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MDSB101PassMaking certain provisions of law authorizing the prelitigation discovery of certain insurance coverage information relating to claims involving vehicle accidents applicable to claims involving any tort involving death or bodily injury; providing that...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 748
MDHB425PassExtending the statute of limitations applicable to certain civil actions relating to unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practices filed against a mortgage servicer; limiting the application of the Act to claims relating to certain residential proper...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 650
MDSB695VetoEstablishing a framework for a court to oversee the management and disposition of commercial property subject to receivership; providing standards and guidelines for the appointment, authority, and termination of a receiver over receivership property...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB773PassAltering, from 20% to 25%, the percentage of an expert's professional activities that may have been devoted to certain activities that directly involve testimony in personal injury claims during the 12 months immediately before the date when the clai...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 525
MDSB509PassRequiring a tax collector to withhold from tax sale certain real property designated by a county or municipal corporation for foreclosure and sale under a certain process; authorizing a county or municipal corporation to initiate an in rem foreclosur...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 276
MDHB1065PassEstablishing a framework for a court to oversee the management and disposition of commercial property subject to receivership; providing standards and guidelines for the appointment, authority, and termination of a receiver over receivership property...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 284
MDSB1049EngrossEstablishing the Office of Asbestos Case Mediation and Resolution in the Executive Department; requiring certain civil suits involving asbestos claims to be referred to the Office for mediation; providing for the priority of certain civil suits in th...
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2019-04-08
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (96-36)
MDHB687EngrossAltering the definition of "sexual abuse"; altering the statute of limitations in certain civil actions relating to child sexual abuse by providing a certain action may be filed at any time; and providing for the retroactive application of the Act to...
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2019-04-05
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB640EngrossMaking certain provisions of law relating to the filing, issuance, and modification of certain peace orders and to the shielding of certain court records of certain peace order proceedings apply to certain peace orders filed by certain employers on t...
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2019-04-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB1256IntroAltering the amount of wages of a judgment debtor that are exempt from attachment; and providing for the prospective application of the Act.
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2019-04-03
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB100IntroEstablishing that the operation of an interstate pipeline facility is an ultrahazardous and abnormally dangerous activity; establishing that a pipeline operator is strictly liable for certain damages resulting from or occurring in connection with the...
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2019-03-28
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDHB83EngrossProhibiting a court from requiring publication of notice in an action for change of name of a minor if each parent or guardian consents to the name change or the court finds that it is in the best interest of the minor to consider the action for a ch...
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2019-03-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1188IntroProviding that it is lawful under certain provisions of law for an employee or agent of a financial institution that accepts deposits in the State to intercept and record a certain oral communication under certain circumstances; providing that a cert...
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2019-03-19
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB848EngrossAuthorizing a defendant in a malpractice claim against a licensed professional to move for a protective order to limit the disclosure of certain documentary evidence under certain circumstances; requiring a court, upon a certain motion by the defenda...
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2019-03-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB102EngrossRequiring an automobile insurance policy issued, sold, or delivered in the State to be construed to make the insurer directly liable, within the terms and limits of the policy, to certain third-party claimants; providing that a third-party claimant h...
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2019-03-15
Hearing 3/27 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
MDHB499IntroEstablishing that the operation of an interstate pipeline facility is an ultrahazardous and abnormally dangerous activity; establishing that a pipeline operator is strictly liable for certain damages resulting from or occurring in connection with the...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB1030IntroEstablishing that a court may not terminate, limit, or regulate a right of a party that is enumerated in the United States Constitution or the Maryland Constitution and recognized by certain court precedent without providing the affected party the op...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDSB219IntroEstablishing that certain employers are not liable, under certain circumstances, for negligently hiring or failing to adequately supervise an employee based on evidence that the employee has received probation before judgment for an offense or has be...
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2019-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB1034IntroAuthorizing a certain family caregiver to bring a civil action against a family member for reimbursement of reasonable expenses incurred to provide care and support to a family member in need against the family member in need or another family member...
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2019-03-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB372IntroEstablishing that a certain report signed by the DNA analyst is prima facie evidence of certain matters for a certain purpose under certain circumstances; providing that a certain DNA profile may be established without the necessity for the DNA analy...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDSB369IntroEstablishing that a certain report signed by the DNA analyst is prima facie evidence of certain matters for a certain purpose under certain circumstances; providing that a certain DNA profile may be established without the necessity for the DNA analy...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB388IntroProhibiting an insurer from disclaiming coverage under a policy of liability insurance on the ground that the insured or a certain person has breached the policy by failing to cooperate with the insurer; and making a conforming change.
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDHB1053IntroRequiring an individual to provide reasonable assistance to certain first responders who are under threat of or have incurred serious physical injury if providing such assistance does not endanger self or others; establishing a certain penalty for a ...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB363IntroProviding that the spouse of a person on trial for a violation of a protective order may be compelled to testify as an adverse witness if the spouse is the petitioner in the proceeding in which the protective order was issued.
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2019-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB991IntroAltering the circumstances under which certain indemnity and defense liability contract or agreement language concerning the provision of certain construction-related services is void and unenforceable; etc.
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2019-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB1323IntroRequiring a certain award or verdict for future medical expenses to be based solely on average Medicare reimbursement rates in effect on the date of the award or verdict for the locality in which the care is to be provided; requiring a certain award ...
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2019-03-05
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB241IntroProviding that the spouse of a person on trial for a violation of a protective order may be compelled to testify as an adverse witness if the spouse is the petitioner in the proceeding in which the protective order was issued.
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB367IntroAltering the circumstances under which certain indemnity and defense liability contract or agreement language concerning the provision of certain construction-related services is void and unenforceable to include damages arising out of economic loss.
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDHB503IntroEstablishing that certain employers are not liable, under certain circumstances, for negligently hiring or failing to adequately supervise an employee based on evidence that the employee has received probation before judgment for an offense or has be...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB257IntroProviding that a nonprofit corporation, organization, or association may not be liable for certain acts or omissions relating to donated food; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2019-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB412IntroAltering the conditions under which a lawsuit is considered a strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP suit); specifying the conditions under which a lawsuit is not considered a SLAPP suit; altering the conditions under which a defendant...
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2019-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDSB869IntroEstablishing a system for adjudication of a claim involving a birth-related neurological injury; providing for certain benefits and compensation of a claimant under the Act; establishing the Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund to provide compensation...
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2019-02-25
Hearing 3/13 at 12:00 p.m. (Judicial Proceedings)
MDHB818IntroAuthorizing a court to award to a prevailing plaintiff reasonable attorney's fees and expenses in certain actions seeking to remedy a violation of a certain provision of the Maryland Constitution or the Maryland Declaration of Rights; authorizing a c...
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2019-02-25
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1005IntroRequiring an individual to provide certain information to a court in a certain action for a change of name; requiring certain documents to be served on certain persons if the individual whose name is sought to be changed is a minor; prohibiting a cou...
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2019-02-20
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB768IntroAltering the conditions under which a lawsuit is considered a strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP suit); specifying the conditions under which a lawsuit is not considered a SLAPP suit; altering the conditions under which a defendant...
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2019-02-15
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
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
MDHB1320IntroEstablishing a system for adjudication of a claim involving a birth-related neurological injury; providing for certain benefits and compensation of a claimant under the Act; establishing the Maryland No-Fault Birth Injury Fund to provide compensation...
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2019-02-15
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB905IntroRequiring an individual to provide certain information to a court in a certain action for a change of name; requiring certain documents to be served on certain persons if the individual whose name is sought to be changed is a minor; prohibiting a cou...
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2019-02-14
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB488IntroEstablishing that the Act applies only to an action against a manufacturer of a toxic substance for damages allegedly caused by the presence of paint or surface coatings containing the toxic substance in a residential building located in Baltimore Ci...
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2019-02-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB772IntroAltering the amount of wages of a judgment debtor that are exempt from attachment; and providing for the prospective application of the Act.
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2019-02-11
Hearing 3/15 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
MDHB1191IntroEstablishing that the Act applies only to an action against a certain manufacturer of a toxic substance for damages allegedly caused by the presence of paint or surface coatings containing the toxic substance in a residential building located in Balt...
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2019-02-11
Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m. (Environment and Transportation)
MDHB850IntroAuthorizing a certain person to petition for a peace order or protective order against another person whom the petitioner alleges has engaged in certain behavior toward the petitioner that is controlling or coercive.
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2019-02-08
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB629IntroAuthorizing a court to award to a prevailing plaintiff reasonable attorney's fees and expenses in certain actions seeking to remedy a violation of a certain provision of the Maryland Constitution or the Maryland Declaration of Rights; authorizing a c...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB555IntroMaking certain provisions of law relating to the filing, issuance, and modification of certain peace orders and to the shielding of certain court records of certain peace order proceedings apply to certain peace orders filed by certain employers on t...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB784IntroRequiring a certain award or verdict for future medical expenses to be based solely on average Medicare reimbursement rates in effect on the date of the award or verdict for the locality in which the care is to be provided; requiring a certain award ...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB775IntroIncreasing from $15,000 to $30,000 the maximum amount in controversy in a civil action in which a party may not demand a jury trial; providing for the construction and application of the Act; and making the Act contingent on the passage and ratificat...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings 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
MDHB557IntroRequiring a tax collector to withhold from tax sale certain real property designated by a county or municipal corporation for sale under a certain process; authorizing a county or municipal corporation to initiate an in rem foreclosure and sale of ce...
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2019-02-06
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB776IntroIncreasing the amount in controversy in civil proceedings in which the right to a jury trial may be limited by legislation from more than $15,000 to more than $30,000; and submitting the amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adopti...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB322IntroProhibiting a claim against a health care provider for damage due to a medical injury from being filed with the Director of the Health Care Alternative Dispute Resolution Office unless, at least 90 days before filing the claim, the claimant has given...
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2019-01-30
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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