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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
MDHB132IntroAltering a certain definition of "crime of violence" to include felony witness intimidation.
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB1322IntroProviding that a person who is convicted of first-degree murder may be sentenced to death under certain circumstances; providing that a certain mass murder under certain circumstances constitutes an aggravating circumstance that the court or jury mus...
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2020-03-03
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB8IntroExpanding the Illegal Dumping and Litter Control Law to include yard waste; establishing a penalty for a violation of the Act; prohibiting a court from imposing less than the mandatory minimum fine of $50 for a violation of the Act; and requiring a c...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1357IntroProhibiting a person from intentionally causing physical injury to another if the person knows or has reason to know that the other is a direct care assistant employed by the Maryland Department of Health engaged in the performance of the direct care...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB320EngrossAltering 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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2020-02-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB590EngrossRepealing a certain prohibition on prosecuting a person for rape or a certain sexual offense against a victim who was the person's legal spouse at the time of the alleged rape or sexual offense.
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2020-02-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1650IntroAltering the elements of the crime of first-degree assault by including an alternative prohibition against committing a battery with a firearm; altering the elements of the crime of second-degree assault by including an alternative prohibition agains...
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2020-02-28
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB1075IntroRenaming the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission to be the Alcohol, Cannabis, and Tobacco Commission; providing that a member of the Commission may not have a certain interest, ownership, or management in the cannabis industry; establishing the Advisory C...
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2020-02-28
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB1034IntroProhibiting a person from intentionally causing physical injury to another if the person knows or has reason to know that the other is an official, an umpire, a referee, or a judge officiating at a sporting event; authorizing a police officer to arre...
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2020-02-26
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB193IntroMaking certain violations relating to the use or possession of certain de minimis quantities of certain controlled dangerous substances a civil offense rather than a misdemeanor; applying penalties for a first or second finding of guilt involving the...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB654IntroProhibiting a person responsible for any premises from conducting, causing, permitting, or aiding an unruly social gathering; authorizing certain law enforcement officers to issue a citation for certain violations of the Act; specifying who may be is...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDSB1058IntroReclassifying, as a felony instead of a misdemeanor, a certain offense relating to possession of child pornography, punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years or a $10,000 maximum fine or both.
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2020-02-24
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB691IntroProhibiting a person from intentionally causing physical injury to another if the person knows or has reason to know that the other is an official, an umpire, a referee, or a judge officiating at a sporting event.
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2020-02-20
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDSB209IntroProhibiting a person responsible for any premises from conducting, causing, permitting, or aiding an unruly social gathering; authorizing certain law enforcement officers to issue a citation for certain violations of the Act; specifying who may be is...
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
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