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MDSB60PassRepealing a requirement that a corrected driver's license expire at the end of a certain time period; and altering the period of time, from 6 to 9 years, within which certain drivers are required to have taken an authorized vision test to qualify for...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 138
MDSB84PassRepealing a requirement that a signature be in ink on an application for a certificate of title of a vehicle.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 140
MDSB133PassRepealing the termination date for certain provisions of law applicable to the registration and authorized use of farm area motor vehicles, including a provision increasing from 10 miles to 25 miles the radius from a farm within which a person may op...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 173
MDHB180PassAuthorizing the Motor Vehicle Administration to issue electronic credentials in addition to, and not instead of, a license or an identification card; defining an "electronic credential" as an electronic representation of a license, an identification ...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 142
MDHB331PassRepealing the termination date for certain provisions of law applicable to the registration and authorized use of farm area motor vehicles, including a provision increasing from 10 miles to 25 miles the radius from a farm within which a person may op...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 174
MDHB1155PassAuthorizing the governing body of Prince George's County to adopt an ordinance to prohibit disposing of a bulky item on a highway or on public or private property except under certain circumstances; authorizing Prince George's County to impose certai...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 160
MDHB698EngrossProhibiting a vehicle manufacturer from recovering by certain means all or a portion of its costs for compensating a vehicle dealer for vehicle preparation and delivery or warranty or recall repairs by arbitrarily reducing the amount of the compensat...
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2019-04-08
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (43-2)
MDHB1246EnrollExpanding the vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain plug-in electric drive vehicles to include the purchase of certain fuel cell electric vehicles; providing for the credit for a plug-in electric drive vehicle and a fuel cell electric...
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2019-04-08
Passed Enrolled
MDSB146EnrollRequiring commercial driver's license training schools to include training on the recognition, prevention, and effective reporting of human trafficking as part of the curriculum; requiring the Motor Vehicle Administration to include content on the re...
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2019-04-05
Passed Enrolled
MDSB707EnrollAuthorizing the Motor Vehicle Administration to issue a temporary in-transit registration that allows a nonresident owner of a vehicle to operate the vehicle on a highway in the State only for the purpose of transporting the vehicle to a jurisdiction...
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2019-04-05
Passed Enrolled
MDHB1071IntroProhibiting the Motor Vehicle Administration from charging a fee for the issuance of a new certificate of title for a vehicle that is owned by a certain member of the military who is on active duty; and altering the amount of the excise tax imposed f...
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2019-04-04
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB76EnrollAltering the penalties for a person convicted for possession of a canceled, revoked, or suspended driver's license to be a fine not exceeding $500 and an assessment of 3 points.
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2019-04-03
Returned Passed
MDHB421EnrollRequiring an application for a license, an identification card, or a moped operator's permit to allow an applicant to indicate the applicant's sex as female, male, or unspecified or other; requiring the Motor Vehicle Administration to ensure that the...
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2019-04-03
Returned Passed
MDHB146EngrossRequiring the Motor Vehicle Administration, when processing an application for a duplicate license of a victim of a robbery or theft whose license is taken during the robbery or theft, to issue the duplicate license free of charge if the victim of th...
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2019-04-01
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB237EnrollAltering the penalties for a person convicted for possession of a canceled, revoked, or suspended driver's license to be a fine not exceeding $500 and an assessment of 3 points.
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2019-04-01
Returned Passed
MDSB1021IntroAuthorizing a title service agent to collect and remit electronically certain vehicle excise taxes if the title service agent transmits the proper titling and registration information to the Motor Vehicle Administration; etc.
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2019-04-01
Unfavorable Report by Senate Rules; Withdrawn
MDHB151IntroExpanding the vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain plug-in electric drive vehicles to include the purchase of certain fuel cell electric vehicles; providing that the credit for a fuel cell electric vehicle may not exceed $3,000; chan...
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB526IntroProviding that a manufacturer, distributor, or factory branch may not prohibit a dealer from advertising a vehicle for sale or lease at a certain price or coerce or require a dealer to change the advertising medium for a certain price; and requiring ...
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2019-03-28
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB887IntroRequiring the Motor Vehicle Administration, when processing an application for a duplicate license of a victim of a robbery or theft whose license is taken during the robbery or theft, to issue the duplicate license free of charge if the victim of th...
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2019-03-28
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB241IntroExempting an applicant for renewal or transfer of a vehicle registration from the requirement that the applicant be denied if the applicant has unpaid taxes or unemployment insurance contributions if the applicant's income is at or below 200% of the ...
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2019-03-27
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDSB389EngrossCreating an exception to motor vehicle registration requirements for low speed electric vehicles in the City of Havre de Grace that are owned and operated by the City of Havre de Grace; defining a "low speed electric vehicle" as a vehicle capable of ...
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2019-03-27
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB773EngrossRequiring the Motor Vehicle Administration to charge a certain additional fee on the issuance of special registration plates for recipients of an individually earned, combat-related armed forces medal; requiring that the additional fee be credited to...
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2019-03-19
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB467IntroCreating an exception to motor vehicle registration requirements under certain circumstances for low speed electric vehicles in the City of Havre de Grace; defining a "low speed electric vehicle" as a vehicle capable of a sustained speed of 20 miles ...
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2019-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1267IntroRepealing the requirement that an individual have $300 of unpaid fines before qualifying to enter into a payment plan with the clerk of the court to pay certain overdue fines; requiring that a traffic citation provide certain notice that a person may...
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2019-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB72IntroEstablishing the Fiscal Year 2017 Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment Rebate Program to provide rebates to individuals who purchased qualified equipment in fiscal year 2017 but did not receive the rebate; limiting the rebate to an applicant who own...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDSB196EnrollRequiring an application for a license, an identification card, or a moped operator's permit to allow an applicant to indicate the applicant's sex as female, male, or unspecified or other; requiring the Motor Vehicle Administration to ensure that the...
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2019-03-14
Returned Passed
MDHB610IntroProviding that a manufacturer, distributor, or factory branch may not prohibit a dealer from advertising a vehicle for sale or lease at a certain price or coerce or require a dealer to change the advertising medium for a certain price; and requiring ...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB675IntroRepealing the term of imprisonment that may be imposed on a person who operates or knowingly allows to be operated a motor vehicle that the person knows or has reason to know is not covered by the required security; and reducing from $1,000 to $500 t...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDSB281IntroRepealing a requirement that the Motor Vehicle Administration, under certain circumstances, suspend the registration of a motor vehicle that incurs a certain toll violation; altering the authority of the Maryland Transportation Authority to enter cer...
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2019-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB806IntroEstablishing that certain costs for services provided are eligible to be included in a vehicle's "dealer processing charge"; repealing certain vehicle dealer price disclosure requirements for dealer processing and freight charges; requiring vehicle d...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDHB870IntroRepealing a requirement that the Motor Vehicle Administration, under certain circumstances, suspend the registration of a motor vehicle that incurs a certain toll violation; altering the authority of the Maryland Transportation Authority to enter cer...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB3IntroRequiring that the system of multiyear vehicle registration adopted by the Motor Vehicle Administration include for Class A (passenger) vehicles and Class D (motorcycle) vehicles options for registration for 1- or 2-year periods to be phased in over ...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB899IntroProhibiting the Motor Vehicle Administration from renewing the registration of a motor vehicle if the applicant has not submitted a motor vehicle safety and equipment inspection certificate; requiring certain motor vehicles to complete a safety and e...
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2019-02-28
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB5EngrossRequiring commercial driver's license training schools to include training on the recognition, prevention, and effective reporting of human trafficking as part of the curriculum; requiring the Motor Vehicle Administration to include content on the re...
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2019-02-25
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1334IntroEstablishing a minimum threshold for damages awarded to a person who suffers financial injury or other damages as a result of certain violations of certain provisions of law governing relationships between vehicle manufacturers and dealers.
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2019-02-15
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB925IntroRepealing the requirement that an individual have $300 of unpaid fines before qualifying to enter into a payment plan with the clerk of the court to pay certain overdue fines; requiring that a traffic citation provide certain notice that a person may...
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2019-02-14
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB525IntroEstablishing a minimum threshold for damages awarded to a person who suffers financial injury or other damages as a result of certain violations of certain provisions of law governing relationships between vehicle manufacturers and dealers.
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2019-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB168IntroExpanding the vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain plug-in electric drive vehicles to include the purchase of certain fuel cell electric vehicles; providing that the credit for a fuel cell electric vehicle may not exceed $3,000; chan...
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2019-01-25
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB78IntroMaking the vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain electric vehicles permanent; authorizing certain individuals or business entities that do not receive a tax credit in a certain fiscal year to claim the credit during the next fiscal ye...
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2019-01-11
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
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