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MDHB176PassAltering certain fees charged by a sheriff for service of process of certain papers.
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 542
MDSB15PassAltering, from 3 to 4 years after an offense was committed, the statute of limitations for certain prosecutions related to violations of State election laws; imposing certain restrictions related to candidacies, political committee positions, and ele...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 642
MDHB208PassIncreasing from $15 to $30 the State per diem for jury service under certain circumstances.
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 545
MDHB244PassProhibiting a calculation of damages for loss of earnings resulting from personal injury or wrongful death from being reduced based on race, ethnicity, or gender; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 541
MDHB210PassProviding 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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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 486
MDSB341PassAltering the annual salary of the State's Attorney for Caroline County and the Sheriff of Caroline County.
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 548
MDHB382PassAltering the salaries of the Sheriff of Somerset County, the State's Attorney for Somerset County, the County Commissioners of Somerset County, the President of the County Commissioners of Somerset County, members of the County Roads Board of Somerse...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 613
MDSB439PassAltering the salaries of the Sheriff of Somerset County, the State's Attorney for Somerset County, the County Commissioners of Somerset County, the President of the County Commissioners of Somerset County, members of the County Roads Board of Somerse...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 614
MDHB620PassAltering the annual salary of the State's Attorney for Caroline County and the Sheriff of Caroline County.
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 547
MDHB885PassAltering the salary of the Sheriff of Howard County.
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 538
MDSB775PassIncreasing from $15 to $30 the State per diem for jury service under certain circumstances.
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 546
MDHB868PassRequiring the judges of the Circuit Court for Howard County to sit as the Orphans' Court for Howard County; repealing a requirement that the qualified voters of Howard County elect three Orphans' Court judges for the county; and exempting Howard Coun...
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2022-05-29
Assigned a chapter number, enactment subject to constitutional referendum - Chapter 539
MDHB349VetoProhibiting 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)
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)
MDHB53PassProhibiting a person from driving a motor vehicle in a dedicated bus lane unless authorized by a local jurisdiction, subject to certain exceptions; requiring the City of Baltimore to issue a new competitive request for proposals to select a certain c...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 468
MDSB97PassAltering certain provisions and procedures relating to the clerks of the circuit courts, including the execution of certain bonds and the issuance of certain licenses.
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 441
MDHB205PassAltering certain provisions and procedures relating to the clerks of the circuit courts, including the execution of certain bonds and the issuance of certain licenses.
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 440
MDSB642PassAuthorizing the use of vehicle height monitoring systems in Harford County to enforce certain State and local laws restricting the presence of certain vehicles during certain times subject to certain requirements.
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 379
MDHB1448PassEstablishing that the District Court has concurrent civil jurisdiction with a governing body of a county or the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore over a proceeding for adjudication of a violation of certain ordinances.
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 381
MDHB73PassRequiring Baltimore City to spend, after recovering costs, the remaining balance of fines collected as a result of violations enforced by certain traffic and vehicle monitoring systems on activities eligible for funding under the State Highway Admini...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 171
MDSB74PassIncreasing to $146,500 the maximum salary that the Board of Public Works may set for a clerk of a circuit court.
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 189
MDSB216PassTransferring certain duties relating to the approval of breath and blood tests as evidence for alcohol, drugs, or controlled dangerous substances from the State Toxicologist to the Department of State Police.
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 226
MDSB203PassAltering provisions relating to certain orders granting custody and guardianship of a child in need of assistance to a relative or nonrelative; and altering provisions relating to review hearings to review the permanency plan for a certain child in a...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 228
MDHB519PassIncreasing to $146,500 the maximum salary that the Board of Public Works may set for a clerk of a circuit court.
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 188
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
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
MDHB48PassEstablishing the Maryland Suicide Fatality Review Committee; providing that a person has immunity from liability for certain actions related to the Committee; providing for the sharing of information with and confidentiality of information obtained b...
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 80
MDSB94PassEstablishing 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 suicide deaths; requiring the St...
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 81
MDSB406PassCorrecting certain errors or omissions in certain articles of the Annotated Code; clarifying language; correcting certain obsolete references; reorganizing certain sections of the Annotated Code; providing that the Act is not intended to affect any l...
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 135
MDHB650Engross

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Specifying that 25% of the net recovery by the debtor on a claim for workers' compensation is subject to execution on a judgment for a child support arrearage.
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2022-04-11
Second Reading Passed
MDHB833Engross

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Altering procedures that a law enforcement officer and a court are required to follow when the law enforcement officer or court has reason to believe that a child who has been detained is a victim of sex trafficking or human trafficking; providing th...
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2022-04-11
Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Hershey) Adopted
MDSB746Engross

Sine Die
Altering the annual salary of the Sheriff of Frederick County to be $140,000 in 2023 and 2024 and $150,000 in 2025 and each year thereafter.
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2022-04-11
Third Reading Failed (57-65)
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
MDHB459PassAltering provisions of law relating to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, the juvenile intake process, and the placement of a certain child in detention or community detention; altering provisions of law relating to the authority of the juvenile...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 42
MDSB691PassAltering provisions of law relating to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, the juvenile intake process, and the placement of a certain child in detention or community detention; altering provisions of law relating to the authority of the juvenile...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 41
MDHB837PassRequiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission, in consultation with certain stakeholders, to conduct a baseline study of cannabis use in the State by March 1, 2023; altering certain provisions relating to penalties, charging procedures...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 26
MDSB768Engross

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Altering procedures that a law enforcement officer is required to follow when the law enforcement officer has reason to believe that a child who has been detained is a victim of sex trafficking or a victim of human trafficking; providing that in a cr...
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2022-04-09
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB340Engross

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Altering, from 3 to 4 years after an offense was committed, the statute of limitations for certain prosecutions related to violations of State election laws; imposing certain restrictions related to candidacies, political committee positions, and ele...
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2022-04-07
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB772Engross

Sine Die
Providing that the mere use of marijuana by a parent or certain other individuals does not qualify as neglect except in certain circumstances for purposes of provisions of law relating to children in need of assistance.
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2022-04-03
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB269Engross

Sine Die
Requiring a law enforcement officer who takes a child into custody, interrogates a child, or charges a child with a criminal violation to provide reasonable notice to the child's parents, guardian, or custodian; requiring the notice to include the ch...
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2022-03-31
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB313Engross

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Prohibiting a calculation of damages for loss of earnings resulting from personal injury or wrongful death from being reduced based on race, ethnicity, or gender; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2022-03-29
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB993Engross

Sine Die
Altering the definition of "local government" under the Local Government Tort Claims Act to include Delmarva Community Services, Inc. and the Maryland Association of Counties Pooled OPEB Trust Fund.
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2022-03-29
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1010Intro

Sine Die
Requiring a circuit court for a county sitting as the juvenile court to order a child to enter a State-licensed substance abuse treatment program under certain circumstances; and requiring the Department of Juvenile Services to provide substance abus...
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2022-03-25
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB668Engross

Sine Die
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
MDHB863Engross

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Prohibiting a court from requiring a letter of exception for an individual to testify in a criminal proceeding as an expert witness if the individual is reviewing the data, opinion, interpretation, or conclusion of another expert witness or forensic ...
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2022-03-23
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB873Engross

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Altering the salary of the Washington County Sheriff; and repealing the requirement for the Washington County Commission to study and issue a report that contains recommendations relating to the salaries of the Sheriff of Washington County.
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2022-03-23
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1262Engross

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Authorizing the placement and use of a speed monitoring system at the intersection of Maryland Route 333 (Oxford Road) and Bonfield Avenue in Talbot County, subject to placement and signage requirements; requiring the fines collected by the Town of O...
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2022-03-23
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB406Engross

Sine Die
Altering the circumstances under which a court may commit a child for inpatient care and treatment in a psychiatric facility; establishing requirements and procedures for the placement certain children in medical facilities; requiring the Maryland De...
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2022-03-22
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB965Engross

Sine Die
Increasing from $10,000 to $15,000 the maximum amount of compensatory damages that may be awarded to an owner of a pet from a person who tortiously causes an injury to or death of the pet under certain circumstances.
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2022-03-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1252Engross

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Repealing obsolete and redundant language in, clarifying language in, and reorganizing certain provisions of law governing the State Board of Physicians and the regulation of physicians, physician assistants, and allied health professionals; authoriz...
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2022-03-21
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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