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MDHB514PassIncreasing, from $2,000,000 to $8,000,000, the amount that the State Comptroller is required to distribute of certain abandoned property funds each year to the Maryland Legal Services Corporation Fund.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 806
MDSB413PassIncreasing, from $2,000,000 to $8,000,000, the amount that the State Comptroller is required to distribute of certain abandoned property funds each year to the Maryland Legal Services Corporation Fund.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 807
MDHB681PassEstablishing the Task Force to Study the Maryland Orphans' Courts; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to examine the composition and purpose of the orphans' courts in Maryland and make recom...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 525
MDSB7PassRenaming the Court Dog and Child Witness Program to be the Court Dog Program; expanding the application of the Program to veterans who are participating in a court-supervised, comprehensive, and voluntary treatment-based program; establishing that t...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 182
MDHB186PassRenaming the Court Dog and Child Witness Program to be the Court Dog Program; expanding the application of the Program to veterans participating in a court-supervised, comprehensive, and voluntary treatment-based program; establishing that the Progr...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 181
MDHB744PassProhibiting the clerk of a circuit court from collecting fees for docketing the appearance of a petitioner's or a respondent's counsel in certain domestic violence cases.
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 330
MDHB885PassProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to change the name of the Court of Appeals to be the Supreme Court of Maryland, to change the name of the Court of Special Appeals to be the Appellate Court of Maryland, to change the name of a Judg...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor, assigned a chapter number, enactment subject to constitutional referendum - Chapter 83
MDSB666PassProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to change the name of the Court of Appeals to be the Supreme Court of Maryland, to change the name of the Court of Special Appeals to be the Appellate Court of Maryland, to change the name of a Judg...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor, assigned a chapter number, enactment subject to constitutional referendum - Chapter 82
MDHB31Engross

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Increasing certain surcharges on certain fees, charges, and costs in certain civil cases in the circuit courts and the District Court; requiring that certain surcharges collected be deposited into the Maryland Legal Services Corporation Fund and dire...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (29-16)
MDHB1312Engross

Sine Die
Requiring the Maryland Judiciary to collect, maintain, and provide certain access to certain information on eviction actions; requiring the Maryland Judiciary to report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the eviction data by August 31, 2022,...
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2021-04-12
Motion Rules Suspend Two Readings Same Day Const/Rule 24 (Senator King) Rejected (30-16)
MDSB910Intro

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Requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development, in consultation with the Maryland Judiciary and local sheriffs and constables, to collect, maintain, and provide certain access to certain information on eviction actions; requiring certa...
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2021-04-12
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB260Engross

Sine Die
Altering certain circumstances under which an individual who has been convicted of a crime is not qualified for jury service; and repealing a provision specifying that an individual is not qualified for jury service if the individual has a certain ch...
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2021-04-08
Third Reading Passed (37-10)
MDHB1008Engross

Sine Die
Prohibiting a landlord from increasing a tenant's rent solely because a judgment was entered against the tenant in a certain failure to pay rent action; requiring the District Court to seal court records within 60 days after the final resolution of a...
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2021-03-31
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB112Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the District Court to seal all court records relating to an eviction proceeding for 30 days or 3 years, subject to a certain exception, after the final resolution of an eviction proceeding, as determined by certain factors; authorizing the ...
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2021-03-29
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB675Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the Maryland Judiciary, in consultation with domestic violence and child abuse organizations, to develop a training program for judges presiding over child custody cases involving child abuse or domestic violence and to review and update th...
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2021-03-24
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB625Engross

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Altering certain circumstances under which an individual who has been convicted of a crime is not qualified for jury service; and repealing a provision made obsolete by the Act.
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2021-03-23
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB52Engross

Sine Die
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
MDHB1081Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing the county commissioners of a code home rule county of the Southern Maryland class to establish a Human Relations Commission for the county; specifying the purpose of the Commission is to use its influence to direct the efforts of the com...
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2021-03-08
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB489Engross

Sine Die
Adding misconduct in office to certain lists of crimes for which certain evidence may be gathered by interception of oral, wire, or electronic communications.
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2021-03-04
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB751Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing the county commissioners of a code home rule county of the Southern Maryland class to establish a Human Relations Commission for the county; specifying the purpose of the Commission is to use its influence to direct the efforts of the com...
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2021-02-23
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB530Intro

Sine Die
Increasing, from not more than $18 to not less than $120, the surcharge that the District Court is required to assess per civil case for summary ejectment, tenant holding over, and breach of lease that seeks a judgment for possession of residential p...
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2021-02-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1036Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the Maryland Judiciary, in consultation with domestic violence and child abuse organizations, to develop a training program for judges presiding over child custody cases involving child abuse or domestic violence and to review and update th...
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2021-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1331Intro

Sine Die
Altering who may be charged by certain licensed businesses for providing home monitoring services under certain circumstances; repealing certain fees and costs to certain inmates in certain counties; prohibiting the assessment of fees against a defen...
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2021-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1184Intro

Sine Die
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
MDSB898Intro

Sine Die
Altering who may be charged by certain licensed businesses for providing home monitoring services under certain circumstances; repealing certain fees and costs to certain inmates in certain counties; prohibiting the assessment of fees against a defen...
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2021-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1106Intro

Sine Die
Providing that an owner, lessee, or tenant of a premises is immune from civil liability for injury or death relating to the exposure of others on the premises to COVID-19 so long as the owner, lessee, or tenant, or an agent of the owner, lessee, or t...
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2021-02-05
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB686Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing certain judges and prosecutors and certain immediate family members to make a written request that certain personal information be removed from the Internet or from certain other publications; requiring a person who receives a request und...
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2021-02-02
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB950Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the State Court Administrator to ensure that each judge in the State receives certain annual training to increase community and cultural awareness.
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2021-02-02
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB588Intro

Sine Die
Requiring each State's Attorney to maintain a list of certain law enforcement officers who have been found to have committed or are alleged to have committed acts that bear on credibility, integrity or honesty that would constitute impeachment or exc...
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2021-02-01
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB602Intro

Sine Die
Increasing the limits on liability of a local government, from $400,000 for an individual claim and $800,000 for total claims to $600,000 for an individual claim and $1,200,000 for total claims, and the State and its units, from $400,000 to a single ...
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2021-01-29
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB440Intro

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Adding misconduct in office to a certain list of crimes for which certain evidence may be gathered by, and a judge may grant an order authorizing, interception of oral, wire, or electronic communications.
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2021-01-27
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB124Intro

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Requiring the court to investigate the ability to pay court fines by defendants who fail or are unable to pay a fine; repealing authorization and procedures for a court to order an individual committed to a correctional facility for nonpayment or in...
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2021-01-26
Withdrawn by Sponsor
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
MDHB508Intro

Sine Die
Providing civil immunity from liability for a COVID-19 claim to a person who acts in compliance with certain statutes, rules, regulations, executive orders, and agency orders, unless the person acted with gross negligence or intentional wrongdoing; p...
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2021-01-26
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB721Intro

Sine Die
Increasing the limits on liability of a local government, from $400,000 for an individual claim and $800,000 for total claims to $600,000 for an individual claim and $1,200,000 for total claims, and the State and its units, from $400,000 to a single ...
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2021-01-26
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB729Intro

Sine Die
Increasing, from not more than $18 to not less than $120, the surcharge that the District Court is required to assess per civil case for summary ejectment, tenant holding over, and breach of lease that seeks a judgment for possession of residential p...
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2021-01-26
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB454Intro

Sine Die
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
MDHB447Intro

Sine Die
Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution relating to the selection, election, tenure, and continuance in office of a judge of an appellate court or a circuit court; altering the methods for filling vacancies in the offices of such judges; ...
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2021-01-18
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB75Intro

Sine Die
Specifying that certain provisions of election law govern the nomination and election of circuit court judges, subject to certain exceptions; requiring circuit court judges to be elected on a nonpartisan basis; specifying that any registered voter of...
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2021-01-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB35Intro

Sine Die
Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to provide for retention elections for judges of the circuit courts; proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution decreasing the term of office from 15 years to 12 years for the judges of the...
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2021-01-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB194Intro

Sine Die
Requiring that certain public defenders receive a test for implicit bias, training to address implicit bias, and undergo an evaluation to measure the results of that training; requiring the Public Defender to ensure that anonymized data on these test...
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2021-01-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB326Intro

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Requiring the clerk of the court to include the name of the judge or magistrate who presided over a hearing or took judicial action as part of case information in the case management system of the court; requiring a clerk of the District Court to inc...
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2021-01-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB413Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the State Court Administrator to ensure that each judge in the State receive tests, training, and evaluation for implicit bias; and requiring the Administrator to ensure that data on the tests, training, and evaluation required by the Act i...
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2021-01-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB210Intro

Sine Die
Providing civil immunity from liability for a COVID-19 claim to a person who acts in compliance with certain statutes, rules, regulations, executive orders, and agency orders, unless the person acted with gross negligence or intentional wrongdoing; p...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB295Intro

Sine Die
Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution relating to the selection and tenure of circuit court judges; altering the method of filling vacancies in the office of a judge of a circuit court; providing for retention elections following an app...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB232Intro

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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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB405Intro

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Authorizing a court to award reasonable attorney's fees and related costs to the parent of a child with a disability who is the prevailing party in a certain special education proceeding; prohibiting a court from awarding attorney's fees and related ...
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2020-12-22
To House Ways and Means Committee
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