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MDSB121EngrossAuthorizing a local governing body, on receipt of an application for a special exception to construct or operate a permitted facility in an area zoned for residential use, to require the preparation, at the applicant's expense, of a detailed analysis...
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2021-02-25
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB127EngrossRequiring certain producers or a representative organization to submit a plan for the establishment of a Paint Stewardship Program to the Department of the Environment on or before January 1, 2022, and in accordance with certain requirements; requiri...
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2021-02-25
Third Reading Passed (95-42)
MDHB218IntroRequiring 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Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB261EngrossAuthorizing a local government to require that certain persons who provide battery-charged fence security systems comply with certain laws, require certain persons who operate or install certain security systems to obtain certain registrations or per...
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2021-02-25
Third Reading Passed (122-16)
MDHB419IntroAltering references to the term "clean energy" to be "advanced clean energy" for purposes of certain provisions of law concerning the Maryland Clean Energy Center and the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute; altering certain findings of the General ...
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2021-02-25
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDHB617IntroAuthorizing the Board of License Commissioners for Prince George's County to issue a Class A beer and light wine license for use in a supermarket that has been certified by the Prince George's County Council as being located within a food desert or f...
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2021-02-25
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1362IntroAltering the State's renewable energy portfolio standard to be the clean and renewable energy standard; altering certain legislative findings regarding and purposes of the standard; requiring certain percentages of certain energy in the State to be d...
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2021-02-25
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB148EngrossRequiring a business that maintains personal information of an individual residing in the State to implement and maintain certain security procedures and practices; altering the circumstances under which the owner or licensee of certain computerized ...
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2021-02-24
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB678IntroExtending the deadline for the reporting requirement for the Task Force on the Economic Future of Western Maryland to October 1, 2021; and extending the termination date for the Task Force.
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2021-02-24
Second Reading Passed
MDHB1346IntroEstablishing that a substantial loss of income due to a declared catastrophic health emergency is an affirmative defense to an eviction proceeding against certain tenants for the failure to pay rent under certain circumstances; and prohibiting a cour...
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2021-02-24
[Hearing: Mar 15 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB747IntroProhibiting a ticket seller, except under certain circumstances, from disclosing the personal information of a purchaser to a third party; and prohibiting the personal information of a purchaser from being printed on a ticket to an entertainment even...
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2021-02-23
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB722IntroEstablishing the Department of Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation to assist units of State government in identifying and evaluating qualified minority business enterprises to help achieve the objective for greater use of minority busine...
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2021-02-23
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1065IntroAuthorizing a certain issuer receiving a certain housing bond allocation to transfer all or any portion of the housing bond allocation to another issuer for the issuance of housing bonds; requiring the unused balance of the initial housing bond alloc...
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2021-02-23
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1352IntroRequiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to electronically transmit certain lists of registered and forfeited businesses to the State Board of Elections in a certain manner and format by January 15 each year; requiring the Departmen...
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2021-02-23
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1359IntroAuthorizing the holder of a Class A beer, wine, and liquor license in Wicomico County to elect to purchase certain wine and liquor from a licensed wholesaler rather than from the Liquor Control Board for the county under certain circumstances; except...
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2021-02-23
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB259IntroReorganizing State government by establishing Bowie State University, Coppin State University, and University of Maryland Eastern Shore as independent universities; prohibiting the inclusion of Bowie State University, Coppin State University, and Uni...
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2021-02-22
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB582IntroProviding that a certain personal liability clause in a commercial lease or associated document is unenforceable if, as the result of certain proclamations relating to the outbreak of COVID-19, a commercial tenant was required to cease certain operat...
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2021-02-22
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 10:00 am]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1215IntroIncreasing the maximum annual reimbursement for stipends paid to each intern under the Maryland Technology Internship Program; establishing the Maryland Internship Opportunities Program; requiring the University of Maryland Baltimore County to admini...
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2021-02-21
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB95EngrossRequiring certain investor-owned gas, electric, or combination gas and electric companies to require certain contractors and subcontractors to pay their employees not less than the prevailing wage rate for certain projects involving the construction,...
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2021-02-19
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDSB103EngrossAltering the definition of "retail pet store" to include a broker that transfers dogs or cats for resale by another person for purposes of certain provisions of law regulating retail pet stores; clarifying a certain prohibition on the sale of cats or...
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2021-02-19
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB866IntroRequiring a business that generated recyclable material to submit a recycling report to the county on or before March 1 each year; specifying the contents of the recycling report; establishing that a business that violates the Act is subject to a civ...
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2021-02-19
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB578IntroRequiring an addition modification for certain taxable years under the Maryland income tax for certain amounts related to certain net operating loss deductions, certain excess business losses, and certain business interest expense deductions allowed ...
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2021-02-19
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB803IntroEstablishing the Western Maryland Economic Future Investment Board; prohibiting a member of the Board from receiving certain compensation, but authorizing the reimbursement of certain expenses; establishing the Western Maryland Economic Future Invest...
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2021-02-19
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB772IntroEstablishing the Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program in the Department of Commerce to provide working capital to assist Maryland for-profit small businesses, the operators of which have been disrupted due to COVID-19, and offer interim relief co...
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2021-02-19
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB778IntroExpanding the purposes of the Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise Zone Program; establishing the Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise Zone Fund in the Department of Commerce for certain purposes; prohibiting the Secretary of Commerce from ...
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2021-02-19
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB366EngrossRequiring the Department of Assessments and Taxation to convene a task force to study and make recommendations on the adoption of a unique Maryland Identification Number for each registered or licensed business in the State to be used by certain Stat...
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2021-02-18
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB160EngrossAltering the Cybersecurity Investment Incentive Tax Credit program administered by the Department of Commerce to be the Innovation Investment Incentive Tax Credit program; expanding the applicability of the tax credit to include investments in certai...
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2021-02-18
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB180EngrossSpecifying that the purpose for which licensed funeral establishments and holders of certain permits are authorized to transfer unclaimed cremains of a veteran or an eligible dependent to a veterans service organization under certain circumstances is...
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2021-02-18
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB6EngrossAltering the title of the Executive Director of the Maryland Technology Development Corporation to be the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation; increasing the membership of the Board of the Maryland Technology Development Corporation from 15 to...
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2021-02-17
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB208EngrossRestricting a person that sells a neonicotinoid pesticide under certain provisions of law to selling a neonicotinoid pesticide only to a certain certified applicator or farmer; and requiring a person selling a neonicotinoid pesticide to store each ne...
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2021-02-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHJ1IntroOpposing certain inspection rules promulgated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that have drastically impeded the harvest and sale of blue catfish and thus rendered the State unable to adequately use the commercial harvest as a form of control ov...
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2021-02-17
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB441EngrossRequiring the Department of Assessments and Taxation to convene a task force to study and make recommendations on the adoption of a unique Maryland Identification Number for each registered or licensed business in the State to be used by certain Stat...
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2021-02-17
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB564IntroMerging the Procurement Improvement Council and the Council for the Procurement of Health, Educational, and Social Services; altering the duties and membership of the Procurement Improvement Council; repealing provisions of law relating to the Counci...
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2021-02-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB635IntroRepealing an exemption for certain procurements from Maryland Correctional Enterprises from the calculation of total procurement spending for the purpose of calculating a unit's Minority Business Enterprise Program participation rate.
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2021-02-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB645IntroRequiring a county, to the extent practicable, to ensure that a certain procurement contract for which reimbursement will be sought from the 9-1-1 Board is awarded through a transparent and competitive process consistent with certain provisions of th...
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2021-02-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB649IntroRequiring the Secretary of General Services, in consultation with the Chief Procurement Officer in the Department of General Services, to appoint an MBE Program Compliance Officer in the Office of State Procurement to ensure compliance by certain pro...
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2021-02-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB689IntroExpanding the duties of the Special Secretary for the Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs to include establishing a mentorship program, conducting a feasibility study for creating a technical assistance program to provide support to...
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2021-02-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB697IntroRepealing a prohibition on counting a certain minority business enterprise as both a woman-owned business and a business owned by a member of an ethnic or racial group for purposes of the State Minority Business Enterprise Program; and requiring the ...
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2021-02-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB703IntroRequiring the Board of Public Works to adopt regulations to require the certification of a business as a minority business enterprise without requiring the business to file any additional paperwork other than evidence of certification under the feder...
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2021-02-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB77EngrossProhibiting, on or after October 1, 2022, a person from supplying, selling, offering for sale, or manufacturing a high-PAH driveway sealer for use in the State; prohibiting, on or after October 1, 2022, a person from applying or soliciting the applic...
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2021-02-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB920IntroRequiring each county board of health and the Baltimore City Health Department to establish certain requirements regarding the manner in which and circumstances under which the health officer for the county, or the health officer's staff, may perform...
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2021-02-16
[Hearing: Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB894IntroAuthorizing certain applicants to complete certain education or training requirements through a digital learning program under certain circumstances; requiring the Governor, for fiscal years 2023 through 2025, to allocate 75% of any increase in total...
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2021-02-16
[Hearing: Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB239EngrossRequiring a person who provides property management services to be registered as a property manager by the State Real Estate Commission before practicing in the State; authorizing the Commission to deny a registration to an applicant whose license is...
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2021-02-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB356EngrossRequiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to study and make recommendations to the General Assembly regarding certain filing fees and associated requirements of neighboring states that are equivalent or substantially similar to filin...
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2021-02-16
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB496PassProviding certain financing during fiscal years 2021 and 2022 for the purpose of relieving the adverse effects of the coronavirus pandemic; allowing, for certain taxable years, a subtraction under the Maryland income tax for certain unemployment insu...
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2021-02-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 39
MDHB1130IntroRequiring certain for-profit institutions of higher education and private career schools to meet certain outcome-based standards or be required to satisfy a certain revenue requirement and be subject to certain enrollment limitations.
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2021-02-15
[Hearing: Mar 11 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB946IntroEstablishing the Historic St. Mary's City Fort to 400 Commission to plan and conduct observances commemorating the 400th year of Maryland's founding in 2034; requiring the membership of the Commission to reflect the diversity of the State to the exte...
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2021-02-14
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB70EngrossRequiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to give preference to applications for funding for a net-zero home from the Energy-Efficient Homes Construction Fund that will use the services of small, minority, women-owned, and veteran...
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2021-02-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB61EngrossRequiring the Department of the Environment to establish and administer a statewide green business certification program; requiring the green business certification program to recognize businesses operating in a way that reduces their environmental f...
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2021-02-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB164EngrossRequiring the Office of Recycling in the Department of the Environment to promote the development of markets for recycled materials and products in the State; requiring the Office to evaluate the availability of certain markets and identify businesse...
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2021-02-12
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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