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MDSB114PassAuthorizing a governmental entity to recover certain court costs and attorney's fees for certain actions; requiring that the Comptroller deposit civil penalties or damages collected by the State under the Maryland False Claims Act or other provisions...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 609
MDHB244PassProhibiting a calculation of damages for loss of earnings resulting from personal injury or wrongful death from being reduced based on race, ethnicity, or gender; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 541
MDHB391PassAuthorizing a governmental entity to recover certain court costs and attorney's fees for certain actions; requiring that the Comptroller deposit civil penalties or damages collected by the State under the Maryland False Claims Act or other provisions...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 608
MDHB349VetoProhibiting the court from ordering the appearance of an individual for an examination in aid of enforcement or ordering an individual to answer interrogatories in aid of execution.
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2022-05-27
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB452VetoProhibiting the court from ordering the appearance of an individual for an examination in aid of enforcement or ordering an individual to answer interrogatories in aid of execution.
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2022-05-27
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB313Engross

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Prohibiting a calculation of damages for loss of earnings resulting from personal injury or wrongful death from being reduced based on race, ethnicity, or gender; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2022-03-29
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB993Engross

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Altering the definition of "local government" under the Local Government Tort Claims Act to include Delmarva Community Services, Inc. and the Maryland Association of Counties Pooled OPEB Trust Fund.
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2022-03-29
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB965Engross

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Increasing from $10,000 to $15,000 the maximum amount of compensatory damages that may be awarded to an owner of a pet from a person who tortiously causes an injury to or death of the pet under certain circumstances.
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2022-03-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1375Intro

Sine Die
Establishing that a person who tortiously causes an injury to or death of a pet may be liable to the owner of the pet for noneconomic damages; and establishing an exception to the cap on compensatory and noneconomic damages for a tortfeasor who acted...
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2022-03-17
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB161Engross

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Prohibiting a provision in a contract with a design professional for professional services that requires the design professional to indemnify or hold harmless certain parties unless the design professional is at fault for causing the loss, damage, or...
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2022-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB161Engross

Sine Die
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
MDHB322Engross

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Exempting up to $500 in certain accounts of a judgment debtor from execution on the judgment without an election by the debtor to exempt the money; establishing a $6,000 limit on the cumulative value of property and cash that may be exempted; requiri...
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2022-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB111Engross

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Prohibiting private education lenders and private education loan collectors from initiating a certain action unless the private education lenders or private education loan collectors possess certain documents; requiring a private education lender or ...
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2022-03-11
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1474Intro

Sine Die
Altering the definition of "local government" under the Local Government Tort Claims Act to include Delmarva Community Services, Inc. and the Maryland Association of Counties Pooled OPEB Trust Fund.
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2022-03-11
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB944Intro

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Providing that a certain person is not civilly liable for an act or omission related to the person's failure to comply with certain guidance during a catastrophic health emergency unless it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the act or om...
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2022-03-07
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1131Intro

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Authorizing a person to bring a civil action for damages against another person who knowingly causes a police officer to arrive at a location to contact the person with a certain intent; and establishing an exception in certain cases where a person w...
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2022-03-07
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1363Intro

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Providing that a certain staff member of a school is not civilly liable for personal injury or property damage resulting from intervention in an altercation between students or other student disturbance subject to certain exceptions.
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2022-03-07
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB199Intro

Sine Die
Altering the definition of "local government" under the Local Government Tort Claims Act to include the nonprofit corporation serving as the Economic Development Authority for the City of Cambridge and Dorchester County (Cambridge Waterfront Developm...
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2022-03-01
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB18Engross

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Altering the definition of "local government" under the Local Government Tort Claims Act to include the nonprofit corporation serving as the economic development authority of the City of Cambridge and Dorchester County (the Cambridge Waterfront Devel...
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2022-02-25
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1463Intro

Sine Die
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
MDHB263Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing an individual to bring a nuisance action for damages caused by rodent harborage on real property against an owner of the property; defining "rodent harborage" as a condition that provides sustenance or shelter for rodents, promotes their ...
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2022-02-21
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB605Intro

Sine Die
Requiring collateral source evidence made to or for the benefit of the plaintiff to be admissible in medical malpractice jury trials for a certain purpose; requiring the trier of fact to consider collateral source evidence when determining damages; r...
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2022-02-21
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB992Intro

Sine Die
Requiring an automobile insurer to accept service of process from a third-party claimant if the person insured under the policy is deceased and no estate is open and the third-party claimant agrees to cap recovery at applicable policy limits.
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2022-02-20
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB70Engross

Sine Die
Altering the conditions under which a lawsuit is considered a strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP suit); altering the conditions under which a defendant in a SLAPP suit is not civilly liable for certain communications; and establish...
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2022-02-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB463Intro

Sine Die
Establishing the civil liability of a police officer who deprives or allows another to deprive an individual of certain rights under the Maryland Declaration of Rights and the Maryland Constitution; requiring that the employer of a police officer ind...
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2022-02-16
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1012Intro

Sine Die
Specifying that a police officer who subjects or causes to be subjected any individual to the deprivation of certain rights under the Maryland Constitution or the U.S. Constitution is liable for certain damages; establishing that a police officer is ...
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2022-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB732Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting private education lenders and private education loan collectors from initiating a certain action unless the private education lenders or private education loan collectors possess certain documents; requiring a private education lender or ...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB925Intro

Sine Die
Establishing the Traffic Control Signal Modernization Fund to finance the upgrading of traffic control signals in the State; requiring the District Court and a certain political subdivision to pay 10% of each fine or civil penalty assessed to the Com...
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2022-02-09
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB815Intro

Sine Die
Establishing that a person who tortiously causes an injury to or death of a pet may be liable to the owner of the pet for noneconomic damages; and establishing an exception to the cap on compensatory and noneconomic damages for a tortfeasor who acted...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB803Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing a mortgagor or grantor to file a counterclaim under the Maryland Rules within 15 days after a postfile mediation in an action for residential property foreclosure or the date the Office of Administrative Hearings files a certain report; e...
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2022-02-04
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB315Intro

Sine Die
Altering the conditions under which a lawsuit is considered a strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP suit); altering the conditions under which a defendant in a SLAPP suit is not civilly liable for certain communications; establishing ...
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2022-01-24
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB114Intro

Sine Die
Establishing the Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings Program administered by the Maryland Legal Services Corporation to provide access to legal representation for certain covered individuals detained in the United States in certain covered j...
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2022-01-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB129Intro

Sine Die
Establishing the Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings Program administered by the Maryland Legal Services Corporation to provide access to legal representation for certain covered individuals detained in the United States in certain covered j...
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2022-01-10
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB156Intro

Sine Die
Altering and expanding the scope of civil actions for certain specialties that shall be filed within a specified statute of limitations period.
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2022-01-10
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB121Intro

Sine Die
Repealing provisions granting the juvenile court jurisdiction over a peace order proceeding in which the respondent is a minor.
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2022-01-07
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB79Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a provision in a contract with a design professional for professional services that requires the design professional to indemnify or hold harmless certain parties unless the design professional is at fault for causing the loss, damage, or...
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2022-01-07
To House Judiciary Committee
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