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MDHB67PassProhibiting, to the extent possible, the Commissioner of Correction from prohibiting an inmate placed in restrictive housing from having access to a reentry specialist or case manager within 180 days before the direct release of the inmate from a cor...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 543
MDSB114PassAuthorizing a governmental entity to recover certain court costs and attorney's fees for certain actions; requiring that the Comptroller deposit civil penalties or damages collected by the State under the Maryland False Claims Act or other provisions...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 609
MDHB174PassEstablishing that information regarding the status of a rental property as an affected property under certain lead-based paint abatement laws may be an issue of fact at trial.
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 729
MDHB220PassRequiring the State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners to maintain on the Board's website an electronic roster of individuals registered and licensed to practice massage therapy; phasing out the option for an individual to be registered by the Board ...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 705
MDSB37PassRequiring the State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners to maintain on the Board's website an electronic roster of individuals registered and licensed to practice massage therapy; phasing out the option for an individual to be registered by the Board ...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 706
MDHB244PassProhibiting a calculation of damages for loss of earnings resulting from personal injury or wrongful death from being reduced based on race, ethnicity, or gender; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 541
MDSB101PassAltering certain definitions to allow a campaign finance entity to pay expenses associated with contesting an election; prohibiting a recount under certain circumstances; altering the circumstances under which a petitioner for a recount is not liable...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 625
MDHB291PassAltering certain definitions to allow a campaign finance entity to pay expenses associated with contesting an election; altering the circumstances under which a petitioner for a recount is not liable for the costs of the recount; providing that a per...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 624
MDHB391PassAuthorizing a governmental entity to recover certain court costs and attorney's fees for certain actions; requiring that the Comptroller deposit civil penalties or damages collected by the State under the Maryland False Claims Act or other provisions...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 608
MDSB451PassTolling the period of time during which a complainant may file a civil action that alleges an unlawful employment practice while an administrative charge is pending.
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 660
MDHB468PassRepealing a prerequisite that a certain public school employee shall exhaust administrative remedies before instituting a certain civil action; authorizing a public school employee who is subject to a certain personnel action to file an administrativ...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 576
MDHB145VetoAuthorizing the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to issue a stop work order for each work site where the Commissioner has made an initial determination that a contractor or subcontractor may have violated the prevailing wage requirements; requiring...
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2022-05-27
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB496VetoEstablishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program in the Maryland Department of Labor to provide temporary benefits to individuals who take leave from employment for certain purposes; establishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Fund...
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2022-05-27
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB563VetoRequiring a landlord to submit to the clerk of the court evidence of compliance with certain local rental property licensure requirements and demonstrate that the landlord is compliant with the licensure requirements; etc.
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2022-05-27
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB59PassRequiring the Maryland Transportation Authority to waive certain civil penalties assessed for certain toll violations under certain circumstances; and requiring the Authority to reimburse certain civil penalties paid in error and notify certain indiv...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 448
MDHB1448PassEstablishing that the District Court has concurrent civil jurisdiction with a governing body of a county or the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore over a proceeding for adjudication of a violation of certain ordinances.
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 381
MDSB67PassProhibiting a veterinary practitioner from performing certain declawing procedures on a cat unless the procedure is necessary for a therapeutic purpose; authorizing the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to impose certain disciplinary action...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 179
MDSB44PassProhibiting a person from leaving a dog outside and unattended for longer than 30 minutes without access to continuous suitable shelter during extreme weather conditions or suitable shelter or suitable shade when temperatures are above 90 degrees Fah...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 182
MDHB22PassProhibiting a veterinary practitioner from performing certain declawing procedures on a cat unless the procedure is necessary for a therapeutic purpose; authorizing the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to impose certain disciplinary action...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 178
MDHB16PassProhibiting a person from leaving a dog outside and unattended for longer than 30 minutes without access to continuous suitable shelter or suitable shade during extreme weather conditions or temperatures, subject to certain exceptions; defining "extr...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 181
MDSB71Engross

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Providing that a person who is the victim of an act that would constitute a violation of certain hate crime laws may bring a civil action against the person or persons who committed the act in a court of competent jurisdiction if the person is a vict...
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2022-04-11
Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Carter) Adopted
MDSB217Engross

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Prohibiting a person from requiring a borrower to pay a fee for a payment made by or on behalf of the borrow in a certain form including an electronic funds transfer through an Automated Clearing House; and authorizing a person to require a borrower ...
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2022-04-11
House Refuses Recede
MDHB833Engross

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Altering procedures that a law enforcement officer and a court are required to follow when the law enforcement officer or court has reason to believe that a child who has been detained is a victim of sex trafficking or human trafficking; providing th...
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2022-04-11
Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Hershey) Adopted
MDSB1PassAuthorizing the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to issue a stop work order for each work site where the Commissioner has made an initial determination that a contractor or subcontractor may have violated the prevailing wage requirements; requiring...
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2022-04-09
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2022) - Chapter 49
MDSB275PassEstablishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program in the Maryland Department of Labor to provide benefits to individuals who take leave from employment for certain purposes; establishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Fund; requirin...
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2022-04-09
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2022) - Chapter 48
MDHB837PassRequiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission, in consultation with certain stakeholders, to conduct a baseline study of cannabis use in the State by March 1, 2023; altering certain provisions relating to penalties, charging procedures...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 26
MDSB768Engross

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Altering procedures that a law enforcement officer is required to follow when the law enforcement officer has reason to believe that a child who has been detained is a victim of sex trafficking or a victim of human trafficking; providing that in a cr...
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2022-04-09
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1021PassProhibiting a certain licensed firearms dealer from storing a firearm on a certain premises where the licensed firearms dealer conducts business, unless the premises is equipped with certain security features; requiring a licensed firearms dealer to ...
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2022-04-09
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2022) - Chapter 55
MDHB290Engross

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Providing that a person who is the victim of an act that would constitute a violation of certain hate crime laws may bring a civil action against the person or persons who committed the act in a court of competent jurisdiction; authorizing the court ...
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2022-04-08
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB449Engross

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Increasing the limitations on the amount of compensatory damages and punitive damages that may be awarded to a complainant in a certain unlawful employment practice case; and increasing the period of time, from 2 years to 3 years, for which a claiman...
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2022-04-08
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB977Engross

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Prohibiting, to the extent possible, the Commissioner of Correction from prohibiting an inmate placed in restrictive housing from having access to a reentry specialist or case manager within 180 days before the direct release of the inmate from a cor...
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2022-04-08
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB313Engross

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Prohibiting a calculation of damages for loss of earnings resulting from personal injury or wrongful death from being reduced based on race, ethnicity, or gender; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2022-03-29
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB221Engross

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Requiring the Department of the Environment to notify the Attorney General each time the Department initiates a certain administrative action; altering the enforcement authority of the Department under various provisions of law, including provisions ...
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2022-03-22
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB259Engross

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Regulating the use of biometric data by private entities, including by requiring certain private entities in possession of biometric data to develop a written policy, made available to the public, establishing a retention schedule and guidelines for ...
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2022-03-21
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB472Engross

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Requiring each public school to inform students, faculty, staff, and parents regarding who serves as the Title IX coordinator for the school, the process for filing a sexual misconduct compliant, and the support measures that are in place for filing ...
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2022-03-21
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB965Engross

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Increasing from $10,000 to $15,000 the maximum amount of compensatory damages that may be awarded to an owner of a pet from a person who tortiously causes an injury to or death of the pet under certain circumstances.
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2022-03-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB71Engross

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Requiring the owner of a manufactured housing community to comply with certain requirements when selling the manufactured housing community; and requiring the owner, at least 60 days prior to entering into a contract for the sale of the community, to...
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2022-03-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1375Intro

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Establishing that a person who tortiously causes an injury to or death of a pet may be liable to the owner of the pet for noneconomic damages; and establishing an exception to the cap on compensatory and noneconomic damages for a tortfeasor who acted...
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2022-03-17
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB643Intro

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Altering the penalty for the knowing refusal by a health care provider to disclose a medical record within a certain time; and altering the definition of "medical record" to include certain electronic data or information.
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2022-03-15
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1368Intro

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Prohibiting a social media website from taking certain actions to censor the religious speech or political speech of a certain user; authorizing the Attorney General to bring a certain civil cause of action under certain circumstances; providing that...
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2022-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB669Intro

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Altering certain provisions of law relating to the termination of a pregnancy and investigations of or criminal penalties or civil liabilities for a pregnant person or a person assisting a pregnant person; prohibiting a certain provision of law that ...
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2022-03-14
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB111Engross

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Prohibiting private education lenders and private education loan collectors from initiating a certain action unless the private education lenders or private education loan collectors possess certain documents; requiring a private education lender or ...
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2022-03-11
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB151Intro

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Authorizing the use of traffic control device monitoring systems, devices designed to capture a recorded image of a violation, by State and local agencies, if authorized by local law; providing that the owner or driver of a motor vehicle recorded fai...
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2022-03-07
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1131Intro

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Authorizing a person to bring a civil action for damages against another person who knowingly causes a police officer to arrive at a location to contact the person with a certain intent; and establishing an exception in certain cases where a person w...
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2022-03-07
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1363Intro

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Providing that a certain staff member of a school is not civilly liable for personal injury or property damage resulting from intervention in an altercation between students or other student disturbance subject to certain exceptions.
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2022-03-07
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB887Intro

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Requiring the State Board of Education, by March 31, 2023, to develop policies and procedures for reporting, administering, investigating, and resolving complaints related to incidents of sexual misconduct and violations of Title IX of the Education ...
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2022-03-02
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB199Intro

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Altering the definition of "local government" under the Local Government Tort Claims Act to include the nonprofit corporation serving as the Economic Development Authority for the City of Cambridge and Dorchester County (Cambridge Waterfront Developm...
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2022-03-01
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB431Intro

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Requiring an employer who employs individuals in a food service facility or retail establishment to pay certain employees at a certain rate of pay for certain shifts of work, except under certain circumstances; and providing that certain employees em...
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2022-03-01
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB757Intro

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Requiring certain interscholastic and intramural athletic teams or sports sponsored by certain schools to be expressly designated based on biological sex; prohibiting certain entities from taking certain adverse actions against a school or county boa...
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2022-02-28
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
MDSB18Engross

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Altering the definition of "local government" under the Local Government Tort Claims Act to include the nonprofit corporation serving as the economic development authority of the City of Cambridge and Dorchester County (the Cambridge Waterfront Devel...
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2022-02-25
To House Judiciary Committee
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