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MDSB195EngrossEstablishing that the application of a certain insurance program on vehicle operation during the current policy period is not a violation of certain restrictions on classification for private passenger motor vehicle insurance; excluding the applicati...
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2020-02-26
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
MDSB347EngrossProviding that employment by a business licensed as a certain cannabis dispensary, grower, or processor does not constitute involvement in the illegal distribution, production, cultivation, transportation, or sale of a controlled dangerous substance ...
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2020-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB511EngrossEstablishing the Task Force on Oral Health in Maryland to study access to dental services for all State residents, identify areas lacking in dental services for a significant number of people, identify barriers to receiving services, analyze the impa...
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2020-02-26
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
MDSB441EngrossProviding that the list of emergency facilities the Maryland Department of Health is required to publish may include comprehensive crisis response centers, crisis stabilization centers, and crisis treatment centers.
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2020-02-26
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
MDSB326IntroRenaming the Maryland Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to be the Maryland Library for the Blind and Print Disabled; and altering the appointed membership of the Maryland State Library Board to include a blind patron of the Maryland Li...
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2020-02-25
Second Reading Passed
MDSB506IntroAuthorizing a person to apply for preliminary approval of a handgun permit to wear, carry, or transport a handgun without completing a certified firearms training course; requiring the Secretary of State Police to investigate an application for a han...
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2020-02-25
Second Reading Passed
MDSB282IntroIncreasing, from 50% to 100%, the percentage of tuition that may be reimbursed of the cost of in-State tuition for certain courses for any active National Guard member attending certain institutions; and expanding the definition of "member" as it rel...
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2020-02-25
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB280EngrossAltering the application requirements for a service member, veteran, or military spouse to apply for an occupational or professional license from a unit in the Maryland Department of Labor to require submission of proof that the applicant has held a ...
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2020-02-24
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB13EngrossEstablishing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Reconstruction Advisory Group for the purpose of providing the Maryland Transportation Authority with an independent, citizen-informed perspective on the Authority's operations at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge; requ...
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2020-02-21
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB956IntroAuthorizing certain retired employees of a county, municipal corporation, or county board to participate in the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits program under certain circumstances; and requiring the governing body of a county, ...
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2020-02-18
Unfavorable Report by Budget and Taxation; Withdrawn
MDSB188IntroProviding that a food is misbranded if it is offered for sale in the State with a label that identifies the product as a meat or a meat product and the product contains animal tissue cultured from animal cells outside the animal from which the tissue...
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDSB477IntroAltering the name of the Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Program at Institutions of Higher Education to be the Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Program; authorizing food service facilities under the Program to store and make availa...
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2020-02-17
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB509IntroEstablishing that an occupant of a dwelling is justified in using any degree of physical force against another person, including deadly physical force, when the other person has made an unlawful entry into the dwelling, the occupant reasonably believ...
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDSB955IntroProhibiting the State from entering into an agreement that waives the State's authority under § 401 of the federal Clean Water Act as part of exercising the State's authority and carrying out the State's duties under the federal Clean Water Act and ...
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2020-02-16
[Hearing: Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB128EngrossRequiring an animal control facility operated by a county or municipality to waive the adoption fee for a dog or cat for a veteran who presents a valid driver's license or identification card that includes a notation of veteran status; authorizing an...
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2020-02-14
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB142EngrossRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to establish a process for an individual purchasing certain licenses and stamps in a certain manner to make a voluntary monetary donation to the Healing Hunting and Fishing Fund; requiring the Department ...
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2020-02-14
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB156EngrossExempting an applicant for a handgun qualification license from the requirement to complete a firearms safety training course if the applicant is a certain retired law enforcement officer or a certain active or retired correctional officer, sheriff,...
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2020-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB219EngrossAltering the definition of an "abandoned or sunken vessel" to mean one that has remained at a certain location for more than 30 instead of 90 days without the consent of the property owner, for purposes of certain provisions of the State Boat Act; re...
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2020-02-14
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB487IntroAuthorizing certain members of the State Retirement and Pension System to receive credit for certain military service even if the member receives military service credit in another retirement system.
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2020-02-13
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 8:30 am]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB270IntroEstablishing the Maryland Technology Infrastructure Program in the Maryland Technology Development Corporation to facilitate strategic planning, manage a Maryland Technology Infrastructure Fund, and coordinate economic development service delivery; r...
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2020-02-13
[Hearing: Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB28EngrossProhibiting a person who is at least 13 years old, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a nonprofit entity, the State, or any unit or political subdivision of the State from knowingly and intentionally releasing or causing to be released, or...
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2020-02-12
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB276IntroAuthorizing the Maryland Stadium Authority, on approval by the Board of Public Works, to issue bonds to finance the construction of or improvements to certain public school facilities; establishing the Building Opportunity Financing Fund and the Buil...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB324EngrossRequiring that the behavioral health services for which the Maryland Department of Health provides service coordination for veterans under certain provisions of law include mental health first aid; requiring that mental health first aid consist of tr...
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2020-02-12
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB486IntroAllowing an individual to itemize deductions to compute Maryland taxable income whether or not the individual itemizes deductions on the individual's federal income tax return; providing that, for an individual who does not itemize deductions on the ...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB397IntroProviding an exemption from the sales and use tax for certain sales of certain qualified data center personal property for use at certain qualified data centers under certain circumstances; requiring an individual or a corporation to apply to the Dep...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB483IntroRequiring a distribution from a perpetual care trust fund made under certain circumstances to be used only for the perpetual care of the cemetery, including the maintenance of the grounds, roads, and paths and the repair and renewal of buildings; per...
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2020-02-07
[Hearing: Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB873IntroRequiring a hospital to annually submit a report to the Health Services Cost Review Commission on the total number of patients by race or ethnicity, gender, and zip code against whom the hospital has filed an action to collect a debt, or to whom the ...
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2020-02-07
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB975IntroAuthorizing certain governmental entities or their authorized agents to deposit certain money in a credit union under certain circumstances; authorizing a credit union to act as a fiscal agent for and receive deposits from certain governmental entiti...
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2020-02-07
[Hearing: Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB875IntroIncreasing the family income threshold to between 200% and 500% of the federal poverty level at which a hospital's financial assistance policy must provide free medically necessary care to patients; requiring that a certain financial assistance polic...
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2020-02-07
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB890IntroEstablishing a clean energy attribute credit standard for certain purposes; repealing certain provisions relating to the renewable energy portfolio standard; stating certain findings of the General Assembly; stating certain policies of the State rega...
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2020-02-07
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB906IntroIncreasing, 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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2020-02-07
[Hearing: Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB459IntroRequiring a Baltimore City school police officer or 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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2020-02-06
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB672IntroClassifying the theft of a handgun as a felony; and establishing certain penalties for theft of a handgun.
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2020-02-06
[Hearing: Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB954IntroEstablishing certain solar energy property as a subclass of personal property; providing that the county tax rate applicable to certain solar energy property may be a different rate from the county tax rate applicable to other personal property, subj...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB878IntroProhibiting a person from engaging in exhibition driving within a special event zone in Worcester County; prohibiting a person from committing certain violations of the Maryland Vehicle Law within a special event zone in Worcester County; defining "e...
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2020-02-06
[Hearing: Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB842IntroProhibiting the Motor Vehicle Administration from issuing to the owner of a vehicle a digital registration plate that transmits the location of the vehicle or the vehicle miles traveled for the vehicle to any unit of State of local government.
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2020-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB457IntroAuthorizing a local government to create a Resilience Authority by local law; specifying certain requirements for the adoption of a local law establishing an Authority; specifying the powers that a local government may grant an Authority; authorizing...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB537IntroProviding that publication expenses related to unofficial legislative newsletters may be paid by an authorized candidate campaign committee, rather than a campaign account of a campaign finance entity, of an incumbent under certain circumstances; pro...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSJ3IntroOpposing certain inspection rules promulgated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that have drastically impeded the harvest and sale of blue catfish and thus rendered the State unable to adequately use the commercial harvest as a form of control ov...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB510IntroEstablishing an exception to the prohibition against fishing with a haul seine; and providing that, if a haul seine is set on a Friday, a person may empty it during the period from 12:01 a.m. on the following Saturday until sunrise on the following M...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB283IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to authorize a law that provides for the forfeiture of certain retirement benefits for a member or former member of the General Assembly who is found guilty of a crime committed while in office; inc...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB630IntroEstablishing the Maryland Efficient Grant Application Council to study and make recommendations to the Governor's Grants Office and the Board of Public Works regarding the entire life cycle of a grant and the creation of certain materials for use by ...
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2020-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB994IntroAltering the composition, powers, and duties of the State Board of Master Electricians; changing the name of the State Board of Master Electricians to the State Board of Electricians; establishing a low-voltage electrician license as a State license ...
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2020-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB840IntroAltering the definition of "expanded polystyrene food service product" to exclude certain egg cartons shipped into the State for packaging, or within the State.
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB794IntroAuthorizing the county boards of education in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, and Talbot counties to establish a regional Career and Technical Education (CTE) school to provide career and technical education programs to public high school s...
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2020-02-05
[Hearing: Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB792IntroAltering the days and hours of sale under a Class B wine shop and lounge license in Kent County; authorizing the Board of License Commissioners for Kent County to issue a refillable container permit for draft beer to certain license holders; establis...
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2020-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB793IntroProviding that a boat or vessel used under a limited fishing guide license may be propelled by human power.
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB877IntroRevising provisions relating to the Maryland Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Authority; altering the application and scope of certain provisions relating to underground facilities and damage prevention; requiring certain newly installed unde...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB891IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment to develop certain guidelines for solar panel stewardship programs to ensure the environmentally sound recycling of out-of-service solar panels and their components; requiring the Department to adopt certai...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB625IntroAltering the definition of "retail pet store" to include a for-profit establishment that, by Internet transaction, sells domestic animals to be kept as household pets for purposes of certain provisions of law regulating retail pet stores.
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2020-02-04
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
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