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MDSB788PassProhibiting a certain person from distributing, purchasing for sale, or selling products containing delta-8- or delta-10-tetrahydrocannabinol to an individual under the age of 21 years; requiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission, in...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 512
MDHB1078PassProhibiting a certain person from distributing, purchasing for sale, or selling products containing delta-8- or delta-10-tetrahydrocannabinol to an individual under the age of 21 years; requiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission, in...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 511
MDHB33PassRepealing certain lists of substances designated as controlled dangerous substances under certain schedules under the Maryland Controlled Substances Act.
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 285
MDSB614PassRepealing certain lists of substances designated as controlled dangerous substances under certain schedules under the Maryland Controlled Substances Act.
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 286
MDHB22PassProhibiting a veterinary practitioner from performing certain declawing procedures on a cat unless the procedure is necessary for a therapeutic purpose; authorizing the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to impose certain disciplinary action...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 178
MDHB148PassAltering the definition of stalking to include conduct that occurs in person, through electronic communication, or through the use of a device that can pinpoint or track the location of another without the person's knowledge or consent.
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 148
MDHB16PassProhibiting a person from leaving a dog outside and unattended for longer than 30 minutes without access to continuous suitable shelter or suitable shade during extreme weather conditions or temperatures, subject to certain exceptions; defining "extr...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 181
MDSB67PassProhibiting a veterinary practitioner from performing certain declawing procedures on a cat unless the procedure is necessary for a therapeutic purpose; authorizing the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to impose certain disciplinary action...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 179
MDSB44PassProhibiting a person from leaving a dog outside and unattended for longer than 30 minutes without access to continuous suitable shelter during extreme weather conditions or suitable shelter or suitable shade when temperatures are above 90 degrees Fah...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 182
MDSB151PassClarifying that the making of a certain false statement, report, or complaint that a person knows to be false as a whole or in material part to a law enforcement officer of the State, of a county, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 167
MDSB328PassAltering the definition of stalking to include certain conduct that occurs in person, by electronic communication, or through the use of a device that can pinpoint or track the location of another without the person's knowledge or consent.
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 149
MDHB645PassClarifying that the making or causing to be made a false statement, report, or complaint that a person knows to be false, in whole or in part, to a law enforcement officer of the State, of a county, municipal corporation, or other political subdivisi...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 166
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
MDSB881PassEstablishing the Task Force to Study the Practice Known as "Swatting" to study the laws applicable to and make recommendations relating to legislative changes to prohibit the practice known as "swatting"; and requiring the Task Force to report its fi...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 150
MDHB1062PassEstablishing procedures to authorize a certain officer or agent of a humane society or a police officer or certain other public official to recover reasonable costs of care from the owner or custodian of a certain seized animal; and limiting the reas...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 180
MDHB34Engross

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Prohibiting a person from committing the common law crime of indecent exposure; and prohibiting a person from, with prurient intent, committing the common law crime of indecent exposure within the sight of a minor who is at least 2 years old and is m...
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2022-04-11
Second Reading Passed
MDHB153Engross

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Repealing 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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2022-04-11
Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Ferguson) Adopted
MDHB185Engross

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Prohibiting a person from conducting visual surveillance with prurient intent of an individual located in a residence or place of private use or accommodation without the consent of the individual; altering the penalties for the crime of visual surve...
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2022-04-11
Second Reading Passed
MDSB33Engross

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Altering the definition of "sexual contact"; and repealing 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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2022-04-11
House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Shetty, Crutchfield and Bartlett)
MDSB71Engross

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Providing that a person who is the victim of an act that would constitute a violation of certain hate crime laws may bring a civil action against the person or persons who committed the act in a court of competent jurisdiction if the person is a vict...
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2022-04-11
Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Carter) Adopted
MDSB326Intro

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Prohibiting a person from conducting visual surveillance with prurient intent of an individual located in a residence or place of private use or accommodation without the consent of the individual; altering the penalties for the crime of visual surve...
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2022-04-11
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDHB437Engross

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Prohibiting a person from making a false statement, report, or complaint to a public safety answering point with intent to deceive and to cause an investigation or other action to be taken; and providing that a person who violates the Act is guilty o...
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2022-04-11
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
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
MDHB1PassEstablishing that, on or after July 1, 2023, an individual in the State who is at least 21 years old may use and possess cannabis.
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2022-04-09
Assigned a chapter number, enactment subject to constitutional referendum - Chapter 45
MDSB68Engross

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Altering the list of crimes included within a certain definition of "crime of violence" to include sexual abuse of a minor if the offender is at least 21 years old and the victim is under the age of 16 years; and requiring a sentence for certain pers...
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2022-04-09
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB837PassRequiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission, in consultation with certain stakeholders, to conduct a baseline study of cannabis use in the State by March 1, 2023; altering certain provisions relating to penalties, charging procedures...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 26
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
MDHB290Engross

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Providing that a person who is the victim of an act that would constitute a violation of certain hate crime laws may bring a civil action against the person or persons who committed the act in a court of competent jurisdiction; authorizing the court ...
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2022-04-08
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB833Engross

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Requiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission to conduct a baseline study of cannabis use in the State; establishing the Cannabis Business Assistance Fund in the Department of Commerce to provide assistance to small, minority, and wome...
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2022-04-01
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB652Intro

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Expanding the Edward T. Conroy and Mary A. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program and the Jean B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship Program to include certain postsecondary institutions outside the State as eligible institutions that may award scholarships und...
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2022-03-30
Motion Recommit to Committee (Senator Smith) Adopted
MDSB956Engross

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Altering the definition of "local official" as it applies to the prohibition on making certain threats to certain public officials.
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2022-03-29
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB83Engross

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Prohibiting a person from committing computer-related crimes with the intent to interrupt or impair the functioning of a public safety answering point.
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2022-03-16
To House Judiciary 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
MDHB161Engross

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Altering 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; and requiring a court, in determining whether a tr...
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2022-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB669Intro

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Altering certain provisions of law relating to the termination of a pregnancy and investigations of or criminal penalties or civil liabilities for a pregnant person or a person assisting a pregnant person; prohibiting a certain provision of law that ...
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2022-03-14
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB481Engross

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Repealing the prohibition against a person using or possessing with intent to use, delivering or selling under certain circumstances, or manufacturing or possessing with intent to deliver or sell under certain circumstances drug paraphernalia to inje...
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2022-03-11
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB110Intro

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Altering the penalties for stalking if the victim had a protective order in effect against the defendant at the time of the offense or the defendant had previously been convicted of stalking.
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2022-03-07
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1354Intro

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Prohibiting a person from willfully destroying, mutilating, defacing, injuring, or removing certain monuments under certain circumstances; requiring a court to order restitution for certain costs; authorizing prosecution of certain offenses by a cert...
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2022-03-07
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1173Intro

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Providing that multiple thefts committed by the same person in multiple counties under one scheme or continuing course of conduct may be joined and prosecuted in a certain county; providing that certain misdemeanor charges may not be aggregated to co...
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2022-03-07
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1227Intro

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Specifying in provisions of law governing the regulation of tobacco products in the State that a "tobacco product" includes certain products that are made of, derived from, or contain nicotine from any source, including synthetic nicotine.
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2022-03-01
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1480Intro

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Altering a certain provision of law to require a registrant that distributes controlled dangerous substances, rather than a registrant distributor, to report suspicious orders of controlled dangerous substances to the Maryland Department of Health an...
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2022-03-01
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB619Intro

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Providing that multiple thefts committed by the same person in multiple counties under one scheme or continuing course of conduct may be joined and prosecuted in a certain county; providing that certain misdemeanor charges may not be aggregated to co...
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2022-02-28
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1463Intro

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Prohibiting the requirement of biometric authentication by a federal or State governmental entity or federal or State agency in order for an individual to access a governmental account or governmental service.
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2022-02-25
To House Rules and Executive Nominations 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
MDHB626Intro

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Altering certain provisions of law relating to the termination of a pregnancy and investigations of or criminal penalties or civil liabilities for a pregnant person or a person assisting a pregnant person; prohibiting a certain provision of law that ...
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2022-02-17
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1409Intro

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Adding health officers, election administrators, and public employees responsible for inspecting and enforcing housing and building codes and standards to the list of public officials against whom it is illegal to knowingly and willfully make a threa...
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2022-02-17
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1420Intro

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Establishing increased penalties of imprisonment for up to 3 years and a fine not to exceed $5,000, or both for the abuse or neglect of an animal if the abuse or neglect results in the death or euthanasia of the animal; and authorizing the court, as ...
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2022-02-17
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB780Intro

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Altering a certain exception relating to law enforcement officers to the prohibition on carrying certain weapons on public school property; prohibiting the carrying or possession of certain firearms on the property of public institutions of higher ed...
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2022-02-15
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1054Intro

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Making 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; altering a certain provision of law to require a court to order a perso...
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2022-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1040Intro

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Requiring the Office of the Attorney General to submit, by September 1, 2022, an advice of counsel letter to the Governor, the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, the House Judiciary Committee, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the H...
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2022-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
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