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MDSB220PassAltering the term "sexual orientation" in the context of hate crimes; including gender identity in the list of characteristics on the basis of which a person may not commit certain acts; authorizing a court to require an offender convicted of hate cr...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 386
MDHB89PassAwarding a diminution credit of 60 days per program completed to reduce the term of confinement of an inmate if the inmate successfully obtains a certain educational certificate, diploma, or degree; providing that an inmate serving a sentence for a c...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 365
MDHB128PassAltering the term "sexual orientation" in the context of hate crimes; including gender identity in the list of characteristics protected by the prohibition on hate crimes; authorizing a court to require an offender convicted of hate crimes to complet...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 385
MDHB115PassAltering certain penalties for a person who displays a canceled, revoked, or suspended driver's license; and providing that a person who violates a certain section of the Act must appear in court and may not prepay the fine.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 612
MDSB20PassAltering certain penalties for a person who displays a canceled, revoked, or suspended driver's license; and providing that a person who violates a certain section of the Act must appear in court and may not prepay the fine.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 613
MDSB187PassEstablishing that a certain forensic genetic genealogical DNA analysis and search may not be initiated without certifying certain information before a court and obtaining a certain authorization from the court; requiring a court to authorize the init...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 682
MDHB240PassEstablishing that a certain forensic genetic genealogical DNA analysis and search may not be initiated without certifying certain information before a court and obtaining a certain authorization from the court; requiring a court to authorize the init...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 681
MDHB185PassProhibiting an alcoholic beverages license holder or an employee of a license holder from requiring, as a condition of sale of an alcoholic beverage for on-premises consumption, that an individual buy more than one bottle, container, or other serving...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 527
MDHB264PassRequiring a certain person that generates food residuals to separate the food residuals from other solid waste and ensure that the food residuals are diverted from final disposal in a refuse disposal system in a certain manner; applying the requireme...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 439
MDSB82PassRenaming the State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, and Speech-Language Pathologists to be the State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Music Therapists; requirin...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 800
MDHB204PassRequiring the Department of the Environment to receive and process complaints involving alleged violations of certain air and water quality requirements in a certain manner; requiring the Department to keep an electronic record of certain complaints ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 442
MDSB324PassRequiring the Department of the Environment to receive and process complaints involving alleged violations of certain air and water quality requirements in a certain manner; requiring the Department of the Environment to keep an electronic record of ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 443
MDHB299PassRequiring the State Board of Physicians to license genetic counselors; providing that provisions of the Act do not limit the right of certain individuals to practice certain occupations; establishing the Genetic Counseling Advisory Committee within t...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 603
MDSB34PassRequiring the State Board of Physicians to license genetic counselors; providing that provisions of the Act do not limit the right of certain individuals to practice certain occupations; establishing the Genetic Counseling Advisory Committee within t...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 604
MDSB111PassProhibiting a health care facility from providing peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis treatment services unless the individual performing the dialysis procedure has been trained in the peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis technique being performed; es...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 467
MDSB282PassProhibiting a person from conducting or contracting for animal testing in the development of a cosmetic; prohibiting a manufacturer from selling or offering for sale in the State a cosmetic under certain circumstances beginning July 1, 2022; providin...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 774
MDHB407PassProhibiting an individual from engaging in the business of inspecting an on-site sewage disposal system unless the person holds a valid on-site wastewater property transfer inspection license issued by the Department of the Environment on or after Ju...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 444
MDSB22PassProhibiting an individual from engaging in the business of inspecting an on-site sewage disposal system unless the person holds a valid on-site wastewater property transfer inspection license issued by the Department of the Environment on or after Ju...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 445
MDHB391PassProhibiting a person who is at least 13 years old, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a nonprofit entity, the State, or any unit or political subdivision of the State from knowingly and intentionally releasing, or causing to be released, a...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 610
MDSB415PassRequiring the Comptroller to distribute public contributions to a certain campaign finance entity established to receive public contributions for certain eligible candidates; requiring the State Board of Elections to make a certain determination rega...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 733
MDHB581PassRequiring each essential employer to take certain actions related to occupational safety and health during an emergency; providing that an essential worker has the right to refuse to perform a certain task as provided under certain provisions of law;...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 736
MDHB611PassProhibiting a person from conducting or contracting for animal testing in the development of a cosmetic; prohibiting a manufacturer from selling or offering for sale in the State a cosmetic under certain circumstances beginning July 1, 2022; providin...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 773
MDHB484PassProhibiting a health care facility from providing peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis treatment services unless the individual performing the dialysis procedure has been trained in the peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis technique being performed; es...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 466
MDSB483PassRequiring a certain person that generates food residuals to separate the food residuals from other solid waste and ensure that the food residuals are diverted from final disposal in a refuse disposal system in a certain manner; applying the requireme...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 440
MDHB758PassEstablishing a licensing and regulatory system for the practice of certified midwifery under the State Board of Nursing; requiring the Board to set standards for the practice of certified midwifery, maintain a list of all licensed certified midwives ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 462
MDSB597PassRequiring certain individuals employed by federal agencies to comply with certain provisions of law; establishing that an applicant to obtain a certified social worker license is required to meet certain requirements by December 31, 2023; altering th...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 782
MDHB811PassRequiring certain individuals employed by federal agencies to comply with certain provisions of law; establishing that an applicant to obtain a certified social worker license is required to meet certain requirements by December 31, 2023; altering th...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 781
MDSB684PassEstablishing a licensing and regulatory system for the practice of certified midwifery under the State Board of Nursing; requiring the Board to set standards for the practice of certified midwifery, maintain a list of all licensed certified midwives ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 463
MDHB967PassAuthorizing the placement and use of not more than two speed monitoring systems on Interstate 83 in Baltimore City; requiring that fines collected as a result of violations enforced by the speed monitoring systems be used to assist in covering the co...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 628
MDSB716PassProhibiting a person who is at least 13 years old, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a nonprofit entity, the State, or any unit or political subdivision of the State from knowingly and intentionally releasing, or causing to be released, a...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 611
MDHB974PassAltering the alcoholic beverages licenses for which the Board of License Commissioners for Prince George's County may issue a Sunday off-sale permit; authorizing the Board to issue a Sunday off-sale permit to the holder of any Class A alcoholic bever...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 568
MDHB1178PassAllowing a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for contributions to a certain first-time homebuyer savings account during a taxable year and certain earnings on the account; providing that an account holder may claim the subtractio...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 512
MDHB1324PassAltering the definition of "other tobacco products" to exclude a certain item; requiring a person located outside the State to have a certain license in order to sell premium cigars or pipe tobacco to a consumer in the State; requiring the Executive ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 767
MDSB762PassAltering the powers and duties of the State Board of Master Electricians; changing the name of the State Board of Master Electricians to the State Board of Electricians; prohibiting, beginning on July 1, 2021, local jurisdictions from issuing certain...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 708
MDSB883PassAltering the definition of "other tobacco products" to exclude a certain item; requiring a person located outside the State to have a certain license in order to sell premium cigars or pipe tobacco to a consumer in the State; requiring the Executive ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 768
MDHB1350PassRequiring a treasurer of a campaign finance entity to approve, rather than make, all disbursements for the entity; authorizing the chairman of a campaign finance entity to approve, rather than make, disbursements for the entity under certain circumst...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 647
MDHB1375PassAltering the laws with which certain regulations adopted by the Maryland Health Care Commission must comply; requiring that certain regulations adopted by the Commission require the State-designated health information exchange to develop and maintain...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 798
MDSB114PassAuthorizing a person to file a certain petition for expungement if the person is convicted of a certain misdemeanor involving driving while the person's license or privilege to drive is canceled, suspended, refused, or revoked; and providing that a p...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 620
MDHB719VetoProviding that a personal liability clause in a commercial lease or associated document is unenforceable if, as the result of certain proclamations relating to the outbreak of COVID-19, a commercial tenant was required to cease operations or close to...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB202VetoAltering, from 15 years to 20 years, the time period that certain inmates sentenced to life imprisonment for a crime committed on or after October 1, 2021, must serve before becoming eligible for parole consideration; repealing certain provisions tha...
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2021-05-26
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB420VetoRepealing the prohibition against a person using or possessing with intent to use drug paraphernalia to inject, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled dangerous substance; repealing the prohibition against a person de...
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2021-05-26
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB118PassProhibiting an individual from causing the serious physical injury or death of a certain vulnerable individual as a result of the individual operating a vehicle in violation of Maryland Vehicle Law; defining "vulnerable individual" as a person acting...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 165
MDSB293PassProhibiting an individual from causing the serious physical injury or death of a vulnerable individual as a result of the individual operating a vehicle in violation of the Maryland Vehicle Law; defining "vulnerable individual" as a pedestrian lawful...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 166
MDHB234PassProhibiting a person from willfully and maliciously killing, injuring, or interfering with the use of a certain service animal in a certain manner, or allowing a certain animal to kill, injure, or interfere with the use of a certain service animal in...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 178
MDHB277PassEstablishing as first-degree child abuse three or more acts that constitute second-degree child abuse committed as a continuing course of conduct; and applying certain penalties.
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 183
MDSB17PassProhibiting a person from causing a life-threatening injury to another as a result of the person's driving, operating, or controlling a motor vehicle or vessel in a criminally negligent manner; exempting certain conduct that results in a life-threate...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 144
MDSB170PassProhibiting persons without lawful authority from willfully altering, disconnecting, tampering with, removing, or otherwise interfering with certain transportation-related property or an intelligent transportation system; and establishing penalties f...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 303
MDHB425PassProhibiting a person from committing a certain prohibited act with the intent to interrupt or impair the functioning of a health care facility or a public school; prohibiting a person from knowingly possessing certain ransomware with the intent to us...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 145
MDSB353PassRequiring a person who charges a fee for certain veterans benefits services or veterans benefits appeals services to provide a written disclosure statement to and obtain written acknowledgment of the disclosure statement from certain individuals unde...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 312
MDSB505PassEstablishing as first-degree child abuse three or more acts that constitute second-degree child abuse committed as a continuing course of conduct; and applying certain penalties.
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 184
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