Maryland Senator Sarah Elfreth [D]

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MDSB425Intro
25%
Clarifying that secondary schools participating in the Maryland Meals for Achievement In-Classroom Breakfast Program may serve breakfast in any broadly accessible part of the school; and authorizing elementary schools participating in the Program, su...
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2024-02-21
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB574Engross
50%
Repealing a certain reporting requirement relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for certain materials, parts, and equipment used to repair, maintain, or upgrade aircraft or certain aircraft systems; and repealing the termination date of...
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2024-02-21
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB578Engross
50%
Authorizing the Governor, beginning in fiscal year 2025 and each fiscal year thereafter, to include at least $500,000 in the annual budget for the Professional and Volunteer Firefighter Innovative Cancer Screening Technologies Program.
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2024-02-21
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB580Engross
50%
Providing that the sales and use tax does not apply to a sale by a nonprofit organization that maintains a memorial on property that is owned by the State if the proceeds of the sale are used to maintain a memorial on property that is owned by the St...
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2024-02-21
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB430Engross
50%
Establishing the Community Health and Safety Works Grant Program in the Department of Housing and Community Development to support certain eligible projects that improve the quality of life within and economic potential of Maryland communities by mak...
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2024-02-16
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB869Intro
25%
Clarifying a property owner's right to receive information on the calculation of an assessment; requiring owners of certain buildings to provide certain information to the supervisor of assessments within 90 days after construction of the buildings i...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB169Engross
50%
Establishing the Green and Renewable Energy for Nonprofit Organizations Loan Program in the Maryland Energy Administration to provide financial assistance in the form of no-interest loans to nonprofit organizations for the planning, purchase, and ins...
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2024-02-14
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB414Engross
50%
Requiring the Governor, for each of fiscal years 2026 through 2028, to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $200,000 for the Maryland Council on Economic Education to support economic and financial literacy education of school-age ch...
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2024-02-14
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB484Intro
25%
Prohibiting a local legislative body from prohibiting the placement of a certain manufactured home in certain residential zoning districts under certain circumstances; prohibiting a local jurisdiction from using an element of an adequate public facil...
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2024-02-13
[Hearing: Mar 1 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB482Intro
25%
Establishing the Governor's Office for Children and the Special Secretary of the Governor's Office for Children as the head of the Office; requiring the Special Secretary to establish the ENOUGH grant program, subject to certain requirements; requiri...
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2024-02-13
[Hearing: Mar 1 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB893Intro
25%
Prohibiting a person from locating a new crematory or a property with a crematory incinerator within 1,000 feet of certain properties in Areas III and IV of the State; and prohibiting the Department of the Environment from issuing a certain permit to...
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2024-02-13
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB932Intro
25%
Establishing the Maryland Agricultural BMP Best in Show Program to provide and prioritize the use of certain funding relating to agricultural best management practices and to increase the cost-effectiveness and environmental, social, and health impac...
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2024-02-13
[Hearing: Mar 8 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB1099Intro
25%
Requiring the State Emergency Medical Services Board, in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Health, to develop and implement an initiative under the Public Access Automated External Defibrillator Program to require that naloxone be co-loca...
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2024-02-13
[Hearing: Mar 1 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB1144Intro
25%
Requiring the Department of the Environment, in entering into a certain contract under the Clean Water Commerce Account for the purchase of an environmental outcome, to allow for nonuniform payment schedules and include certain financial incentives f...
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2024-02-10
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB642Intro
25%
Establishing the Maryland Beverage Container Recycling Refund and Litter Reduction Program to increase the reuse and recycling of beverage containers and reduce the litter, pollution, and costs associated with beverage containers; prohibiting a produ...
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2024-02-09
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB645Intro
25%
Establishing the Maryland Office of Trails in the Department of Transportation to develop and maintain the Maryland Trails Network, advance the development, maintenance, and use of trails in the State, develop a certain inventory and database, and co...
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2024-02-09
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB738Intro
25%
Establishing the State standards for libraries for the operation of each library that receives funding from the State; altering the duties of the State Library Board, the State Library Agency, and regional resource centers to incorporate the State st...
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2024-02-09
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB796Intro
25%
Establishing the Maryland Disability Service Animal Program in the Department of Disabilities; requiring the Department to select a nonprofit training entity for participation in the Program; and establishing the Maryland Disability Service Animal Pr...
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2024-02-09
[Hearing: Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB823Intro
25%
Providing collective bargaining rights to certain faculty, part-time faculty, post doctoral associates, and graduate assistants at certain State institutions of higher education; establishing separate collective bargaining units for the faculty, part...
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2024-02-09
[Hearing: Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB969Intro
25%
Establishing the Stream Restoration Contractors Licensing Board; requiring a person to be licensed as a stream restoration contractor or be employed by an individual or entity that is licensed as a stream restoration contractor before the person perf...
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2024-02-09
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB1074Intro
25%
Establishing an industrial sludge utilization permit; prohibiting a person from utilizing industrial sludge in the State unless the person obtains a permit; requiring the Department of the Environment to provide certain notices and information to cer...
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2024-02-09
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB108Engross
50%
Increasing, from $5,000 to $7,000, a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for an individual who is a qualifying police auxiliary or reserve volunteer; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2023.
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2024-02-09
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB546Intro
25%
Prohibiting the Department of the Environment from exempting a person from the requirement to use certain shoreline stabilization measures for certain erosion protection projects solely on the basis of replacing a structural shoreline stabilization m...
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2024-02-07
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB674Intro
25%
Requiring the owner of a vessel that is required to be numbered to include certain contact information for each owner of the vessel with the application for a certificate of number; requiring the Department of Natural Resources, before and after seiz...
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2024-02-07
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB879Intro
25%
Repealing a restriction on the harvesting of shellfish between the hours of sunset and sunrise from certain areas leased for aquaculture; and requiring the Department of Natural Resources to establish by regulation the hours for harvesting shellfish ...
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2024-02-07
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB905Intro
25%
Authorizing researchers affiliated with institutions of higher education who are conducting academic or policy research to review a court record related to a petition for an extreme risk protective order.
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2024-02-07
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB958Intro
25%
Establishing the Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Payment Program in the Department of the Environment to secure payments from certain businesses that extract fossil fuels or refine petroleum products in order to provide a source of revenue f...
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2024-02-07
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB1095Intro
25%
Establishing the Workgroup on Home Detention Monitoring to study and make recommendations regarding the costs and availability of both publicly and privately provided pretrial home detention monitoring systems; and requiring the Workgroup to submit a...
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2024-02-07
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB470Intro
25%
Altering the Law Enforcement Cadet Apprenticeship Program in the Maryland Department of Labor to be the Public Safety Apprenticeship Program; expanding the purpose and scope of the Program to promote careers with certain public safety agencies; requi...
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2024-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB471Intro
25%
Altering the composition of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; altering certain duties, powers, and procedures for the Board to make awards to victims of crime; altering the powers and duties of certain employees; altering the amount and types...
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2024-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB783Intro
25%
Altering the maximum generating capacity authorized for certain net metered generating facilities; authorizing an eligible customer-generator participating in certain meter aggregation to receive excess generation from more than one generating system...
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2024-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB757Intro
25%
Prohibiting certain employees, agents, or entities on any information technology owned or leased by a unit of State government from downloading or using any application, including TikTok or WeChat, or accessing any website developed by ByteDance Ltd....
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2024-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB818Intro
25%
Requiring each unit of State government to conduct certain inventories and assessments; requiring the Department of Information Technology to conduct certain monitoring and adopt certain policies and procedures; prohibiting a unit of State government...
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2024-02-06
[Hearing: Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB975Intro
25%
Establishing the Reproductive Health Care Clinic Security Grant Program in the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services to assist reproductive health care clinics in the State with costs associated with security improvements ...
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2024-02-06
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB481Intro
25%
Increasing maximum surcharges for certain eviction proceedings from $8 to $93 and prohibiting the District Court from assigning the surcharge against a tenant; altering the priority and criteria in the Statewide Rental Assistance Voucher Program that...
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2024-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB1107Intro
25%
Establishing a homeless shelter licensing program in the Department of Housing and Community Development; requiring license holders to be relicensed every 2 years; requiring the Department to develop certain operational and building standards for hom...
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2024-02-04
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB431Intro
25%
Establishing that governmental essential workers are presumed to have an occupational disease that is compensable under workers' compensation law after being diagnosed with long COVID under certain circumstances; and applying the Act retroactively.
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2024-02-02
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB472Intro
25%
Requiring certain departments and independent units to create a certain catalog of information relating to permits, licenses, and certificates issued by the department or independent unit and submit the catalog to the Governor on or before September ...
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2024-02-02
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB476Intro
25%
Providing that certain firefighters, fire fighting instructors, rescue squad members, advanced life support unit members, and members of the Office of the State Fire Marshal who have thyroid, colon, or ovarian cancer are presumed, under certain circu...
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2024-02-02
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB473Intro
25%
Establishing the Pava LaPere Innovation Acceleration Grant Program in the Maryland Technology Development Corporation; establishing the Baltimore Innovation Initiative Pilot Program within the Maryland Innovation Initiative of the Corporation; requir...
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2024-02-02
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB483Intro
25%
Establishing the Maryland Community Investment Corporation as an independent unit to make investments in certain low-income communities; requiring the Corporation to apply for an allocation of federal new markets tax credits; expanding the eligible u...
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2024-02-02
To Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
MDSB858Intro
25%
Authorizing a person to bring a civil action for the nonconsensual distribution of a visual representation of the person with the person's intimate parts exposed or while the person is engaged in sexual activity; authorizing the Attorney General to b...
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2024-02-02
[Hearing: Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB758Intro
25%
Requiring certain facts to be considered when determining whether a lack of consent exists for the purposes of certain sexual crimes; and altering the elements of second-degree rape to remove the requirement of use of force or threat of force.
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2024-02-01
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB755Intro
25%
Establishing the Office of Domestic Terrorism Response within the Maryland Department of Emergency Management for the purpose of implementing measures to prepare for, prevent, and recover from domestic terrorism and hate crimes; requiring the Marylan...
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2024-02-01
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB784Intro
25%
Imposing an excise tax on certain gross receipts of certain firearms dealers derived from the sales of firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition in the State; etc.
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2024-02-01
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB479Intro
25%
Altering the distribution of revenue from civil fines collected through the use of work zone speed control systems to include certain distributions for highway and work zone safety purposes; clarifying that a work zone speed control system may be man...
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2024-01-31
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB478Intro
25%
Authorizing employers to grant a preference in hiring and promotion to spouses of eligible service members; and requiring the appointing authorities in the Executive Branch of State government to apply a credit of 10 points on any selection test for ...
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2024-01-31
[Hearing: Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB477Intro
25%
Increasing, from 15 to 30, the maximum number of days of disaster service leave for employees in the Executive Branch of State government; and increasing, from 15 to 30, the maximum number of days of paid leave the Secretary of Budget and Management ...
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2024-01-31
[Hearing: Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB475Intro
25%
Establishing the Center for Firearm Violence Prevention in the Maryland Department of Health to reduce firearm violence, harm from firearm violence, and misuse of firearms in the State by partnering with federal, State, and local agencies and affecte...
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2024-01-31
[Hearing: Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSJ1Intro
25%
Urging the Administration of President Joseph R. Biden to publish the federal Equal Rights Amendment as the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and for the U.S. Congress to affirm, by joint resolution, the Equal Rights Amendment as the 28th Amend...
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2024-01-31
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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