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MDHB18PassEstablishing 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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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 746
MDHB76PassProviding that a person who meets the threshold standing requirements under the federal Clean Water Act has an unconditional right and authority to intervene in a civil action that the State initiates in State court to require compliance with certain...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 618
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
MDHB804PassEstablishing 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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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 515
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
MDHB1248PassRequiring certain law enforcement agencies to report by March 1, 2022, and each March 1 thereafter, certain information to the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services regarding police officer-involved use of force incidents ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 391
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
MDHB425PassProhibiting 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 certain ransomware with the intent to us...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 145
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
MDHB281PassRequiring a new officer of a humane society or animal control to receive at least 80 hours of training within the first 12 months of employment; requiring an officer of a humane society or animal control to complete at least 6 hours of continuing ed...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 226
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
MDHB742PassAltering a provision of law to require, rather than authorize, the Board of Public Works to pay certain compensation in a certain manner to an individual who has been erroneously convicted, sentenced, and subsequently confined for a felony on receipt...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 77
MDHB31Engross

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Increasing certain surcharges on certain fees, charges, and costs in certain civil cases in the circuit courts and the District Court; requiring that certain surcharges collected be deposited into the Maryland Legal Services Corporation Fund and dire...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (29-16)
MDHB238Engross

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Requiring, beginning October 1, 2021, the expungement of certain records 3 years after a disposition of the charge under certain circumstances; requiring a court to send a notice of the disposition of certain charges in a case and the date on which e...
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2021-04-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB899Engross

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Increasing 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 prospective application of the Act; and making the Act contingent on the passage a...
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2021-04-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB902Engross

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Increasing 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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2021-04-12
To Senate Rules Committee
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)
MDHB670PassRepealing the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights; prohibiting a police officer from preventing a citizen from recording the officer's actions if the citizen is otherwise acting lawfully and safely; establishing the Maryland Loan Assistance Repa...
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2021-04-10
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/9/2021) - Chapter 59
MDHB1008Engross

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Prohibiting a landlord from increasing a tenant's rent solely because a judgment was entered against the tenant in a certain failure to pay rent action; requiring the District Court to seal court records within 60 days after the final resolution of a...
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2021-03-31
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB308Engross

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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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2021-03-30
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB664Intro

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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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2021-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB26Engross

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Prohibiting private education lenders and private education loan collectors from initiating a certain action except under certain circumstances; prohibiting a court from entering a certain judgment unless the private education lender or private educa...
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2021-03-19
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1012Intro

Sine Die
Requiring certain employers at the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to reinstate certain laid-off employees under certain circumstances; requiring certain employers to provide certain laid-off employees with certain writte...
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2021-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB263Intro

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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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2021-03-16
Withdrawn by Sponsor
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
MDHB347Engross

Sine Die
Altering the definition of "undue influence" for purposes of provisions of law prohibiting the exploitation of certain vulnerable adults or individuals at least 68 years old that results in inequity; requiring a court, in determining whether a transf...
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2021-03-04
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1314Intro

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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; authorizing a ...
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2021-03-03
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB218Intro

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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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2021-02-25
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1216Intro

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Authorizing complainants, respondents, and the Commission on Civil Rights to elect to have claims of public accommodation discrimination determined in a civil action brought by the Commission under certain circumstances and subject to certain require...
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2021-02-23
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB324Engross

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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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2021-02-16
To Senate Judicial Proceedings 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
MDHB117Intro

Sine Die
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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2021-02-10
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1184Intro

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Authorizing a judge, recalled judge, or retired judge of a State court to file a certain notice with a data broker, person, business, or other entity requesting the removal of personal identifying information within 72 hours of receipt of the notific...
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2021-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1223Intro

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Expanding the application of a certain requirement regarding the return of certain fees by a landlord; limiting the number of times that a certain landlord may require a prospective tenant to pay a fee arising out of an application within 60 days, su...
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2021-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1171Intro

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Prohibiting an employer from terminating an employee solely on the basis of the employee's refusal to receive a vaccination against COVID-19; specifying that an employee waives the right to file a civil action against the employer if the employee ref...
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2021-02-09
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB375Intro

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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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2021-02-08
To House Economic Matters 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
MDHB1254Intro

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Repealing a prerequisite that a public school employee who is subject to a certain prohibited personnel action relating to an act of whistleblowing must exhaust any administrative remedies before instituting a civil action against a public school emp...
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2021-02-08
To House Ways and Means 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
MDHB1049Intro

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Establishing, notwithstanding any other provision of law, that a law enforcement officer is not immune from civil or criminal liability for acts or omissions causing certain physical or mental injury that occur while the law enforcement officer is ac...
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2021-02-05
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1084Intro

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Providing that a certain person is not civilly liable for an act or omission related to the person's failure to comply with certain guidance during a catastrophic health emergency unless it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the act or om...
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2021-02-05
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1106Intro

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Providing that an owner, lessee, or tenant of a premises is immune from civil liability for injury or death relating to the exposure of others on the premises to COVID-19 so long as the owner, lessee, or tenant, or an agent of the owner, lessee, or t...
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2021-02-05
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB686Intro

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Authorizing certain judges and prosecutors and certain immediate family members to make a written request that certain personal information be removed from the Internet or from certain other publications; requiring a person who receives a request und...
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2021-02-02
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB353Intro

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Establishing the civil liability of a law enforcement officer who deprives or allows another to deprive an individual of certain rights under the Maryland Declaration of Rights and the Maryland Constitution; requiring a court to award attorney's fees...
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2021-01-31
To House Judiciary Committee
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