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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
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
MDHB1382EngrossProhibiting a court from committing a child for inpatient care and treatment in a psychiatric facility under certain circumstances; prohibiting a local department from placing a child in, delivering a child to, or failing to remove a child from a hos...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB96EngrossAltering the definition of "mother" so as to deny inclusion of a gamete donor unless the gamete donor and the child's mother agree in writing that the gamete donor will be a parent of the child, or at the time of the child's conception or birth, the ...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB460EngrossRequiring the Department of Human Services to post on its website a free online course on the identification, prevention, and reporting of child abuse.
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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB986EngrossAltering the contents of a certain report required by the Department of Human Services regarding children and foster youth in the State child welfare system; requiring the State Department of Education, on or before December 1 each year, to report to...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB296EngrossAltering the statute of limitations for a violation of the prohibition on preventing or interfering with the making of a certain report of suspected sexual abuse of a child; providing that a person who violates the prohibition on preventing or interf...
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2020-03-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB586EngrossRequiring the circuit court to provide notice to a child's foster parent, preadoptive parent, or caregiver of the right to request to be designated as a party in a certain proceeding except under certain circumstances; authorizing a court, in its dis...
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2020-03-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB670EngrossRepealing a requirement that a local department of social services or law enforcement agency provide a local State's Attorney with a report of the preliminary findings of an investigation of suspected child abuse within 10 days after receiving notice...
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2020-03-13
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1518IntroRequiring the Social Services Administration, in consultation with the local departments of social services, to establish a pilot program in Allegany, Garrett, and Washington counties to communicate with a certain opioid-addicted parent through a mob...
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2020-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB1039EngrossRepealing certain provisions of law specifying that certain provisions of law apply only to adoptions in which a juvenile court enters an order for adoption on or after January 1, 2000; altering, from 21 to 18, the age at which an adoptee, or biologi...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB693EngrossAuthorizing the court to include a provision regarding the legal name change of the child in an order issued in a paternity proceeding.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB369IntroRequiring the circuit court to provide notice to a child's foster parent, preadoptive parent, or caregiver of the right to intervene as a party in a certain proceeding except under certain circumstances; granting certain rights to certain individuals...
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB887IntroRequiring the Executive Director of the Social Services Administration to provide the Secretary of Health with identifying information regarding an individual who has had the individual's parental rights terminated under a certain provision of law an...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDSB1041IntroRequiring the Executive Director of the Social Services Administration to provide the Secretary of Health with identifying information regarding an individual who has had the individual's parental rights terminated under a certain provision of law an...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Senate Rules; Withdrawn
MDSB585IntroRequiring, rather than authorizing, reasonable efforts to place a child for adoption or with a legal guardian to be made concurrently with reasonable efforts to preserve and reunify families under certain circumstances.
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2020-02-17
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1550IntroRequiring the designee of the State Superintendent of Schools, on receipt of a certain notification of a certain allegation of child abuse or neglect, to ensure that a certain notice is provided; requiring a certain family child care provider or chil...
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2020-02-11
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1103IntroAuthorizing a court in a custody or visitation proceeding to require a party to provide a written notice of the intent to travel internationally with a child at least 90 days prior to the planned travel; authorizing a court, on its own motion, to ord...
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2020-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1328IntroRepealing references to the terms "child custody" and "visitation" and substituting the terms "legal decision making" and "parenting time" in certain instances; authorizing the court to award joint legal decision making to both parties under certain...
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2020-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1551IntroRequiring a certain health practitioner to inform a patient who is a minor that the patient may report child abuse to the health practitioner.
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2020-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1342IntroSpecifying that, at any meeting of a local department of social services during which the removal of a child from the child's home is discussed, certain information is required to be redacted and is prohibited from being referenced; requiring the loc...
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2020-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB662IntroAltering the contents of a certain report required by the Department of Human Services regarding children and foster youth in the State child welfare system; requiring the State Department of Education, on or before December 1 each year, to report to...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB743IntroRepealing certain provisions of law specifying that certain provisions of law apply only to adoptions in which a juvenile court enters an order for adoption on or after January 1, 2000; altering, from 21 to 18, the age at which an adoptee, or biologi...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB924IntroAuthorizing a court in a custody or visitation proceeding to require a party to provide a written notice of the intent to travel internationally with a child a certain period of time prior to the planned travel; authorizing a court, on its own motion...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB820IntroRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to provide boards authorized to take action against certain persons who knowingly fail to report suspected child abuse with a list of recommended courses relating to the obligation to report child abuse and...
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2020-02-04
To House Judiciary Committee
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