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MDSB487EngrossProhibiting a ground lease holder from bringing any suit, action, proceeding or other effort to recover ground rent due and owing on abandoned property in Baltimore City before title was acquired by the owner of the leasehold interest under specified...
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2017-04-05
[Hearing: Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1145EngrossProhibiting a public school employer from taking or refusing to take specified personnel actions as a reprisal against public school employees who disclose specified behavior; providing that specified protections under the Act apply only if specified...
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2017-04-05
[Hearing: Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 4/05 at 1:00 p.m.
MDHB1415EngrossAltering the circumstances under which a person, whose business or property has been injured or threatened with injury by a violation of specified provisions of law, may maintain an action for damages, an injunction, or both, against any person who h...
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2017-04-05
[Hearing: Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1143EngrossAltering the information that employers are required to give employees within 30 days after the first date of employment; and requiring employers to provide employees with an explanation of how wages were calculated.
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2017-04-05
[Hearing: Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB304EngrossProhibiting a person from employing an individual not registered with the State Board of Individual Tax Preparers to provide specified tax preparation services; authorizing specified employees of the Comptroller's Office to act as police officers whe...
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2017-04-04
[Hearing: Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB500EngrossExempting specified representatives of specified entities from the requirement of admission to the Bar of Maryland and other requirements of the Court of Appeals for representing the entity in the appeals of specified civil actions originating in the...
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2017-04-04
[Hearing: Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB852EngrossEstablishing a specified limitations period on an action for injunctive relief or damages for a violation of a collective bargaining agreement covering an employee of the State or a political subdivision of the State or a breach by an exclusive repre...
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2017-03-30
[Hearing: Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1383EngrossAuthorizing the Behavioral Health Administration to establish an outpatient civil commitment pilot program to allow for the release of an individual who is involuntarily admitted for inpatient treatment under a specified provision of law on the condi...
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2017-03-30
[Hearing: Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB505EngrossAltering the statute of limitations on civil actions arising out of an alleged incident or incidents of sexual abuse that occurred while the victim was a minor; establishing a statute of repose for specified civil actions relating to child sexual abu...
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2017-03-29
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB144EngrossMaking specified provisions of law authorizing the prelitigation discovery of specified insurance coverage information relating to claims involving vehicle accidents applicable to claims involving any tort involving death or bodily injury; providing ...
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2017-03-28
Hearing 3/28 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
MDHB676IntroMaking unenforceable specified provisions of specified condominium governing documents relating to asserting specified claims; applying the Act prospectively; etc.
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2017-03-28
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB654EngrossEstablishing the Task Force to Study Crime Classification and Penalties; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study and make recommendations on specified issues related to the classificatio...
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2017-03-28
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB705IntroAuthorizing a court to award to a prevailing plaintiff reasonable attorney's fees and expenses in specified actions seeking to remedy a violation of a specified Maryland constitutional right; authorizing a court to award reasonable attorney's fees an...
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2017-03-28
Recommitted to Judicial Proceedings (Senator Zirkin)
MDSB811EngrossRepealing the termination date of specified provisions of law altering specified surcharges on specified fees, charges, and costs in specified civil cases and requiring a specified informational budget to be prepared for the Maryland Legal Services C...
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2017-03-28
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB858EngrossAltering the circumstances under which a person, whose business or property has been injured or threatened with injury by a violation of specified provisions of law, may maintain an action for damages, an injunction, or both, against any person who h...
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2017-03-28
Third Reading Passed (90-49)
MDHB913EngrossAuthorizing the Attorney General to employ specified assistant counsel; authorizing the Attorney General to take specified actions on civil and criminal suits and actions that are based on the federal government's action or inaction that threatens th...
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2017-03-28
Laid Over (Senator Jennings) Adopted
MDSB1042EngrossAuthorizing the Behavioral Health Administration to establish an outpatient civil commitment pilot program to allow for the release of an individual who is involuntarily admitted for inpatient treatment under a specified provision of law on the condi...
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2017-03-28
Hearing 3/28 at 1:00 p.m. (Health and Government Operations)
MDSB312EngrossProviding that a person who causes personal injury or wrongful death while operating or attempting to operate a motor vehicle and who has a specified alcohol concentration in the person's blood or breath or who refuses to submit to a specified test f...
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2017-03-28
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB642EnrollAltering the statute of limitations on civil actions arising out of an alleged incident or incidents of sexual abuse that occurred while the victim was a minor; establishing a statute of repose for specified civil actions relating to child sexual abu...
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2017-03-27
Returned Passed
MDSB937EngrossMaking it a civil rather than a criminal offense to consume an alcoholic beverage in public under specified circumstances or to possess an alcoholic beverage in an open container under specified circumstances; requiring offenders to be issued a citat...
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2017-03-27
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm]
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB1027EngrossEstablishing a specified limitations period on an action for injunctive relief or damages for a violation of a collective bargaining agreement covering an employee of the State or a political subdivision of the State or a breach by an exclusive repre...
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2017-03-24
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB77EngrossExpanding the application of the Courthouse Dog and Child Witness Pilot Program to civil court proceedings.
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2017-03-23
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB631EngrossProhibiting a manufacturer or wholesale distributor from engaging in price gouging in the sale of an essential off-patent or generic drug; requiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to notify the Attorney General of a specified increase in the...
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2017-03-23
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB895IntroAuthorizing a court to appoint a receiver under specified circumstances; providing that a specified mortgagee is entitled to the appointment of a receiver; requiring a court to appoint a receiver under specified circumstances; authorizing a court to ...
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2017-03-23
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDSB935IntroAuthorizing the parent or legal guardian of a minor to delegate to a temporary health care agent the authority to consent to and make decisions regarding medically necessary health care treatment of the minor; requiring a specified delegation to be m...
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2017-03-23
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDSB1037IntroRepealing the requirement that a health care provider who attests in a certificate of a qualified expert or who testifies in relation to a proceeding before an arbitration panel or a court concerning compliance with or departure from standards of car...
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2017-03-23
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB26EngrossAltering the definition of "governmental entity" to include a municipal corporation for purposes of the Maryland False Claims Act; requiring the attorney for each municipal corporation to report annually, beginning October 1, 2016, to the General Ass...
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2017-03-23
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB439EngrossRequiring the Secretary of Information Technology to appoint a specified access technology officer; requiring the access technology officer to develop a provision for inclusion in all State procurement contracts requiring a specified determination wi...
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2017-03-22
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB783IntroProviding that a statement made by a party during a discussion held in accordance with a patient safety early intervention program is inadmissible in specified legal proceedings; authorizing a hospital or a related institution to establish a specifie...
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2017-03-22
Recommitted to Judicial Proceedings (Senator Zirkin)
MDHB518EngrossRequiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in consultation with stakeholders, to adopt regulations establishing requirements for prenatal HIV testing; requiring providers of prenatal medical care to follow the Department's requirements fo...
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2017-03-22
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB838IntroProhibiting a ground lease holder from bringing any suit, action, proceeding or other effort to recover ground rent due and owing on abandoned property in Baltimore City before title was acquired by Baltimore City under specified circumstances; etc.
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2017-03-21
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB951EngrossAltering the Maryland Securities Act to regulate federal exempt broker-dealers; establishing the Securities Act Registration Fund to be used to administer and enforce the Act; altering the actions that are unlawful under the Maryland Securities Act; ...
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2017-03-21
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1149EngrossAltering the Maryland Securities Act to regulate federal exempt broker-dealers; establishing the Securities Act Registration Fund to be used to administer and enforce the Act; altering the actions that are unlawful under the Maryland Securities Act; ...
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2017-03-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1274IntroAuthorizing the governing body of Prince George's County to enact a law that establishes a specified land bank authority; requiring an ordinance establishing the Authority to include specified articles of incorporation; requiring specified articles o...
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2017-03-18
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1247IntroRequiring that a court award costs to the prevailing party in a proceeding to recover child support arrearages, enforce a decree of child support, or enforce a decree of custody or visitation unless justice requires otherwise.
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2017-03-18
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB1180IntroAuthorizing a court to appoint a receiver under specified circumstances; providing that a specified mortgagee is entitled to the appointment of a receiver; requiring a court to appoint a receiver under specified circumstances; authorizing a court to ...
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2017-03-18
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB380IntroMaking it a civil rather than a criminal offense to consume an alcoholic beverage in public under specified circumstances or to possess an alcoholic beverage in an open container under specified circumstances; requiring offenders to be issued a citat...
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2017-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB465IntroRequiring a contractor or subcontractor that performs work on specified construction projects to use workers that have completed or are enrolled in a specified apprenticeship program or to pay specified workers not less than a journeyworker's rate; p...
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2017-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB230EngrossRequiring employers that employ 15 or more employees to provide employees with earned sick and safe leave that is paid at the same wage rate as the employee normally earns; requiring employers with 14 or fewer employees to provide unpaid earned sick ...
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2017-03-16
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB726IntroAuthorizing a court, on a specified finding in an action on behalf of an employee for a violation of the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law, to award the Attorney General reasonable counsel fees and other costs; authorizing a court, on a specif...
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2017-03-16
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB972EngrossRepealing the termination date of specified provisions of law altering specified surcharges on specified fees, charges, and costs in specified civil cases and requiring a specified informational budget to be prepared for the Maryland Legal Services C...
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2017-03-16
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB1077IntroClarifying the time period within which a civil action on a residential lease that has been signed under seal must be filed; and declaring that it is the intent of the General Assembly to clarify that an action for rent arrears under any kind of resi...
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2017-03-16
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB641IntroExtending the statute of limitations from within 7 to 32 years of the date that the victim attains the age of majority in specified civil actions relating to child sexual abuse; providing that a specified statute of limitations does not apply during ...
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2017-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDSB841IntroProhibiting, except under specified circumstances, the performance of or the attempt to perform a dismemberment abortion that kills an unborn child on a pregnant woman; authorizing a specified individual to seek a hearing before the State Board of Ph...
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2017-03-15
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB994EngrossClarifying the time period within which a civil action on a residential lease that has been signed under seal must be filed; and declaring that it is the intent of the General Assembly to clarify that an action for rent arrears under any kind of resi...
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2017-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1148IntroProhibiting specified police officers from using or requesting targeted or continuous face recognition under specified circumstances; providing that specified police officers may use or request targeted or continuous face recognition under specified ...
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2017-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB1436IntroRequiring an individual to provide reasonable assistance to specified individuals who are under threat of or have incurred serious physical injury if providing assistance does not endanger self or others; establishing a civil penalty of $250 for a vi...
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2017-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB1EngrossRequiring employers that employ 15 or more employees to provide employees with earned sick and safe leave that is paid at the same wage rate as the employee normally earns; requiring employers with 14 or fewer employees to provide an employee with un...
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2017-03-14
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB496IntroAltering the definitions of "community association" and "nuisance" for purposes of specified provisions of law authorizing community associations to seek judicial relief for nuisance abatement in Baltimore County; repealing a provision of law requiri...
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2017-03-14
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1140IntroRequiring the Secretary of Information Technology to appoint an access technology officer in accordance with specified requirements; requiring the access technology officer to develop a provision for inclusion in all State procurement contracts that ...
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2017-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
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