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MDHB176IntroAuthorizing a public agency in St. Mary's County to meet in a closed session to consider the investment of public funds, to consult with counsel for legal advice, and, under certain circumstances, to discuss certain cybersecurity matters.
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2020-02-24
Favorable Report by Health and Government Operations
MDHB440IntroAltering the definition of "public agency" for purposes of the St. Mary's County Open Meetings Act to include the St. Mary's County Board of Library Trustees, the St. Mary's County Metropolitan Commission, and the St. Mary's County Housing Authority;...
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2020-02-24
Favorable Report by Health and Government Operations
MDHB22IntroClarifying the definition of "campaign material" by providing that, to meet the definition of "campaign material", the text, graphics, or other images contained in the material must primarily relate to campaign activity for an election; and altering ...
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2020-02-21
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
MDSB83IntroAuthorizing a unit of State government to deliver certain notices and communications to a certain individual by electronic means if the individual has consented to receive such notices or communications from the unit; providing that delivery of a cer...
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2020-02-21
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDHB235EngrossRequiring the Secretary of Information Technology, in consultation with the Attorney General, to advise and oversee a consistent cybersecurity strategy for units of State government, including institutions under the control of the governing boards of...
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2020-02-21
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB392IntroProhibiting the State Board of Elections from approving a contract with an election service provider unless the contract includes a clause requiring the election service provider to report to the State Administrator of Elections if any stage in the m...
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2020-02-21
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB294EngrossProhibiting certain for-profit institutions of higher education and private career schools from enrolling new Maryland residents if, beginning in fiscal year 2023, federal funds exceed 10% of annual revenues; requiring the Maryland Higher Education C...
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2020-02-21
Third Reading Passed (44-0)
MDSB776IntroDefining "health care facility-based physician" for the purpose of applying certain provisions of law relating to the assignment of benefits and the reimbursement of nonpreferred providers who are physicians to physicians based in certain health care...
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB752IntroEstablishing the NCDS Prescription Record System Program under the Maryland Health Care Commission; providing the purpose of the Program is to improve patient safety and reduce health care costs by allowing a prescriber and prescriber delegate to acc...
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB861IntroRequiring an owner-member whose underground facility provides broadband service to mark the location of the underground facility within 4 hours after a time-sensitive ticket is transferred to the owner-member; and defining "time-sensitive ticket" as ...
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2020-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB983IntroEstablishing the Maryland Data Analysis and Accountability Program in the Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center; stating the purpose of the Program; requiring the Center to perform certain functions and duties; establishing a certain governing boa...
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2020-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB1049IntroEstablishing the Cybersecurity Talent Pipeline Management Program to provide funds to a certain collaborative; defining "collaborative" as commitments of partnership between at least two cybersecurity organizations to improve the State's cybersecurit...
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2020-02-20
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1618IntroEstablishing the Cybersecurity Coordination and Operations Office within the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to help improve statewide cybersecurity readiness and response; requiring the Director of MEMA to appoint an Executive Director a...
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2020-02-19
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB1043IntroRequiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to establish certain new units to assist in evaluating and reviewing certain proposals for new programs and substantial modifications of existing programs; requiring the Governor, in each of fiscal y...
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2020-02-19
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1619IntroDefining "contrary to the public interest" for the purposes of a certain provision of law authorizing a custodian to deny inspection of a part of a public record because the custodian believes the inspection would reveal the identity of a victim or a...
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2020-02-19
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB752IntroProhibiting a person from using a scanning device to scan or swipe an individual's identification card or a driver's license to obtain personal information; prohibiting a person from retaining, selling, or transferring any information collected from ...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB1001IntroRequiring the Comptroller to distribute the sales and use tax revenue on the sale or use of certain digital products to the Education Trust Fund; defining "digital product" as one that is obtained electronically by the buyer and delivered by certain ...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB120IntroRequiring the Secretary of Information Technology, in consultation with the Attorney General, to advise and oversee a consistent cybersecurity strategy for units of State government, including institutions under the control of the governing boards of...
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB796IntroRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to ensure that providers of and individuals who receive certain services are not negatively impacted when using a certain software system or function; requiring that an individual receiving certain services...
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2020-02-17
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1093IntroEstablishing for certain criminal proceedings in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County a certain exception to the prohibition against recording or broadcasting a criminal matter; requiring a certain presiding judge to ensure that a certain court web...
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDSB1015IntroEstablishing the Task Force to Study Access to Mental Health Care in Higher Education; providing the purpose of the Task Force is to study policies and procedures related to the treatment of mental illness in students, and review certain best practic...
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2020-02-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB1036IntroEstablishing the Cybersecurity Coordination and Operations Office within the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to help improve statewide cybersecurity readiness and response; requiring the Director of MEMA to appoint an Executive Director a...
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2020-02-17
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB753EngrossAltering the authority of the Board of Trustees of the State Retirement and Pension System to adopt regulations to manage, for training and quality control purposes, the monitoring and recording of incoming telephone conversations to the Member Servi...
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2020-02-14
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB1003IntroTransferring the administration and management of the Telecommunications Access of Maryland and Telecommunications Devices and Distribution of Accessible Information for Disabled Individuals programs from the Department of Information Technology to t...
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB984IntroRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to ensure that providers of and individuals who receive certain services are not negatively impacted when using a certain software system or function; requiring that an individual receiving certain services...
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1208IntroRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to apply, on or before December 1, 2020, to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for an amendment to certain waivers to implement a pilot program to provide certain telehealth services to recipien...
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations 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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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB270IntroEstablishing the Maryland Technology Infrastructure Program in the Maryland Technology Development Corporation to facilitate strategic planning, manage a Maryland Technology Infrastructure Fund, and coordinate economic development service delivery; r...
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2020-02-13
[Hearing: Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB739IntroAltering references to the term "clean energy" to be "advanced clean energy" for purposes of certain provisions of law concerning the Maryland Clean Energy Center and the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute; altering certain findings of the General ...
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2020-02-13
[Hearing: Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB826IntroEstablishing the Makerspace Initiative Pilot Program in the Maryland Technology Development Corporation to encourage the establishment and expansion of makerspaces throughout the State; authorizing the Corporation to award certain financial assistanc...
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2020-02-13
[Hearing: Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1588IntroRequiring the Secretary of Information Technology to conduct a risk assessment of any major information technology development project the Secretary believes may present an exceptional risk to the State; requiring the risk assessment to consider the ...
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2020-02-13
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1112IntroEntering into the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact; stating the purpose of the Compact; requiring a state to meet certain requirements to participate in the Compact; requiring certain audiologists and speech-language patholo...
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2020-02-12
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1578IntroExpressing the sense of the General Assembly that facial recognition technology can present certain risks as well as provide a variety of benefits and that safeguards are necessary to allow the use of the technology in ways that benefit society; esta...
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2020-02-12
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1581IntroAltering the purpose of the Maryland Technology Internship Program; providing for the cumulative 2.5 grade point average that an individual shall maintain to qualify for participation in the Program with a unit of State government; providing for the ...
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2020-02-12
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1580IntroRequiring the Secretary of Budget and Management, in partnership with the Secretary of Information Technology and the State Chief Information Security Officer, to establish certain minimum qualifications for skilled service and professional service c...
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2020-02-12
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1508IntroProviding that certain provisions of law governing resource sharing do not apply to any private industry entities that have separate legal rights of access under State or local law to install communications lines and associated facilities in the Stat...
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2020-02-12
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1300IntroRepealing, altering, and adding certain provisions of law to implement The Blueprint for Maryland's Future, which is intended to transform Maryland's early childhood, primary, and secondary education system to the levels of high-performing systems ar...
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2020-02-12
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1122IntroExcluding the University System of Maryland from certain provisions of law governing protection of information by government agencies; requiring the University System of Maryland to review and designate certain systems as systems of record based on c...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm]
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1086IntroEstablishing the Workgroup to Study Basic Economic Security; providing for the composition, cochairs, and staffing of the Workgroup; establishing the duties of the Workgroup; prohibiting a member of the Workgroup from receiving compensation, but auth...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB905IntroRequiring, beginning on January 1, 2021, a prescriber or dispenser of a prescription drug to have access to and use, under certain circumstances, certain technology that provides patient-specific prescription drug benefit and cost information in a ce...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1081IntroRequiring a hospital to annually submit a report to the Health Services Cost Review Commission on the total number of patients by race or ethnicity, gender, and zip code against whom the hospital has filed an action to collect a debt, or to whom the ...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1092IntroRequiring the county boards of education of Montgomery County, Howard County, Baltimore County, Prince George's County, and Anne Arundel County to develop and operate searchable websites containing information on the identities of individuals who rec...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1153IntroAuthorizing a student who is enrolled at a public high school to satisfy a certain requirement to earn credits in mathematics by completing a credit in a computer science or computer programming course selected by the county board; and requiring the...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1195IntroRequiring each county board of education, beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, to submit a report on or before April 30 each year to the State Board of Education and the General Assembly on computer science courses offered in public schools in the...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1260IntroRequiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to establish certain new units to assist in evaluating and reviewing certain proposals for new programs and substantial modifications of existing programs; requiring the Governor, in each of fiscal y...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1270IntroAuthorizing a county board of education to develop a policy for public schools in the county to use home-based instructional days during the school year under certain circumstances; requiring a home-based instructional day policy to include certain p...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1426IntroAltering references to the term "clean energy" to be "advanced clean energy" for purposes of certain provisions of law concerning the Maryland Clean Energy Center and the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute; altering certain findings of the General ...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1487IntroRequiring each county board of education, beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, to implement a certain agriculture science curriculum; requiring each county board to implement an agricultural education program that prepares students for certain car...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB1000IntroRepealing, altering, and adding certain provisions of law to implement The Blueprint for Maryland's Future, which is intended to transform Maryland's early childhood, primary, and secondary education system to the levels of high-performing systems ar...
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2020-02-11
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB18IntroRequiring a public body to submit to the Department of Budget and Management a report of each expenditure by the public body; providing for the contents and format of the report; requiring that expenditures of $50,000 or greater be reported within 90...
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2020-02-10
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
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