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MDHB757IntroExpanding the application of certain provisions relating to a prosecution for murder or manslaughter of a certain viable fetus to a prosecution for murder or manslaughter of a certain fetus; requiring knowledge that a certain mother was pregnant for ...
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2019-02-19
[Hearing: Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB77IntroProviding that attempted suicide is not a crime in the State; prohibiting that the act of attempting to commit suicide, in itself, may not form the basis of a certain criminal charge; and providing that the common law offense of attempted suicide is ...
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2019-02-18
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
MDSB129IntroEstablishing that acts constituting a continuing course of unlawful sexual conduct with a victim under the age of 14 years that occur in separate periods of 90 days or more are separate violations.
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2019-02-18
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB198IntroRepealing the statute of limitations for the crime of solicitation to commit murder in the first degree; providing that a person who solicits another or conspires with another to commit murder in the first degree is guilty of a felony and on convicti...
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2019-02-18
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDHB281IntroRepealing the crime of adultery.
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2019-02-18
Favorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB97EngrossAltering the definition of "item" as it relates to a certain prohibition against selling or displaying a certain obscene item to a minor by including a motion picture, an image, a visual representation, a video file, a video image, or a video recordi...
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2019-02-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB149EngrossEstablishing the Task Force to Study Crime Classification and Penalties; providing for the composition of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study issues related to the classification of and penalties for criminal and civil violations in the...
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2019-02-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB152EngrossAuthorizing a court to order a defendant convicted of a charge of animal cruelty under the Act, as a condition of sentencing, to participate in and pay for psychological counseling and to pay, in addition to any other fines and costs, all reasonable ...
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2019-02-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB162EngrossClassifying a certain offense of human trafficking as a crime of violence under certain provisions of law.
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2019-02-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB139IntroAltering a certain prohibition relating to threatening to commit a certain crime of violence in order to prohibit a person from knowingly threatening to commit or threatening to cause to be committed a certain crime of violence that would place five ...
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2019-02-15
Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB163IntroProhibiting an individual from committing a certain drunk or drugged driving offense if the individual has been convicted previously for certain other crimes under certain circumstances; making a violation of the Act a felony; establishing a penalty ...
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2019-02-15
Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB268IntroAltering an exception to the requirement that a police officer charge certain offenses by citation; and expanding the list of charges to which a certain prohibition against violating a certain condition of pretrial or posttrial release is applicable ...
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2019-02-15
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDSB948IntroProhibiting a person from intentionally causing physical injury to another if the person knows or has reason to know that the other is an employee of a public or private preschool, elementary school, or secondary school; and providing penalties for a...
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2019-02-15
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB656IntroSubstituting the term "cannabis" for the term "marijuana" in certain provisions of law; altering a certain quantity threshold and establishing a certain age limit applicable to a certain civil offense of use or possession of cannabis; establishing a ...
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2019-02-14
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
MDHB632IntroAmending the Maryland Constitution to establish that, subject to certain exceptions, an individual in the State who is at least 21 years old may under State law use cannabis, possess up to 1 ounce of cannabis, cultivate up to six cannabis plants, and...
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2019-02-14
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB882IntroProhibiting a person from transporting into the State a certain firearm that is not imprinted with a certain serial number or manufacturing, possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving a certain firearm that is not i...
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2019-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB895IntroIncreasing the amount of certain license fees; requiring certain licensees to post a certain sign in a certain location; altering the minimum age for an individual to purchase or be sold tobacco products; authorizing the Maryland Department of Health...
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2019-02-14
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1152IntroEstablishing that certain persons who are required to provide certain notice or make certain reports of suspected child pregnancy as required by the Act may not knowingly fail to give the notice or make the report; providing certain penalties for a v...
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2019-02-13
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1289IntroAltering a certain definition of "crime of violence" to include felony witness intimidation.
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2019-02-13
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB570IntroProhibiting a person from distributing fentanyl, any structural variation of fentanyl, or any analogue of fentanyl, the use of which is a contributing cause of the death of another; establishing penalties for a violation of the Act; and providing tha...
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2019-02-12
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB736IntroAltering certain definitions applicable to certain prohibitions against possessing, distributing, and creating child pornography; prohibiting a person from knowingly possessing and intentionally retaining a certain representation showing a computer-g...
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2019-02-12
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB836IntroExcepting drug paraphernalia that has been provided to or obtained by the user or possessor as a means of preventing the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or viral hepatitis from certain prohibitions against using, possessing, selling, del...
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2019-02-12
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB692IntroProhibiting a person responsible for any premises from conducting, causing, permitting, or aiding a neighborhood nuisance or unruly social event; authorizing certain law enforcement officers to issue a citation for certain violations of the Act; spec...
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2019-02-12
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1036IntroProhibiting a person from cheating at a certain game; prohibiting a person from altering or misrepresenting the outcome of a certain game under certain circumstances; prohibiting a person from placing, increasing, or decreasing a bet or determining t...
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2019-02-12
[Hearing: Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m. (Ways and Means)
MDHB88IntroMaking it a civil rather than a criminal offense to consume an alcoholic beverage in public under certain circumstances or to possess an alcoholic beverage in an open container under certain circumstances; requiring certain offenders to be issued a c...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB484IntroAltering the definition of "public safety officer" applicable to a certain prohibition against charitable or fundraising campaign fraud to include a certain police dispatcher who works at a certain public safety answering point in St. Mary's County.
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB708IntroRequiring the Secretary of Health to adopt certain regulations to set standards for labeling and child resistant packaging for electronic nicotine delivery systems and vaping liquid; requiring an electronic nicotine delivery systems manufacturer to e...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB641IntroProhibiting a person from engaging in sexual contact with an animal; defining "sexual contact with an animal"; providing that engaging in sexual contact with an animal constitutes a crime of violence; altering the definition of "Tier III sex offender...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB622IntroProhibiting a person who has been served a court order, a trespass warning, or any other official government document prohibiting the person from returning to a public building or grounds, from refusing or failing to leave a public building or ground...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB691IntroAltering certain definitions applicable to certain prohibitions against possessing, distributing, and creating child pornography; prohibiting a person from knowingly possessing and intentionally retaining a certain representation showing a computer-g...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB712IntroEstablishing that acts constituting a continuing course of unlawful sexual conduct with a victim under the age of 14 years that occur in separate periods of 90 days or more are separate violations.
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB734IntroProhibiting a person from knowingly taking, placing, harboring, persuading, inducing, or enticing another to provide services or labor by force, fraud, or coercion; prohibiting a person from knowingly receiving a benefit or thing of value from the pr...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1039IntroAltering penalties for the crime of human trafficking; decriminalizing prostitution committed by a minor; repealing a certain requirement that a certain individual be charged with violating a certain provision of law before a defendant may raise a ce...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1185IntroRequiring the Secretary of Health to adopt certain regulations to set standards for labeling and child resistant packaging for electronic nicotine delivery systems and vaping liquid; requiring an electronic nicotine delivery systems manufacturer to e...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m. (Economic Matters)
MDHB958IntroRepealing certain prohibitions 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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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB907IntroDefining "property of another" as property in which a person other than the defendant has an interest that the defendant does not have the authority to defeat or impair, even if the defendant has an interest in the property, for the purposes of prohi...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1084IntroReclassifying, as a felony instead of a misdemeanor, a certain human trafficking offense.
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1049IntroAltering a certain prohibition to apply only to a person at least 18 years old, against knowingly promoting, advertising, soliciting, distributing, or possessing with the intent to distribute any matter, visual representation, or performance that dep...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB877IntroAltering the penalties for manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, and possessing certain amounts of certain controlled dangerous substances, acting as a "drug kingpin", and committing a subsequent violation of the prohibition against manufacturing,...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB894IntroProhibiting a person from intentionally causing physical injury to another if the person knows or has reason to know that the other is a worker who is providing emergency and related services in a certain department at a certain hospital or certain f...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1169IntroIncreasing the amount of certain license fees; requiring certain licensees to post a certain sign in a certain location; altering the minimum age for an individual to purchase or be sold tobacco products; authorizing the Maryland Department of Health...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m. (Economic Matters)
MDHB1150IntroAltering certain penalties for intentionally causing physical injury to a bus operator, a train operator, a light rail operator, or any other operator of a vehicle providing transportation services; requiring State and local transportation authoritie...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1027IntroAltering certain definitions applicable to certain prohibitions against possessing, distributing, and creating child pornography; prohibiting a person from knowingly possessing and intentionally retaining a certain representation showing a computer-g...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB871IntroAltering the elements of the prohibitions against human trafficking and renaming them sex trafficking; prohibiting a person from knowingly taking another for prostitution by use of or intent to use force, threat, coercion, or fraud; prohibiting a per...
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2019-02-11
[Hearing: Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB103EngrossAltering prohibited actions relating to electronic harassment of minors; prohibiting a person from maliciously engaging in an electronic communication if the electronic communication, as part of a series of communications, is intended to and has the ...
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2019-02-08
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB722IntroClassifying the theft of a firearm as a felony; and establishing certain penalties for theft of a firearm.
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2019-02-08
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 10:00 am]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB787IntroEstablishing that certain persons who are required to provide certain notice or make certain reports of suspected child abuse or neglect may not knowingly fail to provide the notice or make the report; establishing the misdemeanor of the knowing fail...
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2019-02-08
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB828IntroExcepting drug paraphernalia that has been provided to or obtained by the user or possessor as a means of preventing the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or viral hepatitis from certain prohibitions against using, possessing, selling, del...
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2019-02-08
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB812IntroProhibiting a person from knowingly distributing a controlled dangerous substance if a reasonable person would believe that the controlled dangerous substance would likely cause the death of another and the distribution of the controlled dangerous su...
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2019-02-08
[Hearing: Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB740IntroProhibiting a person from transporting into the State or manufacturing, possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving a firearm manufactured after 1968 that is not imprinted with a serial number issued by a federally l...
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2019-02-08
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 10:00 am]
To House Judiciary Committee
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