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MDHB88PassMaking it a civil rather than a criminal offense to consume an alcoholic beverage in public under certain circumstances or possess an alcoholic beverage in an open container under certain circumstances; establishing the Task Force to Study Crime Clas...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 578
MDHB301PassRepealing the termination date on provisions of law related to policy and reporting requirements for race-based traffic stops; requiring the Maryland Statistical Analysis Center, on or before September 1 each year, to post on its website, in a manner...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 625
MDSB417PassRepealing a termination provision for certain provisions of law relating to policy and reporting requirements for race-based traffic stops; requiring the Maryland Statistical Analysis Center, by September 1 each year, to post on its website in a cert...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 626
MDSB770VetoEstablishing that an electric low speed scooter is considered to be a bicycle for the purposes of the Maryland Vehicle Law; providing that an electric low speed scooter is not a motorized minibike, motor scooter, or motor vehicle for the purposes of ...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB76PassAltering the penalties for a person convicted for possession of a canceled, revoked, or suspended driver's license to be a fine not exceeding $500 and an assessment of 3 points.
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 494
MDSB237PassAltering the penalties for a person convicted for possession of a canceled, revoked, or suspended driver's license to be a fine not exceeding $500 and an assessment of 3 points.
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 493
MDSB436PassEstablishing that the owner of a rental vehicle may satisfy a certain insurance requirement by maintaining a certain security that is secondary to any other valid and collectible coverage under certain circumstances and subject to a certain exception...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 472
MDHB1003PassEstablishing that the owner of a rental vehicle may satisfy a certain insurance requirement by maintaining a certain security that is secondary to any other valid and collectible coverage under certain circumstances and subject to a certain exception...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 471
MDSB247PassProhibiting a rental vehicle company from, solely on the basis of age, refusing to rent a vehicle to an individual or charging an individual a higher rental fee than normally charged if the vehicle owned by the individual is not in use because of a w...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 258
MDSB478PassRequiring that, after an annexation resolution is introduced, the chief executive or the administrative officer of the municipality shall notify commercial property owners in the area to be annexed of all personal property taxes and fees imposed by t...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 250
MDSB707PassAuthorizing the Motor Vehicle Administration to issue a temporary in-transit registration that allows a nonresident owner of a vehicle to operate the vehicle on a highway in the State only for the purpose of transporting the vehicle to a jurisdiction...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 287
MDHB748PassEstablishing that an electric low speed scooter is considered to be a bicycle for the purposes of the Maryland Vehicle Law; providing that an electric low speed scooter is not a motorized minibike, motor scooter, or motor vehicle for the purposes of ...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 227
MDHB885PassEstablishing Vision Zero; providing the purpose of the program is for planning and developing a State highway system that has zero vehicle-related deaths or serious injuries; requiring the Department of Transportation to designate a coordinator to ov...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 377
MDHB1246PassExpanding the vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain plug-in electric drive vehicles to include the purchase of certain fuel cell electric vehicles; providing for the credit for a plug-in electric drive vehicle and a fuel cell electric...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 213
MDHB1401PassAuthorizing the Secretary of Transportation to determine that a vehicle or combination of vehicles transporting certain freight is an indivisible load authorized to obtain a certain overweight vehicle permit under certain circumstances; establishing ...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 254
MDSB1038PassAuthorizing the Secretary of Transportation to determine that a vehicle or combination of vehicles transporting certain freight is an indivisible load authorized to obtain a certain overweight vehicle permit under certain circumstances; establishing ...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 255
MDSB84PassRepealing a requirement that a signature be in ink on an application for a certificate of title of a vehicle.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 140
MDSB60PassRepealing a requirement that a corrected driver's license expire at the end of a certain time period; and altering the period of time, from 6 to 9 years, within which certain drivers are required to have taken an authorized vision test to qualify for...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 138
MDSB70PassRepealing certain provisions of law authorizing certain qualified hybrid vehicles to use a high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane along a certain highway regardless of the number of passengers in the vehicle.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 139
MDHB55PassAltering the definition of "ignition interlock system" to require that an ignition interlock system be equipped with a camera capable of recording still images of the person taking the test of the person's blood alcohol level; etc.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 65
MDSB133PassRepealing the termination date for certain provisions of law applicable to the registration and authorized use of farm area motor vehicles, including a provision increasing from 10 miles to 25 miles the radius from a farm within which a person may op...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 173
MDSB245PassAltering the definition of "ignition interlock system" to require that an ignition interlock device be equipped with a camera capable of recording the still images of the person taking the test of the person's blood alcohol level; etc.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 66
MDHB331PassRepealing the termination date for certain provisions of law applicable to the registration and authorized use of farm area motor vehicles, including a provision increasing from 10 miles to 25 miles the radius from a farm within which a person may op...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 174
MDSB690PassAltering the elements of the prohibitions against human trafficking and renaming them sex trafficking; prohibiting a person from knowingly taking another for prostitution by use of or intent to use force, threat, coercion, or fraud; prohibiting a per...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 22
MDSB592PassEstablishing that in Washington County, if approved by the county governing body, a vehicle with a gross maximum weight not exceeding 95,000 pounds may use Warfordsburg Road from the Lanco-Pennland Dairy Cooperative cheese factory located at 14738 Wa...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 126
MDHB707PassProhibiting an individual from committing certain drunk or drugged driving offenses if the individual has been convicted previously for certain other crimes under certain circumstances; establishing certain penalties; and increasing certain penalties...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 20
MDHB871PassAltering the elements of the prohibitions against human trafficking and renaming them sex trafficking; prohibiting a person from knowingly taking another for prostitution by use of or intent to use force, threat, coercion, or fraud; prohibiting a per...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 21
MDHB939PassEstablishing certain classes of electric bicycles; establishing that electric bicycles may be operated in any place where bicycles are allowed to travel, subject to certain restrictions; prohibiting a person under the age of 16 years from operating a...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 63
MDSB935PassEstablishing certain classes of electric bicycles; establishing that electric bicycles may be operated in any place where bicycles are allowed to travel, subject to certain restrictions; prohibiting a person under the age of 16 years from operating a...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 64
MDHB698EngrossProhibiting a vehicle manufacturer from recovering by certain means all or a portion of its costs for compensating a vehicle dealer for vehicle preparation and delivery or warranty or recall repairs by arbitrarily reducing the amount of the compensat...
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2019-04-08
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (43-2)
MDHB376EngrossAuthorizing the State Highway Administration, the Maryland Transportation Authority, the Maryland State Police, or a local agency on a highway under its jurisdiction to push or move a disabled vehicle, spilled cargo, or debris off the roadway without...
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2019-04-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB1071IntroProhibiting the Motor Vehicle Administration from charging a fee for the issuance of a new certificate of title for a vehicle that is owned by a certain member of the military who is on active duty; and altering the amount of the excise tax imposed f...
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2019-04-04
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB786IntroEstablishing and strengthening consumer protections in certain areas of financial transactions, including mobile home purchases, security breaches, vehicle purchases, money transmission, and other areas; applying certain existing financial consumer p...
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2019-04-03
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDHB146EngrossRequiring the Motor Vehicle Administration, when processing an application for a duplicate license of a victim of a robbery or theft whose license is taken during the robbery or theft, to issue the duplicate license free of charge if the victim of th...
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2019-04-01
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB398EngrossAuthorizing the driver of a vehicle to drive on the left side of the roadway in a no-passing zone to overtake and pass at a safe distance a bicycle, an Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Device (EPAMD), or a motor scooter traveling in the same dire...
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2019-04-01
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB1021IntroAuthorizing a title service agent to collect and remit electronically certain vehicle excise taxes if the title service agent transmits the proper titling and registration information to the Motor Vehicle Administration; etc.
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2019-04-01
Unfavorable Report by Senate Rules; Withdrawn
MDHB151IntroExpanding the vehicle excise tax credit for the purchase of certain plug-in electric drive vehicles to include the purchase of certain fuel cell electric vehicles; providing that the credit for a fuel cell electric vehicle may not exceed $3,000; chan...
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2019-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB248EngrossProhibiting a person from engaging in certain conduct that results in a life-threatening injury to another; exempting certain conduct that results in a life-threatening injury to another; establishing penalties for a violation of the Act of imprisonm...
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2019-03-28
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB526IntroProviding that a manufacturer, distributor, or factory branch may not prohibit a dealer from advertising a vehicle for sale or lease at a certain price or coerce or require a dealer to change the advertising medium for a certain price; and requiring ...
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2019-03-28
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB1052PassEstablishing the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission; expressing the legislative intent that the Field Enforcement Division (FED) in the Office of the Comptroller be transferred to the Commission by July 1, 2020; establishing certain powers and duties for...
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2019-03-28
Gubernatorial Veto Override - Chapter 12
MDSB887IntroRequiring the Motor Vehicle Administration, when processing an application for a duplicate license of a victim of a robbery or theft whose license is taken during the robbery or theft, to issue the duplicate license free of charge if the victim of th...
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2019-03-28
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB329EngrossRequiring the Maryland Insurance Administration to study the role of occupation and educational level in policies of private passenger motor vehicle insurance; requiring the Administration to review certain matters as part of the study; and requiring...
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2019-03-27
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDSB389EngrossCreating an exception to motor vehicle registration requirements for low speed electric vehicles in the City of Havre de Grace that are owned and operated by the City of Havre de Grace; defining a "low speed electric vehicle" as a vehicle capable of ...
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2019-03-27
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB1044IntroEstablishing the Motor Vehicle Repair and Career Certification Program for Ex-Offenders in the Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning to provide apprenticeships to ex-offenders in motor vehicle repair and service; requiring the Departme...
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2019-03-27
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDHB1422IntroProhibiting a person from committing certain acts while operating a motor vehicle in a highway work zone or on a bridge or highway that is under construction if a highway worker is present; providing that a person may not be convicted for a violation...
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2019-03-27
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDSB233IntroProhibiting an insurer, with respect to private passenger motor vehicle insurance, from refusing to underwrite, canceling, refusing to renew, rating a risk, or increasing a renewal premium based, in whole or in part, on the occupation of, or on the e...
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2019-03-25
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDHB429EngrossRequiring a yellow or amber light or signal device on a certain tow truck that is manufactured on or after October 1, 2019, to use a light-emitting diode; and requiring a certain tow truck to display reflective paint or markings on the rear of the ve...
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2019-03-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB418IntroProhibiting a driver of a motor vehicle from smoking or consuming marijuana in a passenger area of a motor vehicle on a highway; and prohibiting an occupant of a motor vehicle from smoking marijuana in a passenger area of a motor vehicle on a highway...
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2019-03-21
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB826EngrossProviding that certain provisions of a recorded covenant or restriction, a declaration, or the bylaws or rules of a condominium or homeowners association are void and unenforceable; requiring the governing body of a condominium or homeowners associat...
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2019-03-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB987IntroRequiring, if a certain new building includes the creation of 20 or more parking spaces, 5% of the parking spaces to contain certain electric vehicle charging infrastructure; requiring an electrical room of a new building to be designed to accommodat...
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2019-03-21
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
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