Maryland Delegate Theodore Sophocleus [D]

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MDHB335VetoExpanding the application of provisions of law governing grievance procedures for certain State employees; requiring a grievant to complete certain forms in sufficient detail that will allow for the expeditious resolution of the grievance; and applyi...
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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB643VetoAltering the employment categories of certain employees of the State Department of Education; requiring that all positions in the Department be appointed positions in the professional service and skilled service as well as the executive service and m...
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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB888VetoProhibiting a person from transporting a certain rapid fire trigger activator into the State or manufacturing, possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving a certain rapid fire trigger activator, subject to a certain ...
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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB130PassRepealing the termination of a distribution of certain local impact grant funds from video lottery terminal proceeds to communities within 3 miles of the Laurel Race Course.
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 767
MDHB365PassAltering the determination of the number of exemptions that an individual may use to calculate a certain deduction under the Maryland income tax; requiring the Bureau of Revenue Estimates, in consultation with the Consensus Revenue Monitoring and For...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 574
MDHB523PassRequiring the Department of Budget and Management, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Transportation, to submit to the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee and the House Appropriations Committee by January 1, 2020, a report outlining a c...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 689
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
MDHB856PassAltering the Maryland earned income tax credit to allow certain individuals without certain qualifying children to claim the credit; applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017; and making the Act contingent on the taking ...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 612
MDHB281PassRequiring county boards to require public high schools to offer at least one high-quality computer science course beginning in the 2021-2022 school year; establishing the Maryland Center for Computing Education to identify ways to expand access to hi...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 358
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
MDHB693PassRepealing the termination provision of a certain provision of law relating to the annual certification of the amount of assessable base for certain real property for the purposes of calculating certain State education aid.
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 387
MDHB871PassAuthorizing the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland to make a one-time transfer of up to $25,000,000 from the non-State supported fund balance to a quasi-endowment fund; limiting the use of certain proceeds to certain purposes; and ...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 392
MDHB1215PassRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to make a certain advance payment to a nursing home at the request of the nursing home for uncompensated Maryland Medical Assistance Program services provided to a certain resident; providing that the advan...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 445
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
MDHB1074PassRequiring public institutions of higher education to grant priority registration for courses to certain currently serving members and veterans of the armed forces of the United States; providing that a certain course registration priority applies onl...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 400
MDHB430PassRequiring the Governor to include in the State budget a certain appropriation from all fund sources for the Child Care Subsidy Program each fiscal year; requiring the Governor to appropriate funds from all fund sources in the State budget to increase...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 563
MDHB315PassRepealing the requirement that the State Board of Education adopt and publish standards for the administration of a subsidized feeding program; authorizing a nonpublic school that participates in the Federal School Breakfast Program or the National S...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 560
MDHB305PassRequiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to identify homeowners who may be eligible but have failed to apply for the homestead property tax credit; and requiring the Department to include a separate insert with each assessment notic...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 297
MDHB400PassRequiring the State, a county, or a bicounty agency to provide to a municipality certain notification at least 24 hours before the State, county, or bicounty agency sprays a pesticide to control mosquitos within the municipality; and providing a cert...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 296
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
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
MDHB1181PassAuthorizing, instead of requiring, a certain appointing authority to interview a certain disabled veteran for certain State positions under certain circumstances.
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 156
MDHB679PassAuthorizing a county board of education to extend the length of the school year for up to 5 school days beyond June 15 without approval from the State Board of Education; and requiring a county board to submit a written application to the State Board...
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2018-04-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 35
MDHB128IntroAuthorizing 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 Fort Meade Alliance (FMA) Foundation, Inc. and the Department of the Army for the acquisition, planning, design, cons...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB126IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $500,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, rec...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB155IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $250,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of The Young Women's Christian Association of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Inc. for the acquisition, plannin...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
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
MDHB504IntroRequiring that certain employees in the State Personnel Management System are entitled to certain rates of shift differential pay; and authorizing the Secretary of Budget and Management to adopt certain regulations to increase certain rates of shift ...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
MDHB596EngrossEntering into the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact; providing the purpose of the Compact is to strengthen access to health care by developing a process to complement existing licensing authority and provide a streamlined method for physicians to ...
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2018-04-09
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB629IntroAltering a certain date to January 1, 2020, by which the State is required to discontinue a certain prescription drug benefit for certain retirees; authorizing certain retirees who participate in a certain prescription drug benefit plan with a certai...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
MDHB592IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $250,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of The Bernie House, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site impr...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB841IntroEstablishing the Endowed University System of Maryland Scholarship Program; authorizing the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland to transfer up to $50,000,000 from the non-State supported fund balance to a certain quasi-endowment fun...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
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
MDHB1745IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $72,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the St. Philip Neri School, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstructio...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB308PassAltering a certain limit on the unified credit used for determining the Maryland estate tax for certain decedents; altering a certain limitation on the amount of the Maryland estate tax for decedents dying on or after January 1, 2019; providing that,...
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2018-04-05
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 21
MDHB864PassProhibiting a memorandum of understanding agreed to and ratified under certain provisions of law from expiring until it is succeeded by a memorandum of understanding agreed to and ratified under certain provisions of law; requiring that the terms of ...
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2018-04-05
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 23
MDHB1017PassRequiring the Department of Budget and Management, University System of Maryland system institutions, Morgan State University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, and Baltimore City Community College to provide certain information on certain employees to...
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2018-04-05
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 24
MDHB775EngrossProviding that certain State employees may be entitled to parental leave with pay; establishing a maximum of 60 days of parental leave that employees may use for the care and nurturing of a child within 1 year after the birth or adoption of the child...
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2018-04-04
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHJ11EngrossApplying to the U.S. Congress for an amendments convention called under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that authorizes r...
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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
MDHJ9IntroDeclaring that the exposure of minors to pornography and pornographic material is a public health hazard in the State that is leading to the degradation of the health and well-being of State residents; finding that the proliferation of pornography ac...
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2018-03-29
Unfavorable Report by House Rules and Executive Nominations
MDHB1224EngrossEstablishing the Ending Youth Homelessness Grant Program to focus on preventing and ending youth homelessness in the State and addressing disparities based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity; requiring the Department of Housi...
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2018-03-28
To Senate Finance Committee
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
MDHB1453IntroEstablishing certain criteria for qualified offshore wind projects applied for on or after January 1, 2020; altering and extending the minimum required percentage of energy that must be derived from Tier 1 renewable sources in the State's renewable e...
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2018-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
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
MDHB977IntroRequiring the State Highway Administration to send a certain notice to nearby property owners at least 2 weeks in advance of planned construction on a State highway; requiring the Administration to send the notice on behalf of certain persons involve...
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2018-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB875IntroRepealing a requirement that an amendment to the Internal Revenue Code be enacted during the calendar year in which the taxable year begins that the amendment affects in order for the amendment not to impact the determination of Maryland taxable inco...
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2018-03-07
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB499IntroAltering a certain exception to allow for the involuntary admission of certain individuals who have experienced a drug overdose to certain facilities or a Veterans' Administration hospital; altering certain circumstances to allow a petition for an em...
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2018-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB956IntroAuthorizing a victim of a certain offense to bring a civil action for treble damages against a certain person; establishing that a certain criminal conviction is not a prerequisite for maintenance of an action under the Act; providing for the recover...
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2018-03-05
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
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