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MDSB891PassAltering the maximum civil penalty that may be assessed against a person for a violation of the Maryland Antitrust Act from $100,000 to $10,000 for each violation; and providing that each day a violation of the Act continues is a separate violation.
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2018-05-26
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 848
MDHB1544PassAltering the maximum civil penalty that may be assessed against a person for a violation of the Maryland Antitrust Act from $100,000 to $10,000; and providing that each day a violation of the Act continues is a separate violation.
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2018-05-26
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 847
MDHB175PassAuthorizing local jurisdictions to use one speed monitoring system at the intersection of Old Fort Road and Maryland Route 210 (Indian Head Highway) in Prince George's County, subject to certain placement and signage and device requirements; and prov...
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2018-05-26
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 806
MDHB212VetoAuthorizing a court as a condition of sentencing to prohibit a defendant convicted of certain crimes relating to cruelty against animals from owning, possessing, or residing with an animal for a specified period of time.
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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB213VetoRepealing a provision that provides for the termination of a prohibition on selling alcoholic beverages that are sold in a powder or crystalline form for direct use or use in combination with water or any other substance.
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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB888VetoProhibiting a person from transporting a certain rapid fire trigger activator into the State or manufacturing, possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving a certain rapid fire trigger activator, subject to a certain ...
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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB8PassRepealing certain provisions of law that authorize the State Board of Nursing to grant two 90-day extensions for the renewal of a certain license or certificate pending receipt of criminal history record information; repealing a provision of law that...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 656
MDSB444PassEstablishing the Task Force on the Social Determinants of Health in Baltimore City; requiring, to the extent practicable, the Task Force to reflect a certain diversity; requiring the Task Force to identify and examine certain negative social factors ...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 708
MDSB826PassProhibiting an agent, a landlord, or an operator from making false representations or statements to tenants in violation of certain laws in Baltimore City; prohibiting certain individuals from making false representations or statements in connection ...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 638
MDHB1094PassProhibiting under criminal law a person that distributes tobacco products for commercial purposes from distributing to a minor an electronic nicotine delivery system; prohibiting under criminal law certain persons from purchasing for or selling an el...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 785
MDHB1553PassProhibiting an agent, a landlord, or an operator from making false representations or statements to tenants in violation of certain laws in Baltimore City; prohibiting certain individuals from making false representations or statements in connection ...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 637
MDHB1506PassAuthorizing the Securities Commissioner of the Division of Securities of the Office of the Attorney General to bring a civil action for damages against a certain person that violates certain provisions of law on behalf of a certain person; authorizin...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 794
MDHB202PassAuthorizing a court after a certain finding of incompetency or not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder to order the Maryland Department of Health as soon as possible after the defendant's admission, but not later than 48 hours, to evaluat...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 702
MDSB361PassAuthorizing a court after a certain finding of incompetency or not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder to order the Maryland Department of Health as soon as possible after the defendant's admission, but not later than 48 hours, to evaluat...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 703
MDHB64PassRequiring an appraisal management company to pay the appraiser for each appraisal or valuation assignment, except under certain circumstances; decreasing from 60 to 45 the number of days after the completion of each certain appraisal or valuation ass...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 759
MDSB491PassExpanding the circumstances under which the court is required to issue a certain permanent protective order; and requiring the court to issue a permanent protective order against a certain individual if, during the term of a certain protective order,...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 426
MDSB528PassProhibiting a person from committing certain acts against another person or a group because of another person's or group's race, color, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin, or because another person or group ...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 499
MDSB234PassEntering into the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact; providing the purpose of the Compact is to strengthen access to health care by developing a process to complement existing licensing and provide a streamlined method to allow physicians to becom...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 470
MDHB700PassProhibiting a person from committing certain acts against a group because of the group's race, color, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin, or because the group is homeless.
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 498
MDSB725PassAuthorizing a school principal to make a report to a law enforcement agency if, after an investigation is completed, the principal has reason to believe that a student has engaged in conduct that constitutes a certain criminal offense; requiring cert...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 366
MDSB767PassMaking victims of certain crimes involving the operation of a vessel or motor vehicle eligible for payment of a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 459
MDSB769PassProhibiting a person from causing another to engage in certain sexual activity or in the production of a certain visual representation or performance by making certain threats; prohibiting a person from knowingly distributing a certain visual represe...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 365
MDHB1303PassExpanding the circumstances under which the court is required to issue a certain permanent protective order; and requiring the court to issue a permanent protective order against a certain individual if, during the term of a certain protective order,...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 425
MDHB1451PassMaking victims of certain crimes involving the operation of a vessel or motor vehicle eligible for payment of a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 458
MDHB877PassRequiring that the owner of a burial site or land encompassing a burial site that is more than 50 years old and in which the majority of persons interred have been interred for over 50 years to consult with the Maryland Historical Trust regarding cer...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 506
MDSB944PassProhibiting a person or an agent, a representative, or a designee of the State or a local government from requiring, coercing, or compelling an individual to undergo a certain implanting of a certain identification device; authorizing an individual w...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 453
MDHB1717PassAltering the definition of "personal information" for purposes of certain provisions of law governing the protection of information by government agencies to exclude voter registration numbers.
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 552
MDSB1242PassRequiring that the owner of a burial site or land encompassing a burial site that is more than 50 years old and in which the majority of persons interred have been interred for more than 50 years to consult with the Maryland Historical Trust regardin...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 507
MDHB1331PassRequiring the State Administrator of Elections to submit a report to the Department of Information Technology and appropriate persons within 7 days after becoming aware of a certain security violation and significant attempted security violation invo...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 524
MDHB913PassRequiring the governing body of each institution of higher education, on or before August 1, 2019, to adopt and submit to the Maryland Higher Education Commission a revised written policy on sexual assault that includes certain disciplinary proceedin...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 395
MDHB848PassAltering a certain prohibition on a consumer bringing a certain action or proceeding against a consumer reporting agency; altering the manner in which a consumer may place, temporarily lift, or remove a security freeze; requiring a consumer reporting...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 480
MDHB1090PassProhibiting an individual or a person from taking certain actions to provide false location information when placing a telephone call with the intent to defraud, harass, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value; providing for the applicatio...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 515
MDHB67PassRepealing certain criminal penalties for a violation of certain prohibitions against selling or installing a certain plumbing-related fixture or other device that is not water-conserving.
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 343
MDSB253PassRepealing a provision that provides for the termination of a prohibition on selling alcoholic beverages that are sold in a powder or crystalline form for direct use or use in combination with water or any other substance.
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 224
MDSB707PassProhibiting a person from transporting a certain rapid fire trigger activator into the State or manufacturing, possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving a certain rapid fire trigger activator, subject to a certain ...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 252
MDSB1038PassAuthorizing a court as a condition of sentencing to prohibit a defendant convicted of certain crimes relating to cruelty against animals from owning, possessing, or residing with an animal for a specified period of time.
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 238
MDHB1029PassProhibiting a person from wearing, carrying, or transporting a handgun loaded with ammunition on or about the person or in a vehicle under certain circumstances; prohibiting a court from suspending any part of certain sentences for persons who have p...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 146
MDHB695PassAuthorizing a public body to meet in a closed session to discuss cybersecurity if the public body determines that public discussion would constitute a risk to security assessments or deployments relating to information resources technology, certain n...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 304
MDHB1302PassAuthorizing certain individuals to file a petition for an extreme risk protective order with a certain court or a District Commissioner under certain circumstances; requiring a petition for an extreme risk protective order to contain certain informat...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 250
MDHB1646PassRequiring a State's Attorney to serve a written notice on a certain defendant, defendant's counsel, and the court prior to trial or the acceptance of a guilty plea or the equivalent; requiring a court to inform, verbally or in writing, a defendant co...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 251
MDSB101PassProviding that the use of a firearm in the commission of a certain felony or other crime of violence constitutes a crime of violence; altering the circumstances under which sexual abuse of a minor is a crime of violence; eliminating parole eligibilit...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 143
MDSB1137PassRequiring the Division of Correction to conduct an educational, vocational, and job history interview for an inmate as soon as feasible after the individual is sentenced to the jurisdiction of the Division; requiring the Division to include the resul...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 145
MDSB122EngrossProviding that the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony or other crime of violence constitutes a crime of violence; expanding the list of controlled dangerous substances applicable to a certain prohibition against volume dealing; increasing...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDSB296EngrossProhibiting an individual from committing a certain drunk or drugged driving offense if the individual has been convicted previously for certain other crimes under certain circumstances; making a violation of the Act a felony; establishing certain pe...
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2018-04-09
Senate Requests House Recede
MDHB314EngrossAuthorizing a court to issue an order authorizing or directing a law enforcement officer to use a cell site simulator after making a certain determination; requiring a law enforcement agency authorized to use a cell site simulator to take certain act...
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2018-04-09
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (41-3)
MDHB461EngrossAuthorizing, for purposes of filing a petition for U Nonimmigrant Status, a victim or victim's family member to request a certifying official to certify victim helpfulness on a Form I-918, Supplement B certification; providing that, for the purpose o...
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2018-04-09
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (42-3)
MDSB431IntroAuthorizing a court to issue an order authorizing or directing a law enforcement officer to use a cell site simulator after making a certain determination; requiring a law enforcement agency authorized to use a cell site simulator to take certain act...
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2018-04-09
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB581IntroAuthorizing, for purposes of filing a petition for U Nonimmigrant Status, a victim of qualifying criminal activity or the victim's family member to request a certifying official to certify victim helpfulness on a Form I-918, Supplement B certificatio...
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2018-04-09
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB1036EngrossRequiring a State's Attorney to serve a certain written notice on a defendant, the defendant's counsel, and the court prior to trial or the acceptance of a plea of guilty or the equivalent; requiring a court to inform, both verbally and in a written ...
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2018-04-09
Senators Zirkin, Ready, and Muse
MDSB628EngrossMaking it a civil rather than a criminal offense to consume an alcoholic beverage in public under certain circumstances or to possess an alcoholic beverage in an open container under certain circumstances; requiring certain offenders to be issued a c...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
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