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MDSB60PassAuthorizing the governing body of Anne Arundel County to adopt a certain ordinance to prohibit littering and to impose certain criminal and civil penalties.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 43
MDHB5PassProhibiting a person from placing or inscribing an item or a symbol, including an actual or depicted noose or swastika, whether temporary or permanent, on any real or personal property, public or private, without the express permission of the owner, ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 21
MDHB46PassRepealing the Motor Vehicle Administration's authority to suspend the registration of a motor vehicle if the owner or driver of the motor vehicle fails to pay the penalty assessed for certain violations recorded by a traffic control signal monitoring...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 39
MDHB36PassRepealing certain provisions of law authorizing the juvenile court to impose certain civil fines against a child found to have committed certain violations; repealing a certain provision of law authorizing the juvenile court to impose certain court c...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 35
MDSB4PassProviding that the General Assembly may authorize, by law, the State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission to issue certain sports and event wagering licenses; requiring certain implementing legislation to include certain criteria; declaring the inte...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 492
MDSB131PassIncreasing the maximum civil penalty applicable to a violation for affixing a commercial sign to a State highway sign, signal, or marker in the State highway right-of-way to $100 per commercial sign affixed; and clarifying certain language establishi...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 534
MDHB77PassAuthorizing the governing body of Anne Arundel County to adopt a certain ordinance to prohibit littering and to impose certain criminal and civil penalties.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 42
MDHB81PassRepealing the crime of sodomy; making conforming changes; clarifying that certain evidence is not admissible as an infamous crime; providing that a conviction before October 1, 2020, for sodomy may not be expunged under certain circumstances; etc.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 45
MDSB161PassProhibiting a person from placing or inscribing an item or a symbol, including an actual or depicted noose or swastika, whether temporary or permanent, on any real or personal property, public or private, without the express permission of the owner, ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 22
MDSB169PassAuthorizing the State Board of Dental Examiners to issue a cease and desist order for certain violations; increasing certain penalties for certain acts related to the unauthorized practice of dentistry or dental hygiene; altering from a misdemeanor t...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 386
MDSB177PassRepealing the Motor Vehicle Administration's authority to suspend the registration of a motor vehicle if the owner or driver of the motor vehicle fails to pay the penalty assessed for certain violations recorded by a traffic control signal monitoring...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 40
MDHB171PassAltering a certain prohibition against interfering with, injuring, tampering with, or destroying a horse used for a certain purpose to prohibit a person from interfering with, injuring, tampering with or destroying an equine used for a certain purpos...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 93
MDSB212PassProhibiting a person from intentionally strangling another in the commission of an assault; and providing a penalty of imprisonment not exceeding 25 years for a violation of the Act.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 120
MDHB200PassProviding for enforcement only as a secondary offense for a violation of the requirement to maintain vehicle registration plates to be free from foreign material and to be clearly legible.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 106
MDSB213PassAltering the circumstances under which a certain person may withhold the address or telephone number of a certain victim, victim's representative, or witness before a certain trial or adjudicatory hearing to apply to felonies or domestically related ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 539
MDHB231PassExpanding the housing policy of the State to include providing for fair housing to all citizens regardless of source of income; stating the Act seeks to deconcentrate poverty by providing additional opportunities for tenants utilizing public subsidie...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 116
MDHB233PassProhibiting a person from intentionally strangling another in the commission of an assault; and providing a penalty of imprisonment not exceeding 25 years for a violation of the Act.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 119
MDHB246PassProhibiting a person from knowingly and with a certain intent soliciting the consent of a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor, or a law enforcement officer posing as a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor, to engage in certain prohibited s...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 128
MDSB231PassProhibiting a person from knowingly and with a certain intent soliciting the consent of a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor, or a law enforcement officer posing as a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor, to engage in certain prohibited s...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 129
MDHB276PassExpanding a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for certain law enforcement officers to include law enforcement officers who are members of the Maryland-National Capital Park Police or the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Po...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 631
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
MDSB305PassEstablishing the Crisis Intervention Team Center of Excellence in the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention to provide technical support to local governments, law enforcement, public safety agencies, behavioral health agencies, and crisis...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 547
MDHB384PassAuthorizing the governing body of Charles County to adopt an ordinance to prohibit the disposal of a bulky item on a highway or on public or private property except under certain circumstances; and authorizing Charles County to impose penalties of up...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 189
MDHB465PassRequiring certain persons that use a bot to publish, distribute, or disseminate campaign material online to another person in the State for the purpose of influencing an election to disclose in a clear and conspicuous manner on the campaign material ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 216
MDHB512PassAuthorizing certain controlled dangerous substance prescriptions to be dispensed on an electronic prescription; requiring, except under certain circumstances, a certain health practitioner to issue a prescription for a controlled dangerous substance ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 230
MDHB541PassRequiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to require entrance-level and in-service police training conducted by the State and each county and municipal police training school to include in their curriculum training relating to t...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 237
MDSB429PassAuthorizing the governing body of Charles County to adopt an ordinance to prohibit the disposal of a bulky item on a highway or on public or private property except under certain circumstances; and authorizing Charles County to impose certain penalti...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 190
MDSB530PassExpanding the housing policy of the State to include providing for fair housing to all citizens regardless of source of income; stating the Act seeks to deconcentrate poverty by providing additional opportunities for tenants utilizing public subsidie...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 117
MDHB777PassAltering the days and hours of sale under a Class B wine shop and lounge license in Kent County; authorizing the Board of License Commissioners for Kent County to issue a refillable container permit for draft beer to certain license holders; establis...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 322
MDSB606PassAltering the basis on which a person is prohibited from taking certain actions against a certain person or group, to include certain actions motivated either in whole or in substantial part by another person's or group's race, color, religious belief...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 368
MDSB633PassRequiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to require entrance-level and in-service police training conducted by the State and each county and municipal police training school to include in their curriculum training relating to t...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 238
MDSB792PassAltering the days and hours of sale under a Class B wine shop and lounge license in Kent County; authorizing the Board of License Commissioners for Kent County to issue a refillable container permit for draft beer to certain license holders; establis...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 323
MDSB878PassProhibiting a person from engaging in exhibition driving within a special event zone in Worcester County; prohibiting a person from committing certain violations of the Maryland Vehicle Law within a special event zone in Worcester County; defining "e...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 623
MDSB859PassProviding for enforcement only as a secondary offense for a violation of the requirement to maintain vehicle registration plates to be free from foreign material and to be clearly legible.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 107
MDHB918PassAltering a certain definition of "serious offense" to remove a certain limitation on offenses that are included for purposes relating to representation by the Office of the Public Defender.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 369
MDHB917PassAltering the basis on which a person is prohibited from taking certain actions against a certain person or group, to include certain actions motivated either in whole or in part by another person's or group's race, color, religious beliefs, sexual or...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 367
MDHB1083PassReplacing the term "gang" as it pertains to certain prohibitions against participation in a criminal gang with the term "organization"; requiring certain local jurisdictions to use certain divested assets for certain purposes under certain circumstan...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 422
MDHB923PassAuthorizing the Board of License Commissioners for Harford County to grant up to five Class MT (movie theater) licenses to the same person; and increasing the fee for a Class MT license from $500 to $1,000.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 370
MDHB947PassAuthorizing the State Board of Dental Examiners to issue a cease and desist order for certain violations; increasing certain penalties for certain acts related to the unauthorized practice of dentistry or dental hygiene; altering from a misdemeanor t...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 385
MDHB1319PassRequiring the Governor to appoint five members of the Board of License Commissioners for Wicomico County; requiring that members of the Board be nominated in a certain manner; requiring that three members of the Board be residents of the City of Sali...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 459
MDSB1010PassEstablishing a Maryland Code of Military Justice; providing for jurisdiction and applicability of the Act; providing for authority of certain judge advocates; establishing the rights of certain victims; providing for the apprehension and restraint of...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 592
MDHB1493PassProhibiting a person from engaging in exhibition driving within a special event zone in Worcester County; prohibiting a person from committing certain violations of the Maryland Vehicle Law within a special event zone in Worcester County; defining th...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 622
MDHB1629PassRequiring the Office of the Attorney General to study and identify certain information relating to certain firearm crimes, injuries, fatalities, and crime firearms; requiring all State and local law enforcement agencies and other governmental units t...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 491
MDHB315PassIncreasing certain penalties for bribery relating to a public employee; prohibiting, subject to a certain exception, a former secretary of a principal department of the Executive Branch from assisting or representing another party for compensation, f...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 164
MDHB4VetoProviding that a person who is not a certain licensee may not complete the sale, rental, or transfer of a certain rifle or shotgun as a purchaser, lesse, or transferee, except under certain circumstances; requiring, before a certain sale, rental, or ...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB208VetoProviding that a person who is not a certain licensee may not complete a sale, rental, or transfer of a certain rifle or shotgun as a purchaser, lessee, or transferee or seller, lessor, or transferor, except under certain circumstances; requiring, be...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
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)
MDSB929VetoAuthorizing certain employees of certain State law enforcement agencies to enforce certain motor vehicle laws within Baltimore City under a certain memorandum of understanding; establishing the P.R.O.T.E.C.T. (Public Resources Organizing to End Crime...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB907VetoEstablishing the Law Enforcement Coordinating Council to prevent and reduce crime by coordinating and focusing State resources and ensuring interagency communication and intelligence-sharing; requiring the Council to prepare a certain comprehensive c...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB591EngrossAltering penalties applicable to failing to report a lost or stolen regulated firearm.
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2020-03-18
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
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