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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
MDHB565EnrollSpecifying 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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2016-04-11
Returned Passed
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
MDSB481EnrollAltering 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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2016-04-11
Returned Passed
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
MDSB509EnrollAuthorizing 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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2016-04-11
Returned Passed
MDSB557EnrollAuthorizing 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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2016-04-11
Returned Passed
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
MDHB1016EngrossProhibiting 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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2016-04-11
Passed Enrolled
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
MDHB636EngrossProviding 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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2016-04-11
Passed Enrolled
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
MDHB1385EngrossProviding 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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2016-04-11
Passed Enrolled
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
MDHB1003EngrossAltering 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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2016-04-09
Passed Enrolled
MDSB200EngrossContinuing 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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2016-04-09
Passed Enrolled
MDSB1015EngrossAltering 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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2016-04-09
Passed Enrolled
MDSB234EnrollProviding 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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2016-04-08
Returned Passed
MDSB239EngrossEstablishing 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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2016-04-08
Passed Enrolled
MDHB263EngrossAltering the conditions under which a lawsuit is deemed to be a strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP suit); altering the conditions under which a defendant in a SLAPP suit is not civilly liable for specified communications; providing...
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2016-04-08
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB345IntroProviding that a civil action for specified damages may be brought under specified circumstances against an alcoholic beverages licensee or the licensee's employee who sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages to an individual who was visibly under the ...
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2016-04-08
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB507EngrossEstablishing 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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2016-04-08
Passed Enrolled
MDHB535EngrossMaking 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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2016-04-08
Passed Enrolled
MDHB684PassEstablishing 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; providing that community enhancement projects may be ...
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2016-04-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 29
MDSB90EnrollAltering 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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2016-04-08
Returned Passed
MDHB497EngrossContinuing 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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2016-04-08
Passed Enrolled
MDHB188EngrossReorganizing 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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2016-04-07
Passed Enrolled
MDHB249EnrollAuthorizing 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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2016-04-07
Returned Passed
MDHB740EngrossEstablishing 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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2016-04-07
Passed Enrolled
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