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MDSB101PassEstablishing the Court Dog and Child Witness Program to provide a facility dog or therapy dog to a child witness in any circuit court proceeding or other related court process, meeting, or interview; providing participation in the Program by a circui...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 162
MDHB36PassRepealing certain provisions of law authorizing the juvenile court to impose certain civil fines against a child found to have committed certain violations; repealing a certain provision of law authorizing the juvenile court to impose certain court c...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 35
MDHB40PassAltering the standard of proof by which the court must make a certain finding relating to the admission in evidence, during certain criminal trials, of a statement offered against a party who caused the unavailability of the declarant of the statemen...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 607
MDSB64PassAltering certain provisions relating to the admission in evidence, during certain criminal trials, of a statement offered against a party who caused the unavailability of the declarant of the statement under certain circumstances.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 608
MDSB41PassAuthorizing the use of certain vehicle height monitoring systems in Baltimore County to enforce certain State and local laws restricting the presence of certain vehicles during certain times; and applying to Baltimore County certain provisions of law...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 504
MDSB149PassRequiring a certain appeal from a final judgment of an orphans' court to be made by filing a certain notice, rather than a certain order; extending from 30 days to 60 days the standard period of time within which the register of wills must transmit a...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 131
MDSB138PassExpanding the authority of a certain individual who is designated to serve criminal process by the administrator of the local detention center in Harford County to serve process within the Circuit Court for Harford County and the District Court of Ma...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 261
MDHB81PassRepealing the crime of sodomy; making conforming changes; clarifying that certain evidence is not admissible as an infamous crime; providing that a conviction before October 1, 2020, for sodomy may not be expunged under certain circumstances; etc.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 45
MDSB210PassRemoving rape and certain sexual offenses from the list of offenses alleged to have been committed by a certain respondent against a certain victim for which a peace order petition may be filed under certain circumstances; and altering the definition...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 133
MDSB227PassSpecifying that, if a petitioner or person eligible for relief files a certain motion to extend the term of a final peace order or final protective order during the term of the order and a hearing on the motion is not held before the order's origina...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 135
MDHB250PassSpecifying that, if a petitioner or person eligible for relief files a certain motion to extend the term of a final peace order or final protective order during the term of the order and a hearing on the motion is not held before the order's original...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 134
MDSB234PassAltering the requirements and procedures governing certain programs that authorize installment plan payments for certain motor vehicle traffic citations or judgment debts; repealing certain provisions of law governing the requirement that the Motor V...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 150
MDHB247PassRequiring a certain appeal from a final judgment of an orphans' court to be made by filing a certain notice, rather than a certain order; extending from 30 days to 60 days the standard period of time within which the register of wills must transmit a...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 130
MDHB248PassRemoving rape and certain sexual offenses from the list of offenses alleged to have been committed by a certain respondent against a certain victim for which a peace order petition may be filed under certain circumstances; and altering the definition...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 132
MDHB311PassEstablishing the Court Dog and Child Witness Program to provide a facility dog or therapy dog to a child witness in any circuit court proceeding or other related court process, meeting, or interview; providing participation in the Program by a circui...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 161
MDHB280PassAltering the requirements and procedures governing certain programs that authorize installment payments for certain motor vehicle traffic citations or judgment debts; repealing certain provisions of law governing the requirement that the Motor Vehicl...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 149
MDSB249PassAuthorizing a defendant in a malpractice claim against a licensed professional to move for a protective order to limit the disclosure of certain documentary evidence to protect the defendant from annoyance, embarrassment, oppression, or undue burden ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 348
MDHB275PassRepealing the requirement that certain revenue collected by Prince George's County as a result of violations recorded by speed monitoring systems on Maryland Route 210 (Indian Head Highway) be deposited into the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund an...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 147
MDHB560PassContinuing the State Board of Physicians and the related allied health advisory committees by extending to July 1, 2030, the termination provisions relating to statutory and regulatory authority of the State Board of Physicians and the committees; al...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 612
MDHB573PassExpanding the authority of a certain individual who is designated to serve criminal process by the administrator of the local detention center in Harford County to serve process within the Circuit Court for Harford County and the District Court of Ma...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 260
MDSB395PassContinuing the State Board of Physicians and the related allied health advisory committees by extending to July 1, 2030, the termination provisions relating to statutory and regulatory authority of the State Board of Physicians and the committees; al...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 613
MDHB672PassAltering the definition of a "qualified residential treatment program" for purposes of certain provisions of law relating to the placement of children in need of assistance to require that a program, rather than discharge planning, must meet certain ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 296
MDHB637PassRequiring a State's Attorney to record certain information if a State's Attorney obtains certain testimony from an in-custody witness and to report certain information to the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services; requirin...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 282
MDSB534PassRequiring a State's Attorney to record certain information if a State's Attorney obtains certain testimony from an in-custody witness and to report certain information to the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention; requiring the Office to ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 281
MDSB599PassAltering the annual salary of the Sheriff of Harford County to be equal to the salary of the Department of State Police lieutenant colonel, at the highest available step for a lieutenant colonel under the Department of State Police pay plan in effect...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 439
MDHB858PassAuthorizing a defendant in a malpractice claim against a licensed professional to move for a protective order to limit the disclosure of certain documentary evidence to protect the defendant from annoyance, embarrassment, oppression, or undue burden ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 347
MDSB749PassCorrecting certain errors or omissions in certain articles of the Annotated Code and in certain uncodified laws; clarifying language; correcting certain obsolete references; reorganizing certain sections of the Annotated Code; ratifying certain corre...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 628
MDHB1069PassSpecifying that a provision of law that provides for the confidentiality of certain court records pertaining to certain children does not prohibit review of a court record by the Department of Juvenile Services if the Department is providing treatmen...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 419
MDHB1077PassProviding that certain fees and surcharges on the recordation of instruments among the land records do not apply to the recordation of a certain restrictive covenant modification or an amendment to the common area deeds or other declarations of a hom...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 421
MDHB1177PassAltering the annual salary of the Sheriff of Harford County to be equal to the salary of the Department of State Police lieutenant colonel, at the highest available step for a lieutenant colonel under the Department of State Police pay plan in effect...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 438
MDSB314VetoEstablishing that certain provisions of law relating to confidentiality of juvenile records apply to all police records and court records concerning a child excluded from the jurisdiction of the juvenile court under a certain provision of law from th...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB126EngrossMaking 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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2020-03-18
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB846IntroMaking 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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2020-03-18
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDHB529EngrossIncreasing, from $20 to $40, the amount of the surcharge on certain recordable instruments that the State Court Administrator is required to establish for the Circuit Court Real Property Records Improvement Fund.
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2020-03-17
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
MDHB130IntroAuthorizing a State or local law enforcement agency and State or local volunteer fire company, rescue squad, fire department, and ambulance service to place a move over safety monitoring system on, or integrate a move over safety monitoring system in...
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2020-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1030EngrossEstablishing that certain employers are not liable, under certain circumstances, for negligently hiring or failing to adequately supervise an employee based on evidence that the employee has received probation before judgment for an offense or has be...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1213EngrossAltering 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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2020-03-16
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1382EngrossProhibiting a court from committing a child for inpatient care and treatment in a psychiatric facility under certain circumstances; prohibiting a local department from placing a child in, delivering a child to, or failing to remove a child from a hos...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB64EngrossProviding 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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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB427EngrossRequiring 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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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB995EngrossAltering the salary of the Sheriff of Anne Arundel County; and providing that the Act does not apply to the salary or compensation of the Sheriff while serving in a term of office beginning before the effective date of the Act.
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2020-03-15
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB107EngrossAuthorizing 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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2020-03-14
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB319IntroAuthorizing a State or local law enforcement agency and State or local volunteer fire company, rescue squad, fire department, and ambulance service to place a move over safety monitoring system on, or integrate a move over safety monitoring system in...
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2020-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB586EngrossRequiring the circuit court to provide notice to a child's foster parent, preadoptive parent, or caregiver of the right to request to be designated as a party in a certain proceeding except under certain circumstances; authorizing a court, in its dis...
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2020-03-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB899EngrossAltering a certain provision of law relating to the interception of an oral communication by a law enforcement officer using a body-worn digital recording device or electronic control device to provide that such interception is lawful under certain c...
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2020-03-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB974EngrossAltering 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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2020-03-14
Third Reading Passed (127-0)
MDSB256EngrossRequiring the oversight committee of the Circuit Court Real Property Records Improvement Fund, in consultation with the Comptroller and the State Court Administrator, to report to certain committees of the General Assembly on or before December 1, 20...
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2020-03-13
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB272EngrossEstablishing a certain mitigating factor in a certain juvenile court proceeding against a child for a certain violation; requiring and authorizing the juvenile court to take certain actions in making a certain disposition on a certain finding; prohib...
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2020-03-13
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB379EngrossAltering 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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2020-03-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB550EngrossIncreasing, from 10 grams to 1 ounce, the amount of marijuana below which possession is a civil offense, rather than a criminal offense; and creating a presumption that a person in possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana is not in violation of a...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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