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MDSB335PassRequiring a nongovernmental corporate party to file, at a first appearance, pleading, petition, motion, response, or other request addressed to the court, one copy of a certain disclosure statement; specifying the contents of the disclosure statement...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 428
MDHB366PassAuthorizing a judge of the District Court or a judge of a circuit court, on a finding of good cause, to recall an arrest warrant issued by a District Court commissioner and issue a summons in its place.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 594
MDHB180PassEstablishing a certain mitigating factor in a certain juvenile court proceeding against a child for a certain violation if the violation involved or arose out of sexting; prohibiting the court from making a disposition of community detention if the v...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 393
MDHB39PassRequiring a court to waive a certain publication requirement in an action for change of name under the Maryland Rules on motion by an individual who has filed the action.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 506
MDSB364PassProhibiting the use or enforcement of a nondisparagement clause in a settlement agreement or other release of liability between the parties in a claim of misconduct in the performance of duties against a law enforcement officer of an institution of h...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 740
MDHB626PassAuthorizing the use of certain vehicle height monitoring systems in Prince George's County to enforce certain State and local laws during certain times; requiring the establishment of a workgroup of county and municipal officials to examine certain m...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 450
MDHB794PassIncreasing the salary of the Sheriff of Carroll County to $125,000, from $110,000, beginning December 6, 2022, and to $140,000 beginning December 5, 2023, and thereafter; and providing that the Act does not apply to the salary of the incumbent Sherif...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 504
MDSB613PassIncreasing the salary of the Sheriff of Carroll County from $110,000 to $125,000 beginning December 6, 2022, and to $140,000 beginning December 5, 2023, and thereafter; and providing that the Act does not apply to the salary of the incumbent Sheriff.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 505
MDSB581PassRequiring a court to waive a certain publication requirement in an action for change of name under the Maryland Rules on motion by an individual who has filed the action.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 507
MDSB670PassIncreasing from $15,000 to $25,000 the maximum amount in controversy in a civil action in which a party may not demand a jury trial; providing for the construction and application of the Act; and making the Act contingent on the passage and ratificat...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 598
MDHB967PassAuthorizing the placement and use of not more than two speed monitoring systems on Interstate 83 in Baltimore City; requiring that fines collected as a result of violations enforced by the speed monitoring systems be used to assist in covering the co...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 628
MDSB862PassAuthorizing a judge of the District Court or judge of a circuit court, on a finding of good cause, to recall an arrest warrant issued by a District Court commissioner and issue a summons in its place.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 595
MDSB914PassAuthorizing all full-time sworn law enforcement officers who are deputy sheriffs at the rank of lieutenant or below and court security officers in Baltimore City to collectively bargain with the Secretary of Budget and Management and the Sheriff of B...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 522
MDSB7PassRenaming the Court Dog and Child Witness Program to be the Court Dog Program; expanding the application of the Program to veterans who are participating in a court-supervised, comprehensive, and voluntary treatment-based program; establishing that t...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 182
MDHB186PassRenaming the Court Dog and Child Witness Program to be the Court Dog Program; expanding the application of the Program to veterans participating in a court-supervised, comprehensive, and voluntary treatment-based program; establishing that the Progr...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 181
MDHB289PassMaking certain provisions of law relating to the filing, issuance, and modification of certain peace orders and to the shielding of certain court records of certain peace order proceedings apply to certain peace orders filed by certain employers on t...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 341
MDHB744PassProhibiting the clerk of a circuit court from collecting fees for docketing the appearance of a petitioner's or a respondent's counsel in certain domestic violence cases.
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 330
MDSB877PassCorrecting 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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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 109
MDHB31Engross

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Increasing certain surcharges on certain fees, charges, and costs in certain civil cases in the circuit courts and the District Court; requiring that certain surcharges collected be deposited into the Maryland Legal Services Corporation Fund and dire...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (29-16)
MDHB268Engross

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Providing that the spouse of a person on trial for a crime may be compelled to testify as an adverse witness if the spouse and the person on trial married after the date on which the alleged crime for which the person is on trial occurred.
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2021-04-12
Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB899Engross

Sine Die
Increasing from $15,000 to $25,000 the maximum amount in controversy in a civil action in which a party may not demand a jury trial; providing for the construction and prospective application of the Act; and making the Act contingent on the passage a...
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2021-04-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB955Engross

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Altering the definition of a "local government" under the Local Government Tort Claims Act to include Cambridge Waterfront Development, Inc., in Dorchester County; providing that a certain notice requirement does not apply to certain actions against...
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2021-04-12
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB105Engross

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Specifying that certain provisions of law relating to peace orders may not be interpreted to create or impose a duty on a certain employer to file a petition on behalf of a certain employee; making certain provisions of law relating to the filing, is...
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2021-04-10
House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Atterbeary, Shetty and Williams)
MDHB670PassRepealing the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights; prohibiting a police officer from preventing a citizen from recording the officer's actions if the citizen is otherwise acting lawfully and safely; establishing the Maryland Loan Assistance Repa...
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2021-04-10
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/9/2021) - Chapter 59
MDHB260Engross

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Altering certain circumstances under which an individual who has been convicted of a crime is not qualified for jury service; and repealing a provision specifying that an individual is not qualified for jury service if the individual has a certain ch...
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2021-04-08
Third Reading Passed (37-10)
MDSB852Engross

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Requiring the Commissioner of Correction to provide a certain inmate with a reentry kit that includes clothing, an identification card, contact information on reentry services, information on Medicaid and the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, and tra...
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2021-04-02
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB378Engross

Sine Die
Altering the definition of "local government" under the Local Government Tort Claims Act to include the Maryland Association of Counties Pooled OPEB Trust Fund.
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2021-03-31
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB308Engross

Sine Die
Altering the conditions under which a lawsuit is considered a strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP suit); specifying the conditions under which a lawsuit is not considered a SLAPP suit; altering the conditions under which a defendant...
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2021-03-30
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB284Engross

Sine Die
Prohibiting a person from driving a motor vehicle in a dedicated bus lane unless authorized by a local jurisdiction, subject to certain exceptions; authorizing Baltimore City to use, under certain standards and procedures, a certain bus lane monitori...
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2021-03-23
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB226Engross

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Authorizing Baltimore City to recover the costs of implementing and administering a traffic control signal monitoring system, a speed monitoring system, a school bus monitoring camera, or a vehicle height monitoring system; requiring Baltimore City, ...
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2021-03-23
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB625Engross

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Altering certain circumstances under which an individual who has been convicted of a crime is not qualified for jury service; and repealing a provision made obsolete by the Act.
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2021-03-23
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB315Engross

Sine Die
Requiring a law enforcement officer who takes a child into custody to provide notice to the child's parents, guardian, or custodian in a manner reasonably calculated to give actual notice; prohibiting the interrogation of a child by a law enforcement...
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2021-03-22
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1147Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the District Court to impose certain additional court costs on a defendant convicted of or found liable for certain violations of the Maryland Vehicle Law; establishing the Traffic Control Signal Modernization Fund as a special, nonlapsing ...
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2021-03-22
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB168Engross

Sine Die
Establishing the Maryland Suicide Fatality Review Committee, also referred to as the State team, to identify and address the factors contributing to suicide deaths and facilitate system changes in the State to prevent suicides; requiring the State te...
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2021-03-20
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB26Engross

Sine Die
Prohibiting private education lenders and private education loan collectors from initiating a certain action except under certain circumstances; prohibiting a court from entering a certain judgment unless the private education lender or private educa...
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2021-03-19
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB848Engross

Sine Die
Prohibiting 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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2021-03-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB182Engross

Sine Die
Altering the term "podiatrist" to be "podiatric physician".
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2021-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1321Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting an employer from requiring, as a condition of employment or continued employment, an employee or a prospective employee, under certain circumstances, to join or remain a member of a labor organization, pay charges to a labor organization,...
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2021-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB263Intro

Sine Die
Altering the definition of "sexual abuse"; altering the statute of limitations in certain civil actions relating to child sexual abuse by providing that a certain action may be filed at any time; providing for the retroactive application of the Act t...
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2021-03-16
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB772Intro

Sine Die
Exempting up to $2,600 in certain accounts of a judgment debtor from execution on the judgment without an election by the debtor to exempt the money; establishing a $6,000 limit on the cumulative value of property and cash that may be exempted; and p...
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2021-03-16
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB145Engross

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Altering the statute of limitations for a violation of the prohibition on preventing or interfering with the making of a certain report of suspected sexual abuse of a child; and providing that a person who violates the prohibition on preventing or in...
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2021-03-12
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB875Intro

Sine Die
Modifying the circumstances under which the juvenile court is prohibited from committing a child to the Department of Juvenile Services for out-of-home placement.
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2021-03-09
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB798Intro

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Establishing that the prohibition against selling, offering for sale, bartering, or exchanging a game bird or game mammal taken from the wild does not apply to venison from a lawfully-harvested white-tailed deer that is donated to certain local venis...
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2021-03-08
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB489Engross

Sine Die
Adding misconduct in office to certain lists of crimes for which certain evidence may be gathered by interception of oral, wire, or electronic communications.
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2021-03-04
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB362Intro

Sine Die
Requiring that the duration of a term of probation for a child be consistent with any treatment and rehabilitation needs identified for the child; specifying that the duration of a term of probation may not exceed a certain period of time, except und...
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2021-03-02
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1116Intro

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Requiring that a child in custody be advised of certain rights before questioning; prohibiting any admission or confession resulting from the questioning of a child from being admitted into evidence except under certain circumstances; requiring that ...
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2021-03-02
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1028Intro

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Modifying the circumstances under which the juvenile court is prohibited from committing a child to the Department of Juvenile Services for out-of-home placement.
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2021-03-02
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1029Intro

Sine Die
Altering the jurisdiction of the juvenile court by repealing provisions specifying that the juvenile court does not have jurisdiction over a child at least a certain age alleged to have committed certain acts.
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2021-03-02
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB594Intro

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Establishing that the prohibition against selling, offering for sale, bartering, or exchanging a game bird or game mammal taken from the wild does not apply to venison from a lawfully-harvested white-tailed deer that is donated to certain local venis...
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2021-03-01
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB657Intro

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Prohibiting 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
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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