individuals who remain in the same location for the duration...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings 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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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB419IntroRequiring, instead of authorizing, the Commissioner of Correction to operate a prerelease unit for women.
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2019-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB433IntroRequiring the Board of Public Works to adopt regulations to require certain units to establish a responsible workforce development percentage price preference of at least 4%; requiring a procurement officer to apply a responsible workforce developmen...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB441IntroProhibiting a person from storing or leaving a loaded or an unloaded firearm in a location where a child could gain access to the firearm, unless the firearm is locked by a certain safety lock or is secured in a container that is capable of preventin...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB448IntroEstablishing 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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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB473IntroProviding that a person who is aggrieved by an act that would constitute a violation of certain hate crime laws, or the Attorney General on behalf of the person, may bring a civil action against a certain person; authorizing the court to impose an in...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB690IntroAltering the elements of the prohibitions against human trafficking and renaming them sex trafficking; prohibiting a person from knowingly obtaining or procuring for any person the labor or services of another by certain means; prohibiting a person f...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB553IntroRequiring the manufacturer of a certain connected device to equip the device with a reasonable security feature; providing that a security feature for a connected device is reasonable if the connected device is equipped with a certain means for authe...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
MDSB853IntroAltering 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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2019-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB803IntroRequiring certain hospitals to provide each patient with written notice that includes certain information related to outpatient facility fees that are charged for services provided at the hospital; requiring that a certain notice be provided to certa...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB809IntroRequiring each correctional facility to have a written policy in place regarding the medical care of pregnant inmates that addresses the use of medical isolation or restrictive housing for certain purposes, during pregnancy and during a certain post-...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB678IntroAltering 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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2019-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB569IntroEstablishing the Rape Kit Testing Grant Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; specifying the purpose of the Fund; requiring the Department of State Police to administer the Fund; requiring the Department to establish and publish procedures for the dist...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm]
Hearing 2/27 at 12:00 p.m. (Judicial Proceedings)
MDSB737IntroProviding that a person who is not a certain licensee may not complete the transfer of a certain rifle or shotgun as transferor or transferee, except under certain circumstances; requiring, before a certain transfer is conducted, the transferor and t...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB542IntroEstablishing the Committee on Air Quality; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Committee; prohibiting a member of the Committee from receiving certain compensation, but authorizing the reimbursement of certain expenses; requirin...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB729IntroEstablishing 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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2019-02-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB830IntroRequiring the Department of Natural Resources, in coordination with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, to convene a stakeholder workgroup to develop a package of consensus recommendations for enhancing and implementing the f...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB713IntroEstablishing procedures and requirements for the permitting, installation, and regulation of certain wireless telecommunications facilities in the State; authorizing a wireless provider to install and maintain certain facilities in certain rights-of-...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB505IntroRequiring certain jurisdictions to report to the Department of the Environment on certain information relating to the number of cases alleging violations of sediment and erosion control laws and regulations and building and grading permits by January...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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