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MDSB182PassContinuing the State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists by extending to July 1, 2026, the termination provisions relating to statutory and regulatory authority of the Board; repealing the requirement that the Board submit a certain semia...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 159
MDHB288PassRequiring in Prince George's County a holder of a certain alcoholic beverages license or an individual designated by the license holder and employed in a supervisory capacity to be certified by an approved alcohol awareness program and to be present ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 155
MDSB245PassAltering the definition of "practice social work" to include counseling for alcohol and drug use and addictive behaviors and to clarify that it includes, for certain individuals, the treatment of biopsychosocial conditions under the supervision of a ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 543
MDHB303PassContinuing the State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists by extending to July 1, 2026, the termination provisions relating to statutory and regulatory authority of the Board; repealing the requirement that the Board submit a certain semia...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 158
MDSB334PassRequiring certain carriers, on or before March 1, 2022 and March 1, 2024 to submit a report to the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to demonstrate the carrier's compliance with the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act; requiring certa...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 212
MDHB455PassRequiring certain carriers, on or before March 1, 2022 and March 1, 2024, to submit a report to the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to demonstrate the carrier's compliance with the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act; requiring cert...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 211
MDHB1083PassReplacing the term "gang" as it pertains to certain prohibitions against participation in a criminal gang with the term "organization"; requiring certain local jurisdictions to use certain divested assets for certain purposes under certain circumstan...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 422
MDSB684VetoRequiring the Commissioner of the Division of Correction to operate a comprehensive rehabilitative prerelease facility for female inmates; requiring that a certain prerelease facility be located in an area, defined by the zip codes where the largest ...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB1121VetoEstablishing the Maryland Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Registry and Referral System in the Maryland Department of Health to provide a statewide system through which health care providers can identify and access available inpatient and out...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB208VetoProviding that a person who is not a certain licensee may not complete a sale, rental, or transfer of a certain rifle or shotgun as a purchaser, lessee, or transferee or seller, lessor, or transferor, except under certain circumstances; requiring, be...
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2020-05-07
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB801EngrossRequiring the Commissioner of the Division of Correction to operate a comprehensive rehabilitative prerelease facility for female inmates; requiring that a certain prerelease facility be located in Baltimore City; requiring the Department of Public S...
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2020-03-18
Motion Rules Suspend Two Readings Same Day Const/Rule 24 (Senator Washington) (31-14) Rejected
MDSB1053IntroEstablishing the Baltimore County Hub and Spoke Pilot Program to offer and provide addiction treatment on demand through a model that offers ongoing opioid use disorder treatment integrated with general health and wellness services; requiring the Bal...
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2020-03-18
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB324EngrossRequiring that the behavioral health services for which the Maryland Department of Health provides service coordination for veterans under certain provisions of law include mental health first aid; requiring that mental health first aid consist of tr...
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2020-03-16
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB490EngrossRepealing a requirement that the Department of Human Services identify eligible youth services bureaus and estimate the amount of State funds to allocate to each youth services bureau; requiring the Governor to include at least $1,800,000 in the annu...
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2020-03-16
To House Appropriations Committee
MDSB745EngrossReplacing the term "gang" as it pertains to certain prohibitions against participation in a criminal gang with the term "organization"; requiring certain local jurisdictions to use certain divested assets for certain purposes under certain circumstan...
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2020-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB811EngrossProhibiting the Maryland Judiciary Case Search from in any way referring to the existence of certain records relating to certain cases.
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2020-03-15
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB839EngrossRepealing provisions on brewing company off-site permits, distillery off-site permits, and winery off-site permits; establishing a manufacturer's off-site permit with certain privileges; authorizing the Comptroller to issue a permit to the holder of ...
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2020-03-15
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1166EngrossAuthorizing the establishment of certain law enforcement diversion programs subject to certain restrictions; authorizing certain individuals to participate in certain programs; authorizing certain providers to provide case management including certai...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB577EngrossProviding that a certain presumption may be rebutted if a certain commissioner or court finds and states on the record at a certain time that adhering to certain limits would create a certain risk to certain individuals; authorizing a certain commis...
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2020-03-14
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB35EngrossRequiring the Commissioner of Correction to provide a pre-release inmate with a reentry kit that includes clothing, an identification card, contact information on reentry services, information on Medicaid and the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange and ...
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2020-03-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB763EngrossRequiring the State Board of Physicians to license genetic counselors; providing that provisions of the Act do not limit the right of certain individuals to practice certain occupations; establishing the Genetic Counseling Advisory Committee within t...
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2020-03-13
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB736EngrossRequiring each law enforcement agency to provide access to an employee assistance program or mental health program to address the mental health issues of police officers stemming from personal and work-related concerns and to provide police officers ...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB422IntroAltering the authorized uses of the Opioid Restitution Fund to include supporting the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for increased caseloads due to opioid overdose deaths.
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2020-03-10
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
MDHB527EngrossAltering the definition of "practice social work" to include counseling for alcohol and drug use and addictive behaviors and to clarify that it includes, for certain individuals, the treatment of biopsychosocial conditions under the supervision of a ...
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2020-03-09
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1654IntroRequiring a prescriber to notify the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program as to whether the prescriber has received education regarding the risks of opioid use, is aware that an opioid overdose reversal drug is available, and has prescribed or dispen...
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2020-03-02
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB1075IntroRenaming the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission to be the Alcohol, Cannabis, and Tobacco Commission; providing that a member of the Commission may not have a certain interest, ownership, or management in the cannabis industry; establishing the Advisory C...
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2020-02-28
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB193IntroMaking certain violations relating to the use or possession of certain de minimis quantities of certain controlled dangerous substances a civil offense rather than a misdemeanor; applying penalties for a first or second finding of guilt involving the...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB1515IntroEstablishing the Sheila E. Hixson Behavioral Health Services Matching Grant Program for Service Members and Veterans; providing for the purpose of the Program; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to administer the Program; requiring the Progr...
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2020-02-14
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB464IntroAuthorizing the establishment of an Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Services Program by a community-based organization to provide a place for the consumption of preobtained drugs, provide sterile needles, administer first aid, and provide ...
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2020-02-11
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB611IntroEstablishing the Baltimore County Hub and Spoke Pilot Program to offer and provide addiction treatment on demand through a model that offers ongoing opioid use disorder treatment integrated with general health and wellness services; requiring the Bal...
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2020-02-11
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1040IntroRequiring the State Board of Physicians to license genetic counselors; providing that provisions of the Act do not limit the right of certain individuals to practice certain occupations; establishing the Genetic Counseling Advisory Committee within t...
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2020-02-10
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1165IntroRequiring each carrier to inform members and beneficiaries in a certain manner of the right to request a certain referral to a specialist or nonphysician specialist who is not part of the carrier's provider panel; requiring, under certain circumstanc...
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2020-02-10
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1071IntroRequiring any marketing or advertising materials published or provided by a behavioral health program to provide certain information about treatment services provided by the behavioral health program; prohibiting a health care practitioner from knowi...
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2020-02-10
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1400IntroSubstituting 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 an...
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2020-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1572IntroRequiring the Behavioral Health Administration to review at its discretion certain intermediate care facilities for compliance with certain laws and regulations; altering the definition of "health care facility" to exempt intermediate care facilities...
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2020-02-10
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB710IntroRequiring the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, in accordance with regulations adopted by the Secretary of Health, to disclose prescription monitoring data to a local health department or a local health officer for the purpose of evaluating the d...
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2020-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB696IntroRequiring any marketing or advertising materials published or provided by a behavioral health program to provide certain information about treatment services provided by the behavioral health program; prohibiting a health care practitioner from knowi...
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2020-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB990IntroAuthorizing the establishment of an Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Services Program by a community-based organization to provide a place for the consumption of preobtained drugs, provide sterile needles, administer first aid, and provide ...
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2020-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB999IntroRequiring the Commissioner of Correction to provide a certain inmate with a certain transitional process more than 180 days before the direct release from a facility to the community; establishing the requirements of a certain transitional process; p...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB484IntroRequiring each carrier to inform members and beneficiaries in a certain manner of the right to request a referral to a specialist or nonphysician specialist who is not part of the carrier's provider panel; requiring, under certain circumstances, cert...
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2020-02-04
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB468IntroProhibiting the employment of an individual under the age of 21 years to act as a bartender in Queen Anne's County; and requiring an individual at least 18 years old and under the age of 21 years to be certified by an approved alcohol awareness train...
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2020-02-03
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB709IntroRepealing a requirement that the Department of Human Services identify eligible youth services bureaus and estimate the amount of State funds to allocate to each youth services bureau; requiring State matching funds for a youth services bureau to be ...
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2020-01-31
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB740IntroRequiring the Commissioner of Correction to provide a certain inmate with a certain transitional process more than 180 days before the direct release from a facility to the community; establishing the requirements of a certain transitional process; p...
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2020-01-30
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB658IntroRequiring the governing body of each county that receives State funding for public safety purposes to establish a certain prerelease program for individuals confined in certain local correctional facilities; requiring a prerelease program to provide ...
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2020-01-29
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB524IntroRequiring that a certain pregnant incarcerated individual be screened for substance use disorder at intake using a validated screening tool; requiring that a certain pregnant incarcerated individual be referred immediately to a behavioral health care...
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2020-01-28
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB356IntroExpanding the types of cases in which the State may appeal from a decision of a trial court under certain circumstances; authorizing a court to release a defendant charged with a certain crime on certain terms or conditions or to order the defendant ...
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2020-01-22
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB255IntroRequiring that a certain pregnant incarcerated individual be screened for substance use disorder at intake using a validated screening tool; requiring that a certain pregnant incarcerated individual be referred immediately to a behavioral health care...
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2020-01-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB273IntroExpanding the types of cases in which the State may appeal from a decision of a trial court under certain circumstances; authorizing a court to release a defendant charged with a certain crime on certain terms or conditions or to order the defendant ...
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2020-01-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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