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MDHB33PassProhibiting a certain person from intentionally and maliciously inflicting severe emotional distress on a vulnerable adult; and applying a penalty of imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 34
MDHB5PassProhibiting a person from placing or inscribing an item or a symbol, including an actual or depicted noose or swastika, whether temporary or permanent, on any real or personal property, public or private, without the express permission of the owner, ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 21
MDSB60PassAuthorizing the governing body of Anne Arundel County to adopt a certain ordinance to prohibit littering and to impose certain criminal and civil penalties.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 43
MDHB77PassAuthorizing the governing body of Anne Arundel County to adopt a certain ordinance to prohibit littering and to impose certain criminal and civil penalties.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 42
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
MDSB166PassAuthorizing certain controlled dangerous substance prescriptions to be dispensed on an electronic prescription; requiring, except under certain circumstances, a certain health practitioner to issue a prescription for a controlled dangerous substance ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 229
MDSB161PassProhibiting a person from placing or inscribing an item or a symbol, including an actual or depicted noose or swastika, whether temporary or permanent, on any real or personal property, public or private, without the express permission of the owner, ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 22
MDHB171PassAltering a certain prohibition against interfering with, injuring, tampering with, or destroying a horse used for a certain purpose to prohibit a person from interfering with, injuring, tampering with or destroying an equine used for a certain purpos...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 93
MDSB212PassProhibiting a person from intentionally strangling another in the commission of an assault; and providing a penalty of imprisonment not exceeding 25 years for a violation of the Act.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 120
MDSB231PassProhibiting a person from knowingly and with a certain intent soliciting the consent of a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor, or a law enforcement officer posing as a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor, to engage in certain prohibited s...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 129
MDHB233PassProhibiting a person from intentionally strangling another in the commission of an assault; and providing a penalty of imprisonment not exceeding 25 years for a violation of the Act.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 119
MDHB246PassProhibiting a person from knowingly and with a certain intent soliciting the consent of a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor, or a law enforcement officer posing as a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor, to engage in certain prohibited s...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 128
MDHB304PassAuthorizing the Division of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Attorney General to bring a certain action under the Consumer Protection Act against a person who violates a certain provision of criminal law regarding the exploitation of a vulner...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 160
MDHB315PassIncreasing certain penalties for bribery relating to a public employee; prohibiting, subject to a certain exception, a former secretary of a principal department of the Executive Branch from assisting or representing another party for compensation, f...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 164
MDHB384PassAuthorizing the governing body of Charles County to adopt an ordinance to prohibit the disposal of a bulky item on a highway or on public or private property except under certain circumstances; and authorizing Charles County to impose penalties of up...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 189
MDHB512PassAuthorizing certain controlled dangerous substance prescriptions to be dispensed on an electronic prescription; requiring, except under certain circumstances, a certain health practitioner to issue a prescription for a controlled dangerous substance ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 230
MDSB429PassAuthorizing the governing body of Charles County to adopt an ordinance to prohibit the disposal of a bulky item on a highway or on public or private property except under certain circumstances; and authorizing Charles County to impose certain penalti...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 190
MDHB674PassAltering the lists of substances designated as controlled dangerous substances under certain schedules under the Maryland Controlled Dangerous Substances Act.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 298
MDSB606PassAltering the basis on which a person is prohibited from taking certain actions against a certain person or group, to include certain actions motivated either in whole or in substantial part by another person's or group's race, color, religious belief...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 368
MDSB748PassGenerally curing previous Acts of the General Assembly with possible title defects.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 627
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
MDHB917PassAltering the basis on which a person is prohibited from taking certain actions against a certain person or group, to include certain actions motivated either in whole or in part by another person's or group's race, color, religious beliefs, sexual or...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 367
MDHB1083PassReplacing the term "gang" as it pertains to certain prohibitions against participation in a criminal gang with the term "organization"; requiring certain local jurisdictions to use certain divested assets for certain purposes under certain circumstan...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 422
MDSB407VetoEstablishing the Senior and Vulnerable Adult Asset Recovery Unit in the Office of the Attorney General for the purpose of protecting seniors and vulnerable adults from financial crimes under § 8-801 of the Criminal Law Article; authorizing the Unit ...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB646EngrossAltering a certain prohibition to prohibit a person from storing or leaving a firearm in a location where a minor could gain access to the firearm; altering a certain exception to the prohibition; establishing certain exceptions to the prohibition; p...
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2020-03-17
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB919EngrossEstablishing the Task Force to Study Felony Murder to review the provisions, penalties, and jurisprudence for felony murder, including its applicability to juveniles, in the State and in other states; providing for the composition, chair, and staffin...
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2020-03-17
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB29EngrossEstablishing the Workgroup on Criminal and Gross Negligence to study and make legislative recommendations for clarifying the terms "gross negligence" and "criminal negligence"; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Workgroup; and ...
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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB406EngrossProhibiting 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; making a violation a civil offense; applying cer...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB598EngrossProviding 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 a certain county; applying certain penalties; altering a certain reference to the ma...
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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB745EngrossReplacing the term "gang" as it pertains to certain prohibitions against participation in a criminal gang with the term "organization"; requiring certain local jurisdictions to use certain divested assets for certain purposes under certain circumstan...
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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary 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
MDHB459EngrossEstablishing an affirmative defense to certain crimes if a defendant committed an act as a result of being a victim of an act of another in violation of certain State and federal provisions of law prohibiting human trafficking; prohibiting a defendan...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB764EngrossProhibiting a law enforcement officer from engaging in certain sexual acts, sexual contact, or vaginal intercourse with a victim, witness, or suspect in an investigation during the course of an investigation that the officer is conducting, supervisin...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB735EngrossRepealing the crime of sodomy; clarifying that certain evidence is not admissible as an infamous crime; and providing that a certain conviction may not be expunged under certain circumstances.
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2020-03-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB35EngrossRequiring the Commissioner of Correction to provide a pre-release 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 ...
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2020-03-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB147EngrossProhibiting a person from purchasing for, distributing, or selling kratom to an individual under the age of 18 years of age, except under certain circumstances; providing it is a defense in a prosecution under the Act that the defendant examined the ...
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2020-03-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB577EngrossProviding that a certain presumption may be rebutted if a certain commissioner or court finds and states on the record at a certain time that adhering to certain limits would create a certain risk to certain individuals; authorizing a certain commis...
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2020-03-14
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB481EngrossRequiring the State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy to report by December 1, 2021 and each December 1 thereafter, to the Governor, the House Judiciary Committee, and the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, certain information for the prec...
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2020-03-14
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
MDHB488EngrossEstablishing 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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2020-03-13
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
MDSB515EngrossDefining the term "indecent exposure" to establish that the offense of indecent exposure prohibits a person from, in public, engaging in a certain act of masturbation; and providing that a person convicted of a violation of the Act is guilty of a mis...
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2020-03-12
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB899IntroEstablishing minimum fines for certain violations under the Illegal Dumping and Litter Control Law; decreasing the maximum term of imprisonment for certain violations under the Illegal Dumping and Litter Control Law; specifying that 50% of the fines ...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB989EngrossAuthorizing the court to impose, on a person convicted of a hate crime, a requirement to attend an anti-bias education program.
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2020-03-12
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB505EngrossAltering a certain prohibition against interfering with, injuring, tampering with, or destroying a horse used for a certain purpose to prohibit a person from interfering with, injuring, tampering with, or destroying an equine used for a certain purpo...
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2020-03-11
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
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
MDSB689IntroEstablishing a minimum fine of $2,000 and maximum fine of $3,000 for unlawfully taking oysters from a submerged land lease or water column lease under certain circumstances; requiring a person who unlawfully takes oysters from a submerged land lease ...
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2020-03-10
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB968IntroProhibiting the sale and display of certain imitation firearms in Baltimore City; and providing that a certain violation is a civil offense subject to a fine of $500 for the first offense and $1,500 for each subsequent offense.
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2020-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDHB1160IntroProhibiting the sale and display of certain imitation firearms in Baltimore City; and providing that a certain violation is a civil offense subject to a fine of $500 for the first offense and $1,500 for each subsequent offense.
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB692IntroAuthorizing certain controlled dangerous substance prescriptions to be dispensed on an electronic prescription; requiring, except under certain circumstances, a certain health practitioner to issue a prescription for a controlled dangerous substance ...
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2020-03-03
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
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