Maryland Senator William Smith [D]

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MDSB451PassTolling the period of time during which a complainant may file a civil action that alleges an unlawful employment practice while an administrative charge is pending.
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 660
MDSB450PassAltering the definition of "harassment" for purposes of certain provisions relating to discrimination in employment to include sexual harassment and certain unwelcome and offensive conduct; and altering the definition of "sexual harassment" for purpo...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 657
MDSB559PassAuthorizing the use of supported decision making to assist an adult through the provision of certain support for the adult in making, communicating, or effectuating certain decisions and preventing the need for the appointment of certain substitute d...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 631
MDSB592PassProviding that, in an action of summary ejectment for failure to pay rent where a landlord or park owner is awarded a judgment giving restitution of the leased premises, a tenant or resident who has the right to redemption of the leased premises by t...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 672
MDSB709PassEstablishing the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury Alternative Therapies Fund to support the study of the effectiveness of and improving access to alternative therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain in...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 731
MDSB731PassAuthorizing a person who undertakes the towing or removal of a vehicle from a parking lot to notify any secured party electronically if that form of notice is agreed to by the tower and the secured party in writing or by electronic communication.
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 561
MDSB452VetoProhibiting the court from ordering the appearance of an individual for an examination in aid of enforcement or ordering an individual to answer interrogatories in aid of execution.
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2022-05-27
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB630PassEstablishing the Office of Resilience in the Maryland Department of Emergency Management; requiring the Secretary of Emergency Management to appoint a Chief Resilience Officer to direct the Office of Resilience; and requiring the Office of Resilience...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 482
MDSB661PassAltering a certain definition of "health care provider" to include pharmacists for the purposes of provisions of law related to the destruction of medical records; and requiring the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to establish a workgroup to identify...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 372
MDSJ11Enroll

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Stating that the State of Maryland stands in solidarity with the government and people of Ukraine as they resist the unprovoked invasion of their territory by the Russian Federation.
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2022-05-12
Signed by the President and the Speaker - Joint Resolution 7
MDSB1005PassRequiring the Board of Trustees for the State Retirement and Pension System to review investment holdings in certain eligible accounts to determine the extent to which funds are invested in Russia-restricted investments; requiring the Board of Truste...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 343
MDSB328PassAltering the definition of stalking to include certain conduct that occurs in person, by electronic communication, or through the use of a device that can pinpoint or track the location of another without the person's knowledge or consent.
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 149
MDSB348PassProviding that the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Maryland Environmental Trust must allow participants in certain cost sharing programs to participate in and receive compensation from greenhouse gas markets, c...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 238
MDSB381PassProhibiting a person from purchasing, selling, offering for sale, or possessing with the intent to sell certain parts or products of certain animal species under certain circumstances, subject to certain exceptions; requiring that fines and restitut...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 236
MDSB446PassEstablishing certain confidentiality requirements for peer support counseling programs for fire, rescue, or emergency medical services entities; and requiring the Behavioral Health Administration, in consultation with the Maryland Institute for Emerg...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 152
MDSB874PassRequiring the State Highway Administration to conduct an infrastructure review of each pedestrian or bicyclist fatality that occurs on a State highway or at an intersection of a State highway and another highway or a municipal street to identify cert...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 154
MDSB881PassEstablishing the Task Force to Study the Practice Known as "Swatting" to study the laws applicable to and make recommendations relating to legislative changes to prohibit the practice known as "swatting"; and requiring the Task Force to report its fi...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 150
MDSB861PassExpanding the types of cases in which the State may appeal from a decision of a trial court; establishing the Maryland State Police Gun Center as a statewide firearms enforcement center for the tracking, screening, and vetting of all firearm crimes i...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 142
MDSB265Intro

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Authorizing 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; authorizing the court and a certain d...
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2022-04-11
Motion Laid Over (Senator Ready) Adopted
MDSB726Engross

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Altering the amount of income tax revenue from corporations that is distributed to a certain fund each year; and altering, beginning in fiscal year 2024, the amounts of capital grants calculated based on highway user revenues that are required to be ...
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2022-04-11
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB71Engross

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Providing that a person who is the victim of an act that would constitute a violation of certain hate crime laws may bring a civil action against the person or persons who committed the act in a court of competent jurisdiction if the person is a vict...
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2022-04-11
Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Carter) Adopted
MDSB259PassApplying the Prevailing Wage Law to a certain contract for the construction of a public work by expanding the definition of "construction" to include services provided under a mechanical systems service contract.
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2022-04-09
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2022) - Chapter 51
MDSB528PassRequiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by altering statewide greenhouse gas emissions goals, establishing of a net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions goal, developing certain energy efficiency and emissions reduction re...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 38
MDSB662PassRequiring the Comptroller to distribute $14,000,000 of certain abandoned property funds to the Access to Counsel in Evictions Special Fund for fiscal year 2024; and requiring the Governor to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $14,0...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 40
MDSB53PassRequiring a law enforcement officer who takes a child into custody or charges a child with a criminal violation to provide actual notice to the child's parents, guardian, or custodian; requiring the notice to include the child's location, the reason ...
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2022-04-09
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2022) - Chapter 50
MDSB449Engross

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Increasing the limitations on the amount of compensatory damages and punitive damages that may be awarded to a complainant in a certain unlawful employment practice case; and increasing the period of time, from 2 years to 3 years, for which a claiman...
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2022-04-08
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB659Engross

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Prohibiting the Maryland Department of Health from limiting or restricting admission of a Maryland Medical Assistance Program recipient for inpatient care at a special psychiatric hospital or an acute general care hospital with separately identified ...
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2022-04-08
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB896Engross

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Renaming the Independent Investigative Unit in the Office of the Attorney General to be the Independent Investigations Division; authorizing the Attorney General or certain designated individuals to seek certain injunctive relief or issue a certain s...
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2022-04-07
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB130Engross

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Increasing from $15,000 to $20,000 the amount of certain subtraction modifications under the Maryland income tax for individuals who are at least 55 years of age for certain retirement income received as a result of the individual's military service ...
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2022-03-29
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB668Engross

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Expanding, renaming, and altering certain provisions relating to a certain truancy reduction program in certain juvenile courts; authorizing a county or circuit administrative judge to establish a certain Truancy Reduction and School Engagement Progr...
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2022-03-23
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB884Engross

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Establishing a certain exception to the authority of the Child Support Administration to notify the Motor Vehicle Administration of an individual's child support arrearages for the purpose of suspending the individual's driver's license or privilege ...
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2022-03-23
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB255Engross

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Establishing that, within the Office of the Public Defender, the deputy public defender, district public defenders, and assistant public defenders are placed in certain employment categories in the State Personnel Management System; altering certain ...
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2022-03-22
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB542Engross

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Establishing invoicing and prompt payment requirements for certain State grants.
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2022-03-22
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB564Engross

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Authorizing the court to grant a recess or a continuance in certain landlord and tenant actions for certain purposes, including for the purpose of obtaining eviction prevention services.
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2022-03-22
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB682Engross

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Requiring, beginning on January 1, 2023, the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to provide gender-affirming treatment in a nondiscriminatory manner; requiring that the gender-affirming treatment be assessed according to nondiscriminatory criteria th...
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2022-03-21
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB1010PassProviding that, for the 30-day period beginning on the effective date of the Act, certain motor fuel taxes that would otherwise be imposed do not apply; requiring the Comptroller to pay a refund advance of motor fuel tax to qualifying retailers under...
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2022-03-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 2
MDSB894Intro

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Requiring the Commission on Judicial Disabilities to provide information on a judge's criminal activity to applicable law enforcement and prosecuting officials, including a grand jury if the information is requested by subpoena.
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2022-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB669Intro

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Altering certain provisions of law relating to the termination of a pregnancy and investigations of or criminal penalties or civil liabilities for a pregnant person or a person assisting a pregnant person; prohibiting a certain provision of law that ...
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2022-03-14
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB873Intro

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Prohibiting a certain firearm industry member from knowingly or recklessly engaging in conduct that is unlawful or unreasonable in the State and that endangers the safety or health of the public; requiring a firearm industry member to establish and u...
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2022-03-01
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB893Intro

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Establishing the Safer Communities Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund to provide grant assistance to local governments to promote robust and holistic investments in noncarceral safety; and establishing the Safer Communities Task Force to promote nonc...
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2022-02-22
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB730Intro

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Altering the statute of limitations for the filing of certain claims against a decedent's estate; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2022-02-21
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB783Intro

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Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland to establish that every person has the fundamental and inalienable right to a healthful and sustainable environment; and requiring the State to serve as the trustee of the State's natural resourc...
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2022-02-14
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB676Intro

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Altering a certain provision relating to the storage of firearms and ammunition in a location that can be accessed by an unsupervised minor; and requiring the Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services to develop a youth suicide prevention and firea...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB732Intro

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Prohibiting private education lenders and private education loan collectors from initiating a certain action unless the private education lenders or private education loan collectors possess certain documents; requiring a private education lender or ...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB897Intro

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Requiring the court to investigate a certain defendant's ability to pay court fines; altering an authorization for a court to order an individual committed to a correctional facility for nonpayment of court fees; and authorizing the court to authoriz...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB776Intro

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Requiring the Division of Correction to allow a certain pregnant woman and a certain woman who recently gave birth to transfer to the prerelease unit for women for a certain time period; establishing the Healthy Start Bonding Program to facilitate st...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB358Intro

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Altering the candidates authorized to receive public contributions from the Fair Campaign Financing Fund to include candidates for State Senator and member of the House of Delegates.
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2022-02-08
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB670Intro

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Requiring the Motor Vehicle Administration to require, if applicable, the submission of a valid registration renewal inspection certificate before renewing a motor vehicle registration; requiring a registration renewal inspection to include a certain...
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2022-02-08
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB880Intro

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Requiring the Department of Transportation, under certain circumstances, to recommend and implement certain design elements for pedestrian and bicycle safety when developing certain projects; requiring the Department to implement certain safety impro...
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2022-02-08
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB895Intro

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Establishing that every individual has a right to know in an open, timely, and transparent manner about how, when, and by whom money is spent and from whom money is raised to influence the vote of the individual for candidates for office and ballot q...
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2022-02-08
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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