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MDHB33PassProhibiting a certain person from intentionally and maliciously inflicting severe emotional distress on a vulnerable adult; and applying a penalty of imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 34
MDSB23PassAltering certain classes of goods and services for which a person may register a mark; prohibiting a person from registering a certain name or surname as a mark; requiring an applicant for registration or renewal of a mark to submit 3 different speci...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 501
MDHB173PassClarifying certain provisions of law governing Sunday hunting in the State; establishing the authority of the Department of Natural Resources to allow Sunday hunting under certain circumstances; altering the application of authorized Sunday hunting t...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 95
MDHB171PassAltering a certain prohibition against interfering with, injuring, tampering with, or destroying a horse used for a certain purpose to prohibit a person from interfering with, injuring, tampering with or destroying an equine used for a certain purpos...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 93
MDSB353PassAdding pets to the list of items damaged for which a person may be reimbursed from the Black Bear Damage Reimbursement Fund.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 358
MDHB547PassEstablishing the Maryland Children's Service Animal Program in the Maryland Department of Health to serve the needs of children with a history of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, or who have been diagnosed with a certain disability and special...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 247
MDSB455PassEstablishing the Maryland Children's Service Animal Program in the Maryland Department of Health to serve the needs of children with a history of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, or who have been diagnosed with a certain disability and special...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 248
MDSB427PassAuthorizing an individual who hunts under a Deer Management Permit in Baltimore County to use a shotgun or a breech loading center fired rifle to hunt deer throughout the year, including all deer hunting seasons, in the locations and under the condit...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 454
MDHB687PassProhibiting the use of certain cost-sharing funds to fund a conservation practice that does not meet certain requirements; authorizing certain cost-sharing funds to be made available for certain fixed natural filter practices; prohibiting basing a re...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 304
MDSB597PassProhibiting the use of certain cost-sharing funds to fund a conservation practice that does not meet certain requirements; authorizing certain cost-sharing funds to be made available for certain fixed natural filter practices; prohibiting basing a re...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 305
MDHB897PassAdding pets to the list of items damaged for which a person may be reimbursed from the Black Bear Damage Reimbursement Fund.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 357
MDSB987PassRequiring the State Racing Commission to establish the Equine Health, Safety, and Welfare Advisory Committee; requiring the owner of Bowie Race Course Training Center to convey the property to the City of Bowie in a certain manner; authorizing, subje...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 590
MDHB1304PassAuthorizing an individual who hunts under a Deer Management Permit in Baltimore County to use certain firearms to hunt deer throughout the year, including all deer hunting seasons, in the locations and under the conditions set forth in the permit; an...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 453
MDSB625EngrossAltering the definition of "retail pet store" to include a broker that transfers dogs 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 dogs by...
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2020-03-18
Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
MDHB1056EngrossRequiring the State Racing Commission to establish the Equine Health, Safety, and Welfare Advisory Committee; requiring the owner of the Bowie Race Course Training Center to convey the property to the City of Bowie in a certain manner; authorizing, s...
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2020-03-18
Third Reading Passed (44-1)
MDHB836EngrossRequiring the Department of the Environment to monitor effluent discharged from sewage treatment plants and evaluate whether the effluent impacts midge populations in the surrounding land and water areas; and requiring the Department to report to the...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1438EngrossRequiring the processing of poultry litter for a certain alternative use, or the resulting product, to meet certain requirements; requiring a certain product to be able to be procured and handled or applied in a certain manner for a certain purpose; ...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB863EngrossProhibiting a person from sponsoring, conducting, or participating in organized contests that have the objective of killing certain wildlife for prizes or monetary awards; providing the Act may not be construed to prohibit a landowner, an agent, or a...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB729EngrossProhibiting a person from conducting or contracting for animal testing in the development of a cosmetic; prohibiting a manufacturer from selling or offering for sale in the State a cosmetic under certain circumstances beginning July 1, 2021; providin...
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2020-03-16
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB86EngrossStating certain findings of the General Assembly related to the value of fishing and hunting to the cultural and social heritage and the economy of the State; and establishing that it is the intent of the General Assembly that residents of the State ...
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2020-03-16
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1129EngrossAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt turkey on a Sunday in Talbot County through participation in a certain junior hunt; authorizing the Department to allow a person to hunt deer on a Sunday in Talbot County with ...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1130EngrossAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt deer on private property in Talbot County on a Sunday during the bow hunting season from the first Sunday in October through the second Sunday in January the following year, in...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB128EngrossRequiring an animal control facility operated by a county or municipality to waive the adoption fee for a dog or cat for a veteran who presents a valid driver's license or identification card that includes a notation of veteran status; authorizing an...
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2020-03-16
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB412IntroRequiring that 0.5% of the funds in the Purse Dedication Account be allocated to the Maryland Horse Industry Fund to be used to fund and award grants to be used for the care, retraining, and promotion of retired racehorses; requiring the Maryland Hor...
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2020-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
MDHB459EngrossEstablishing an affirmative defense to certain crimes if a defendant committed an act as a result of being a victim of an act of another in violation of certain State and federal provisions of law prohibiting human trafficking; prohibiting a defendan...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB90EngrossDefining the terms "service dog", "support dog", and "therapy horse" for the purposes of the provisions of law governing the Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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2020-03-14
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSJ3EngrossOpposing 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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2020-03-12
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB505EngrossAltering a certain prohibition against interfering with, injuring, tampering with, or destroying a horse used for a certain purpose to prohibit a person from interfering with, injuring, tampering with, or destroying an equine used for a certain purpo...
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2020-03-11
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB955EngrossRepealing a prohibition against possessing a snare trap in certain counties; and repealing a prohibition against using, selling, possessing, setting, placing, or maintaining a snare trap in Cecil County.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB426IntroRepealing a prohibition in Baltimore County against hunting or attempting to hunt nongame birds and mammals without first obtaining a hunting license.
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2020-03-10
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDHB712EngrossAuthorizing employees of certain employers to use certain leave with pay for bereavement leave in the event of the death of an immediate family member.
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2020-03-06
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1459IntroProhibiting a person from causing the serious physical injury or death of a vulnerable individual as a result of the person operating a vehicle in a careless or distracted manner or in violation of any other rules of the road provisions of the Maryla...
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDSB997IntroIncreasing 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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2020-03-04
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB928IntroOn or after October 1, 2021, prohibiting the Department of the Environment from approving coverage under a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) Discharge permit for a certain CAFO, unless the permit applicant submits a certain manure transpor...
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2020-03-03
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDHB1436IntroRepealing a prohibition in Baltimore County against hunting or attempting to hunt nongame birds and mammals without first obtaining a hunting license.
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB827IntroAuthorizing an individual who harvests deer under a Deer Management Permit in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve to use a rifle approved by the Department of Natural Resources to harvest deer throughout the year, including all deer hunting se...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1642IntroEstablishing the Committee on Air Quality to create, on or before January 1, 2021, an air quality sampling and monitoring protocol for the collection of air quality and public health data associated with certain large animal-feeding operations; requi...
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2020-02-24
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB912IntroEstablishing a Climate Crisis Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; requiring the Secretary of the Environment to administer certain schedules of greenhouse gas pollution fees; requiring the Secretary to delegate certa...
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2020-02-18
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB9IntroDefining the term "breeding stable" as it relates to licensure, inspection, and regulation by the Maryland Horse Industry Board; and altering the definition of "horse establishment" to include a breeding stable.
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB57IntroRequiring a certain animal shelter to conform certain protocols with certain provisions of law; providing that certain provisions do not apply to an animal experiencing irremediable physical suffering; requiring an animal shelter to take reasonable s...
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB68IntroRequiring the Department of Natural Resources to establish an annual deer bow hunting season for North Point State Park; and requiring the Department to adopt, on or before October 1, 2020, and on or before July 1 each year beginning in 2021, regulat...
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDSB188IntroProviding that a food is misbranded if it is offered for sale in the State with a label that identifies the product as a meat or a meat product and the product contains animal tissue cultured from animal cells outside the animal from which the tissue...
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDHB1179IntroRequiring a certain health care facility or abortion clinic to disclose, provide, and inform a parent of certain information within a certain period of time except under certain circumstances; requiring a parent to authorize the final disposition of ...
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2020-02-14
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1543IntroEstablishing a Climate Crisis Initiative in the Department of the Environment for certain purposes; requiring the Secretary of the Environment to administer certain schedules of greenhouse gas pollution fees; requiring the Secretary to delegate certa...
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2020-02-11
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHJ3IntroOpposing certain inspection rules promulgated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture which 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 o...
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2020-02-10
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1537IntroRequiring an officer of a humane society and an animal control officer to receive at least 80 hours of training within 12 months of employment; and requiring an officer of a humane society and an animal control officer to complete at least 6 hours of...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB992IntroIncreasing 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 under certain circumstances.
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2020-02-07
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB814IntroRequiring an officer of a humane society and an animal control officer to receive at least 80 hours of training within 12 months of employment; and requiring an officer of a humane society and an animal control officer to complete at least 6 hours of...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB312IntroAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt deer on private property in Talbot County on a Sunday during the bow hunting season from the first Sunday in October through the second Sunday in January the following year, in...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB500IntroAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt turkey on a Sunday in Talbot County through participation in a certain junior hunt; authorizing the Department to allow a person to hunt deer on a Sunday in Talbot County with ...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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