Maryland Senator Stephen Hershey [R] | Bills

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MDSB502PassRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to provide, subject to a certain limitation, mental health services appropriately delivered through telehealth to a patient in the patient's home setting; altering the definition of telehealth as it a...
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2020-04-03
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 18
MDSB142EnrollRequiring 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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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB195EnrollEstablishing 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; requiring that a certai...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB219EnrollAltering 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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2020-03-18
Passed Enrolled
MDSB477EnrollAltering 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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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB281EnrollRequiring the Department of the Environment to waive certain application fees for applicants intending to use certain contaminated properties for clean or renewable electrical generation sites under certain circumstances; requiring the Department to ...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
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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2020-03-18
Third Reading Passed (130-0)
MDSB457EnrollAuthorizing 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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2020-03-18
Passed Enrolled
MDSB537EnrollProviding 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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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB397EnrollProviding 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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2020-03-18
Passed Enrolled
MDSB625EngrossAltering 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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2020-03-18
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
MDSB510EnrollEstablishing 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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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB501EnrollTransferring oversight of the Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Physicians and Physician Assistants from the Maryland Higher Education Commission to the Maryland Department of Health; requiring the Department to submit a certain annual r...
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2020-03-18
Passed Enrolled
MDSB282EnrollIncreasing, 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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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB630EnrollEstablishing 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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2020-03-18
Passed Enrolled
MDSB661EnrollProhibiting certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations from applying a deductible, a copayment, or coinsurance to coverage for certain preventive care screening services for prostate cancer; applying the Ac...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB994EngrossAltering 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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2020-03-18
Third Reading Passed (106-16)
MDSB840EnrollAltering 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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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB878EnrollProhibiting 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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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB794EnrollAuthorizing 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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2020-03-18
Passed Enrolled
MDSB792EngrossAltering 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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2020-03-18
Third Reading Passed (128-0)
MDSB877EnrollRevising 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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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB938EnrollRequiring each hospital to pay a certain fee directly to the Maryland Department of Labor on a certain date each year; requiring the Secretary of Labor to pay certain fees into a certain fund; requiring the State Health Services Cost Review Commissio...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB604EnrollAuthorizing a parent or legal guardian of a medical cannabis patient under the age of 18 years to designate an adult to be a caregiver, in addition to the parent or legal guardian; increasing the number of caregivers a patient may be assigned; repeal...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB326EnrollRenaming 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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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDSB347EnrollProviding 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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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDSB793EnrollProviding that a boat or vessel used under a limited fishing guide license may be propelled by human power.
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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDSB475EnrollRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, beginning January 1, 2021, to provide services for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome under c...
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2020-03-17
Passed Enrolled
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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2020-03-16
To House Environment and Transportation 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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2020-03-16
To House Environment and Transportation 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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2020-03-16
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB441EnrollProviding 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; and requiring the Department to gi...
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2020-03-16
Passed Enrolled
MDSB124EnrollAllowing the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to establish and implement a State-Based Health Insurance Subsidies Program to provide a means for individuals to reduce the amount they pay for health benefit plans in the individual health insurance mar...
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2020-03-16
Passed Enrolled
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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2020-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
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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2020-03-14
To House Health and Government Operations 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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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
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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2020-03-04
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB506EngrossAuthorizing 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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2020-02-28
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB1078IntroAuthorizing the Governor to appoint special prosecutors and to direct resources and personnel from any unit of State government for a certain purpose during a state of emergency that is declared because a homicide rate reached at least 3 homicides p...
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2020-02-28
To Senate Rules 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
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
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs 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
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
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
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
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
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
To Senate Finance Committee
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