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MDSB1080PassAuthorizing the Governor to take certain actions as a result of the issuance by the Governor on March 5, 2020, of the proclamation declaring a state of emergency and the existence of a catastrophic health emergency or any other proclamation issued un...
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2020-03-19
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 13
MDHB1663PassAuthorizing the Governor to take certain actions as a result of the issuance by the Governor on March 5, 2020, of the proclamation declaring a state of emergency for the duration of a certain emergency; providing that a certain violation is subject t...
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2020-03-19
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 14
MDSB111EnrollRequiring certain insurers to send a written notice to policyholders of universal or variable life insurance if the policy contains a provision that allows the policyholder to reduce the face amount of the policy; requiring that the notice state that...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB97EnrollAuthorizing insureds to protest certain proposed actions of insurers, with respect to a policy of private passenger motor vehicle liability insurance or a binder of private passenger motor vehicle liability insurance, by filing the protest electronic...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB4EnrollAuthorizing sports wagering license holders to accept wagers on sporting events by certain methods and in certain locations; including in the authorized uses of the Problem Gambling Fund the implementation of free or reduced cost problem gambling pro...
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2020-03-18
Passed Enrolled
MDSB155EnrollRequiring, except under certain circumstances, certain lenders to serve on the borrower at least 30 day before a lender repossesses a mobile home a written notice of the lender's intention to repossess a certain mobile home; providing that a mobile h...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB134EnrollProviding that only a dealer may contract for the sale and delivery of a vehicle by electronic means; providing that a consumer shall be deemed not to have agreed to enter into a contract for the sale or lease of a vehicle with a dealer by electronic...
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2020-03-18
Passed Enrolled
MDSB169EnrollAuthorizing the State Board of Dental Examiners to issue a cease and desist order for certain violations; increasing certain penalties for certain acts related to the unauthorized practice of dentistry or dental hygiene; altering from a misdemeanor t...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB164EngrossIncreasing the total amount of awards, from $300,000 to $500,000, the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General is authorized to pay to all claimants for acts or omissions of one registered home builder from the Home Builder ...
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2020-03-18
Third Reading Passed (130-0)
MDHB139EnrollProviding that only a dealer may contract for the sale and delivery of a vehicle by electronic means; providing that a consumer shall be deemed not to have agreed to enter into a contract for the sale or lease of a vehicle with a dealer by electronic...
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2020-03-18
Passed Enrolled
MDSB186EnrollRevising the Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Corporation Act; altering the persons to whom and circumstances under which the Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Corporation is required to provide certain coverage; providing that the Act does not pr...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDHB259EnrollProhibiting health occupations boards and disciplinary panels from reprimanding a licensee or certificate holder, placing a licensee or certificate holder on probation, or suspending or revoking a license of a licensee or the certificate of a certifi...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDHB304EnrollAuthorizing the Division of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Attorney General to bring a certain action under the Consumer Protection Act against a person who violates a certain provision of criminal law regarding the exploitation of a vulner...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB95EnrollObligating public adjusters to disburse insurance settlement payments received on behalf of the insured within 15 business days after the date of the payment from an insurer.
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDHB424EngrossProhibiting a person from importing, selling, or offering for sale any juvenile product, mattress, upholstered furniture, or reupholstered furniture that contains more than 0.1% of flame-retardant chemicals by mass; repealing certain provisions of la...
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2020-03-18
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB334EnrollRequiring certain carriers, on or before March 1 each year, 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 a carrier, on or b...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB446EnrollAuthorizing the Secretary of Higher Education to require certain institutions of postsecondary education to refund all tuition and fees to certain Maryland students under certain circumstances; establishing that an institution that closes programs in...
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2020-03-18
Passed Enrolled
MDSB395EnrollContinuing the State Board of Physicians and the related allied health advisory committees by extending to July 1, 2030, the termination provisions relating to statutory and regulatory authority of the State Board of Physicians and the committees; al...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB407EnrollEstablishing the Senior and Vulnerable Adult Asset Recovery Unit in the Office of the Attorney General for the purpose of protecting seniors and vulnerable adults from financial crimes under § 8-801 of the Criminal Law Article; authorizing the Unit ...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB447EnrollProhibiting a person from importing, selling, or offering for sale any juvenile product, mattress, upholstered furniture, or reupholstered furniture that contains more than 0.1% of a flame-retardant chemical by mass; repealing certain provisions of l...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB603EnrollRequiring the Public Service Commission to develop a training and educational program for certain licensed energy suppliers; requiring the Commission to develop the program in consultation with interested stakeholders, including electricity suppliers...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDHB870EnrollRequiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission, not the Maryland Department of Health, to administer the Compassionate Use Fund; prohibiting the Commission from imposing certain fees during the two years immediately following the issuan...
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2020-03-18
Passed Enrolled
MDSB813EnrollRequiring, within 60 days after receiving notice of a proposed transfer of a vehicle dealer franchise, vehicle manufacturers to consent to the transfer or provide a written statement with specific grounds for the refusal of the manufacturer to consen...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB872EnrollAuthorizing the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to enforce certain provisions of law under certain applicable powers; requiring the Commissioner to adopt certain regulations under certain circumstances that are consistent with certain federal regulat...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB966EnrollProviding that a certain violation of a certain provision of law shall be a violation of the Consumer Protection Act; prohibiting a person from knowingly and willfully referring another person to a certain assisted living program; establishing certai...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDHB915EnrollRequiring certain hospitals to provide each patient with a certain written notice related to outpatient facility fees that are charged for services provided at the hospital that is in a certain form; requiring that certain notices be provided to cert...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDHB947EnrollAuthorizing the State Board of Dental Examiners to issue a cease and desist order for certain violations; increasing certain penalties for certain acts related to the unauthorized practice of dentistry or dental hygiene; altering from a misdemeanor t...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDHB1064EnrollRequiring a vehicle manufacturer to make certain requests of a person seeking to transfer a vehicle dealer franchise or any right under a vehicle dealer franchise within 20 days after receiving notice of the proposed transfer; requiring a vehicle man...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDHB1420EnrollIncreasing the family income threshold at which a hospital's financial assistance policy must provide free and reduced cost medically necessary care to patients; requiring that a certain financial assistance policy include a certain payment plan, ava...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDHB1196EnrollRepealing an exemption for certain check cashing services from provisions of law governing the licensure of check cashing services; authorizing a person to provide check cashing services without obtaining a certain license by registering each year wi...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB103EnrollProhibiting health occupations boards and disciplinary panels from reprimanding a licensee or certificate holder, placing a licensee or certificate holder on probation, or suspending or revoking a license of a licensee or the certificate of a certifi...
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2020-03-17
Passed Enrolled
MDHB455EnrollRequiring 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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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDHB560EnrollContinuing the State Board of Physicians and the related allied health advisory committees by extending to July 1, 2030, the termination provisions relating to statutory and regulatory authority of the State Board of Physicians and the committees; al...
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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDSB463EnrollAltering the authority of the Board of Trustees of the State Retirement and Pension System to adopt regulations to manage, for certain purposes, the monitoring and recording of incoming telephone conversations to the Member Services division of the S...
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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDHB655IntroRequiring a dealer who participates in finance charges associated with a contract for the sale of a vehicle to disclose certain information to a buyer in writing on a document that is separate from the financing agreement before executing a financing...
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2020-03-17
Motion Special Order until 3/18 (Delegate Dumais) Adopted
MDSB504EnrollEstablishing the Special Education Ombudsman in the Office of the Attorney General to serve as a resource to provide information and support to parents, students, and educators regarding special education rights and services; requiring the Attorney G...
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2020-03-17
Passed Enrolled
MDSB632EnrollRequiring certain hospitals to provide each patient with a certain written notice related to outpatient facility fees that are charged for services provided at the hospital that is in a certain form; requiring that certain notices be provided to cert...
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2020-03-17
Passed Enrolled
MDHB784EngrossRequiring the Maryland Cybersecurity Council to review certain practices and methods of collection, use, storage, and disclosure of consumers' personally identifiable information and personal information by certain entities; and requiring the Council...
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2020-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Finance
MDHB928EnrollRequiring the Public Service Commission to develop a training and educational program for certain licensed energy suppliers; requiring the Commission to develop the program in consultation with certain interested stakeholders, including electricity s...
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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDHB93EnrollRequiring, except under certain circumstances, certain lenders to serve on the borrower at least 30 days before a lender repossesses mobile home a written notice of the lender's intention to repossess a certain mobile home; providing that a mobile ho...
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2020-03-16
Returned Passed
MDHB116EnrollIncreasing the total amount of awards, from $300,000 to $500,000, the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General is authorized to pay to all claimants for acts or omissions of one registered home builder from the Home Builder ...
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2020-03-16
Returned Passed
MDHB141EnrollRevising the Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Corporation Act; altering the persons to whom and circumstances under which the Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Corporation is required to provide certain coverage; providing that the Act does not pr...
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2020-03-16
Returned Passed
MDHB307EngrossRequiring 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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2020-03-16
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB753EngrossAltering the authority of the Board of Trustees of the State Retirement and Pension System to adopt regulations to manage, for training and quality control purposes, the monitoring and recording of incoming telephone conversations to the Member Servi...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDSB685EngrossProhibiting a retail electricity or natural gas supplier from knowingly enrolling a certain residential customer with or submitting an enrollment to change the customer's electricity supplier to a competitive supplier if the customer had received cer...
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2020-03-16
To House Economic Matters 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
MDHB1119EngrossRequiring a pharmacist, or the pharmacist's designee who is under certain supervision, to inform a certain consumer of the availability of certain therapeutically equivalent drugs and the cost difference between the therapeutically equivalent drug an...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB959EnrollAuthorizing the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to enforce certain provisions of law under certain applicable powers; requiring the Commissioner to adopt certain regulations under certain circumstances that are consistent with certain federal regulat...
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2020-03-16
Returned Passed
MDHB3EngrossProviding that licenses to manufacture, sell, buy, and store cigarettes do not authorize the licensee to manufacture, ship, import, or sell into or within the State a cigarette that has a characterizing flavor; providing that a public statement that ...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB561EngrossApplying certain laws regarding net energy metering and community solar generating systems to customers served by a community choice aggregator; altering the circumstances under which counties and municipal corporations may act as an aggregator; esta...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Finance Committee
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