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MDHB1239EngrossRepealing specified provisions establishing liability to a merchant for civil penalties for shoplifting and employee theft.
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2015-04-07
MDHB113EngrossIncreasing to $300,000 per individual claim and $600,000 per total claims the limits on liability of a local government for claims under the Local Government Tort Claims Act that arise from the same occurrence; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2015-04-02
MDHB114EngrossIncreasing from $200,000 to $300,000 the limit on liability of the State and its units under the Maryland Tort Claims Act for injuries to a claimant arising from an incident or occurrence; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2015-04-02
MDSB936IntroRequiring Internet Web sites and electronic mail to contain specified information about licensed locksmiths under specified circumstances; requiring advertisements, directories of service providers, or search result information to include specified i...
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2015-04-02
MDHB630EngrossAltering the definition of "mechanical repair contract" and defining "obligor" for purposes of specified provisions of law establishing requirements for mechanical repair contracts and persons who sell or offer them; establishing that an agreement or...
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2015-04-02
MDHB105EngrossAltering the penalty for the possession or use of drug paraphernalia involving the use or possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana; making the use or possession of drug paraphernalia under specified circumstances a civil offense; establishing th...
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2015-04-01
MDHB154EngrossIncreasing to $7,500 the maximum amount of a claim against the Maryland Home Builder Guaranty Fund for which the Consumer Protection Division may issue a specified proposed order; and increasing to 60 the number of days, following specified notice by...
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2015-04-01
MDSB374EngrossProhibiting specified actions constituting false claims against a governmental entity; providing specified penalties for making false claims; requiring the court to consider and give special attention to specified factors in determining the amount of...
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2015-04-01
MDSB458EngrossVoiding as against public policy a provision of a specified contract or agreement that attempts or purports to waive specified rights or reduce specified liability for injury, death, or loss to person or property caused by the hydraulic fracturing ac...
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2015-04-01
MDSB439EngrossRequiring the tax collector in Baltimore City to withhold specified owner-occupied residential property from a tax sale when the taxes on the property are under $750; exempting a person redeeming specified owner-occupied residential property in Balti...
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2015-04-01
MDSB528EngrossEstablishing a minimum amount of $300 that is subject to forfeiture in connection with a controlled dangerous substance violation; repealing a presumption that specified money or weapons are forfeitable; prohibiting a seizing authority or prosecuting...
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2015-04-01
MDSB546EngrossProviding immunity from civil liability for a specified person administering medications or treatment in response to an apparent drug overdose if the person is trained and certified under specified protocols established by the Secretary of Health and...
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2015-04-01
MDSB417EngrossProviding that, under specified circumstances, property of a specified trust is not subject to, and a trustee and beneficiaries of that trust may not be held liable for, specified claims of creditors of the settlor; providing that the publication of ...
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2015-04-01
MDHB511EngrossAltering a specified definition for purposes of specified provisions of law prohibiting nonjudicial actions to take possession of property; altering the contents of a specified affidavit made by a specified commissioner in the Baltimore City Departme...
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2015-04-01
MDHB495EngrossSpecifying that a person who violates a specified 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 the penalty for the possession or use ...
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2015-04-01
MDHB680EngrossProviding that evidence of a conviction for a traffic offense may be admitted as evidence in a civil proceeding to prove specified facts under specified circumstances; requiring the trier of fact to determine the weight to be accorded evidence of a c...
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2015-04-01
MDHB1035EngrossRequiring the tax collector in Baltimore City to withhold specified owner-occupied residential property from a tax sale when the taxes on the property are under $750; exempting a person redeeming specified owner-occupied residential property in Balti...
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2015-04-01
MDSB160EngrossAuthorizing the State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors to issue a public cease and desist order or impose a civil fine of no more than $5,000 per offense for specified violations of specified provisions of law under specified circumstances; ...
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2015-04-01
MDHB109EngrossAuthorizing a court to order payment of specified attorney's fees incurred in bringing a petition for the appointment of a guardian of the person of a disabled person under specified circumstances; requiring the court to consider specified factors be...
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2015-03-31
MDSB145EngrossRepealing the requirement that a plaintiff file a specified certification with the court and serve the certification on an insurer or a person that has a self-insurance plan before the insurer or person with a self-insurance plan is required to provi...
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2015-03-31
MDSB792EngrossProhibiting specified entities from taking specified actions regarding organ transplantation and anatomical gifts solely on the basis of an individual's disability; prohibiting specified insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenanc...
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2015-03-31
MDHB969IntroRequiring an employer to provide employees with a specified work schedule within a specified time period, notify employees of specified changes, and provide employees with a new work schedule within 24 hours after making a change to the initial sched...
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2015-03-30
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB1051IntroAltering 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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2015-03-30
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB41EngrossAltering the definition of "community association" for purposes of provisions of law limiting the civil liability of specified associations and their agents under specified circumstances; altering specified definitions, for purposes of the Maryland A...
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2015-03-26
MDSB329IntroRequiring a party who requests the issuance of a subpoena in a civil action to compel the attendance of a police officer employed by the Baltimore County Police Department to reimburse the Police Department for the cost of the police officer's salary...
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2015-03-26
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB688IntroRequiring an employer to provide employees with a specified work schedule within a specified time period, notify employees of specified changes, and provide employees with a new work schedule within 24 hours after making a change to the initial sched...
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2015-03-26
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDSB695EngrossEstablishing the State Public Information Act Compliance Board and Office of the Public Access Ombudsman; requiring the Governor and the Attorney General to publish on their Web sites specified notice relating to specified applications and the names ...
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2015-03-26
MDSB877IntroRequiring an action to foreclose a mortgage or deed of trust on residential property to be commenced by filing a complaint; requiring practice and procedure in an action to foreclose a mortgage or deed of trust on residential property to be governed ...
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2015-03-26
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB210EngrossProhibiting an educational institution from requiring, requesting, suggesting, or causing a student, an applicant, or a prospective student to grant access to, allow observation of, or disclose information that allows access to or observation of the ...
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2015-03-25
MDSB837IntroAuthorizing a specified action to be brought to establish title against adverse claims to property; providing for jurisdiction, venue, and the application of specified statutes and rules in an action under the Act; establishing that an action is comm...
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2015-03-25
MDSB908IntroAltering the purpose of a Maryland benefit corporation; clarifying that a director of a benefit corporation is required to perform the director's duties in accordance with a specified standard; authorizing a director to consider the effects of a spec...
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2015-03-25
MDHB509EngrossEstablishing a 5-year statute of limitations for an action for administrative penalties for violations of specified laws relating to the environment; providing that the Act may not be construed as limiting specified authority of the Department of the...
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2015-03-24
MDHB1129EngrossAuthorizing a specified action to be brought to establish title against adverse claims to property; providing for jurisdiction, venue, and the application of specified statutes and rules in an action under the Act; requiring a specified notice to be ...
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2015-03-24
MDHB283EngrossAuthorizing a court to award to a prevailing plaintiff reasonable attorney's fees and expenses in specified actions seeking to remedy a violation of a Maryland constitutional right; authorizing a court to award reasonable attorney's fees and expenses...
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2015-03-23
MDHB455EngrossProviding 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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2015-03-23
MDHB934EngrossProhibiting an educational institution from requiring, requesting, suggesting, or causing a student, an applicant, or a prospective student to grant access to, allow observation of, or disclose information that allows access to or observation of the ...
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2015-03-23
MDHB729EngrossAuthorizing the State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors to issue a public cease and desist order or impose a civil fine of no more than $5,000 per offense for specified violations of specified provisions of law under specified circumstances; ...
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2015-03-23
MDHB73EngrossAuthorizing the Attorney General to institute an action in a circuit court for injunctive relief to prohibit a person from engaging in or continuing to engage in specified violations of election law, except in specified circumstances; authorizing the...
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2015-03-20
MDHB368EngrossProviding immunity from civil liability for a specified person administering specified medications or treatment in response to an apparent drug overdose if the person is licensed or certified as an emergency medical services provider by the State Eme...
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2015-03-20
MDHB528IntroRequiring employers to keep wage records for each pay period for at least three years; expanding the types of wage records that employers are required to keep for each pay period; requiring employers to give employees a specified written notice withi...
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2015-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB599EngrossAuthorizing the County Commissioners of St. Mary's County to provide that a violation of specified ordinances is punishable as a misdemeanor and enforced in a specified manner and to a specified extent and is a civil infraction and shall be prosecute...
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2015-03-20
MDHB830IntroRequiring, for the purpose of assessing specified costs under a specified provision of law, the Workers' Compensation Commission to find under specified circumstances that a person has brought a proceeding under the Workers' Compensation Act without ...
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2015-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB1072IntroProhibiting, under specified circumstances, an employer from failing or refusing to hire, discharging, or otherwise discriminating against an applicant or employee on the basis of the applicant's or employee's engagement in a lawful activity off the ...
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2015-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1187IntroProhibiting a supervisor, an appointing authority, and the head of a law enforcement agency from threatening or taking specified retaliatory actions against a specified law enforcement officer under specified circumstances; authorizing a law enforcem...
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2015-03-20
MDHB840IntroProhibiting a secured party from obtaining a deficiency judgment in an action to foreclose a mortgage or deed of trust on specified owner-occupied residential property that was recorded on or after October 1, 2015.
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2015-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB711IntroProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to authorize the governing body of Charles County to provide for the immediate taking of private property situated in the County for right of way for County roads, streets, water, sewer, stormwater ...
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2015-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB429IntroProviding that the prevailing party in a specified civil action by a merchant is entitled to an award of court costs and attorney's fees unless otherwise ordered by the court; etc.
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2015-03-19
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB461IntroIncreasing from $30,000 to $50,000 the amount in controversy that determines the civil jurisdiction of the District Court in specified cases; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2015-03-19
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB816IntroAuthorizing the admissibility of specified evidence in a civil or criminal proceeding to prove membership in or association with a criminal gang.
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2015-03-19
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB892IntroRequiring a party who requests the issuance of a subpoena in specified civil actions to compel the attendance of a police officer employed by the Baltimore County Police Department to reimburse the Police Department for the cost of the police officer...
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2015-03-19
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
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