Maryland Senator William Ferguson [D]

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MDSB570IntroAltering the definition of "contagious disease or virus" for the purposes of certain provisions of law governing the notification of a possible exposure of certain emergency services personnel to include 2019-nCoV; extending certain notification requ...
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2021-02-26
Second Reading Passed
MDSB657IntroProhibiting an individual from being arrested or incarcerated for failure to respond to certain orders to appear in court relating to an examination in aid of enforcement of a money judgment entered in a small claim action in the District Court; etc.
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 3 @ 12:30 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB777IntroRenaming the Maryland Prenatal and Infant Care Coordination Services Grant Program Fund to be the Maryland Prenatal and Infant Care Grant Program Fund; altering the purpose of the Fund to include making grants to federally qualified health centers, h...
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2021-02-19
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB496PassProviding certain financing during fiscal years 2021 and 2022 for the purpose of relieving the adverse effects of the coronavirus pandemic; allowing, for certain taxable years, a subtraction under the Maryland income tax for certain unemployment insu...
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2021-02-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 39
MDSB524IntroExempting certain types of pollution cases from the Maryland Uniform Contribution Among Joint Tort-Feasors Act; requiring the factfinder in certain legal actions to make a determination of the total liability and assign comparative responsibility to ...
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2021-02-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB426IntroAuthorizing the holder of a Class 9 limited distillery license and a 6-day Class D beer, wine, and liquor license to apply to the Board of License Commissioners for Baltimore City to convert the existing Class D license to a 7-day Class D beer, wine,...
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2021-02-12
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB493IntroAuthorizing, altering, or requiring the distribution and payment of certain revenue in certain fiscal years; increasing the amount local governments are required to reimburse the State for certain services; etc.
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2021-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB785IntroRequiring the Governor to appoint or reappoint a member of the State Board of Education on or before January 1 of the year in which the member's term expires; establishing qualifications for members of the State Board; requiring a member's term to be...
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2021-02-10
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB527IntroAuthorizing a court to stay the entering of judgment, defer further proceedings, and place a certain defendant on probation subject to reasonable conditions if the court finds facts justifying a finding of guilt; repealing a requirement that the cert...
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2021-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB878IntroGenerally curing previous Acts of the General Assembly with possible title defects.
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2021-02-09
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB877IntroCorrecting certain errors or omissions in certain articles of the Annotated Code; clarifying language; correcting certain obsolete references; reorganizing certain sections of the Annotate Code; providing that the Act is not intended to affect any la...
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2021-02-09
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB573IntroAltering, from 55 years old to 50 years old, the age at which a resident is eligible for a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for retirement income attributable to employment as a correctional officer, law enforcement officer, or ...
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2021-02-08
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB572IntroAllowing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for up to a certain amount each year for certain individuals who are receiving certain benefits under the Social Security Act, or who are at least 65 years old and are not employed ful...
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2021-02-08
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB574IntroPhasing 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; etc.
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2021-02-08
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB708IntroSubstituting the term "cannabis" for the term "marijuana" in certain provisions of law; altering a certain quantity threshold and establishing a certain age limit applicable to a certain civil offense of use or possession of cannabis; establishing a ...
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2021-02-08
[Hearing: Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB1EngrossRequiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to establish a certain new unit to assist in evaluating and reviewing certain proposals for new programs and substantial modifications of existing programs; requiring the Governor, in each of fiscal ...
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2021-02-08
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB569IntroAuthorizing the Motor Vehicle Administration to extend the period of time that an identification card remains effective by 90 days under certain circumstances; altering the documentation that applicants for a learner's permit who are under the age of...
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2021-02-05
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB787IntroExempting, from a certain tax on certain annual gross revenues derived from certain digital advertising services in the State, certain advertisement services on certain digital interfaces owned or operated by or operated on behalf of certain broadcas...
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2021-02-05
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB568IntroAuthorizing an out-of-state health care practitioner to provide telehealth services to a patient located in the State in accordance with certain provisions of the Act; requiring a certain health occupations board to register an out-of-state health ca...
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2021-02-02
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB571IntroEntering the Interstate Licensed Professional Counselors Compact; stating the purpose of the Compact; requiring that a state meet certain requirements to participate in the Compact; establishing duties of member states; authorizing a certain state to...
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2021-02-02
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB630IntroAuthorizing the Adult High School Pilot Program to provide grants to certain pilots; defining ""pilot" as an adult high school established by an operator under the Program; requiring the Governor to include an appropriation of $250,000 in the fiscal ...
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2021-02-02
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB576IntroRequiring or authorizing, under certain circumstances, the Maryland Stadium Authority to contract for, manage, and oversee certain public school facility projects; authorizing the Prince George's County government and Board of Education to enter into...
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2021-01-29
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB575IntroRemoving the Deputy Director of the Maryland Environmental Service as a designated officer of the Service and instead authorizing the Board of Directors of the Service to appoint a Deputy Director to assist the Director in a certain manner; providing...
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2021-01-27
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB567IntroAltering the health care services the Maryland Medical Assistance Program is required to provide through telehealth; altering the circumstances under which the Program is required to provide health care services through telehealth; altering a provisi...
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2021-01-26
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB491IntroMaking the proposed appropriations contained in the State Budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, in accordance with Article III, Section 52 of the Maryland Constitution; etc.
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2021-01-20
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB492IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt in the amount of $1,107,427,000, the proceeds to be used for certain necessary building, construction, demolition, planning, renovation, conversion, replacement, and capital equipment purchases of the State, f...
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2021-01-20
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB10IntroProhibiting a person from carrying or displaying a firearm on the premises of a privately or publicly owned building being used as a polling site during an election, including in a parking lot, or carrying or possessing a firearm within 100 feet of a...
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2021-01-19
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB4IntroProhibiting an official or employee from retaliating against an individual for reporting or participating in an investigation of a violation of the Maryland Public Ethics Law.
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2021-01-19
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB339IntroTransferring lead responsibility for maintenance and development of the sister-state relationships from the Secretary of State to the Office of International Trade in the Department of Commerce.
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2021-01-04
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB3IntroAltering the health care services the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, subject to a certain limitation, is required to provide through telehealth; altering the circumstances under which the Program is required to provide health care services thro...
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2020-12-23
To Senate Finance Committee
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