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MDSB23PassAltering certain classes of goods and services for which a person may register a mark; prohibiting a person from registering a certain name or surname as a mark; requiring an applicant for registration or renewal of a mark to submit 3 different speci...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 501
MDSB116PassContinuing the Maryland Home Improvement Commission in accordance with the provisions of the Maryland Program Evaluation Act (sunset law) by extending to July 1, 2032, the termination provisions relating to certain statutory and regulatory authority ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 530
MDHB116PassIncreasing the total amount of awards, from $300,000 to $500,000, the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General is authorized to pay to all claimants for acts or omissions of one registered home builder from the Home Builder ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 58
MDSB164PassIncreasing the total amount of awards, from $300,000 to $500,000, the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General is authorized to pay to all claimants for acts or omissions of one registered home builder from the Home Builder ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 59
MDHB164PassAuthorizing a dealer in Harford County to sell, barter, deliver, give away, show, or offer for sale a motorcycle or a certificate of title for a motorcycle on Sunday.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 90
MDHB349PassAltering the application requirements for a service member, veteran, or military spouse to apply for an occupational or professional license from a unit in the Maryland Department of Labor to require submission of proof that the applicant has held a ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 176
MDSB280PassAltering the application requirements for a service member, veteran, or military spouse to apply for an occupational or professional license from a unit in the Maryland Department of Labor to require submission of proof that the applicant has held a ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 177
MDHB600PassAuthorizing a dealer in Baltimore County to sell, barter, deliver, give away, show, or offer for sale a motorcycle or certificate of title for a motorcycle on Sunday.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 270
MDHB771PassRequiring each room accessible for individuals with disabilities in a lodging establishment to be furnished with a bed of at least a certain height beginning December 31, 2021; requiring 25% by December 31, 2021, 50% by December 31, 2022, 75% by Dece...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 319
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
MDSB987PassRequiring the State Racing Commission to establish the Equine Health, Safety, and Welfare Advisory Committee; requiring the owner of Bowie Race Course Training Center to convey the property to the City of Bowie in a certain manner; authorizing, subje...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 590
MDHB732VetoIncreasing certain tax rates on cigarettes and other tobacco products; imposing a sales and use tax rate of 12% on electronic smoking devices; requiring the Governor to include at least $18,250,000 in the annual budget for fiscal year 2022 and each f...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB1659VetoEstablishing the Youth and Amateur Sports Grants Program to provide grants from the Michael Erin Busch Sports Fund to bring new youth and amateur events to the State and attract sports fans, participants, and tourists; requiring Maryland Sports to im...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB158EngrossRequiring each room accessible for individuals with disabilities in a lodging establishment to be furnished with a bed of at least a certain height, beginning December 31, 2021; requiring 25% by December 31, 2021, 50% by December 31, 2022, 75% by Dec...
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2020-03-18
Motion Special Order until End Of This Calendar (Delegate Dumais) Adopted
MDHB209EngrossProhibiting, on or after July 1, 2021, a certain retail establishment from distributing plastic carryout bags to a customer at the point of sale; providing that, on or after July 1, 2021, only the State may enact a law or take other action to prohibi...
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2020-03-18
Favorable Report by Finance
MDSB313IntroProhibiting a store from distributing plastic carryout bags to a customer at the point of sale; requiring a store to charge and collect at least 10 cents for each durable carryout bag the store provides to a customer; authorizing a store to retain al...
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2020-03-18
Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Ready) Adopted
MDSB625EngrossAltering the definition of "retail pet store" to include a broker that transfers dogs for resale by another person for purposes of certain provisions of law regulating retail pet stores; clarifying a certain prohibition on the sale of cats or dogs by...
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2020-03-18
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
MDHB1056EngrossRequiring the State Racing Commission to establish the Equine Health, Safety, and Welfare Advisory Committee; requiring the owner of the Bowie Race Course Training Center to convey the property to the City of Bowie in a certain manner; authorizing, s...
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2020-03-18
Third Reading Passed (44-1)
MDHB1605IntroAltering the definition of "food service facility" to exclude the regulation of certain micro markets as food service facilities by the Maryland Department of Health.
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2020-03-18
Unfavorable Report by House Rules and Executive Nominations; Withdrawn
MDHB1652IntroEstablishing the State Board of Sign Language Interpreters in the Maryland Department of Labor for purposes of ensuring effective communications for deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing persons and to promote the public welfare by regulating those w...
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2020-03-18
Unfavorable Report by House Rules and Executive Nominations; Withdrawn
MDHB592EngrossCreating the State Board of Common Ownership Community Managers in the Maryland Department of Labor; providing for the composition of the Board, the appointment, terms, and expenses of Board members, and the powers, duties, and functions of the Board...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB3EngrossProviding that licenses to manufacture, sell, buy, and store cigarettes do not authorize the licensee to manufacture, ship, import, or sell into or within the State a cigarette that has a characterizing flavor; providing that a public statement that ...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1374IntroProhibiting a person from shipping, importing, or selling into or within the State an electronic smoking device to which a certain artificial or natural flavoring is added; and providing that a person that violates the prohibition on shipping, import...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB1290IntroAuthorizing certain home improvement contractors to obtain the full contract price of a home improvement contract by posting an irrevocable letter of credit in an amount equal to $100,000 per home improvement contract but not exceeding $2,000,000; au...
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2020-03-12
Referred to interim study by Economic Matters
MDSB876IntroLimiting the in-person sales or distributions of vaping liquid by electronic smoking devices retailers and vape shop vendors to age-restricted areas; requiring electronic smoking devices retail licensees and vape shop vendors selling vaping liquid to...
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2020-03-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB334IntroDefining "mortgage lender" to mean a person that is duly licensed under certain provisions of the Financial Institutions Article; clarifying the definition of "consumer claim"; and declaring the intent of the General Assembly that the Act be construe...
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2020-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB220IntroAltering the information about a certain measurement of certain gasoline that must be stated on a sign on the premises of a retail service station dealer to require that the highest price, or the cash price and the credit price, be stated in a clear ...
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2020-03-05
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDHB101IntroAltering the information about a certain measurement of certain gasoline that must be stated on a sign on the premises of a retail service station dealer to require that the highest price, or the cash price and the credit price, be stated in a clear ...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB776IntroRequiring a registered home builder or a registered sales representative to include in any initial contract for the initial sale of a new home a copy of the most recent edition of "Buying a New Home: Consumer Rights and Remedies Under Maryland Law"; ...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB1453IntroRequiring a registered home builder and a registered sales representative to complete certain professional education requirements to qualify for renewal of a registration or a registration certificate; requiring the Home Builder and Home Builder Regi...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1653IntroProhibiting the clerk of the Circuit Court for Washington County from issuing a certain business license under certain circumstances unless the applicant submits to the clerk a certification that the location of the business for which the license is ...
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2020-03-02
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB400IntroRequiring vaping product tax revenue to be used for the State Reinsurance Program; providing for the distribution of vaping product tax revenues; imposing a tax on vaping products; authorizing a county to impose a tax on vaping products; establishing...
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2020-02-28
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
MDSB1076IntroEstablishing the Youth and Amateur Sports Grants Program to provide grants from the Youth and Amateur Sports Fund to bring new youth and amateur sporting events to the State and attract sports fans, participants, and tourists; requiring Maryland Spor...
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2020-02-28
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB29IntroExempting auctioneers who conduct a certain auction of secondhand precious metal objects owned by a certain estate from the licensing and regulatory requirements for secondhand precious metal object dealers and pawnbrokers; and defining the terms "au...
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2020-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB923IntroReplacing the term "landlord" with "residential housing provider" and "tenant" with "resident" in the context of residential leases.
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDHB243EngrossRequiring a distribution from a perpetual care trust fund made under certain circumstances to be used only for the perpetual care of the cemetery, including the maintenance of the grounds, roads, and paths and the repair and renewal of buildings; per...
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2020-02-21
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB601IntroAltering the definition of "food service facility" to exclude the regulation of certain micro markets as food service facilities by the Maryland Department of Health.
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2020-02-21
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDSB43IntroExempting certain applicants for certain licenses from the requirement to submit a set of fingerprints with the application if the applicant has submitted certain fingerprints for a prior license application in the State.
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2020-02-18
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB54IntroProhibiting a person from shipping, importing, or selling into or within the State an electronic smoking device to which an artificial or natural flavoring, other than tobacco, is added to impart a particular aroma or taste; and declaring the intent ...
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDSB799IntroRequiring units of the Maryland Department of Labor to waive certain application fees for certain applicants who hold valid out-of-state licenses in good standing from a state whose licensure requirements exceed or are substantially equivalent to the...
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB1021IntroAuthorizing a dealer in Baltimore County to sell, barter, deliver, give away, show, or offer for sale a motorcycle or certificate of title for a motorcycle on Sunday.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB1016IntroAuthorizing certain home improvement contractors to obtain the full contract price of a home improvement contract by posting an irrevocable letter of credit in an amount equal to $100,000 per home improvement contract but not exceeding $2,000,000; au...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB826IntroProviding that the purpose of certain provisions of law is to prohibit certain discriminatory real estate practices with respect to housing in Howard County; requiring certain licensed real estate sales personnel who include in an advertisement for t...
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2020-02-11
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1216IntroMaking certain provisions of law that prohibit a local government from imposing certain requirements relating to wireless security systems also apply to certain battery-charged fence security systems; defining "battery-charged fence security system" ...
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2020-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB483IntroRequiring a distribution from a perpetual care trust fund made under certain circumstances to be used only for the perpetual care of the cemetery, including the maintenance of the grounds, roads, and paths and the repair and renewal of buildings; per...
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2020-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB937IntroAuthorizing Baltimore City to enact and enforce local laws regulating the sale and distribution of cigarettes, other tobacco products, and electronic smoking devices, subject to certain exceptions.
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2020-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB883IntroMaking certain provisions of law that prohibit a local government from imposing certain requirements relating to wireless security systems also apply to certain battery-charged fence security systems; defining "battery-charged fence security system"...
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2020-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB75IntroRequiring a person that constructs new homes for sale to the public to purchase a performance bond for the construction of each new home; requiring the liability under a performance bond to be for a period of 5 years after completion; prohibiting a h...
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2020-02-06
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDSB104IntroAltering the items that are required to be included with a financial statement submitted to the Director of the Office of Cemetery Oversight to allow, at the election of the business, an existing business in operation for 5 or more years to submit fe...
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2020-02-06
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDHB1001IntroRequiring riders of amusement attractions to obey the posted rules, warnings, and oral instructions and refrain from acting in a certain manner that may cause or contribute to an injury to the rider or others; requiring a rider of an amusement attra...
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2020-02-06
To House Economic Matters Committee
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