Maryland Delegate Seth Howard [R]

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MDHB572PassIncreasing from $750 to $1,500 the maximum allowable amount of a credit against the State income tax that provides $5 for each bushel of oyster shells recycled during a taxable year; extending the termination date of the credit to June 30, 2021; and ...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 603
MDHB302PassAltering the method by which an individual or a corporation may claim a credit against the State income tax for certain expenses related to certain wineries and vineyards in the State; extending for 3 years to June 30, 2021, a certain termination pro...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 613
MDHB205PassProviding for enhanced workers' compensation benefits for a State correctional officer for a compensable permanent partial disability of less than 75 weeks; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 589
MDHB431PassEstablishing the Fostering Employment Program to provide employment opportunities for foster care recipients and unaccompanied homeless youth; requiring the Department of Human Services, in coordination with the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Re...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 379
MDHB646PassEstablishing a 5% tolerance from the gross vehicle weight limits for certain vehicles used in certain agricultural activities during harvest time under certain circumstances; and limiting the distance within which a certain vehicle operating under a ...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 494
MDHB689PassRequiring each community college to ensure all student advisors are trained on the unique needs and resources available for students who are veterans, to employ at least one employee who, as a component of the employee's job duties and responsibiliti...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 474
MDHB1106PassAltering the definition of "cottage food product" to include certain food sold in the State directly to a consumer from a residence, by personal delivery, or by mail delivery in accordance with certain provisions of law.
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 491
MDHB1163PassAuthorizing a nonresident to provide waterfowl hunting guide services for hunting snow geese in the State without a Maryland waterfowl hunting guide license if the nonresident possesses a valid waterfowl hunting guide license from the nonresident's h...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 519
MDHB1532PassEstablishing the Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Farmers; requiring the Office of Student Financial Assistance in the Maryland Higher Education Commission to assist in the repayment of a higher education loan obtained for tuition, educ...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 404
MDHB301PassProviding that, in a prosecution for certain sexual offenses, evidence that the defendant committed sexually assaultive behavior before or after the offense for which the defendant is on trial may be admissible for certain reasons; requiring that the...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 362
MDHB922PassRequiring the Maryland Department of Health, on or before December 1, 2018, to identify a method for establishing a tip line through which a person may report an individual suspected of prescribing medication or overprescribing medication in violatio...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 211
MDHB1118PassAdding daylight fluorescent pink as a color authorized for certain outerwear required to be worn by certain persons performing certain hunting activities; and authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to adopt regulations to define "daylight fl...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 181
MDHB1566PassEstablishing a certain process for valuing a water company or a sewage disposal company that is the subject of a certain acquisition; prohibiting a person from acquiring a controlling interest in certain water services or sewage disposal providers wi...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 219
MDHB1483PassAuthorizing a court to include in an order appointing a guardian of the person of a disabled person the duty to foster and preserve certain family relationships under certain circumstances.
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 287
MDHB1400PassProviding that participation by certain organizations in the State employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program may not impede, undermine, or conflict with certain obligations or statuses; authorizing an employee of a county board to part...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 307
MDHB1588PassProhibiting a local legislative body from granting an amendment to change a certain zoning classification on a certain parcel of land based on a certain finding if the primary reason for the proposed amendment is the existence of a certain energy gen...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 286
MDHB502PassAltering the eligibility for a credit authorized against the county or municipal corporation property tax for certain veterans to include certain surviving spouses of certain veterans; and providing that the Act shall be applicable to all taxable yea...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 309
MDHB243PassRequiring the Task Force on Rural Internet, Broadband, Wireless, and Cellular Service to conduct a certain study, to solicit input from local governments, Internet service providers, and wireless service providers on identifying unserved and underser...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 177
MDHB287PassRepealing provisions of law in Allegany, Carroll, Charles, Harford, Kent, Montgomery, Queen Anne's, and Washington counties that prohibit a license holder or an employee from knowingly selling or providing an alcoholic beverage to an individual with ...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 306
MDHB1009PassEstablishing the Workgroup on the Licensing of Food Service Facilities; requiring the Workgroup to study, evaluate, and make recommendations on whether certain entities should be exempt from obtaining a food service license, special circumstances war...
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2018-04-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 90
MDHB1656PassAuthorizing the State Real Estate Commission to transfer up to $500,000 to the Real Estate Guaranty Fund from the State Real Estate Commission Fund if the amount in the Guaranty Fund falls below $300,000 and the Commission is projected to have an ope...
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2018-04-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 76
MDHB259IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $500,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of The Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, r...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB1579IntroRequiring a certified alcohol and drug abuse program facility to provide a patient with a copy of certain records on the patient's request; requiring the members of a patient's ASAM criteria assessment team to meet with the patient for a certain purp...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB1584EngrossAltering the applicability of certain security breach investigation and notification requirements to certain businesses; prohibiting a certain business from charging a certain owner or licensee of computerized data a fee for providing information tha...
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2018-04-09
Reassigned to Finance
MDHB1531IntroEstablishing the Task Force on the Premature Discharge of Patients With Substance Use Disorders to study certain practices and procedures at certain facilities and to make recommendations on necessary changes to improve patient treatment, training fo...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB1640IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $250,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Education of Anne Arundel County for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site impr...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB910EngrossRequiring certain county boards of education, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, to ensure that a certain student is screened to identify if the student is at risk for reading difficulties; authorizing a county board to use a screening instrum...
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2018-04-09
Third Reading Passed (136-0)
MDHB1412EngrossRestricting the days and hours to only Monday through Friday between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. during which the passenger requirement applies on the portion of U.S. Route 50 designated as a high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane, bet...
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2018-04-03
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB916EngrossIncreasing from one-third to one-half the maximum portion of a home improvement contract price that a person may receive as a deposit before or at the time of execution of the home improvement contract.
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2018-04-02
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB1832IntroRequiring each public school in the State to keep a hard copy of a certain Threat Assessment report in the school; requiring the school principal and each school counselor to keep a hard copy of a certain Threat Assessment report in the school office...
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2018-04-02
Referred House Rules and Executive Nominations
MDHB29IntroAuthorizing a person to apply for preliminary approval of a handgun permit without completing a certified firearms training course; requiring the Secretary to investigate an application for a handgun permit; requiring the Secretary to issue prelimina...
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2018-03-30
Recommitted to Judiciary (Delegate Vallario)
MDHB352IntroRequiring the General Assembly to make available to the public live and archived video streaming of each meeting of the Senate of Maryland, the House of Delegates of Maryland, and a standing committee of the General Assembly, including any hearings o...
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2018-03-29
Unfavorable Report by House Rules and Executive Nominations
MDHB347IntroLimiting to two the number of consecutive terms as either a Senator or a Delegate to which a person may be elected; specifying how service for a certain partial term shall be considered for purposes of the term limit; submitting the amendment to the ...
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2018-03-29
Unfavorable Report by House Rules and Executive Nominations
MDHB356IntroProhibiting multimember delegate districts; creating the General Assembly and Congressional Legislative Redistricting and Apportionment Commission; requiring the Commission to divide the State to create certain General Assembly legislative districts ...
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2018-03-29
Unfavorable Report by House Rules and Executive Nominations
MDHB886IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to limit the number of consecutive terms as either a Senator or a Delegate to which a person may be elected; specifying how service for a certain partial term shall be considered for purposes of the...
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2018-03-29
Unfavorable Report by House Rules and Executive Nominations
MDHB1022IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to require congressional districts to conform to certain standards and that due regard be given to natural boundaries and boundaries of political subdivisions; and submitting the amendment to the qu...
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2018-03-29
Unfavorable Report by House Rules and Executive Nominations
MDHB1647EngrossRequiring a credit card processor to send a services agreement summary to businesses with whom it has, or intends to have, a services agreement; requiring a business to acknowledge a services agreement by signing, dating, and returning a copy of the ...
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2018-03-29
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB943EngrossLimiting to one time for each telephone number the number of times a telephone company may assess a fee to a customer for keeping certain telephone numbers unpublished; and authorizing a telephone company to assess the fee each time a customer change...
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2018-03-28
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1549IntroRequiring local governments to fully comply with and support federal immigration law; prohibiting local governments from restricting certain individuals from requesting, obtaining, sending, receiving, or maintaining certain immigration information; r...
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2018-03-19
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB353IntroProviding that, in a prosecution for certain sexual offenses, evidence that the defendant committed sexually assaultive behavior at a certain time may be admissible for certain reasons; requiring that the State file a certain motion to introduce evid...
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2018-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB361IntroExempting a user of an on-site sewage disposal system from paying the Bay Restoration Fee under certain circumstances; authorizing certain fee revenue collected for the Bay Restoration Fund to be used for financial assistance to certain homeowners fo...
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2018-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1308IntroRequiring a State or local correctional facility with custody of an undocumented immigrant who is serving a sentence in the facility for conviction of a crime to transfer the individual to the United States Department of Homeland Security on request ...
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2018-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB1398IntroRequiring that, beginning July 1, 2018, all buoys in the navigable waters of the State be equipped with solar reflective lights.
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2018-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB348IntroProviding that, beginning in fiscal year 2020, any appropriation that increases by operation of law is required to have its mandated level of spending increased by the lesser of the amount of the existing formula calculation or 1% less than the amoun...
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2018-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB357IntroAltering the time to pay certain manufacturer's license fees from annually to one time; altering the amount of certain manufacturer's license fees; providing that prorating of certain fees for certain licenses does not apply to a license for which th...
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2018-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB579IntroProhibiting the earning of diminution credits to reduce the term of confinement of an inmate who is serving a sentence for murder in the first degree or murder in the second degree in a State or local correctional facility; and providing for the pros...
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2018-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB1242IntroEstablishing a solar photovoltaic recycling fee; requiring a person installing a solar electric generating facility in the State to pay the fee beginning October 1, 2018; establishing the Solar Photovoltaic Recycling Fund; requiring 20% of the first ...
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2018-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1570IntroProhibiting a person from committing first-degree assault or second-degree assault against a certain elder adult; establishing penalties for a violation of the Act; prohibiting a court from suspending a certain mandatory minimum sentence; providing t...
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2018-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB1298IntroRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim March as Maryland Sportsmanship Month; requiring the proclamation to urge local recreation and parks departments in the State to observe Maryland Sportsmanship Month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, a...
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2018-03-14
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1578IntroAltering the definition of "precious metal object" to exclude silver for purposes of provisions of law regulating secondhand precious metal object dealers; altering the holding period for certain secondhand precious metal objects; altering the holdin...
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2018-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
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