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MDHB39PassRequiring a court to waive a certain publication requirement in an action for change of name under the Maryland Rules on motion by an individual who has filed the action.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 506
MDSB220PassAltering the term "sexual orientation" in the context of hate crimes; including gender identity in the list of characteristics on the basis of which a person may not commit certain acts; authorizing a court to require an offender convicted of hate cr...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 386
MDHB76PassProviding that a person who meets the threshold standing requirements under the federal Clean Water Act has an unconditional right and authority to intervene in a civil action that the State initiates in State court to require compliance with certain...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 618
MDHB128PassAltering the term "sexual orientation" in the context of hate crimes; including gender identity in the list of characteristics protected by the prohibition on hate crimes; authorizing a court to require an offender convicted of hate crimes to complet...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 385
MDSB334PassProviding that a person who meets certain threshold standing requirements under federal law has an unconditional right and authority to intervene in a civil action that the State initiates in State court to require compliance with certain water pollu...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 619
MDHB180PassEstablishing a certain mitigating factor in a certain juvenile court proceeding against a child for a certain violation if the violation involved or arose out of sexting; prohibiting the court from making a disposition of community detention if the v...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 393
MDSB335PassRequiring a nongovernmental corporate party to file, at a first appearance, pleading, petition, motion, response, or other request addressed to the court, one copy of a certain disclosure statement; specifying the contents of the disclosure statement...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 428
MDSB263PassClarifying that the charter or bylaws of a corporation may require that any internal corporate claim be brought only in certain specified courts; repealing the authority of certain corporations to effect a certain reverse stock split; altering the ma...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 780
MDSB215PassRequiring a certain person to attach a copy of an order of the court establishing parentage to a certificate of birth under certain circumstances; requiring, for a birth involving a gestational carrier in which parentage is determined by a certain co...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 710
MDHB581PassRequiring each essential employer to take certain actions related to occupational safety and health during an emergency; providing that an essential worker has the right to refuse to perform a certain task as provided under certain provisions of law;...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 736
MDHB549PassRequiring a certain person to attach a copy of an order of the court establishing parentage to a certificate of birth under certain circumstances; requiring, for a birth involving a gestational carrier in which parentage is determined by a certain co...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 709
MDHB681PassEstablishing the Task Force to Study the Maryland Orphans' Courts; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to examine the composition and purpose of the orphans' courts in Maryland and make recom...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 525
MDHB781PassClarifying that the charter or bylaws of a corporation may require that any internal corporate claim be brought only in certain specified courts; repealing the authority of certain corporations to effect a certain reverse stock split; altering the ma...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 779
MDSB581PassRequiring a court to waive a certain publication requirement in an action for change of name under the Maryland Rules on motion by an individual who has filed the action.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 507
MDHB1000PassProhibiting a guardian of the property of a minor or disabled person from distributing or disbursing property of the minor or disabled person without court authorization or confirmation if the guardian is not a family member of the minor or disabled ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 511
MDSB914PassAuthorizing all full-time sworn law enforcement officers who are deputy sheriffs at the rank of lieutenant or below and court security officers in Baltimore City to collectively bargain with the Secretary of Budget and Management and the Sheriff of B...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 522
MDHB240PassEstablishing that a certain forensic genetic genealogical DNA analysis and search may not be initiated without certifying certain information before a court and obtaining a certain authorization from the court; requiring a court to authorize the init...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 681
MDSB201PassRequiring the expungement of certain records 3 years after a disposition of the charge if no charge in the case resulted in a disposition other than acquittal, dismissal, not guilty, or nolle prosequi, except nolle prosequi with a requirement of drug...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 680
MDSB187PassEstablishing that a certain forensic genetic genealogical DNA analysis and search may not be initiated without certifying certain information before a court and obtaining a certain authorization from the court; requiring a court to authorize the init...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 682
MDHB719VetoProviding that a 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 operations or close to...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB49PassRequiring the Secretary of Information Technology, in consultation with the Attorney General, to advise and oversee a consistent cybersecurity strategy for units of State government, including institutions under the control of the governing boards of...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 318
MDHB118PassProhibiting an individual from causing the serious physical injury or death of a certain vulnerable individual as a result of the individual operating a vehicle in violation of Maryland Vehicle Law; defining "vulnerable individual" as a person acting...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 165
MDSB293PassProhibiting an individual from causing the serious physical injury or death of a vulnerable individual as a result of the individual operating a vehicle in violation of the Maryland Vehicle Law; defining "vulnerable individual" as a pedestrian lawful...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 166
MDSB7PassRenaming the Court Dog and Child Witness Program to be the Court Dog Program; expanding the application of the Program to veterans who are participating in a court-supervised, comprehensive, and voluntary treatment-based program; establishing that t...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 182
MDHB186PassRenaming the Court Dog and Child Witness Program to be the Court Dog Program; expanding the application of the Program to veterans participating in a court-supervised, comprehensive, and voluntary treatment-based program; establishing that the Progr...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 181
MDHB234PassProhibiting a person from willfully and maliciously killing, injuring, or interfering with the use of a certain service animal in a certain manner, or allowing a certain animal to kill, injure, or interfere with the use of a certain service animal in...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 178
MDSB327PassAuthorizing the Division of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Attorney General to bring certain actions on behalf of certain susceptible adults and older adults; authorizing the Securities Commissioner of the Division of Securities of the Offi...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 311
MDSB607PassProhibiting a person from willfully and maliciously killing, injuring, or interfering with the use of a certain service animal, or willfully and maliciously allowing a certain animal to kill, injure, or interfere with the use of a certain service ani...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 179
MDHB281PassRequiring a new officer of a humane society or animal control to receive at least 80 hours of training within the first 12 months of employment; requiring an officer of a humane society or animal control to complete at least 6 hours of continuing ed...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 226
MDSB159PassRequiring a new officer of a humane society or animal control to receive at least 80 hours of training approved by the appropriate unit of a county or municipality within the first 12 months of employment; requiring an officer of a humane society or ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 227
MDSB139PassEntering into the Interstate Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact; stating the purpose of the Compact; requiring a state to meet certain requirements to participate in the Compact; establishing certain duties of member states; authorizing a certain...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 94
MDHB540PassEntering into the Interstate Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact; stating the purpose of the Compact; requiring a state to meet certain requirements to participate in the Compact; establishing certain duties of member states; authorizing a certain...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 93
MDHB31Engross

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Increasing certain surcharges on certain fees, charges, and costs in certain civil cases in the circuit courts and the District Court; requiring that certain surcharges collected be deposited into the Maryland Legal Services Corporation Fund and dire...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (29-16)
MDHB38Engross

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Requiring the Secretary of Information Technology, in consultation with the Attorney General, to advise and oversee a consistent cybersecurity strategy for units of State government, including institutions under the control of the governing boards of...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
MDHB243Engross

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Altering certain grounds for a limited divorce and an absolute divorce; authorizing the court to decree a limited divorce on the ground of irreconcilable differences, if the marriage is irretrievably broken and there is no reasonable expectation of r...
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2021-04-12
Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB238Engross

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Requiring, beginning October 1, 2021, the expungement of certain records 3 years after a disposition of the charge under certain circumstances; requiring a court to send a notice of the disposition of certain charges in a case and the date on which e...
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2021-04-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB582Engross

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Providing that a 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 operations or close to...
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2021-04-12
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB77Engross

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Prohibiting, 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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2021-04-12
Motion Laid Over (Senator Kagan) Adopted
MDSB69Engross

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Establishing the Office of Security Management within the Department of Information Technology, certain Office positions, and the Maryland Cybersecurity Coordinating Council; requiring, by December 1 each year, each unit of the Legislative or Judicia...
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2021-04-12
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
MDHB1312Engross

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Requiring the Maryland Judiciary to collect, maintain, and provide certain access to certain information on eviction actions; requiring the Maryland Judiciary to report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the eviction data by August 31, 2022,...
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2021-04-12
Motion Rules Suspend Two Readings Same Day Const/Rule 24 (Senator King) Rejected (30-16)
MDSB57Engross

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Requiring a court, in a custody or visitation proceeding, to deny custody or visitation rights to a certain party if the court finds by a preponderance of the evidence that a child has been abused or neglected by the party, unless the court specifica...
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2021-04-10
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB494PassAuthorizing a court, when sentencing a minor convicted as an adult, to impose a sentence less than a certain minimum term; prohibiting a court from imposing a sentence of life without the possibility of parole or release for a minor; authorizing an i...
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2021-04-10
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/8/2021) - Chapter 61
MDHB409Engross

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Authorizing a court, when sentencing a minor convicted as an adult, to impose a sentence less than the minimum term; prohibiting a court from imposing a sentence of life without the possibility of parole or release for a minor; authorizing a certain ...
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2021-04-02
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB852Engross

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Requiring the Commissioner of Correction to provide a certain 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 tra...
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2021-04-02
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB253Engross

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Altering the definitions of "community association" and "local code violation" for purposes of certain provisions of law authorizing community associations to seek judicial relief for nuisance abatement in Baltimore County; repealing a provision of l...
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2021-03-31
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB505Engross

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Repealing references to the terms "child custody" and "visitation" and substituting the terms "legal decision making" and "parenting time" in certain instances; authorizing the court to award joint legal decision making to both parties under certain...
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2021-03-31
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1250Engross

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Establishing the Task Force to Study the Laws of Intestacy in Maryland; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; specifying that, to the extent practicable, the members appointed to the Task Force reflect the racial, ethn...
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2021-03-31
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB587Engross

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Establishing the Task Force on Facial Recognition Privacy Protection; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study and make recommendations regarding the use of facial recognition technology ...
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2021-03-24
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB26Engross

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Prohibiting private education lenders and private education loan collectors from initiating a certain action except under certain circumstances; prohibiting a court from entering a certain judgment unless the private education lender or private educa...
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2021-03-19
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB242Engross

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Extending the jurisdiction of the equity court to include a petition for emancipation of a minor and authorization to marry; altering the conditions under which an individual who is 17 years old is authorized to marry; prohibiting an individual under...
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2021-03-19
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
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