Maryland Senator William Ferguson [D]

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MDSB291PassRequiring the Department of Human Services to take certain actions when serving as a representative payee or fiduciary for certain federal benefits for a child in the Department's custody; requiring the Department to provide certain notice to the chi...
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2018-05-26
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 816
MDSB629PassRequiring each local correctional facility and each correctional facility in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to have a policy in place regarding the medical care of pregnant inmates that addresses certain matters including a...
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2018-05-26
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 828
MDSB821PassEstablishing the Community Development Program in the Department of Housing and Community Development; establishing the Community Development Board in the Program; establishing the Community Development Fund to provide financial assistance to communi...
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2018-05-26
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 802
MDSB967PassAuthorizing an additional 5% tax credit for certain expenditures under the Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit for certain commercial rehabilitations that qualify as affordable housing; requiring that the amount of an expired or unclaimed in...
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2018-05-26
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 843
MDSB1206PassRequiring the Governor to include in the annual State budget, for fiscal years 2020 through 2023, an appropriation of $500,000 from the Transportation Trust Fund for the operation of the replica sailing vessel known as the Pride of Baltimore II; requ...
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2018-05-26
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 854
MDSB532PassMaking individuals who are eligible for in-State financial aid eligible for a Delegate Howard P. Rawlings Educational Excellence Award and part-time grants.
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2018-05-26
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 813
MDSB612VetoRepealing 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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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB741VetoAltering the process by which a person who is denied a certain handgun permit or renewal of a permit or whose permit is revoked or limited by the Secretary of State Police or the Secretary's designee may appeal the decision; providing that appeals fr...
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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB740VetoRepealing 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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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB138VetoRequiring the Governor to include the State as a member of the U.S. Climate Alliance on or before July 1, 2018; prohibiting the Governor from withdrawing the State from the U.S. Climate Alliance unless the General Assembly enacts a law approving the ...
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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB118PassRequiring that an appointment to the Board of License Commissioners for Baltimore City made when the Senate is not in session be subject to the advice and consent of the Senate when the Senate next convenes; authorizing the Board to issue a Class D b...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 750
MDSB184PassAltering 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 575
MDSB202PassProhibiting a consumer reporting agency from charging a fee for the placement of a security freeze requested by a consumer or a certain consumer representative; prohibiting a consumer reporting agency from charging a fee for the temporary lift or rem...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 677
MDSB286PassRequiring the Secretary of Information Technology, or the Secretary's designee, on or before January 1, 2020, to adopt new nonvisual access procurement standards that provide individuals with disabilities with certain nonvisual access so the individu...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 632
MDSB444PassEstablishing the Task Force on the Social Determinants of Health in Baltimore City; requiring, to the extent practicable, the Task Force to reflect a certain diversity; requiring the Task Force to identify and examine certain negative social factors ...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 708
MDSB407PassEstablishing the Complete Streets Program to provide matching grants to certified jurisdictions to promote healthy communities; providing for program funds to be provided by the Governor in the State budget; specifying the requirements for a local go...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 722
MDSB480PassSpecifying that the State distribute certain funding directly to the South Baltimore Gateway Community Impact District Management Authority; and providing, under certain circumstances, that the State distribute directly to the Authority not less than...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 751
MDSB647PassAltering the Maryland earned income tax credit to allow certain individuals without qualifying children to claim an increased credit; applying the Act to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017; and making the Act contingent on the taking eff...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 611
MDSB621PassAuthorizing certain persons to execute and record a restrictive covenant modification to an unlawfully restrictive covenant in a certain manner; requiring the governing body of a homeowners association to delete any recorded covenant or restriction t...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 636
MDSB864PassRequiring a health care provider to disclose certain medical and legal records without the authorization of an individual to a public defender who states in writing that the Office of the Public Defender represents the individual; requiring that only...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 682
MDSB859PassProviding 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 immediately following the birth or adoption of the chi...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 752
MDSB1028PassProhibiting certain mental health or child care practitioners from engaging in conversion therapy with individuals who are minors; providing that a certain mental health or child care practitioner who engages in conversion therapy with a minor shall ...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 685
MDSB989PassDefining "Tier 1 county" as a county exceeding certain unemployment rates and with less than or equal to 75% of the median State income during certain periods; repealing a certain start-up tax credit under the One Maryland Economic Development Tax Cr...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 583
MDSB978PassAuthorizing a student or a student's parent or guardian to release the student's Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery score to certain apprenticeship programs and certain employers; authorizing the State Department of Education to adopt regulat...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 695
MDSB1068PassAltering the definition of "unfair or deceptive trade practice" to be "unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practice"; providing that the purpose of the Act is to support enforcement by and funding of the Office of the Attorney General and the Commiss...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 732
MDSB1084PassEstablishing the Continuing the CORE Partnership Fund to assist the Department of Housing and Community Development, in conjunction with the Maryland Stadium Authority and Baltimore City, in expeditiously removing blighted property within Baltimore C...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 640
MDSB1099PassEstablishing the Commission to Restore Trust in Policing to review the operation of the Baltimore Police Department's Gun Trace Task Force and make recommendations on the reorganization of the Police Department and certain other matters as necessary;...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 753
MDSB318PassAltering the determination of the amount of the standard deduction allowed for an individual under the Maryland income tax; altering the minimum and maximum limitation amounts of certain standard deductions allowed under the Maryland income tax for c...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 577
MDSB1202PassEstablishing the Richard W. Collins III Leadership With Honor Scholarship Program; establishing eligibility criteria for the scholarship that requires an individual to be a member of the Reserve Officer Training Corps, a certain minority student, and...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 597
MDSB1098PassProhibiting the tax collector in Baltimore City from selling residential property when the tax in arrears consists only of unpaid charges for water and sewer service; authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City to enforce a lien for unpa...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 714
MDSB163PassEstablishing the State Community Health Worker Advisory Committee to advise the Maryland Department of Health on matters relating to the certification and training of community health workers; requiring the Department to adopt regulations for accredi...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 441
MDSB350PassRequiring the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University to convene a task force to foster reconciliation and inclusionary justice and work toward achieving racial equity by taking certain actions; requiring the task force to include cer...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 417
MDSB373PassRequiring the Head Start Program in the State to be referred to as the Ulysses Currie Head Start Program; and requiring the Governor to include an appropriation of at least $3,000,000 for the Ulysses Currie Head Start Program in each annual budget su...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 556
MDSB379PassRequiring the Governor to include in the State budget a certain appropriation to the Child Care Subsidy Program each fiscal year; requiring the Governor to appropriate, from all fund sources, funds in the State budget to increase the Child Care Subsi...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 564
MDSB468PassRequiring a landlord that requires a tenant to make payments for water or sewer utility services to the landlord to use a written lease that includes a notice that the tenant is responsible for making payments for water or sewer utility services to t...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 514
MDSB519PassAuthorizing the Board of License Commissioners for Baltimore City to issue a Class A-7 beer, wine, and liquor license which authorizes the holder to sell alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption at certain times; providing that license holder...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 537
MDSB550PassProviding that certain money in the Maryland Prepaid College Trust may not be considered money of or be commingled with the Maryland Broker-Dealer College Investment Plan or the Maryland ABLE program; requiring the Maryland 529 Board to allow the tra...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 391
MDSB611PassEstablishing the Healthy School Facility Fund to provide grants to public primary and secondary schools in the State to improve the health of school facilities; requiring the Interagency Committee on School Construction to establish award procedures ...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 561
MDSB818PassAuthorizing certain schools to remain eligible to participate in the Maryland Meals for Achievement In-Classroom Breakfast Program under certain circumstances; requiring the Governor to include an appropriation of $7,550,000 for the Program in the an...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 562
MDSB912PassEstablishing the Maryland Prenatal and Infant Care Coordination Services Grant Program Fund to make grants to counties and municipalities to provide care coordination services to low-income pregnant and postpartum women and to children from birth to ...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 559
MDSB951PassAuthorizing all counties and municipal corporations to release liens for unpaid real property taxes or other charges and assessments to facilitate a transfer of real property if certain conditions are satisfied; authorizing a county or municipal corp...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 568
MDSB1259PassNaming a certain plaza of the Mary E.W. Risteau District Courts and Multi-Service Center in Harford County to be the H. Wayne Norman, Jr. Memorial Plaza; providing for certain funding for the implementation of the Act; and requiring a certain adminis...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 370
MDSB1122PassProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to limit the uses of certain revenues to educational opportunities and programs for the children of the State in public schools, the advancement of educators, and the construction of school faciliti...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor, assigned a chapter number, enactment subject to constitutional referendum - Chapter 357
MDSB933PassRequiring the Maryland 529 Board to develop an application form for a certain State contribution program that includes certain information; requiring the Governor to provide appropriations of $5,000,000 in fiscal year 2018 and $3,000,000 in fiscal ye...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 419
MDSB381PassProviding for certain calendar years the authorization to use certain Purse Dedication Account funds generated from video lottery proceeds for operating loss assistance by the Ocean Downs Race Course and Rosecroft Raceway to support a minimum of 40 a...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 334
MDSB461PassRepealing 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 305
MDSB598PassRequiring the Patuxent Institution and each local correctional facility and each correctional facility in the Division of Correction to have a written policy and procedure in place requiring that menstrual hygiene products be provided at no cost to a...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 255
MDSB707PassProhibiting 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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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 252
MDSB709PassDeclaring the intent of the General Assembly that homeowners have access to certain affordability programs for water and sewer services; authorizing a political subdivision, a sanitary commission, or an authority to develop and implement certain affo...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 183
MDSB924PassDefining the term "splash pad" to mean an outdoor play area with sprinklers, fountains, nozzles, or other devices or structures that spray water, in which water is not allowed to accumulate, and that is not used for submersion of the human body; and ...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 234
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