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MDHB39PassRequiring a court to waive a certain publication requirement in an action for change of name under the Maryland Rules on motion by an individual who has filed the action.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 506
MDSB364PassProhibiting the use or enforcement of a nondisparagement clause in a settlement agreement or other release of liability between the parties in a claim of misconduct in the performance of duties against a law enforcement officer of an institution of h...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 740
MDSB581PassRequiring a court to waive a certain publication requirement in an action for change of name under the Maryland Rules on motion by an individual who has filed the action.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 507
MDSB670PassIncreasing from $15,000 to $25,000 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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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 598
MDSB669PassIncreasing 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 $25,000; and submitting the amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adopti...
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2021-05-30
Assigned a chapter number, enactment subject to constitutional referendum - Chapter 809
MDSB335PassRequiring a nongovernmental corporate party to file, at a first appearance, pleading, petition, motion, response, or other request addressed to the court, one copy of a certain disclosure statement; specifying the contents of the disclosure statement...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 428
MDSB327PassAuthorizing the Division of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Attorney General to bring certain actions on behalf of certain susceptible adults and older adults; authorizing the Securities Commissioner of the Division of Securities of the Offi...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 311
MDHB289PassMaking 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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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 341
MDHB425PassProhibiting a person from committing a certain prohibited act with the intent to interrupt or impair the functioning of a health care facility or a public school; prohibiting a person from knowingly possessing certain ransomware with the intent to us...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 145
MDSB623PassProhibiting a person from committing a certain prohibited act with the intent to interrupt or impair the functioning of a health care facility or a public school; prohibiting a person from knowingly possessing ransomware with the intent to use the ra...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 146
MDHB899Engross

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Increasing from $15,000 to $25,000 the maximum amount in controversy in a civil action in which a party may not demand a jury trial; providing for the construction and prospective application of the Act; and making the Act contingent on the passage a...
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2021-04-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB902Engross

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Increasing 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 $25,000; and submitting the amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adopti...
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2021-04-12
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB955Engross

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Altering the definition of a "local government" under the Local Government Tort Claims Act to include Cambridge Waterfront Development, Inc., in Dorchester County; providing that a certain notice requirement does not apply to certain actions against...
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2021-04-12
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB105Engross

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Specifying that certain provisions of law relating to peace orders may not be interpreted to create or impose a duty on a certain employer to file a petition on behalf of a certain employee; making certain provisions of law relating to the filing, is...
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2021-04-10
House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Atterbeary, Shetty and Williams)
MDHB378Engross

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Altering the definition of "local government" under the Local Government Tort Claims Act to include the Maryland Association of Counties Pooled OPEB Trust Fund.
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2021-03-31
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB308Engross

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Altering 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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2021-03-30
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1147Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the District Court to impose certain additional court costs on a defendant convicted of or found liable for certain violations of the Maryland Vehicle Law; establishing the Traffic Control Signal Modernization Fund as a special, nonlapsing ...
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2021-03-22
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB26Engross

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Prohibiting private education lenders and private education loan collectors from initiating a certain action except under certain circumstances; prohibiting a court from entering a certain judgment unless the private education lender or private educa...
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2021-03-19
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB697Intro

Sine Die
Requiring a court to shield certain court records relating to an action involving certain residential property on the commencement of the action; requiring a court to cease shielding certain records if the court issues a warrant of restitution or war...
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2021-03-18
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB848Engross

Sine Die
Prohibiting an individual from being arrested or incarcerated for failure to respond to certain orders to appear in court relating to an examination in aid of enforcement of a money judgment entered in a small claim action in the District Court; etc.
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2021-03-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB52Engross

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Establishing that certain procedural notice requirements must be fulfilled prior to the filing of a complaint by a landlord or a landlord's duly qualified agent for the repossession of residential rental property for failure to pay rent; requiring th...
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2021-03-17
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB263Intro

Sine Die
Altering the definition of "sexual abuse"; altering the statute of limitations in certain civil actions relating to child sexual abuse by providing that a certain action may be filed at any time; providing for the retroactive application of the Act t...
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2021-03-16
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB772Intro

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Exempting up to $2,600 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; and p...
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2021-03-16
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB626Engross

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Prohibiting a law enforcement officer from intentionally using excessive force; requiring a law enforcement officer to intervene to prevent another officer's use of excessive force; prohibiting a law enforcement officer from intentionally refusing to...
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2021-03-12
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB347Engross

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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; requiring a court, in determining whether a transf...
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2021-03-04
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB657Intro

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Prohibiting an individual from being arrested or incarcerated for failure to respond to certain orders to appear in court relating to an examination in aid of enforcement of a money judgment entered in a small claim action in the District Court; etc.
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2021-02-26
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB420Intro

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Establishing 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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2021-02-25
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB585Intro

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Prohibiting a collection agency from passing to a consumer any costs associated with certain filing fees; establishing the Financial Capabilities and Legal Assistance Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund to receive and distribute funds to qualified non...
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2021-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1354Intro

Sine Die
Tolling or suspending, as applicable, all statutory deadlines related to the initiation of matters required to be filed in a State trial or appellate court, including statutes of limitations, for a certain number of days due to the COVID-19 emergency...
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2021-02-18
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB524Intro

Sine Die
Exempting certain types of pollution cases from the Maryland Uniform Contribution Among Joint Tort-Feasors Act; requiring the factfinder in certain legal actions to make a determination of the total liability and assign comparative responsibility to ...
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2021-02-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1080Intro

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Authorizing, if an animal is seized under a certain provision of law, certain individuals to file a petition for certain costs against a certain owner or custodian for certain costs of caring for the animal, including the provision of food, water, sh...
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2021-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1282Intro

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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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2021-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1184Intro

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Authorizing a judge, recalled judge, or retired judge of a State court to file a certain notice with a data broker, person, business, or other entity requesting the removal of personal identifying information within 72 hours of receipt of the notific...
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2021-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB628Intro

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Requiring a tenant who receives a court order to pay rents into a certain escrow account to establish the escrow account on the day the order is entered; and requiring a certain order relating to a wrongful detainer action to require a certain amount...
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2021-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB760Intro

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Authorizing, if an animal is seized under a certain provision of law, certain individuals to file a petition for certain costs against a certain owner or custodian for reasonable costs of caring for the animal, including the provision of food, water,...
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2021-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1084Intro

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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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2021-02-05
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1049Intro

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Establishing, notwithstanding any other provision of law, that a law enforcement officer is not immune from civil or criminal liability for acts or omissions causing certain physical or mental injury that occur while the law enforcement officer is ac...
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2021-02-05
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB353Intro

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Establishing the civil liability of a law enforcement officer who deprives or allows another to deprive an individual of certain rights under the Maryland Declaration of Rights and the Maryland Constitution; requiring a court to award attorney's fees...
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2021-01-31
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB828Intro

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Providing that a staff member of a school, acting in an official capacity, is not civilly liable for personal injury or property damage resulting from intervention in a student altercation or other student disturbance if the staff member intervened i...
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2021-01-31
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB739Intro

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Exempting certain types of pollution cases from the Maryland Uniform Contribution Among Joint Tort-Feasors Act; requiring the factfinder in certain legal actions to make a determination of the total liability and assign comparative responsibility to ...
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2021-01-29
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB478Intro

Sine Die
Increasing surcharges for certain civil cases in the circuit courts from $55 to $75 per case and in the the District Court from $8 to $13 per summary ejectment case and from $18 to $24 per case for all other civil cases; and prohibiting the surcharge...
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2021-01-26
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB454Intro

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Establishing the Eviction Diversion Program in the District Court to reduce the incidence of judgments for repossession of residential property and to promote continuity of housing; requiring the Chief Judge of the District Court to establish a Progr...
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2021-01-25
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB139Intro

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Authorizing a person to seek certain relief for use of force by a law enforcement officer that is inconsistent with a certain provision of the Act by filing a civil action with a certain court; providing that a certain person is not precluded from pu...
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2021-01-19
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB373Intro

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Requiring the Motor Vehicle Administration, on receiving notice from a certain insurer, to suspend the driver's license and all vehicle registrations of a motor vehicle judgment debtor who fails to pay the judgment, subject to certain exceptions; pro...
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2021-01-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB363Intro

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Authorizing a certain civil action to be brought against a person who knowingly summons a police officer with the intent to infringe on the person's constitutional rights, unlawfully discriminate against the person, cause the person to feel harassed ...
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2021-01-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB131Intro

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Requiring the Commissioner of Correction to provide a certain inmate with a certain step-down program to prepare an inmate for transition to the general population or the community; establishing the requirements of a certain step-down program; prohib...
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2021-01-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB25Intro

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Altering the definition of "health care provider" for purposes of certain provisions of law governing catastrophic health emergencies to include an employee, an agent, or a contractor of a health care facility who provides or assists in the provision...
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2021-01-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB372Intro

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Authorizing the recovery of actual damages, expenses, litigation costs, and interest in obligee claims against surety insurance providers under certain circumstances; applying certain provisions of law on unfair claim settlement practices to surety i...
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2021-01-15
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB209Intro

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Requiring a county board of education to offer and provide to certain disabled and special education students whose schools are subject to a prolonged school closure an option to continue attending school or receiving education services after the stu...
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2021-01-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB162Intro

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Altering 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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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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