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MDSB220PassAltering the term "sexual orientation" in the context of hate crimes; including gender identity in the list of characteristics on the basis of which a person may not commit certain acts; authorizing a court to require an offender convicted of hate cr...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 386
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
MDHB128PassAltering the term "sexual orientation" in the context of hate crimes; including gender identity in the list of characteristics protected by the prohibition on hate crimes; authorizing a court to require an offender convicted of hate crimes to complet...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 385
MDHB231PassEstablishing that the discovery or perception of, or belief about, another person's race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation, whether or not accurate, does not constitute legally adequate provocation to mitigate a kil...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 369
MDHB1191PassAuthorizing an alcoholic beverages inspector to issue a citation in Howard County; requiring an inspector to complete a training program in the use of arrest authority and pertinent police procedures; prohibiting an inspector from carrying a firearm ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 563
MDSB420VetoRepealing the prohibition against a person using or possessing with intent to use drug paraphernalia to inject, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled dangerous substance; repealing the prohibition against a person de...
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2021-05-26
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB234PassProhibiting a person from willfully and maliciously killing, injuring, or interfering with the use of a certain service animal in a certain manner, or allowing a certain animal to kill, injure, or interfere with the use of a certain service animal in...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 178
MDSB159PassRequiring a new officer of a humane society or animal control to receive at least 80 hours of training approved by the appropriate unit of a county or municipality within the first 12 months of employment; requiring an officer of a humane society or ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 227
MDHB277PassEstablishing as first-degree child abuse three or more acts that constitute second-degree child abuse committed as a continuing course of conduct; and applying certain penalties.
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 183
MDSB270PassDefining the term "indecent exposure" to establish that the offense of indecent exposure prohibits a person from engaging in a certain act of masturbation in public.
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 331
MDSB43PassProhibiting a law enforcement officer from engaging in certain sexual acts, sexual contact, or vaginal intercourse with a person who is a victim, witness, or suspect in an open investigation that the officer is conducting, supervising, or assisting w...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 314
MDSB17PassProhibiting a person from causing a life-threatening injury to another as a result of the person's driving, operating, or controlling a motor vehicle or vessel in a criminally negligent manner; exempting certain conduct that results in a life-threate...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 144
MDHB425PassProhibiting a person from committing a certain prohibited act with the intent to interrupt or impair the functioning of a health care facility or a public school; prohibiting a person from knowingly possessing certain ransomware with the intent to us...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 145
MDHB530PassRequiring the Board of County Commissioners of St. Mary's County to designate a person to administer the issuance of bingo licenses in the county; authorizing the Board, in consultation with the designee, to adopt certain regulations; requiring certa...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 283
MDSB505PassEstablishing as first-degree child abuse three or more acts that constitute second-degree child abuse committed as a continuing course of conduct; and applying certain penalties.
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 184
MDHB589PassAltering the source of funding for certain required appropriations; altering the area in which certain raffle proceeds are required to be used; expanding the authorized uses of certain funds; establishing the Maternal and Child Health Population Heal...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 150
MDSB623PassProhibiting a person from committing a certain prohibited act with the intent to interrupt or impair the functioning of a health care facility or a public school; prohibiting a person from knowingly possessing ransomware with the intent to use the ra...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 146
MDSB607PassProhibiting a person from willfully and maliciously killing, injuring, or interfering with the use of a certain service animal, or willfully and maliciously allowing a certain animal to kill, injure, or interfere with the use of a certain service ani...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 179
MDSB878PassGenerally curing previous Acts of the General Assembly with possible title defects.
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 110
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
MDHB531Engross

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Requiring a sentence for certain persons convicted of certain sexual abuse crimes to include a term of lifetime sexual offender supervision; and providing for the prospective application of the Act.
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2021-04-12
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB250Engross

Sine Die
Altering the definition of "sexual contact"; and repealing a certain prohibition on prosecuting a person for rape or a certain sexual offense against a victim who was the person's legal spouse at the time of the alleged rape or sexual offense.
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2021-04-10
House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Crutchfield, Shetty and Arikan)
MDSB46Engross

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Establishing that the discovery or perception of, or belief about, another person's race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation, whether or not accurate, does not constitute legally adequate provocation to mitigate a kil...
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2021-04-02
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB852Engross

Sine Die
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
MDSB268Engross

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Altering the list of crimes included within a certain definition of "crime of violence" to include sexual abuse of a minor if the offender is at least 21 years old and the victim is under the age of 16 years; requiring a sentence for certain persons ...
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2021-03-23
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1114Engross

Sine Die
Prohibiting a person from disposing of yard waste on a highway; establishing certain penalties for certain violations of the Act; authorizing a court to order a person who disposes of yard waste in violation of the Act to remove or render harmless th...
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2021-03-23
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB372Engross

Sine Die
Repealing the prohibition against a person using or possessing with intent to use drug paraphernalia to inject, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled dangerous substance; repealing the prohibition against a person de...
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2021-03-22
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB855Engross

Sine Die
Prohibiting a person from causing a life-threatening injury to another as a result of the person's driving, operating, or controlling a motor vehicle or vessel in a criminally negligent manner; exempting certain conduct that results in a life-threate...
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2021-03-22
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB306Engross

Sine Die
Clarifying that the making of a certain false statement to a law enforcement officer may form the basis for a certain hate crime.
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2021-03-19
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB93Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing a county to establish a local youth violence review committee to prevent violence and homicides involving youth assailants and youth victims by promoting cooperation among certain agencies, providing youth services, determining the causes...
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2021-03-18
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB997Intro

Sine Die
Repealing provisions of law providing for the prosecution for murder or manslaughter of a viable fetus under certain circumstances; declaring the intent of the General Assembly regarding the provision of equal protection for all unborn human beings w...
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2021-03-18
To House Health and Government Operations 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
MDSB385Engross

Sine Die
Providing that multiple thefts committed by the same person in multiple counties under one scheme or continuing course of conduct may be aggregated and prosecuted in any county in which any one of the thefts occurred; altering a certain reference to ...
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2021-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1164Intro

Sine Die
Increasing the maximum term of imprisonment for the offense of manslaughter by vehicle or vessel from 10 to 20 years, and from 15 to 25 years for an individual who has previously been convicted of certain other driving-related offenses, and the maxim...
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2021-03-16
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB626Engross

Sine Die
Prohibiting a law enforcement officer from intentionally using excessive force; requiring a law enforcement officer to intervene to prevent another officer's use of excessive force; prohibiting a law enforcement officer from intentionally refusing to...
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2021-03-12
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1380Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a person from making or sending a threat to a public health official with the intent to intimidate, interfere with, or impede a public health official from performing the official's duties; and providing that a person who violated the Act...
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2021-03-11
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB688Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a person from intentionally causing physical injury to another if the person knows or has reason to know that the other is an official, an umpire, a referee, or a judge officiating at a sporting event; authorizing a police officer to arre...
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2021-03-09
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1115Intro

Sine Die
Altering the required elements for murder in the first degree under certain circumstances; authorizing a person convicted of felony murder to petition for a review of a certain conviction under certain circumstances; requiring a court to hold a heari...
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2021-03-09
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB347Engross

Sine Die
Altering the definition of "undue influence" for purposes of provisions of law prohibiting the exploitation of certain vulnerable adults or individuals at least 68 years old that results in inequity; requiring a court, in determining whether a transf...
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2021-03-04
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB411Engross

Sine Die
Prohibiting a law enforcement officer from engaging in certain sexual acts, sexual contact, or vaginal intercourse with a victim, witness, or suspect in an open investigation that the officer is conducting, supervising, or assisting with, if the offi...
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2021-03-04
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB395Intro

Sine Die
Altering provisions of law relating to murder in the first degree; providing that a person who was a child at the time of the offense may not be found to have committed murder in the first degree under certain provisions of law; authorizing a persons...
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2021-03-04
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1314Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a social media website from taking certain actions to censor the religious speech or political speech of a certain user; authorizing the Attorney General to bring a certain civil cause of action under certain circumstances; authorizing a ...
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2021-03-03
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB198Intro

Sine Die
Altering the prohibited actions for the crime of disturbing the peace; and repealing certain definitions.
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2021-03-02
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB145Intro

Sine Die
Requiring, rather than authorizing, the Department of Natural Resources to suspend a certain tidal fish license on conviction of the license holder for a certain violation; requiring a certain person who has a tidal fish license suspended under the A...
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2021-03-01
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1338Intro

Sine Die
Repealing the jurisdiction of the juvenile court over an adult alleged to have willfully contributed to, encouraged, caused or tended to cause any act, omission, or condition which results in a certain violation or renders a child a delinquent child ...
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2021-02-24
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB957Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a person from making or sending a threat to a public health official with the intent to intimidate, interfere with, or impede a public health official from performing the official's duties; and providing that a person who violates the Act...
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2021-02-20
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB81Engross

Sine Die
Prohibiting a person from leaving a dog outside and unattended for longer than 30 minutes without access to continuous suitable shelter during extreme weather conditions, subject to certain exceptions; defining "extreme weather conditions" as tempera...
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2021-02-17
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB324Engross

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Increasing, 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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2021-02-16
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB147Engross

Sine Die
Repealing a certain prohibition on prosecuting a person for rape or a certain sexual offense against a victim who was the person's legal spouse at the time of the alleged rape or sexual offense.
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2021-02-16
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB438Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a person from willfully and maliciously destroying, damaging, vandalizing, or desecrating a certain historically significant monument; providing penalties for violations of the Act; authorizing a court to consider as one crime the aggrega...
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2021-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
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