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MDHB121PassRevising, restating, and recodifying certain terms; updating the plans, regulations, and ordinances of St. Mary's County in accordance with which a connection to a completed water main or sewer of the St. Mary's County Metropolitan Commission shall b...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 66
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
MDSB170PassClarifying that a ground lease holder may not bring any suit, action, or proceeding against the current leasehold tenant or a former leasehold tenant to recover the ground rent that was due and owing before the date the current leasehold tenant acqui...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 125
MDHB123PassRequiring an employer, on request, to provide to an applicant for employment the wage range for the position for which the applicant applied; prohibiting an employer from taking negative actions against an applicant for employment because the applica...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 67
MDHB241PassClarifying that a ground lease holder may not bring any suit, action, or proceeding against the current leasehold tenant or a former leasehold tenant to recover the ground rent that was due and owing before the date the current leasehold tenant acqui...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 124
MDSB234PassAltering the requirements and procedures governing certain programs that authorize installment plan payments for certain motor vehicle traffic citations or judgment debts; repealing certain provisions of law governing the requirement that the Motor V...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 150
MDHB280PassAltering the requirements and procedures governing certain programs that authorize installment payments for certain motor vehicle traffic citations or judgment debts; repealing certain provisions of law governing the requirement that the Motor Vehicl...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 149
MDSB249PassAuthorizing a defendant in a malpractice claim against a licensed professional to move for a protective order to limit the disclosure of certain documentary evidence to protect the defendant from annoyance, embarrassment, oppression, or undue burden ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 348
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
MDSB447PassProhibiting a person from importing, selling, or offering for sale any juvenile product, mattress, upholstered furniture, or reupholstered furniture that contains more than 0.1% of flame-retardant chemicals by mass; repealing certain provisions of la...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 555
MDHB858PassAuthorizing a defendant in a malpractice claim against a licensed professional to move for a protective order to limit the disclosure of certain documentary evidence to protect the defendant from annoyance, embarrassment, oppression, or undue burden ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 347
MDSB807PassProhibiting a law enforcement agency from presenting certain victims of sexually assaultive behavior with forms purporting to limit the obligations of the criminal justice unit to the victim or limit the rights of the victim; authorizing victims affe...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 584
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
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)
MDSB217EngrossRequiring an employer, on request, to provide to an applicant for employment the wage range for the position for which the applicant applied; prohibiting an employer from taking negative actions against an applicant for employment because the applica...
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2020-03-18
Favorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters
MDSB309EngrossEstablishing a pilot program to examine the testing of oral fluid samples by certain police officers to assist in determining whether an individual is operating a motor vehicle while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance; authorizing a police ...
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2020-03-18
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB424EngrossProhibiting a person from importing, selling, or offering for sale any juvenile product, mattress, upholstered furniture, or reupholstered furniture that contains more than 0.1% of flame-retardant chemicals by mass; repealing certain provisions of la...
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2020-03-18
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB759EngrossAltering the manner in which the State Board of Elections is authorized to impose fees for the late filing of certain statements of contributions by persons doing public business; requiring certain persons who violate certain provisions of law requir...
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2020-03-17
Senate Requests House Recede
MDHB1075EngrossRepealing a prerequisite that a public school employee who is subject to a certain prohibited personnel action relating to an act of whistleblowing must exhaust any administrative remedies before instituting a civil action against a public school emp...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB307EngrossRequiring certain private entities in possession of biometric identifiers or biometric information to develop a written policy, made available to the public, establishing a certain retention schedule and guidelines for permanently destroying biometri...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB191EngrossAdding suit money to the expenses that the court is authorized, at any point in a certain proceeding, to award to a certain party under certain circumstances in a case concerning child support, custody, or visitation and after making certain consider...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB811EngrossProhibiting the Maryland Judiciary Case Search from in any way referring to the existence of certain records relating to certain cases.
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2020-03-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB1064IntroEstablishing the Healthy Maryland Program as a public corporation and a unit of State government; stating that the General Assembly finds that millions of dollars have been diverted or wasted as part of a multipayer health care system; stating that i...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB974EngrossAltering the definition of "sexual abuse"; altering the statute of limitations in certain civil actions relating to child sexual abuse by providing that a certain action may be filed at any time; providing for the retroactive application of the Act t...
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2020-03-14
Third Reading Passed (127-0)
MDSB147EngrossProhibiting a person from purchasing for, distributing, or selling kratom to an individual under the age of 18 years of age, except under certain circumstances; providing it is a defense in a prosecution under the Act that the defendant examined the ...
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2020-03-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1575IntroProhibiting a criminal justice unit from presenting victims of sexually assaultive behavior with forms or verbal agreements purporting to limit the obligations of the criminal justice unit to the victim or limit the rights of the victim; prohibiting ...
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2020-03-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB1067IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, the State Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department of General Services, to adopt certain regu...
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2020-03-14
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB579EngrossProviding that certain maximum penalty amounts the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights is authorized to seek if it finds that a respondent has engaged in a discriminatory act regarding public accommodations and certain actions by persons licensed or ...
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2020-03-13
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB379EngrossAltering the conditions under which a lawsuit is considered a strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP suit); specifying the conditions under which a lawsuit is not considered a SLAPP suit; altering the conditions under which a defendant...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB550EngrossIncreasing, from 10 grams to 1 ounce, the amount of marijuana below which possession is a civil offense, rather than a criminal offense; and creating a presumption that a person in possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana is not in violation of a...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB627EngrossExtending the period of time after an offense was committed, from 3 to 4 years, during which a prosecution is required to be instituted for certain violations of State election law.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB750IntroProhibiting a private education lender from initiating an action to collect a private education loan if the student loan borrower or cosigner would be required to demonstrate undue hardship to discharge the private education loan in bankruptcy; etc.
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB802EngrossProviding that a staff member of a school, acting in an official capacity, is not civilly liable for personal injury or property damage resulting from intervention in a student altercation or other student disturbance if the staff member intervened i...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB951EngrossAltering the manner in which the State Board of Elections is authorized to impose fees for the late filing of certain statements of contributions by persons doing public business; requiring certain persons who violate certain provisions of law requir...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB972IntroRepealing provisions of law establishing and relating to the Civilian Review Board of Baltimore City; establishing the Community Oversight and Accountability Commission of Baltimore City; specifying the purpose of the Commission; providing for the co...
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2020-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDHB1299IntroProhibiting certain physicians from having a financial relationship with each other; repealing a provision of law providing that a physician is not liable for certain damages or subject to a certain penalty under certain circumstances; prohibiting a ...
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2020-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDSB968IntroProhibiting the sale and display of certain imitation firearms in Baltimore City; and providing that a certain violation is a civil offense subject to a fine of $500 for the first offense and $1,500 for each subsequent offense.
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2020-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDHB1143IntroProhibiting an employer from disqualifying an individual employed under contract with the employer from subsequent employment with the employer under certain circumstances; authorizing a certain individual to bring a civil action in a certain court t...
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2020-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB517IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to establish that every person has the right to a certain clean and healthy environment; establishing that every person has the right to intervene in an action brought by the State or a political su...
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1160IntroProhibiting the sale and display of certain imitation firearms in Baltimore City; and providing that a certain violation is a civil offense subject to a fine of $500 for the first offense and $1,500 for each subsequent offense.
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDSB997IntroIncreasing from $10,000 to $25,000 the maximum amount of compensatory damages that may be awarded to an owner of a pet from a person who tortiously causes an injury to or death of the pet while acting individually or through an animal under the perso...
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2020-03-04
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB1042IntroAltering the conditions under which a lawsuit is considered a strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP suit); specifying the conditions under which a lawsuit is not considered a SLAPP suit; altering the conditions under which a defendant...
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2020-03-04
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1660IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to provide that the prohibition against the freedom of speech and debate or proceedings in the Legislature being impeached in a court does not prohibit the disclosure of records related to a crime o...
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2020-03-04
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB399IntroRequiring an individual to provide reasonable assistance to certain first responders who are under threat of or have incurred serious physical injury if providing such assistance does not endanger self or others; establishing a $250 civil penalty for...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB1656IntroRequiring certain businesses that collect a consumer's personal information to provide certain clear and conspicuous notices to the consumer at or before the point of collection; authorizing a consumer to submit a certain request for information to a...
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2020-03-02
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB1075IntroRenaming the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission to be the Alcohol, Cannabis, and Tobacco Commission; providing that a member of the Commission may not have a certain interest, ownership, or management in the cannabis industry; establishing the Advisory C...
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2020-02-28
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1648IntroEstablishing the Healthy Maryland Program as a public corporation and a unit of State government; stating that the General Assembly finds that millions of dollars have been diverted or wasted as part of a multipayer health care system; stating that i...
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2020-02-27
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB163IntroProhibiting an employer from requiring, as a condition of employment or continued employment, an employee or a prospective employee, under certain circumstances, to join or remain a member of a labor organization, pay charges to a labor organization,...
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2020-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB193IntroMaking certain violations relating to the use or possession of certain de minimis quantities of certain controlled dangerous substances a civil offense rather than a misdemeanor; applying penalties for a first or second finding of guilt involving the...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
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