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MDSB334PassProviding that a person who meets certain threshold standing requirements under federal law has an unconditional right and authority to intervene in a civil action that the State initiates in State court to require compliance with certain water pollu...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 619
MDSB364PassProhibiting the use or enforcement of a nondisparagement clause in a settlement agreement or other release of liability between the parties in a claim of misconduct in the performance of duties against a law enforcement officer of an institution of h...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 740
MDSB670PassIncreasing from $15,000 to $25,000 the maximum amount in controversy in a civil action in which a party may not demand a jury trial; providing for the construction and application of the Act; and making the Act contingent on the passage and ratificat...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 598
MDSB669PassIncreasing the amount in controversy in civil proceedings in which the right to a jury trial may be limited by legislation from more than $15,000 to more than $25,000; and submitting the amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adopti...
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2021-05-30
Assigned a chapter number, enactment subject to constitutional referendum - Chapter 809
MDSB327PassAuthorizing the Division of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Attorney General to bring certain actions on behalf of certain susceptible adults and older adults; authorizing the Securities Commissioner of the Division of Securities of the Offi...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 311
MDSB623PassProhibiting a person from committing a certain prohibited act with the intent to interrupt or impair the functioning of a health care facility or a public school; prohibiting a person from knowingly possessing ransomware with the intent to use the ra...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 146
MDSB159PassRequiring a new officer of a humane society or animal control to receive at least 80 hours of training approved by the appropriate unit of a county or municipality within the first 12 months of employment; requiring an officer of a humane society or ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 227
MDSB14PassAltering a provision of law to require, rather than authorize, the Board of Public Works to pay certain compensation in a certain manner to a certain individual who has been erroneously convicted, sentenced, and subsequently confined for a felony on ...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 76
MDSB911Engross

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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 case; increasing the period of time, from 2 years to 3 years, for which a claimant may recover...
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2021-04-12
Motion Special Order until Later This Session (Delegate D.E. Davis) Adopted
MDSB916Engross

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Establishing a certain whistleblower reward program within the Office of the Comptroller; providing that a certain whistleblower who voluntarily provides certain information to the Comptroller shall be entitled to receive a certain monetary award und...
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2021-04-12
Motion Special Order until Later This Session (Delegate Luedtke) Adopted
MDSB154Engross

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Establishing that certain procedural notice requirements must be fulfilled prior to the filing of a complaint by a landlord or a landlord's agent for the repossession of residential rental property for failure to pay rent; establishing that certain i...
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2021-04-10
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB627Engross

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Repealing certain provisions of the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights; providing for the discipline of law enforcement officers; providing that provisions of the Act supersede and preempt any other law of the State, a county, or a municipal co...
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2021-04-10
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (94-42)
MDSB626Engross

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Prohibiting a law enforcement officer from intentionally using excessive force; requiring a law enforcement officer to intervene to prevent another officer's use of excessive force; prohibiting a law enforcement officer from intentionally refusing to...
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2021-03-12
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB530Intro

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Increasing, from not more than $18 to not less than $120, the surcharge that the District Court is required to assess per civil case for summary ejectment, tenant holding over, and breach of lease that seeks a judgment for possession of residential p...
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2021-02-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB708Intro

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Substituting the term "cannabis" for the term "marijuana" in certain provisions of law; altering a certain quantity threshold and establishing a certain age limit applicable to a certain civil offense of use or possession of cannabis; establishing a ...
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2021-02-08
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB217Intro

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Requiring a business, credit card processor, and vendor to take reasonable care to protect against unauthorized access to personal information connected to credit and debit cards in accordance with certain provisions of law; establishing that a busin...
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2021-02-05
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB532Intro

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Prohibiting a person from engaging in the business of making or soliciting a sales-based financing transaction unless the person is licensed by the Commissioner of Financial Regulation; requiring an applicant for a license to have $20,000 in availabl...
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2021-01-31
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB482Intro

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Prohibiting a supervisor, an appointing authority, and the head of a certain law enforcement agency from threatening or taking certain retaliatory actions against a certain law enforcement officer who discloses certain information or seeks a certain ...
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2021-01-25
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB363Intro

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Authorizing a certain civil action to be brought against a person who knowingly summons a police officer with the intent to infringe on the person's constitutional rights, unlawfully discriminate against the person, cause the person to feel harassed ...
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2021-01-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB50Intro

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Requiring a police officer to make a reasonable attempt to intervene to terminate or prevent another police officer's use of excessive force; prohibiting a police officer from knowingly and willfully violating the requirement to intervene established...
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2021-01-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB372Intro

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Authorizing the recovery of actual damages, expenses, litigation costs, and interest in obligee claims against surety insurance providers under certain circumstances; applying certain provisions of law on unfair claim settlement practices to surety i...
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2021-01-15
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB292Intro

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Increasing from $10,000 to $25,000 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 while acting individually or through an animal under the perso...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB189Intro

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Prohibiting a provision in a contract or an agreement with a design professional for professional services that requires the design professional to indemnify or hold harmless certain parties unless the design professional is at fault for causing the ...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB134Intro

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Altering the definition of "sexual abuse"; altering the statute of limitations in certain civil actions relating to child sexual abuse by providing that a certain action may be filed at any time; providing for the retroactive application of the Act t...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB162Intro

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Altering the conditions under which a lawsuit is considered a strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP suit); specifying the conditions under which a lawsuit is not considered a SLAPP suit; altering the conditions under which a defendant...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB143Intro

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Increasing, from 10 grams to 1 ounce, the amount of marijuana below which possession is a civil offense, rather than a criminal offense; and creating a presumption that a person in possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana is not in violation of a...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB232Intro

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Increasing surcharges for certain civil cases in the circuit courts from $55 to $75 per case and in the the District Court from $8 to $13 per summary ejectment case and from $18 to $24 per case for all other civil cases; and prohibiting the surcharge...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB210Intro

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Providing civil immunity from liability for a COVID-19 claim to a person who acts in compliance with certain statutes, rules, regulations, executive orders, and agency orders, unless the person acted with gross negligence or intentional wrongdoing; p...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB128Intro

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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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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB16Intro

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Requiring certain private entities in possession of biometric identifiers or biometric information to develop a written policy, made available to the public, establishing a certain retention schedule and guidelines for permanently destroying biometri...
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2020-12-23
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB211Intro

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Establishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program to provide temporary benefits to a covered individual who is taking leave from employment; establishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Fund; requiring, beginning January 1, 2022, cer...
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2020-12-23
To Senate Finance Committee
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