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MDHB22PassProhibiting certain departments that issue occupational licenses or certificates from denying an application for a license or certificate based solely on an applicant's criminal history if a period of 7 years or more has passed since the applicant's ...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 568
MDSB541VetoRequiring county boards of education, nonpublic schools, and certain contracting agencies to require an applicant for a position involving direct contact with minors to submit certain information; requiring the county board, nonpublic school, or cont...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB1249VetoEstablishing the Pilot Program for Preventing HIV Infection for Rape Victims to be administered by the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention and to provide a victim of an alleged rape or sexual offense or a victim of alleged child sexual ...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB228PassProhibiting a District Court commissioner from authorizing the pretrial release of a defendant who is registered or required to register as a certain sex offender under certain circumstances.
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 389
MDSB569PassEstablishing the Rape Kit Testing Grant Fund to provide law enforcement agencies with funding to pay for testing of sexual assault evidence collection kits by forensic laboratories; requiring the Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Crime C...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 509
MDSB657PassEstablishing the Pilot Program for Preventing HIV Infection for Rape Victims to prevent HIV infection for victims of an alleged rape or sexual offense or victims of alleged child sexual abuse; requiring the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prev...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 431
MDHB827PassRequiring a law enforcement officer who suspects that a child that has been detained is a victim of sex trafficking to notify a regional navigator; requiring a local department of social services that receives a report of suspected child abuse or neg...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 559
MDHB1268PassEstablishing the Rape Kit Testing Grant Fund to provide law enforcement agencies with funding to pay for testing of sexual assault evidence collection kits by forensic laboratories; requiring the Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Crime C...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 508
MDSB339PassRequiring the Emergency Number Systems Board to establish certain minimum standards for records retention guidelines for 9-1-1 audio, video, text messages, and data; requiring the Board to establish minimum standards for certain 9-1-1 systems that en...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 302
MDHB397PassRequiring the Emergency Number Systems Board to establish certain minimum standards for records retention guidelines for 9-1-1 audio, video, text messages, and data; requiring the Board to establish minimum standards for certain 9-1-1 systems that en...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 301
MDHB679PassProhibiting certain individuals granted special access to the State legislative complex from unlawfully harassing or discriminating against certain individuals; requiring the Department of General Services, if requested, to revoke access granted to a...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 222
MDHB1027PassAltering certain definitions applicable to certain prohibitions against possessing, distributing, and creating child pornography; prohibiting a person from knowingly possessing and intentionally retaining a certain representation showing a computer-g...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 325
MDSB129PassEstablishing that acts constituting a continuing course of unlawful sexual conduct with a victim under the age of 14 years that occur in separate periods of 90 days or more are separate violations.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 48
MDSB130PassAltering the designation of a certain crime that a police officer may not charge by citation.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 46
MDHB121PassAltering the designation of a certain crime that a police officer may not charge by citation.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 45
MDHB486PassRequiring county boards of education, nonpublic schools, and contracting agencies to require an applicant for a position involving direct contact with minors to submit certain information; requiring a county board, nonpublic school, or contracting ag...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 55
MDSB767PassRequiring that a sexual assault evidence collection kit be submitted to a forensic laboratory for analysis unless a certain requirement is met; requiring that a victim who wishes to remain anonymous and not file a criminal complaint be informed that ...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 33
MDSB739PassRequiring the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention to ensure that every child in the State has access to a child advocacy center; requiring and authorizing child advocacy centers to assist in the response to or investigation of allegatio...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 51
MDHB641PassProhibiting a person from engaging in sexual contact with an animal; defining "sexual contact with an animal"; etc.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 72
MDHB712PassEstablishing that acts constituting a continuing course of unlawful sexual conduct with a victim under the age of 14 years that occur in separate periods of 90 days or more are separate violations.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 47
MDHB1007PassRequiring the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention to ensure that every child in the State has access to a child advocacy center; requiring the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention to contract with an organization that meets...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 50
MDHB1096PassRequiring that a sexual assault evidence collection kit be submitted to a forensic laboratory for analysis unless a certain requirement is met; requiring that a victim who wishes to remain anonymous and not file a criminal complaint be informed that ...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 34
MDHB871PassAltering the elements of the prohibitions against human trafficking and renaming them sex trafficking; prohibiting a person from knowingly taking another for prostitution by use of or intent to use force, threat, coercion, or fraud; prohibiting a per...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 21
MDHB122EngrossRemoving rape and certain sexual offenses from the list of offenses alleged to have been committed by a certain respondent against a certain victim for which a peace order petition may be filed under certain circumstances; and altering the definition...
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2019-04-08
Third Reading Passed (117-18)
MDSB209EngrossAuthorizing a commissioner, if a petition is filed and there are reasonable grounds to believe that the respondent has committed rape or a sexual offense or attempted rape or sexual offense in any degree against the petitioner, to issue an interim pe...
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2019-04-06
Delegates J. Lewis, Shetty, and Lopez
MDHB687EngrossAltering the definition of "sexual abuse"; altering the statute of limitations in certain civil actions relating to child sexual abuse by providing a certain action may be filed at any time; and providing for the retroactive application of the Act to...
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2019-04-05
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB665EngrossEstablishing the Family Law Services for Sustained Safety Fund to increase legal services in family law cases for certain victims; requiring the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention to administer the Fund; requiring each grantee from the...
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2019-03-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB782EngrossAltering the eligibility for the filing of a certain motion to vacate judgment if the person's participation in the offense was a direct result of being a victim of human trafficking; requiring that a certain motion be served on a certain State's Att...
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2019-03-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHJ4IntroRecognizing that exposure to pornography is a public health crisis that must be addressed systematically; recognizing that it is necessary to prevent pornography exposure and addiction, to educate individuals and families on the harms of pornography,...
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by House Rules and Executive Nominations
MDHB1248EngrossProhibiting a physician, qualified health care provider, and hospital from including a narrative describing the alleged offense or a photograph of the victim in any request to obtain payment for certain services related to sexual assault forensic exa...
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2019-03-14
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB355IntroProhibiting a person from engaging in sexual contact with an animal; defining "sexual contact with an animal"; providing that engaging in sexual contact with an animal constitutes a crime of violence; and altering the definition of "Tier III sex offe...
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2019-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDSB626IntroAltering the jurisdiction of the juvenile court over a child at least 14 years old alleged to have done an act which, if committed by an adult, would be a crime punishable by life imprisonment; and over a child at least 16 years old alleged to have c...
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2019-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDSB933IntroProhibiting a physician, qualified health care provider, and hospital from including a narrative describing the alleged offense or a photograph of the victim in a request to obtain payment for certain services related to forensic examinations for cer...
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2019-03-07
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB717IntroAuthorizing an independent institution of higher education to establish a campus police force based on a certain memorandum of understanding entered into by the institution and the local jurisdiction in which the institution is located; authorizing a...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDHB1005IntroRequiring an individual to provide certain information to a court in a certain action for a change of name; requiring certain documents to be served on certain persons if the individual whose name is sought to be changed is a minor; prohibiting a cou...
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2019-02-20
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB630IntroRequiring certain physicians, hospitals, facilities, and institutions to report certain abortions to the Maryland Department of Health; requiring that the report be made on a certain form, be transmitted annually to the Vital Statistics Administratio...
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2019-02-19
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB964IntroProhibiting a physician, except under certain circumstances, from performing an abortion on an unmarried minor unless the physician obtains certain consent from the parent or guardian of the minor; authorizing a physician to perform an abortion on a ...
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2019-02-19
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB268IntroAltering an exception to the requirement that a police officer charge certain offenses by citation; and expanding the list of charges to which a certain prohibition against violating a certain condition of pretrial or posttrial release is applicable ...
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2019-02-15
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn
MDHB1311IntroRequiring the Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee to develop a process to allow the health insurance carrier of a victim of a sexual assault to elect to pay for the testing of a sexual assault evidence collection kit.
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2019-02-15
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB905IntroRequiring an individual to provide certain information to a court in a certain action for a change of name; requiring certain documents to be served on certain persons if the individual whose name is sought to be changed is a minor; prohibiting a cou...
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2019-02-14
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB971IntroRequiring hospitals that provide emergency medical services to have a certain protocol and, to the extent practicable, a trained forensic nurse examiner on staff who is present at all times in the hospital's emergency department to identify, treat, a...
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2019-02-13
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1060IntroRequiring the Secretary of Health to provide the address of a residential rehabilitation program to certain entities at least 14 days before issuing a certain license; requiring the administrative head of a residential rehabilitation program to repor...
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2019-02-13
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB420IntroRequiring certain physicians, hospitals, facilities, and institutions to report certain abortions to the Maryland Department of Health; requiring that the report be made on a certain form, be transmitted annually to the Vital Statistics Administratio...
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2019-02-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB605IntroRequiring hospitals that provide emergency medical services to have a certain protocol and, to the extent practicable, a trained forensic nurse examiner on staff who is present at all times in the hospital's emergency department to identify, treat, a...
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2019-02-11
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB596IntroRequiring a certain court, at sentencing for a crime that requires the defendant to register as a certain sex offender, to order probation for a term of years equal in length to a certain period of registration.
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2019-02-11
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB842IntroRequiring a sexual offender management team to report a certain violation of a condition of lifetime sexual offender supervision to the office of a certain State's Attorney; requiring a certain judge to conduct a certain hearing; authorizing a certai...
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2019-02-11
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB958IntroRepealing certain prohibitions on prosecuting a person for rape or a certain sexual offense against a victim who was the person's legal spouse at the time of the alleged rape or sexual offense.
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2019-02-11
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB688IntroRequiring a law enforcement officer who has reason to believe that a certain child is a victim of sex trafficking to notify a certain regional navigator; declaring the intent of the General Assembly that a minor who is reasonably believed to have eng...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB691IntroAltering the eligibility for the filing of a certain motion to vacate judgment; altering the required contents of a certain motion; authorizing the court to dismiss a certain motion without a hearing under certain circumstances; repealing the authori...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB685IntroRequiring a certain court, at sentencing for a crime that requires the defendant to register as a certain sex offender, to order probation for a term of years equal in length to a certain period of registration.
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2019-02-06
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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