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MDHB249PassAuthorizing members of the National Guard whose employment and reemployment rights have been violated to bring a civil action for economic damages, including lost wages and benefits; and authorizing a court to award specified damages, fees, costs, an...
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2016-05-19
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 561
MDHB565PassSpecifying that a person who violates a provision of law involving the use or possession of marijuana in the amount of 10 grams or more is guilty of the misdemeanor of possession of marijuana; altering a specified provision of law so as to provide th...
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2016-05-19
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 514
MDSB481PassAltering a specified provision of law concerning equal pay for equal work to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex or gender identity; prohibiting an employer from discriminating between employees by providing less favorable employment opportun...
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2016-05-19
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 556
MDSB557PassAuthorizing members of the National Guard whose employment and reemployment rights have been violated to bring a civil action for economic damages, including lost wages and benefits; and authorizing a court to award specified damages, fees, costs, an...
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2016-05-19
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 560
MDSB663PassProhibiting the sale, transfer, offer to sell or transfer, barter, trade, or auction of dogs and cats at specified locations; authorizing animal control officers and officers of specified humane organizations to enforce specified provisions of the Ac...
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2016-05-19
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 572
MDHB871PassProviding that specified provisions in a contract or an agreement relating to architectural, engineering, inspecting, or surveying services that purport to require the promisor or indemnitor to defend or pay the costs of defending specified promisees...
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2016-05-19
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 636
MDHB1003PassAltering a specified provision of law concerning equal pay for equal work to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity; prohibiting an employer from discriminating between employees in any occupation by providing less favorable employme...
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2016-05-19
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 557
MDHB1016PassProhibiting retaliatory personnel action against a law enforcement officer who discloses specified information; authorizing the appointment to an administrative hearing board a member of the public who has received specified training; establishing th...
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2016-05-19
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 519
MDHB1113PassProhibiting the sale, transfer, offer to sell or transfer, barter, trade, or auction of dogs and cats at specified locations; authorizing animal control officers and officers of specified humane organizations to enforce specified provisions of the Ac...
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2016-05-19
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 573
MDHB636PassProviding a specified exception, to a requirement that a claimant submit a claim within a specified time to the State Treasurer or a designee of the State Treasurer under the Maryland Tort Claims Act; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2016-05-19
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 623
MDHB1062PassAltering the serving size of a sample serving of beer permitted to be served to an individual by a holder of a Class BWTS beer and wine tasting or sampling license in St. Mary's County; establishing a BWT beer and wine tasting permit in St. Mary's Co...
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2016-05-19
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 601
MDSB1015PassAltering the serving size of a sample serving of beer permitted to be served to an individual by a holder of a Class BWTS beer and wine tasting or sampling license in St. Mary's County; establishing a BWT beer and wine tasting permit in St. Mary's Co...
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2016-05-19
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 600
MDHB188PassReorganizing and consolidating provisions of law relating to the disclosure of specified information by the Commissioner of Financial Regulation and specified other persons and the authority of the Commissioner to enter into information sharing agree...
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2016-05-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 478
MDSB239PassEstablishing the Maryland Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act; authorizing a user to direct a custodian of digital assets to disclose or not to disclose those assets under specified circumstances and in a specified manner; providing that the Act d...
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2016-05-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 364
MDHB507PassEstablishing the Maryland Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act; authorizing a user to direct a custodian of digital assets to disclose or not to disclose those assets under specified circumstances and in a specified manner; providing that the Act d...
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2016-05-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 365
MDHB675PassAltering the definition of "mechanical repair contract"; authorizing an agent and a registered obligor under a mechanical repair contract to offer, sell, or negotiate a mechanical repair contract; establishing that an obligor or a vehicle dealer is l...
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2016-05-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 494
MDSB509PassAuthorizing a specified action to be brought to establish title against adverse claims to property; providing for venue and the application of the Maryland Rules in an action under the Act; establishing requirements for a complaint, an answer to a co...
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2016-05-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 395
MDHB920PassAuthorizing a specified action to be brought to establish title against adverse claims to property; providing for venue and the application of the Maryland Rules in an action under the Act; establishing requirements for a complaint, an answer to a co...
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2016-05-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 396
MDSB90PassAltering the means by which the Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation is authorized to recover overpayments of benefits, monetary penalties, and interest; authorizing the Secretary to adjust, compromise, or settle specified interest due; prov...
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2016-05-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 342
MDHB497PassContinuing the State Board of Environmental Health Specialists in accordance with the provisions of the Maryland Program Evaluation Act by extending to July 1, 2027, the termination provisions related to the specified authority of the Board; requirin...
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2016-05-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 360
MDSB200PassContinuing the State Board of Environmental Health Specialists in accordance with the provisions of the Maryland Program Evaluation Act by extending to July 1, 2027, the termination provisions related to the authority of the Board; requiring the Boar...
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2016-05-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 359
MDHB1385PassProviding that any authentic expression made by an individual while competent of the individual's wishes regarding health care for the individual be considered in the absence of a validly executed or witnessed advance directive; providing that a witn...
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2016-05-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 510
MDSB282PassTransferring specified provisions of law relating to early childhood development from the Family Law Article to the Education Article; establishing the Division of Early Childhood Development within the State Department of Education; renaming the Ear...
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2016-04-26
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 185
MDHB241PassClarifying that specified persons are prohibited from soliciting a contribution during the General Assembly session; authorizing the State Board of Elections to impose a civil penalty for a violation by a campaign finance entity of the prohibition on...
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2016-04-26
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 203
MDSB312PassRequiring advertisements for specified child care services to include specified information; authorizing specified employees of the State Department of Education or the State Fire Marshal, a deputy State fire marshal, a special assistant State fire m...
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2016-04-26
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 183
MDHB329PassRequiring advertisements for specified child care services to include specified registration information; authorizing specified employees of the State Department of Education or the State Fire Marshal, a deputy State fire marshal, a special assistant...
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2016-04-26
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 184
MDSB393PassRepealing the requirement that the State Board of Nursing appoint specified peer review committees; authorizing the Board to appoint peer advisory committees to provide the Board with expert advice related to the practice of nursing by advance practi...
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2016-04-26
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 199
MDSB408PassAuthorizing the State Board of Elections to impose a civil penalty for a violation by a campaign finance entity of the prohibition on fund-raising during the General Assembly session; authorizing the State Board to impose a lesser civil penalty than ...
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2016-04-26
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 202
MDHB490PassRepealing the requirement that the State Board of Nursing appoint specified peer review committees; authorizing the Board to appoint peer advisory committees to provide the Board with expert advice related to the practice of nursing by advance practi...
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2016-04-26
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 200
MDHB494PassRequiring an animal shelter to establish a written veterinary care protocol for dogs and cats, on or before January 1, 2017, that is consistent with the guidelines in the Association of Shelter Veterinarians' Guidelines for Standards of Care in Anima...
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2016-04-26
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 267
MDHB884PassRepealing provisions of law that relate to the regulation of taxicabs in St. Mary's County.
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2016-04-26
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 283
MDSB79PassRepealing the authority of the Special Secretary for Children, Youth, and Families to impose a civil penalty on members of the State Citizens Review Board for Children and the Board's designees and staff for unauthorized disclosure of specified child...
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2016-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 45
MDHB66PassRepealing the Residential Child Care Capital Grant Program, which authorizes the Board of Public Works, on the recommendation of the Executive Director of the Governor's Office for Children, to make specified grants to counties, municipal corporation...
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2016-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 88
MDHB718PassAuthorizing the Division of Consumer Protection of the Office of the Attorney General to bring a civil action for damages against a specified person who violates specified provisions of law on behalf of a specified vulnerable adult; authorizing the D...
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2016-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 114
MDHB1144PassEstablishing the Retail Choice Customer Education and Protection Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; specifying the purpose of the Fund; requiring the Public Service Commission to administer the Fund; requiring the State Treasurer to hold the Fund an...
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2016-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 134
MDHB1220PassAuthorizing the Inspector General or a specified Assistant Inspector General in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to subpoena any person or evidence, administer oaths, and take depositions and other testimony for the purpose of investigatin...
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2016-04-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 136
MDHB162EngrossAltering the definition of "public record" to exclude specified documents about State employees' salaries; authorizing specified employees of the Comptroller's Office to act as police officers when enforcing specified tax laws; requiring a tax collec...
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2016-04-11
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (46-0)
MDHB190EngrossRepealing a specified provision of law providing that a responsible person is civilly liable to a merchant for specified civil penalties for shoplifting and employee theft; altering requirements for specified demand letters relating to alleged acts o...
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2016-04-11
Passed Enrolled
MDHB220EngrossAuthorizing a person to file a petition for a partial expungement of specified criminal records under specified circumstances; requiring a court to order that specified records be removed from a specified Web site; providing that only a specified rec...
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2016-04-11
Senators Zirkin, Hough, and McFadden
MDSB356EngrossProviding that when a specified cause of action accrues in favor of a minor or mental incompetent under the Local Government Tort Claims Act or the Maryland Tort Claims Act, an action must be filed within 3 years after the disability is removed; and ...
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2016-04-11
House Refuses to Recede
MDHB580EngrossRequiring employers that employ 15 or more employees to provide employees with earned sick and safe leave that is paid at the same rate as the employee normally earns; requiring employers with 14 or fewer employees to provide an employee with unpaid ...
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2016-04-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB508EngrossRepealing a specified provision of law providing that a responsible person is civilly liable to a merchant for specified civil penalties for shoplifting and employee theft; altering requirements for specified demand letters relating to alleged acts o...
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2016-04-11
Passed Enrolled
MDSB558EngrossEstablishing the Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative Program to provide investment in local housing and businesses focusing on areas where modest investment will have an appreciable impact; establishing the types of community enhancement proje...
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2016-04-11
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDSB734EnrollMaking legislative findings and declarations that it is necessary to regulate transfers of structured settlement payment rights to ensure that the transfers are effectuated on fair and reasonable terms and are in the best interest of payees, and to p...
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2016-04-11
Returned Passed
MDHB990EnrollAuthorizing the recovery of actual damages, expenses, litigation costs, and interest in first-party claims against disability insurers in specified civil actions that allege that the insurer failed to act in good faith under specified circumstances; ...
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2016-04-11
Returned Passed
MDSB976EngrossRequiring the State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission, with the assistance of the State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, to regulate the operation of Internet fantasy sports games; requiring a person to have a license in order to offer Internet...
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2016-04-11
Favorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
MDSB973EngrossProhibiting a secretary of a principal department of the Executive Branch of State government from soliciting, transmitting, or depositing in a campaign account contributions or donations for the benefit of a candidate from a person subject to the re...
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2016-04-11
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (86-52)
MDSB935EngrossRequiring a court to entertain an action under the Maryland Tort Claims Act even if a claimant fails to submit a specified written claim, under specified circumstances; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2016-04-11
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
MDSB485EnrollEstablishing the Task Force to Study Family and Medical Leave Insurance; providing for the composition, chair and staffing of the Task Force; providing that the purpose of the Task Force is to make recommendations regarding the development of a State...
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2016-04-09
Returned Passed
MDHB721IntroExpanding the applicability of the prevailing wage rate law to political subdivisions, agencies, and public works on property where the State, a political subdivision, or an agency is the owner or lessee by altering the definition of "public body"; p...
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2016-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
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