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MDHB222PassRequiring the driver of a vehicle traveling slower than the general speed of traffic on an interstate highway in a rural area to drive the vehicle in the right-hand lanes under certain circumstances; prohibiting the issuance of a citation for a viola...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 565
MDHB434PassAuthorizing Baltimore City to decrease or raise to a previously established level the maximum speed limit on a highway under its jurisdiction without performing an engineering and traffic investigation; and prohibiting a local jurisdiction from using...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 582
MDSB520PassAuthorizing Baltimore City, without performing an engineering and traffic investigation, to decrease or raise to a previously established level the maximum speed limit on a highway under its jurisdiction; and prohibiting a local jurisdiction from usi...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 583
MDSB731PassAuthorizing a person who undertakes the towing or removal of a vehicle from a parking lot to notify any secured party electronically if that form of notice is agreed to by the tower and the secured party in writing or by electronic communication.
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 561
MDHB870PassAuthorizing a person who undertakes the towing or removal of a vehicle from a parking lot to notify any secured party electronically if that form of notice is agreed to by the tower and the secured party in a writing or by electronic communication.
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 560
MDSB612VetoAltering certain penalties and the points assessments for certain motor vehicle violations related to participation in a race or speed contest; prohibiting a person from engaging in exhibition driving on any highway or private property that is used f...
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2022-05-27
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB38PassClarifying that the Maryland Transportation Authority may refer a delinquent account for unpaid video tolls to the Central Collection Unit; authorizing the Authority to recall certain delinquent accounts from the Central Collection Unit and waive unp...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 460
MDHB193PassCreating an exception to motor vehicle registration requirements for golf carts on Upper Hoopers Island, Middle Hoopers Island, and Taylors Island; providing that a person operating a golf cart on Upper or Middle Hoopers Island and Taylors Island ma...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 387
MDHB157PassProhibiting a person from stopping, standing, or parking a vehicle that is not a plug-in electric drive vehicle plugged into charging equipment in a parking space that is designated for the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles; establishing certain...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 418
MDHB53PassProhibiting a person from driving a motor vehicle in a dedicated bus lane unless authorized by a local jurisdiction, subject to certain exceptions; requiring the City of Baltimore to issue a new competitive request for proposals to select a certain c...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 468
MDSB80PassCreating an exception to motor vehicle registration requirements for golf carts on Upper Hoopers Island, Middle Hoopers Island, and Taylors Island, in Dorchester County; providing that a person who operates a golf car on a highway in Upper Hoopers Is...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 388
MDSB146PassProhibiting a person from stopping, standing, or parking a vehicle that is not a plug-in electric drive vehicle plugged into charging equipment in a parking space that is designated by certain signage indicating for the use of plug-in electric drive ...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 417
MDSB147PassRequiring a driver to make a certain lane change or to slow the speed of the driver's vehicle with due regard for safety and traffic conditions when approaching from the rear a stopped, standing, or parked vehicle displaying hazard warning lights, ro...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 382
MDSB59PassRequiring the Maryland Transportation Authority to waive certain civil penalties assessed for certain toll violations under certain circumstances; and requiring the Authority to reimburse certain civil penalties paid in error and notify certain indiv...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 448
MDHB546PassProhibiting a pedestrian from catching or attempting to catch fish by any means on or under the Maryland Route 18 Kent Island Drawbridge over the Kent Narrows in Queen Anne's County.
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 443
MDSB642PassAuthorizing the use of vehicle height monitoring systems in Harford County to enforce certain State and local laws restricting the presence of certain vehicles during certain times subject to certain requirements.
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 379
MDHB1143PassExpanding the definition of "all-terrain vehicle" in provisions governing the use of all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles in Allegany County and Garrett County to include off-highway motorcycles; and expanding the area of a highway from 2 miles to 5 ...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 433
MDHB813PassRequiring Montgomery county to annually compile and make publicly available a report for the previous fiscal year on each school bus monitoring system operated by a local jurisdiction; requiring Montgomery County, in coordination with the Maryland De...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 216
MDSB416Engross

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Requiring the driver of a vehicle traveling slower than the general speed of traffic on an interstate highway in a rural area to drive the vehicle in the right-hand lanes under certain circumstances; prohibiting the issuance of a citation for a viola...
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2022-04-08
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB703Engross

Sine Die
Creating an exception to motor vehicle registration requirements for golf carts operating on certain county highways in Frederick County; providing that a person operating a golf cart without registration may do so only on a county highway with a spe...
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2022-04-08
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB230Engross

Sine Die
Repealing the exclusion of motor vehicle rental companies from enforcement provisions for motor vehicle violations that are recorded by automated enforcement systems; requiring an agency to provide certain notice to a motor vehicle rental company bef...
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2022-03-23
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1262Engross

Sine Die
Authorizing the placement and use of a speed monitoring system at the intersection of Maryland Route 333 (Oxford Road) and Bonfield Avenue in Talbot County, subject to placement and signage requirements; requiring the fines collected by the Town of O...
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2022-03-23
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB76Engross

Sine Die
Establishing exceptions to motor vehicle registration requirements for golf carts and low speed vehicles on Cobb Island, Charles County; requiring an operator of a golf cart on a highway on Cobb Island without a certain registration to operate the go...
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2022-03-21
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB404Engross

Sine Die
Authorizing local authorities statewide to decrease the maximum speed limit to not less than a certain speed after performing an engineering and traffic investigation, subject to certain restrictions on the use of speed monitoring systems.
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2022-03-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB811Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the placement and use of at least one speed monitoring system between each exit ramp on Maryland Route 200 (Intercounty Connector) in Montgomery County; and requiring the Maryland Transportation Authority and Montgomery County to enter into...
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2022-03-18
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB25Engross

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Providing that a person charged with reckless or negligent driving must appear in court and may not prepay the fine if the reckless or negligent driving contributed to an accident that resulted in the death of another person.
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2022-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB231Engross

Sine Die
Authorizing Montgomery County to designate the Montgomery County Department of Transportation instead of a local law enforcement agency as the agency responsible for implementing automated traffic enforcement programs in the county; requiring that an...
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2022-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB283Engross

Sine Die
Requiring that a school bus be routed with the intent that the number of pupils on the bus does not exceed the manufacturer's rated seating capacity for the bus; and requiring that, if an emergency or a temporary situation causes the number of pupils...
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2022-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB475Intro

Sine Die
Creating an exception from motor vehicle registration requirements for golf carts in St. Mary's County; authorizing the St. Mary's County Board of Commissioners to designate county highways that have a speed limit not greater than 35 miles per hour a...
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2022-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1483Intro

Sine Die
Increasing certain penalties for attempting to elude a police officer; and providing that a person who violates the Act is guilty of a felony and is subject to increasing penalties for multiple offenses.
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2022-03-08
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB130Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing a police officer to enforce certain provisions of the Maryland Vehicle Law related to required stops only as a secondary action, except if the driver of a motor vehicle recklessly fails to slow or yield in any way.
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2022-03-07
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB151Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing the use of traffic control device monitoring systems, devices designed to capture a recorded image of a violation, by State and local agencies, if authorized by local law; providing that the owner or driver of a motor vehicle recorded fai...
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2022-03-07
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB469Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing the Motor Vehicle Administration to enter into a certain agreement with another jurisdiction for the reciprocal enforcement of traffic violations recorded by a traffic control signal monitoring system under certain circumstances; requirin...
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2022-03-07
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB609Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing the placement and use of speed monitoring systems on Sands Road in Anne Arundel County.
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2022-02-28
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1443Intro

Sine Die
Establishing that revenue from fines collected as a result of violations enforced by speed monitoring systems on Interstate 83 in Baltimore City may be used for roadway improvements to entrance and exit ramps along Interstate 83 in Baltimore City and...
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2022-02-22
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB198Intro

Sine Die
Requiring a person who undertakes the towing or removal of a vehicle from a roadway following an accident or other incident to clear debris resulting from the accident or incident off the roadway and ensure that large debris is disposed of in accorda...
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2022-02-21
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB77Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a person from committing motor vehicle offenses related to overtaking and passing vehicles, driving on the sidewalk, and reckless and negligent driving while operating a dirt bike; and establishing penalties of imprisonment not exceeding ...
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2022-02-21
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB687Intro

Sine Die
Requiring that a school bus be routed with the intent that the number of pupils on the bus does not exceed the manufacturer's rated seating capacity for the bus; and providing for emergency or temporary situations.
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2022-02-21
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB782Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a person from stopping, standing, or parking a vehicle that is not a plug-in electric drive vehicle in a parking space that is designated in a certain manner for the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles; and requiring that a parking spa...
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2022-02-21
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB105Engross

Sine Die
Requiring a driver to make a certain lane change or to slow the speed of the driver's vehicle in a certain manner when approaching from the rear a stopped, standing, or parked vehicle displaying hazard warning lights, road flares, or other caution si...
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2022-02-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB981Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a pedestrian from catching or attempting to catch fish by any means on or under the Maryland Route 18 Kent Island Drawbridge over the Kent Narrows in Queen Anne's County.
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2022-02-18
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1390Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing the placement and use of speed monitoring systems on Maryland Route 648 (Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard) at the intersections with Cypress Creek Road and Brandywine Avenue in Anne Arundel County subject to certain placement and signage req...
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2022-02-15
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB969Intro

Sine Die
Expanding the definition of "all-terrain vehicle" in provisions governing the use of all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles in Allegany County and Garrett County to include off-highway motorcycles; and expanding the area of a highway from 2 miles to 5 ...
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2022-02-15
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1071Intro

Sine Die
Requiring a device displaying a driver's speed to be located before a segment of highway on which a speed monitoring system is being used if the speed monitoring system is placed on or after October 1, 2022.
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2022-02-14
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1153Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing a person to ride a bicycle, play vehicle, or unicycle on a sidewalk or sidewalk area unless prohibited by local ordinance.
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2022-02-14
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1296Intro

Sine Die
Altering and repealing certain penalties for certain motor vehicle offenses related to driver's licenses or the privilege to drive in the State; and altering and repealing certain penalties for driving, or knowingly allowing another person to drive, ...
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2022-02-14
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB175Intro

Sine Die
Establishing a program to be administered by the Maryland Transportation Authority for State residents to resolve unpaid video tolls and related civil penalties; requiring the Authority to notify a resident who may be eligible to participate in the p...
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2022-02-11
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB582Intro

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Requiring the Maryland Transportation Authority to provide, to the greatest extent feasible, E-ZPass account holders and users of transportation facilities projects a range of options to pay for certain toll transactions and penalties; requiring the ...
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2022-02-11
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB745Intro

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Establishing an exception to the prohibition against operating or riding on a motorcycle without certain protective headgear for an individual at least 21 years old who has been licensed to operate a motorcycle for at least 2 years or has completed a...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB43Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing the placement and use of speed monitoring systems on Maryland Route 648 (Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard) in Anne Arundel County between Hoyle Lane and Cypress Creek Road, subject to certain placement and signage requirements; and requiring...
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2022-02-08
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
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