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MDSB155PassRequiring, except under certain circumstances, certain lenders to serve on the borrower at least 30 day before a lender repossesses a mobile home a written notice of the lender's intention to repossess a certain mobile home; providing that a mobile h...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 49
MDSB134PassProviding that only a dealer may contract for the sale and delivery of a vehicle by electronic means under certain circumstances; providing that a consumer shall be deemed not to have agreed to enter into a transaction for the sale or lease of a vehi...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 72
MDHB93PassRequiring, except under certain circumstances, certain lenders to serve on the borrower at least 30 days before a lender repossesses mobile home a written notice of the lender's intention to repossess a certain mobile home; providing that a mobile ho...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 48
MDHB139PassProviding that only a dealer may contract for the sale and delivery of a vehicle by electronic means except under certain circumstances; providing that a consumer shall be deemed not to have agreed to enter into a transaction for the sale or lease of...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 71
MDHB304PassAuthorizing the Division of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Attorney General to bring a certain action under the Consumer Protection Act against a person who violates a certain provision of criminal law regarding the exploitation of a vulner...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 160
MDHB365PassAltering the amount of wages of a judgment debtor that are exempt from attachment to 30 times the State minimum hourly wage in effect at the time the wages are due, multiplied by the number of weeks during which the wages due were earned; and applyin...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 183
MDSB425PassAltering the amount of wages of a judgment debtor that are exempt from attachment to be the greater of 75% of the disposable wages due or 30 times the State minimum hourly wage in effect at the time the wages are due, multiplied by the number of week...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 184
MDSB407VetoEstablishing the Senior and Vulnerable Adult Asset Recovery Unit in the Office of the Attorney General for the purpose of protecting seniors and vulnerable adults from financial crimes under § 8-801 of the Criminal Law Article; authorizing the Unit ...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB882EngrossRequiring the holder of presumed abandoned property valued at $1,000 or more to send certain written notice to the apparent owner by registered mail requiring a signature, rather than by first-class mail; requiring the holder of abandoned property va...
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2020-03-18
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
MDHB655IntroRequiring a dealer who participates in finance charges associated with a contract for the sale of a vehicle to disclose certain information to a buyer in writing on a document that is separate from the financing agreement before executing a financing...
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2020-03-17
Motion Special Order until 3/18 (Delegate Dumais) Adopted
MDHB784EngrossRequiring the Maryland Cybersecurity Council to review certain practices and methods of collection, use, storage, and disclosure of consumers' personally identifiable information and personal information by certain entities; and requiring the Council...
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2020-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDHB307EngrossRequiring certain private entities in possession of biometric identifiers or biometric information to develop a written policy, made available to the public, establishing a certain retention schedule and guidelines for permanently destroying biometri...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB799IntroRequiring a farm equipment manufacturer to make available diagnostic and repair documentation, updates, or information to an independent repair provider or owner of farm equipment to allow for the diagnosis, maintenance, or repair of the farm equipme...
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2020-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1578IntroExpressing the sense of the General Assembly that facial recognition technology can present certain risks as well as provide a variety of benefits and that safeguards are necessary to allow the use of the technology in ways that benefit society; esta...
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2020-03-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB750IntroProhibiting a private education lender from initiating an action to collect a private education loan if the student loan borrower or cosigner would be required to demonstrate undue hardship to discharge the private education loan in bankruptcy; etc.
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB1156IntroRequiring certain merchants that enroll consumers in certain automatic recurring payments for certain goods or services provided or sold over the Internet to include a link to a web page that allows a consumer to cancel the contract; requiring certai...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1290IntroAuthorizing certain home improvement contractors to obtain the full contract price of a home improvement contract by posting an irrevocable letter of credit in an amount equal to $100,000 per home improvement contract but not exceeding $2,000,000; au...
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2020-03-12
Referred to interim study by Economic Matters
MDHB1389IntroProhibiting a business from collecting, using, storing, or disclosing certain geolocation information from a certain application on a mobile device of an individual except in certain circumstances; authorizing a business to collect, use, store, or di...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDSB443IntroRequiring the manufacturer of a connected device to equip the device with a certain reasonable security feature; providing that a security feature for a connected device is reasonable if the connected device is equipped with a certain means for authe...
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2020-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDHB249IntroAuthorizing consumers to demand that a business not disclose the consumer's personal information to third parties and to exercise the right to opt out of third-party disclosure through a certain setting, including a browser setting, browser extension...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB1656IntroRequiring certain businesses that collect a consumer's personal information to provide certain clear and conspicuous notices to the consumer at or before the point of collection; authorizing a consumer to submit a certain request for information to a...
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2020-03-02
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB752IntroProhibiting a person from using a scanning device to scan or swipe an individual's identification card or a driver's license to obtain personal information; prohibiting a person from retaining, selling, or transferring any information collected from ...
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2020-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDSB1016IntroAuthorizing certain home improvement contractors to obtain the full contract price of a home improvement contract by posting an irrevocable letter of credit in an amount equal to $100,000 per home improvement contract but not exceeding $2,000,000; au...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB745IntroEstablishing the Senior and Vulnerable Adult Asset Recovery Unit in the Office of the Attorney General for the purpose of protecting seniors and vulnerable adults from financial crimes under § 8-801 of the Criminal Law Article; authorizing the Unit ...
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2020-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB888IntroRequiring the manufacturer of a connected device to equip the device with a certain reasonable security feature; providing that a security feature for a connected device is reasonable if the connected device is equipped with a certain means for authe...
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2020-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1124IntroRequiring an original equipment manufacturer to make available, on certain terms, certain materials or updates to an independent repair provider or owner of digital electronic equipment; providing that a violation of certain provisions of the Act is ...
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2020-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1278IntroRequiring a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) service provider to obtain certain information from a person making certain robocalls through the VoIP service provider; providing that a person who willfully violates certain provisions is subject to a...
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2020-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1562IntroProhibiting 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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2020-02-10
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB476IntroExpressing the sense of the General Assembly that facial recognition technology can present certain risks as well as provide a variety of benefits and that safeguards are necessary to allow the use of the technology in ways that benefit society; esta...
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2020-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB555IntroApplying certain unit price disclosure requirements to the sale of alcoholic beverages.
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2020-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB723IntroRequiring an original equipment manufacturer to make available, on certain terms, certain materials or updates to an independent repair provider or owner of digital electronic equipment; providing that a violation of certain provisions of the Act is ...
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2020-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB857IntroProhibiting certain persons and certain units of State and local government from using a facial recognition service or any information derived from a facial recognition service in the State; declaring certain findings of the General Assembly; grantin...
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2020-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB1005IntroSpecifying the circumstances under which a broadband Internet access service provider may handle certain customer personal information in a certain manner; establishing a mechanism through which a broadband Internet access service provider may obtain...
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2020-02-07
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB34IntroProhibiting a person from using a scanning device to scan or swipe an individual's identification card or a driver's license to obtain personal information; prohibiting a person from retaining, selling, or transferring any information collected from ...
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2020-02-06
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDHB957IntroProhibiting fixed Internet service providers and mobile broadband Internet access service providers, in the course of providing certain services, from blocking certain content, applications, services, or devices, subject to a certain limitation, or i...
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2020-02-06
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB957IntroRequiring certain businesses that collect a consumer's personal information to provide certain clear and conspicuous notices to the consumer at or before the point of collection; authorizing a consumer to submit a certain request for information to a...
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2020-02-04
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB237IntroRequiring a business that maintains personal information of an individual residing in the State to implement and maintain certain security procedures and practices; altering the circumstances under which the owner or licensee of certain computerized ...
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2020-01-24
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB201IntroRequiring a business that maintains personal information of an individual residing in the State to implement and maintain certain security procedures and practices; altering the circumstances under which the owner or licensee of certain computerized ...
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2020-01-20
To Senate Finance Committee
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