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MDHB421PassRequiring, for fiscal years 2022 and 2023, the Comptroller to distribute $250,000 of certain abandoned property funds to the Tax Clinics for Low-Income Marylanders Fund; establishing the Tax Clinics for Low-Income Marylanders Fund to provide grants t...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 678
MDHB514PassIncreasing, from $2,000,000 to $8,000,000, the amount that the State Comptroller is required to distribute of certain abandoned property funds each year to the Maryland Legal Services Corporation Fund.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 806
MDSB413PassIncreasing, from $2,000,000 to $8,000,000, the amount that the State Comptroller is required to distribute of certain abandoned property funds each year to the Maryland Legal Services Corporation Fund.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 807
MDHB554PassRequiring an assisted living program that was appointed as a representative payee for residents to report certain information, by June 1 each year, to the Division of Consumer Protection of the Office of the Attorney General; requiring the Office of ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 471
MDSB507PassRequiring an assisted living program that was appointed as a representative payee for residents to report certain information, by June 1 each year, to the Division of Consumer Protection of the Office of the Attorney General; requiring the Office of ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 472
MDSB327PassAuthorizing the Division of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Attorney General to bring certain actions on behalf of certain susceptible adults and older adults; authorizing the Securities Commissioner of the Division of Securities of the Offi...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 311
MDSB251PassProviding for the elimination of certain paper licenses for collection agencies, credit services, lenders, installment lenders, mortgage lenders, mortgage loan originators, sales finance companies, check cashing services, money transmission businesse...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 101
MDHB1196Intro

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Requiring that a borrower of a reverse mortgage loan be at least 60 years old and occupy the dwelling that secures the reserve mortgage loan as a principal residence; requiring a certain lender or an arranger of financing to provide a prospective bor...
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2021-04-10
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB664Intro

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Prohibiting a person from engaging in the business of making or soliciting a sales-based financing transaction unless the person is licensed by the Commissioner of Financial Regulation; requiring an applicant for a license to have $20,000 in availabl...
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2021-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB106Engross

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Requiring the Office of the Attorney General to maintain a website where a consumer may report robocalls and other spam calls; requiring the Office to establish and promote an education campaign that informs consumers on how to identify robocalls and...
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2021-03-19
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB421Intro

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Replacing references to Columbus Day in certain provisions of law with references to Indigenous Peoples' Day; and establishing that Indigenous Peoples' Day is to be observed on October 12 or, if the United States Congress designates another day for ...
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2021-03-19
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB182Engross

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Altering the term "podiatrist" to be "podiatric physician".
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2021-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1064Intro

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Prohibiting fixed Internet service providers and mobile broadband Internet access service providers, in the course of providing certain services and subject to a certain limitation, from blocking certain content, applications, services, or devices, o...
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2021-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1235Intro

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Requiring an entertainment event ticketing system to allow a purchaser to buy and transfer a ticket without additional fees or the consent of a certain person; requiring an entertainment event ticketing system to give a purchaser the option to remove...
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2021-03-17
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1274Intro

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Requiring a seller to disclose the price of a consumer commodity if the total or unit price is raised; and providing for the manner of the required disclosure.
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2021-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB347Engross

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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
MDHB328Intro

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Requiring the holder of presumed abandoned property valued at $5,000 or more to send certain written notice to the apparent owner by certified mail, return receipt requested, rather than by first-class mail; requiring the holder of abandoned property...
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2021-03-03
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB747Intro

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Prohibiting a ticket seller, except under certain circumstances, from disclosing the personal information of a purchaser to a third party; and prohibiting the personal information of a purchaser from being printed on a ticket to an entertainment even...
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2021-03-03
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB157Intro

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Replacing references to Columbus Day in certain provisions of law with references to Indigenous Peoples' Day; and establishing that Indigenous Peoples' Day is to be observed on October 12 or, if the United States Congress designates another day for ...
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2021-03-01
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB84Intro

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Requiring an original equipment manufacturer to make available, on fair and reasonable terms, certain materials or updates to an independent repair provider or owner of digital electronic equipment; providing that a violation of certain provisions of...
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2021-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB218Intro

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Requiring certain private entities in possession of biometric identifiers or biometric information to develop a written policy, made available to the public, establishing a certain retention schedule and guidelines for permanently destroying biometri...
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2021-02-25
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB585Intro

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Prohibiting a collection agency from passing to a consumer any costs associated with certain filing fees; establishing the Financial Capabilities and Legal Assistance Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund to receive and distribute funds to qualified non...
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2021-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB642Intro

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Requiring that certain regulations relating to the Maryland Consumer Reporting Act required to be adopted by the Commissioner of Financial Regulation include procedures for developing standards for achieving the maximum possible accuracy in matching ...
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2021-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB148Engross

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Requiring a business that maintains personal information of an individual residing in the State to implement and maintain certain security procedures and practices; altering the circumstances under which the owner or licensee of certain computerized ...
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2021-02-24
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB493Intro

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Authorizing, altering, or requiring the distribution and payment of certain revenue in certain fiscal years; increasing the amount local governments are required to reimburse the State for certain services; etc.
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2021-02-11
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB685Intro

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Authorizing the Health Education and Advocacy Unit in the Division of Consumer Protection of the Office of the Attorney General to assist health care consumers in understanding direct primary care agreements; requiring certain primary care providers ...
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2021-02-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB117Intro

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Requiring a business, credit card processor, and vendor to take reasonable care to protect against unauthorized access to personal information connected to credit and debit cards in accordance with certain provisions of law; establishing that a busin...
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2021-02-10
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB596Intro

Sine Die
Establishing certain requirements for certain player brand agreements between certain professional athletes and certain investors; establishing that player brand agreements that comply with requirements of the Act are valid, binding, and enforceable ...
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2021-02-10
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB657Intro

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Prohibiting a credit services business, its employees, and independent contractors from attempting to remove or advising a consumer to remove certain information from the consumer's credit report, calling or sending certain communications to certain ...
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2021-02-10
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1184Intro

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Authorizing a judge, recalled judge, or retired judge of a State court to file a certain notice with a data broker, person, business, or other entity requesting the removal of personal identifying information within 72 hours of receipt of the notific...
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2021-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB930Intro

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Requiring certain businesses that collect a consumer's personal information to provide certain clear and conspicuous notices to the consumer at or before the point of collection; authorizing a consumer to submit a certain request for information to a...
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2021-02-10
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB217Intro

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Requiring a business, credit card processor, and vendor to take reasonable care to protect against unauthorized access to personal information connected to credit and debit cards in accordance with certain provisions of law; establishing that a busin...
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2021-02-05
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB255Intro

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Prohibiting a credit services business, its employees, and independent contractors from attempting to remove or advising a consumer to remove certain information from the consumer's credit report, calling or sending certain communications to certain ...
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2021-02-03
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB512Intro

Sine Die
Establishing certain requirements for certain player brand agreements between certain professional athletes and certain investors; establishing that player brand agreements that comply with requirements of the Act are valid, binding, and enforceable ...
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2021-02-03
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB532Intro

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Prohibiting a person from engaging in the business of making or soliciting a sales-based financing transaction unless the person is licensed by the Commissioner of Financial Regulation; requiring an applicant for a license to have $20,000 in availabl...
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2021-01-31
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB457Intro

Sine Die
Requiring that a borrower of a reverse mortgage loan be at least 60 years old and occupy the dwelling that secures the reserve mortgage loan as a principal residence; requiring a certain lender or an arranger of financing to provide a prospective bor...
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2021-01-24
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB112Intro

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Requiring a business that maintains personal information of an individual residing in the State to implement and maintain certain security procedures and practices; altering the circumstances under which the owner or licensee of certain computerized ...
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2021-01-18
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB238Intro

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Prohibiting a consumer from being held liable for unauthorized debit transactions if the consumer notifies the banking institution within 90 days after receiving a periodic statement; requiring a banking institution to extend the time frame within wh...
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2021-01-15
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB412Intro

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Requiring an original equipment manufacturer to make available, on fair and reasonable terms, certain materials or updates to an independent repair provider or owner of digital electronic equipment; providing that a violation of certain provisions of...
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2021-01-15
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB340Intro

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Prohibiting a merchant, in certain transactions, from prohibiting a person from making a cash payment to purchase goods and services, requiring a person to purchase goods or services by using a credit or debit card, or charging or collecting from a p...
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2021-01-14
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB169Intro

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Altering the term "podiatrist" to be "podiatric physician"; etc.
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2021-01-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB16Intro

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Requiring certain private entities in possession of biometric identifiers or biometric information to develop a written policy, made available to the public, establishing a certain retention schedule and guidelines for permanently destroying biometri...
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2020-12-23
To Senate Finance Committee
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