Maryland Senator Stephen Hershey [R]

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MDSB113IntroAltering the manner in which an applicant for a handgun permit is required to pay a certain fee to allow any method of payment approved by the Secretary of State Police.
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2019-02-15
Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB162EngrossClassifying a certain offense of human trafficking as a crime of violence under certain provisions of law.
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2019-02-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB163IntroProhibiting an individual from committing a certain drunk or drugged driving offense if the individual has been convicted previously for certain other crimes under certain circumstances; making a violation of the Act a felony; establishing a penalty ...
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2019-02-15
Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB955IntroAuthorizing a holder of a Class D beer, wine, and liquor license in Kent County to sell alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption as well as on-premises consumption; increasing to 15 the maximum number of rooms that a facility with a Class B (...
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2019-02-15
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB951IntroReducing the State income tax rate for certain income of individuals; and applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2018.
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2019-02-15
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB878IntroAltering the allocation of funds from the Racetrack Facility Renewal Account by adding the Bowie Race Course Training Center to the list of thoroughbred racing facilities eligible to receive the funds.
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2019-02-14
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB874IntroEstablishing that certain inmates sentenced to life imprisonment for a crime committed on or after October 1, 2019, are not eligible for parole consideration until having served 25 years without application of diminution of confinement credits; requi...
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2019-02-14
[Hearing: Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB875IntroPhasing out, over 2 taxable years, a certain limitation on the amount of certain military retirement income that may be included in a certain subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax.
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2019-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB881IntroProviding that the enrollment of a residential electric customer in a certain payment plan or the participation of the customer in a certain program is a material change in contract; providing for the automatic termination, without penalty, of a cont...
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2019-02-14
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB880IntroRequiring the Public Service Commission to establish a customer choice website that allows electric customers to sort electricity suppliers that have open offers in a certain service area, and initiates the transition from one electricity supplier to...
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2019-02-14
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB883IntroAllocating Racetrack Facility Renewal Account funds to the Maryland Economic Development Corporation for certain purposes and to the Bowie Race Course Training Center; authorizing a certain racing licensee and the owner of the Bowie Race Course Train...
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2019-02-14
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB922IntroProhibiting a person from selling, offering for sale, or advertising a product labeled as milk or a milk-based product if the product is not derived from a cow or another animal.
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2019-02-14
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB891IntroProhibiting a ticket reseller from selling or offering to sell tickets that are not currently in the possession of the reseller unless the reseller makes certain disclosures; and requiring a reseller to refund a certain deposit or other consideration...
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2019-02-14
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB886IntroAltering the application of a provision requiring the payment of a certain deposit with the Public Service Commission in connection with an application to construct a solar photovoltaic system; requiring the Commission to refund the deposit within 1 ...
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2019-02-13
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB884IntroRequiring a Baltimore City school police officer and a school resource officer to carry a firearm while present on the premises of the school to which the officer is assigned.
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2019-02-13
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB570IntroProhibiting a person from distributing fentanyl, any structural variation of fentanyl, or any analogue of fentanyl, the use of which is a contributing cause of the death of another; establishing penalties for a violation of the Act; and providing tha...
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2019-02-12
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB420IntroRequiring certain physicians, hospitals, facilities, and institutions to report certain abortions to the Maryland Department of Health; requiring that the report be made on a certain form, be transmitted annually to the Vital Statistics Administratio...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB571IntroAuthorizing certain members of a volunteer fire company or rescue squad and certain individuals who are denied payment of a certain disability or death benefit by the Board of Trustees of the Maryland State Firemen's Association to appeal the decisio...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB694IntroRequiring 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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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
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
MDSB637IntroAuthorizing a premium finance company to satisfy a debt owed under a premium finance agreement within the preceding 3 years with a refund due under a premium finance agreement with the same company; and requiring that a premium finance agreement to s...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 12 @ 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
MDSB850IntroExempting from the sales and use tax certain sales of qualified computer technology for use at a qualified data center under certain circumstances; requiring an individual or a corporation to apply for a certain certificate of eligibility in order to...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB693IntroAltering the applicability of certain security breach investigation requirements to certain businesses; altering the applicability of certain security breach notification requirements to a certain owner or licensee of computerized data; prohibiting a...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB819IntroRequiring the Secretary of Health, by a certain date each year, to identify a certain number of certain prescription drugs on which the State spends a certain amount of money; requiring the Secretary to require a certain pharmaceutical manufacturer t...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB133EngrossRepealing the termination date for certain provisions of law applicable to the registration and authorized use of farm area motor vehicles, including a provision increasing from 10 miles to 25 miles the radius from a farm within which a person may op...
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2019-02-08
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB436IntroEstablishing that the owner of a rental vehicle may satisfy a certain insurance requirement by maintaining a certain security that is primary under certain circumstances and secondary to any other valid and collectible coverage under certain circumst...
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2019-02-08
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB852IntroRequiring the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation to establish the period of time during which each unit must approve or disapprove an application for an expedited temporary license for certain applicants; requiring certain units to approv...
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2019-02-08
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB508IntroEstablishing the Maryland Brewery Promotion Program in the Department of Commerce to provide grants and to conduct certain activities to promote the creation and development of Maryland breweries, visits to Maryland breweries, and the production and ...
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2019-02-08
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
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
MDSB115IntroClarifying that personal protection or self-defense can qualify as a good and substantial reason to carry, wear, or transport a handgun for purposes of the issuance by the Secretary of State Police of a permit to carry, wear, or transport a handgun.
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm]
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
MDSB375IntroRequiring that certain service contracts entered into by the State contain a certain work verification clause; requiring the work verification clause to require the contractor to use certain work verification software for a certain purpose, specify t...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB683IntroRequiring the Department of Natural Resources, as part of its fishery management plan for oysters, to study the effectiveness of harvesting oysters to facilitate oyster propagation and restoration and review any oyster management actions, including o...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs 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
[Hearing: Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB519IntroRequiring the Interagency Commission on School Construction to adopt regulations that include certain land acquisition and architectural, engineering, consulting, and other planning costs as eligible public school construction or capital improvement ...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB636IntroRequiring membership in the Correctional Officers' Retirement System for certain local detention center officers of Queen Anne's County under certain circumstances; providing that a certain individual is entitled to eligibility service and creditable...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB507IntroAllowing a credit against the State income tax for a certain percentage of an investment made in a qualified innovation business, not to exceed $50,000, or $100,000 for a qualified investor that is a pass-through entity or a married couple filing joi...
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2019-02-06
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB160IntroAdding bladder, kidney or renal cell cancer to the types of cancer that are considered occupational diseases suffered in the line of duty and are compensable in a certain manner.
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2019-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB405IntroProhibiting certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations from making certain formulary changes during a plan year and the open enrollment period that precedes the plan year, except under certain circumstances...
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2019-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB427IntroRequiring a license holder in Queen Anne's County or an individual designated by the license holder who has completed training in an approved alcohol awareness program to be present at all times when alcoholic beverages may be served; and providing a...
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2019-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB428IntroEstablishing a beauty salon and barbershop beer and wine license in Queen Anne's County; authorizing the Board of License Commissioners to issue the license to holders of certain beauty salon or barbershop permits; specifying that the license authori...
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2019-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB544IntroProhibiting a county board of education from establishing a no-zero grading policy.
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2019-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB734IntroRequiring each county board of education, beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, to ensure that a certain student is screened to identify if the student is at risk for reading difficulties; requiring a county board, under certain circumstances, to...
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2019-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB744IntroEstablishing the Commission on the Development of a Blueprint for Solar Energy in Maryland; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Commission; requiring the Commission to develop a certain blueprint to guide units of State and loca...
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2019-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB565IntroIncreasing the number of hours of continuing education that therapeutically certified optometrists are required to attend from 30 to 40; providing that continuing education on use and management of certain therapeutic pharmaceutical agents include a ...
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2019-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB801IntroAuthorizing the holder of a Class 5 brewery to brew and bottle malt beverages at a location listed on an individual storage permit; requiring a local licensing board to grant an on-site consumption permit under certain circumstances; authorizing a ho...
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2019-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB681IntroIncreasing, from 106 to 120 days, the period during which an employer is not required to allow an employee to use earned sick and safe leave; altering the circumstances under which an employer is required to reinstate certain unused sick and safe lea...
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2019-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB704IntroLimiting the application of the time frame for nonrenewal or termination of a beer franchise agreement to a large franchisor; specifying a certain time frame within which a small franchisor is required to notify a franchisee of an intention to termin...
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2019-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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