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MDHB369PassEstablishing certain procedures for the issuance of a new marriage record when the name of a party to the marriage has been changed.
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 540
MDSB820VetoRequiring the State Department of Human Services to implement policies requiring a local department of social services or the appropriate law enforcement agency that fails to conduct a child abuse or neglect investigation or complete a certain report...
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2022-05-27
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB17PassRequiring the Maryland Judiciary, in consultation with domestic violence and child abuse organizations, to develop and update as appropriate a training program for judges and magistrates presiding over child custody cases involving child abuse or dom...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 351
MDHB446PassAltering the distribution of the fee for performing a marriage ceremony in Baltimore County to require the clerk of the circuit court to pay the entire $25 amount to the Baltimore County Historical Trust, Inc.
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 467
MDHB296PassAuthorizing a petitioner receiving medical treatment at a hospital to electronically file a petition for a temporary protective order while at the hospital; requiring hospitals to refer petitioners to certain programs; authorizing a petitioner to ele...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 334
MDSB280PassAuthorizing a petitioner receiving medical treatment at a hospital to electronically file a petition for a temporary protective order while at the hospital; requiring certain hospitals to refer a petitioner filing a petition on the grounds of domesti...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 335
MDHB452PassRequiring the clerk of the circuit court of Frederick County to pay $15 of the fee for performing a marriage ceremony in Frederick County to Heritage Frederick; and providing for the reporting and auditing of certain financial records.
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 299
MDSB649PassRequiring the clerk of the circuit court of Frederick County to pay $15 of the fee for performing a marriage ceremony in Frederick County to Heritage Frederick; and providing for the reporting and auditing of certain financial records.
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 300
MDHB83PassAuthorizing a minor to file a petition for authorization to marry in the minor's own name in the circuit court for the county in which the minor resides; authorizing a married minor to file an action for divorce; extending the jurisdiction of the equ...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 175
MDSB175PassRequiring a fiduciary institution to disclose certain financial records from a specified period of time that are requested in writing by an adult protective services program that is investigating suspected financial abuse or financial exploitation; a...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 227
MDSB357PassEstablishing a Workgroup to Study Best Practices for a Vulnerable Adult Registry in Maryland; providing that the purpose of the Workgroup is to identify the appropriate State agency to operate a vulnerable adult registry, identify how a $1,400,000 gr...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 190
MDHB817PassProhibiting a conviction for violation of a certain protective order from merging with a conviction for a certain other crime; and authorizing a sentence for violation of a certain protective order to be imposed separate from and consecutive to or co...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 168
MDHB1248PassRequiring the State Department of Human Services to implement policies requiring a local department of social services or the appropriate law enforcement agency that fails to conduct a child abuse or neglect investigation or complete a certain report...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 200
MDSB406PassCorrecting certain errors or omissions in certain articles of the Annotated Code; clarifying language; correcting certain obsolete references; reorganizing certain sections of the Annotated Code; providing that the Act is not intended to affect any l...
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2022-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 135
MDSB377Engross

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Establishing certain procedures for the issuance of a new marriage record when the name of a party to the marriage has been changed.
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2022-04-11
Third Reading Passed (104-27)
MDHB833Engross

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Altering procedures that a law enforcement officer and a court are required to follow when the law enforcement officer or court has reason to believe that a child who has been detained is a victim of sex trafficking or human trafficking; providing th...
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2022-04-11
Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Hershey) Adopted
MDHB861Engross

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Repealing a requirement that the spouse of a petitioner in an independent adoption proceeding join in the petition except under certain circumstances and substituting a requirement that the spouse consent in writing to the petition except under certa...
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2022-04-11
Third Reading Passed (45-1)
MDSB768Engross

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Altering procedures that a law enforcement officer is required to follow when the law enforcement officer has reason to believe that a child who has been detained is a victim of sex trafficking or a victim of human trafficking; providing that in a cr...
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2022-04-09
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB561Engross

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Requiring the Maryland Judiciary, in consultation with domestic violence and child abuse organizations, to develop a training program for judges and magistrates presiding over child custody cases involving child abuse or domestic violence; requiring ...
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2022-04-08
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB589Engross

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Establishing a Workgroup to Study Best Practices for a Vulnerable Adult Registry in Maryland; providing that the purpose of the Workgroup is to identify the appropriate State agency to operate a vulnerable adult registry, identify how a $1,400,000 gr...
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2022-04-07
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB29Engross

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Prohibiting an individual under the age of 17 years from marrying; and authorizing a minor to file an action to divorce and deeming a minor emancipated for the limited purpose of obtaining a divorce.
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2022-04-04
House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Clippinger, Bartlett and Shetty)
MDSB884Engross

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Establishing a certain exception to the authority of the Child Support Administration to notify the Motor Vehicle Administration of an individual's child support arrearages for the purpose of suspending the individual's driver's license or privilege ...
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2022-03-23
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1169Engross

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Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to provide certain boards that are authorized to take actions against persons who knowingly fail to report suspected child abuse with a list of courses relating to the obligation to report child abuse and n...
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2022-03-23
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB406Engross

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Altering the circumstances under which a court may commit a child for inpatient care and treatment in a psychiatric facility; establishing requirements and procedures for the placement certain children in medical facilities; requiring the Maryland De...
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2022-03-22
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB104Engross

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Requiring a court, in a custody or visitation proceeding, to deny custody or visitation rights to a party if the court finds by a preponderance of the evidence that a child has been abused or neglected by the party, unless the court specifically find...
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2022-03-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB618Intro

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Requiring that the State Board of Education and county boards of education allow a certain amount of time for certain testimony at public board meetings; prohibiting an employee of a school district from withholding certain information relating to a ...
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2022-03-18
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
MDHB639Engross

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Repealing the authority of the court to decree a limited divorce; and altering certain grounds for an absolute divorce.
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2022-03-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB435Engross

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Establishing that an individual who intentionally prevents or interferes with the making of a report for suspected sexual abuse of a child by a mandatory reporter may be prosecuted at any time for the violation.
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2022-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1155Intro

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Requiring the local department of social services and the circuit court to provide notice to a child's foster parent, kinship parent, preadoptive parent, or caregiver of the right to intervene as a party in a proceeding concerning the child; extendin...
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2022-03-11
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB953Intro

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Requiring the State Board of Education and county boards of education to allow at least 10 minutes for testimony at public board meetings from parents and guardians of public school students; requiring each county board to establish and adopt a certa...
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2022-02-25
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB1008Intro

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Amending certain provisions of law that mention the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard to include the United States Space Force.
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2022-02-25
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB209Engross

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Repealing the crime of unnatural or perverted sexual practice.
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2022-02-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1214Intro

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Establishing certain duties and responsibilities of a mandatory reporter, a person who holds a professional position that requires the person to report to the appropriate State agency a case of suspected child abuse; specifying that a mandatory repor...
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2022-02-17
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1407Intro

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Requiring that an individual meet certain educational and experiential requirements in order to be appointed or approved by a court as a custody evaluator; requiring that, beginning October 1, 2023, an individual complete 20 hours of initial training...
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2022-02-17
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1413Intro

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Altering the duties of certain licensing authorities in certain provisions of law relating to the suspension or denial of certain occupational licenses for child support arrearages to provide for the disclosure of the taxpayer identification number o...
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2022-02-17
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB564Intro

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Prohibiting a disease or an illness of a party that has not required hospitalization from being considered by a court as a factor for denying the party child custody or visitation in a custody or visitation proceeding.
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2022-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1168Intro

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Repealing references to the terms "child custody" and "visitation" in certain instances and substituting the terms "legal decision-making" and "parenting time" in certain instances; authorizing the court, in determining certain legal decision-making ...
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2022-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1178Intro

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Authorizing a certain person to petition for a peace order or protective order against another person whom the petitioner alleges has engaged in coercive and controlling behavior toward the petitioner; and defining "coercive control" as repeated or c...
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2022-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1195Intro

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Altering the circumstances under which an equity court is authorized to grant visitation rights to a grandparent of a child to include if the child's parent is deceased or the petition for visitation rights was filed after an action for divorce, annu...
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2022-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1141Intro

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Requiring an equity court to consider certain factors, including the amount of personal time spent between the grandparent and the child before the filing of a petition, whether child wants to have visitation with the grandparent and whether the gran...
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2022-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1319Intro

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Adding gender transition of a spouse to the grounds for absolute divorce.
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2022-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1293Intro

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Establishing a certain exception to the authority of the Child Support Administration to notify the Motor Vehicle Administration of an individual's child support arrearages for the purpose of suspending the individual's driver's license or privilege ...
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2022-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1269Intro

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Requiring employers of certain volunteers that work with children to submit a certain criminal history records check and a certain child abuse and neglect clearance; requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to maintain cert...
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2022-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB887Intro

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Authorizing a person eligible for relief under a final protective order to file a motion for a status review hearing to review the order and determine if further intervention by the court is necessary to protect the person eligible for relief; and re...
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2022-02-11
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB943Intro

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Providing that an equity court may grant visitation rights to a grandparent of a child if both the child's living parents consent, one of the child's living parents consents, both of the child's living parents are unable to consent, or exceptional ci...
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2022-02-11
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB947Intro

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Establishing a rebuttable presumption in certain child custody proceedings that certain custodial arrangements are in the best interest of the child; and providing for the shared payment of certain costs if a joint legal and physical custodial arrang...
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2022-02-11
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1036Intro

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Requiring a court to schedule a hearing on a certain petition regarding the proposed relocation of a child who is the subject of a custody or visitation order on an expedited basis under certain circumstances; and altering certain provisions relating...
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2022-02-11
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB718Intro

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Altering the circumstances under which a court is authorized to modify the amount of alimony awarded.
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2022-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB889Intro

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Establishing a rebuttable presumption that certain minor children in certain actions involving child custody or child access have considered judgment; requiring a child advocate attorney to be appointed to represent a certain child under certain circ...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB849Intro

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Repealing references to the terms "child custody" and "visitation" in certain instances and substituting the terms "legal decision-making" and "parenting time" in certain instances; authorizing the court, in determining certain legal decision-making ...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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