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MDHB666PassProviding 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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2015-04-14
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 100
MDHB1035PassRequiring 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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2015-04-14
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 114
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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2015-04-13
Passed Enrolled
MDHB113EngrossIncreasing to $400,000 per individual claim and $800,000 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; altering the period of time from 180 da...
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2015-04-13
Passed Enrolled
MDHB154EnrollIncreasing 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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2015-04-13
Returned Passed
MDHB164EngrossLimiting the amount of a supersedeas bond required to stay the enforcement of a judgment in a civil action; authorizing a court to reduce further the amount of a supersedeas bond; providing a procedure by which an appellee may seek discovery for the ...
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2015-04-13
Passed Enrolled
MDHB114EngrossIncreasing 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; authorizing a court to entertain a suit under the Maryland Tort Claims Act under specif...
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2015-04-13
Passed Enrolled
MDSB192EngrossAuthorizing 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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2015-04-13
MDSB301IntroLimiting the amount of a supersedeas bond required to stay the enforcement of a judgment in a civil action; authorizing a court to reduce further the amount of a supersedeas bond; providing a procedure by which an appellee may seek discovery for the ...
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2015-04-13
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDHB360EngrossRepealing a presumption that specified money or weapons are forfeitable; prohibiting a seizing authority or prosecuting authority from directly or indirectly transferring seized property to a federal law enforcement authority or agency, with a specif...
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2015-04-13
Third Reading Passed (85-53)
MDHB405EnrollProhibiting 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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2015-04-13
Returned Passed
MDSB546EngrossProviding 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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2015-04-13
Passed Enrolled
MDHB509EngrossEstablishing a 5-year statute of limitations for an action for administrative penalties for violations of specified laws relating to the environment; requiring the statute of limitations for an action for an administrative penalty for an ongoing viol...
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2015-04-13
Passed Enrolled
MDHB511EngrossAltering a specified definition for purposes of specified provisions of law prohibiting nonjudicial actions to take possession of property; specifying the date from which specified past due ground rent accrues for specified purposes; authorizing a gr...
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2015-04-13
Passed Enrolled
MDHB934EngrossProhibiting an institution of postsecondary education 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 obse...
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2015-04-13
Passed Enrolled
MDHB1172EnrollRequiring a person to be licensed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene before the person may provide services to an individual with a developmental disability or a recipient of individual support services; repealing the authority of the Dev...
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2015-04-13
Returned Passed
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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2015-04-13
Passed Enrolled
MDHB755EngrossEstablishing 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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2015-04-13
Passed Enrolled
MDHB1239EngrossRepealing specified provisions establishing liability to a merchant for civil penalties for shoplifting and employee theft.
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2015-04-13
Delegates Smith, Dumais, and Rey
MDHB729EnrollAuthorizing 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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2015-04-13
Returned Passed
MDHB630EngrossAltering the definition of "service contract" to include a specified mechanical repair contract; altering the definition of "mechanical repair contract" and defining "obligor" for purposes of specified provisions of law establishing requirements for ...
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2015-04-13
Passed Enrolled
MDSB145EnrollRepealing 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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2015-04-11
Returned Passed
MDSB210EngrossProhibiting an institution of postsecondary education 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 obser...
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2015-04-11
Passed Enrolled
MDHB415IntroProhibiting a person from importing, selling, or offering or manufacturing for sale a cedar hope chest that has a design identified by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission as presenting a risk of suffocation death to children who coul...
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2015-04-11
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDSB792EnrollProhibiting 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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2015-04-11
Returned Passed
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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2015-04-10
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (44-3)
MDHB109EnrollAuthorizing 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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2015-04-10
Returned Passed
MDHB368EnrollProviding 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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2015-04-10
Returned Passed
MDSB528EngrossEstablishing a minimum amount of $300 that is subject to forfeiture in connection with a controlled dangerous substance violation under specified circumstances; prohibiting a seizing authority or prosecuting authority from directly or indirectly tran...
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2015-04-10
Passed Enrolled
MDSB417EnrollProviding 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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2015-04-10
Returned Passed
MDSB160EnrollAuthorizing 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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2015-04-10
Returned Passed
MDSB374EnrollProhibiting 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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2015-04-09
Returned Passed
MDSB439EnrollRequiring 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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2015-04-09
Returned Passed
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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2015-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB599EnrollAuthorizing 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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2015-04-07
Returned Passed
MDSB839EngrossAuthorizing 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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2015-04-07
MDHB40EngrossRequiring the contents of the certificate of a qualified expert to include a statement from a qualified expert that the licensed professional failed to meet an applicable standard of professional care and supervision; applying the Act prospectively; ...
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2015-04-03
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB387IntroProviding 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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2015-04-03
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB386IntroRequiring the contents of the certificate of a qualified expert to include a statement from a qualified expert that the licensed professional failed to meet an applicable standard of professional care and supervision; applying the Act prospectively; ...
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2015-04-03
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
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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2015-04-03
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB875IntroProhibiting a secured party from obtaining a deficiency judgment or taking any other action to collect a deficiency in an action to foreclose a mortgage or deed of trust on owner-occupied residential property that was recorded on or after October 1, ...
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2015-04-03
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
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
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
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
MDSB532IntroEstablishing requirements for the form and content of specified livestock production contracts; requiring livestock production contracts to be reviewed by the Attorney General; establishing that contract producers have specified rights; prohibiting s...
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2015-03-30
Unfavorable Report by Finance
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
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