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MDHB1018PassRequiring the Governor, in fiscal year 2024 and each fiscal year thereafter, to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $500,000 for the Maryland Behavioral Health and Public Safety Center of Excellence; requiring the Governor's Office ...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 350
MDSB496PassAltering certain administrative and enforcement provisions for business licenses issued in the State; altering certain licensing provisions for certain businesses in the State, including construction, garages, peddlers, junk dealers and scrap metal p...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 315
MDSB44PassProhibiting a person from leaving a dog outside and unattended for longer than 30 minutes without access to continuous suitable shelter during extreme weather conditions or suitable shelter or suitable shade when temperatures are above 90 degrees Fah...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 182
MDHB16PassProhibiting a person from leaving a dog outside and unattended for longer than 30 minutes without access to continuous suitable shelter or suitable shade during extreme weather conditions or temperatures, subject to certain exceptions; defining "extr...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 181
MDHB52PassProhibiting a person from purchasing, selling, offering for sale, or possessing with the intent to sell parts or products of certain animal species under certain circumstances, subject to certain exceptions; requiring that fines and restitution impo...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 235
MDHB148PassAltering the definition of stalking to include conduct that occurs in person, through electronic communication, or through the use of a device that can pinpoint or track the location of another without the person's knowledge or consent.
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 148
MDSB20PassAuthorizing the court to admit into evidence in certain criminal proceedings certain out of court statements made by a child victim or witness who is under the age of 13 years and an alleged victim or a witness in a case concerning a crime of violenc...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 162
MDSB151PassClarifying that the making of a certain false statement, report, or complaint that a person knows to be false as a whole or in material part to a law enforcement officer of the State, of a county, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 167
MDSB207PassEstablishing certain cybersecurity standards applicable to insurance carriers, including health maintenance organizations and third-party administrators; requiring a carrier to take certain actions related to cybersecurity, including developing, impl...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 231
MDHB284PassAuthorizing the court to admit into evidence in certain criminal proceedings certain out of court statements made by a child victim or witness who is under the age of 13 years and an alleged victim or a witness in a case concerning a crime of violenc...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 161
MDSB331PassRepealing the termination date of the Pilot Program for Preventing HIV Infection for Rape Victims; repealing the limit on the total annual amount physicians, qualified health care providers, and hospitals are entitled to be paid for providing certain...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 144
MDSB328PassAltering the definition of stalking to include certain conduct that occurs in person, by electronic communication, or through the use of a device that can pinpoint or track the location of another without the person's knowledge or consent.
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 149
MDSB357PassEstablishing a Workgroup to Study Best Practices for a Vulnerable Adult Registry in Maryland; providing that the purpose of the Workgroup is to identify the appropriate State agency to operate a vulnerable adult registry, identify how a $1,400,000 gr...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 190
MDSB381PassProhibiting a person from purchasing, selling, offering for sale, or possessing with the intent to sell certain parts or products of certain animal species under certain circumstances, subject to certain exceptions; requiring that fines and restitut...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 236
MDHB645PassClarifying that the making or causing to be made a false statement, report, or complaint that a person knows to be false, in whole or in part, to a law enforcement officer of the State, of a county, municipal corporation, or other political subdivisi...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 166
MDHB817PassProhibiting a conviction for violation of a certain protective order from merging with a conviction for a certain other crime; and authorizing a sentence for violation of a certain protective order to be imposed separate from and consecutive to or co...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 168
MDSB763PassRequiring the Division of Parole and Probation to report certain information annually to the General Assembly; requiring a certain annual report by the State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy to identify certain information for crimes of viole...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 141
MDSB870PassEstablishing the Baltimore City Youth Data Hub for the purpose of promoting well-being of youth and improving access to and cost-efficiency of youth programs; providing that the Youth Data Hub is an integrated, electronic data management system that ...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 170
MDSB861PassExpanding the types of cases in which the State may appeal from a decision of a trial court; establishing the Maryland State Police Gun Center as a statewide firearms enforcement center for the tracking, screening, and vetting of all firearm crimes i...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 142
MDSB881PassEstablishing the Task Force to Study the Practice Known as "Swatting" to study the laws applicable to and make recommendations relating to legislative changes to prohibit the practice known as "swatting"; and requiring the Task Force to report its fi...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 150
MDHB1062PassEstablishing procedures to authorize a certain officer or agent of a humane society or a police officer or certain other public official to recover reasonable costs of care from the owner or custodian of a certain seized animal; and limiting the reas...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 180
MDHB1276PassEstablishing the Baltimore City Youth Data Hub for the purpose of promoting well-being of youth and improving access to and cost-efficiency of youth programs; providing that the Youth Data Hub is an integrated, electronic data management system that ...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 169
MDSB817PassAuthorizing the operator of a certain youth camp or youth development organization or program to request a certain determination from the Maryland Department of Health before making a certain offer of employment to a job applicant; requiring the Depa...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 186
MDHB34Engross

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Prohibiting a person from committing the common law crime of indecent exposure; and prohibiting a person from, with prurient intent, committing the common law crime of indecent exposure within the sight of a minor who is at least 2 years old and is m...
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2022-04-11
Second Reading Passed
MDHB153Engross

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Repealing a certain prohibition on prosecuting a person for rape or a certain sexual offense against a victim who was the person's legal spouse at the time of the alleged rape or sexual offense.
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2022-04-11
Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Ferguson) Adopted
MDSB26Engross

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Clarifying the language of a provision of law requiring the expungement of certain records maintained by the State or a political subdivision of the State relating to the charging of certain offenses under certain circumstances.
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2022-04-11
Third Reading Passed (109-21)
MDSB33Engross

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Altering the definition of "sexual contact"; and repealing a certain prohibition on prosecuting a person for rape or a certain sexual offense against a victim who was the person's legal spouse at the time of the alleged rape or sexual offense.
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2022-04-11
House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Shetty, Crutchfield and Bartlett)
MDSB71Engross

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Providing that a person who is the victim of an act that would constitute a violation of certain hate crime laws may bring a civil action against the person or persons who committed the act in a court of competent jurisdiction if the person is a vict...
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2022-04-11
Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Carter) Adopted
MDHB146Enroll

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Altering the definition of "reportable offense" to include only offenses that occurred off school premises, that did not occur at events sponsored by the school, and that involved certain crimes of violence; requiring the State Department of Educatio...
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2022-04-11
Passed Enrolled
MDSB101Enroll

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Altering certain definitions to allow a campaign finance entity to pay expenses associated with contesting an election; prohibiting a recount under certain circumstances; altering the circumstances under which a petitioner for a recount is not liable...
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2022-04-11
Returned Passed
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Authorizing a court to stay the entering of judgment, defer further proceedings, and place a certain defendant on probation subject to reasonable conditions if the court finds facts justifying a finding of guilt; authorizing the court and a certain d...
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2022-04-11
Motion Laid Over (Senator Ready) Adopted
MDHB291Enroll

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Altering certain definitions to allow a campaign finance entity to pay expenses associated with contesting an election; altering the circumstances under which a petitioner for a recount is not liable for the costs of the recount; providing that a per...
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2022-04-11
Passed Enrolled
MDHB437Engross

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Prohibiting a person from making a false statement, report, or complaint to a public safety answering point with intent to deceive and to cause an investigation or other action to be taken; and providing that a person who violates the Act is guilty o...
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2022-04-11
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB559Engross

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Authorizing a court to stay the entering of judgment, defer further proceedings, and place a certain defendant on probation subject to reasonable conditions if the court finds facts justifying a finding of guilt; authorizing the court and a certain d...
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2022-04-11
Motion Special Order until Next Session (Senator Ready) Adopted
MDSB568Enroll

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Prohibiting certain overdose information reported by an emergency medical services provider or the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems from being obtained by a law enforcement officer as part of a criminal investigation or prose...
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2022-04-11
Returned Passed
MDHB833Engross

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Altering procedures that a law enforcement officer and a court are required to follow when the law enforcement officer or court has reason to believe that a child who has been detained is a victim of sex trafficking or human trafficking; providing th...
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2022-04-11
Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Hershey) Adopted
MDHB866Enroll

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Regulating the use of genetic data by direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies, including by requiring a direct-to-consumer genetic testing company to provide consumers with clear and complete information regarding the company's policies and proc...
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2022-04-11
Passed Enrolled
MDHB1078Enroll

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Prohibiting a certain person from distributing, purchasing for sale, or selling products containing delta-8- or delta-10-tetrahydrocannabinol to an individual under the age of 21 years; requiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission, in...
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2022-04-11
Passed Enrolled
MDSB53PassRequiring a law enforcement officer who takes a child into custody or charges a child with a criminal violation to provide actual notice to the child's parents, guardian, or custodian; requiring the notice to include the child's location, the reason ...
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2022-04-09
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2022) - Chapter 50
MDSB1PassAuthorizing the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to issue a stop work order for each work site where the Commissioner has made an initial determination that a contractor or subcontractor may have violated the prevailing wage requirements; requiring...
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2022-04-09
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2022) - Chapter 49
MDHB210Enroll

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Providing that the spouse of a person on trial for a crime may be compelled to testify as an adverse witness if the spouse and the person on trial married after the date on which the alleged crime for which the person is on trial occurred.
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2022-04-09
Returned Passed
MDHB245Enroll

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Repealing the termination date of the Pilot Program for Preventing HIV Infection for Rape Victims; repealing the limit on the total annual amount physicians, qualified health care providers, and hospitals are entitled to be paid for providing certain...
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2022-04-09
Returned Passed
MDSB387PassAltering a certain definition of "firearm" to include a certain unfinished frame or receiver; prohibiting a person from purchasing, receiving, selling, offering to sell, or transferring an unfinished frame or receiver; prohibiting a person from selli...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 19
MDHB425PassAltering a certain definition of "firearm" to include a certain unfinished frame or receiver; prohibiting a person from purchasing, receiving, selling, offering to sell, or transferring an unfinished frame or receiver; prohibiting a person from selli...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 18
MDHB459PassAltering provisions of law relating to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, the juvenile intake process, and the placement of a certain child in detention or community detention; altering provisions of law relating to the authority of the juvenile...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 42
MDHB786Engross

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Prohibiting certain overdose information reported by an emergency medical services provider or the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems from being obtained by a law enforcement officer as part of a criminal investigation or prose...
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2022-04-09
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB691PassAltering provisions of law relating to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, the juvenile intake process, and the placement of a certain child in detention or community detention; altering provisions of law relating to the authority of the juvenile...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 41
MDHB837PassRequiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission, in consultation with certain stakeholders, to conduct a baseline study of cannabis use in the State by March 1, 2023; altering certain provisions relating to penalties, charging procedures...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 26
MDSB768Engross

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Altering procedures that a law enforcement officer is required to follow when the law enforcement officer has reason to believe that a child who has been detained is a victim of sex trafficking or a victim of human trafficking; providing that in a cr...
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2022-04-09
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1021PassProhibiting a certain licensed firearms dealer from storing a firearm on a certain premises where the licensed firearms dealer conducts business, unless the premises is equipped with certain security features; requiring a licensed firearms dealer to ...
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2022-04-09
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2022) - Chapter 55
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