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MDSB96PassRepealing the requirement that both parties appear before the court at an absolute divorce hearing in order for the court to decree an absolute divorce on the grounds of mutual consent.
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2018-05-26
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 849
MDSB120PassAuthorizing a court to decree an absolute divorce on the grounds of mutual consent if the parties have minor children, under certain circumstances; requiring a certain settlement agreement to provide for the care, custody, access, and support of mino...
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2018-05-26
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 850
MDHB1115PassEstablishing the annual compensation of the judges of the Orphans' Court for Howard County for fiscal years 2019 through 2022; and providing for the application of the Act.
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2018-05-26
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 837
MDHB1247PassRepealing provisions of law that establish the annual compensation of the judges of the Orphans' Court for Anne Arundel County; requiring the annual compensation of the judges of the Orphans' Court for Anne Arundel County to be as set by the County E...
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2018-05-26
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 838
MDHB454VetoRequiring a court to provide the Secretary of Health with identifying information regarding an individual who has been convicted under certain provisions of law of the murder, attempted murder, or manslaughter of a child; requiring the Department of ...
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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB572VetoAuthorizing employees on a public work contract to sue to recover the difference between certain prevailing wage rates and the amounts received by the employees; providing that a certain determination by the Commissioner of Labor and Industry does no...
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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB1243VetoAuthorizing employees on a public work contract to sue to recover the difference between certain prevailing wage rates and the amounts received by the employees; providing that a certain determination by the Commissioner of Labor and Industry does no...
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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB202PassAuthorizing a court after a certain finding of incompetency or not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder to order the Maryland Department of Health as soon as possible after the defendant's admission, but not later than 48 hours, to evaluat...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 702
MDHB373PassRepealing provisions relating to a home detention program in Cecil County; authorizing the Sheriff of Cecil County to establish home detention, pretrial release, work release, and prerelease programs; requiring the Sheriff to adopt regulations necess...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 608
MDSB361PassAuthorizing a court after a certain finding of incompetency or not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder to order the Maryland Department of Health as soon as possible after the defendant's admission, but not later than 48 hours, to evaluat...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 703
MDSB160PassAltering, to under 16 years of age rather than 18 years, the age range for which a certain charge relating to truancy is applicable; reducing the maximum terms of imprisonment from 10 to 3 days for a first conviction and 30 to 5 days for subsequent c...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 707
MDHB319PassAltering to under 16 years of age rather than 18 years, the age range for which a certain charge relating to truancy is applicable; reducing the maximum terms of imprisonment from 10 to 3 days for a first conviction and 30 to 5 days for subsequent co...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 706
MDHB1368PassEstablishing that the "filing of the application for divorce", for purposes of a provision of law authorizing a court to decree an absolute divorce on the grounds of a 12-month separation when the parties have met certain conditions before the filing...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 782
MDSB1099PassEstablishing the Commission to Restore Trust in Policing to review the operation of the Baltimore Police Department's Gun Trace Task Force and make recommendations on the reorganization of the Police Department and certain other matters as necessary;...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 753
MDSB423PassClarifying the group of persons who may file a certain petition for postconviction DNA testing or a database or log search; authorizing a court to order a certain remedy under certain circumstances for certain classes of persons filing for postconvic...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 602
MDSB270PassProviding that, in a prosecution for certain sexual offenses, evidence that the defendant committed sexually assaultive behavior before or after the offense for which the defendant is on trial may be admissible for certain reasons; requiring that the...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 363
MDHB301PassProviding that, in a prosecution for certain sexual offenses, evidence that the defendant committed sexually assaultive behavior before or after the offense for which the defendant is on trial may be admissible for certain reasons; requiring that the...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 362
MDSB490PassRequiring a court to provide the Secretary of Health with identifying information regarding an individual who has been convicted under certain provisions of law of the murder, attempted murder, or manslaughter of a child; requiring the Department of ...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 497
MDSB491PassExpanding the circumstances under which the court is required to issue a certain permanent protective order; and requiring the court to issue a permanent protective order against a certain individual if, during the term of a certain protective order,...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 426
MDSB234PassEntering into the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact; providing the purpose of the Compact is to strengthen access to health care by developing a process to complement existing licensing and provide a streamlined method to allow physicians to becom...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 470
MDHB1303PassExpanding the circumstances under which the court is required to issue a certain permanent protective order; and requiring the court to issue a permanent protective order against a certain individual if, during the term of a certain protective order,...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 425
MDSB944PassProhibiting a person or an agent, a representative, or a designee of the State or a local government from requiring, coercing, or compelling an individual to undergo a certain implanting of a certain identification device; authorizing an individual w...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 453
MDHB111PassRequiring a court to order a certain defendant committed to a certain facility if the court makes a certain finding; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to admit a certain defendant to a designated facility as soon as possible, but not later ...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 188
MDSB233PassRequiring a court to order a certain defendant committed to a certain facility if the court makes a certain finding; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to admit a certain defendant to a designated facility as soon as possible, but not later ...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 189
MDHB1302PassAuthorizing certain individuals to file a petition for an extreme risk protective order with a certain court or a District Commissioner under certain circumstances; requiring a petition for an extreme risk protective order to contain certain informat...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 250
MDHB769PassAuthorizing, at any point in a judicial proceeding under the Maryland Uniform Transfers to Minors Act, the court to order either party to pay the other party an amount for the reasonable and necessary expense of prosecuting or defending the proceedin...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 298
MDHB1646PassRequiring a State's Attorney to serve a written notice on a certain defendant, defendant's counsel, and the court prior to trial or the acceptance of a guilty plea or the equivalent; requiring a court to inform, verbally or in writing, a defendant co...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 251
MDHB922PassRequiring the Maryland Department of Health, on or before December 1, 2018, to identify a method for establishing a tip line through which a person may report an individual suspected of prescribing medication or overprescribing medication in violatio...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 211
MDSB101PassProviding that the use of a firearm in the commission of a certain felony or other crime of violence constitutes a crime of violence; altering the circumstances under which sexual abuse of a minor is a crime of violence; eliminating parole eligibilit...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 143
MDHB419PassEstablishing an Office of the Inspector General in the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission; providing for the appointment, qualifications, and term of the inspector general; providing for the establishment and function of an appointment committee...
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2018-04-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 130
MDHB314EngrossAuthorizing a court to issue an order authorizing or directing a law enforcement officer to use a cell site simulator after making a certain determination; requiring a law enforcement agency authorized to use a cell site simulator to take certain act...
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2018-04-09
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (41-3)
MDHB461EngrossAuthorizing, for purposes of filing a petition for U Nonimmigrant Status, a victim or victim's family member to request a certifying official to certify victim helpfulness on a Form I-918, Supplement B certification; providing that, for the purpose o...
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2018-04-09
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (42-3)
MDSB431IntroAuthorizing a court to issue an order authorizing or directing a law enforcement officer to use a cell site simulator after making a certain determination; requiring a law enforcement agency authorized to use a cell site simulator to take certain act...
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2018-04-09
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB581IntroAuthorizing, for purposes of filing a petition for U Nonimmigrant Status, a victim of qualifying criminal activity or the victim's family member to request a certifying official to certify victim helpfulness on a Form I-918, Supplement B certificatio...
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2018-04-09
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDHB596EngrossEntering into the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact; providing the purpose of the Compact is to strengthen access to health care by developing a process to complement existing licensing authority and provide a streamlined method for physicians to ...
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2018-04-09
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB1036EngrossRequiring a State's Attorney to serve a certain written notice on a defendant, the defendant's counsel, and the court prior to trial or the acceptance of a plea of guilty or the equivalent; requiring a court to inform, both verbally and in a written ...
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2018-04-09
Senators Zirkin, Ready, and Muse
MDHB1057EngrossAltering a provision of law to authorize, rather than require, a court to hold a hearing on a petition for expungement if the State's Attorney files a timely objection to the petition; authorizing a court to deny a petition for expungement without a ...
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2018-04-09
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (44-0)
MDHB1101EngrossProhibiting a person or an agent, a representative, or a designee of the State or a local government from requiring, coercing, or compelling an individual to undergo a certain implanting of a certain identification device; authorizing an individual w...
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2018-04-09
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1737IntroIncreasing the fee from $25 to $125 for a county license to sell cigarettes at retail in Charles County; requiring the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Charles County to distribute $25 of each license fee to the Comptroller and to distribute $100 of ea...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDSB122EngrossProviding that the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony or other crime of violence constitutes a crime of violence; expanding the list of controlled dangerous substances applicable to a certain prohibition against volume dealing; increasing...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDSB1266EngrossIncreasing the fee from $25 to $125 for a county license to sell cigarettes at retail in Charles County; requiring the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Charles County to distribute $25 of each license fee to the Comptroller and to distribute $100 of ea...
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2018-04-09
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1099EngrossProhibiting 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 certain provisions of the Maryland Vehicle Law; esta...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB1626IntroAuthorizing a custodian of records for the Motor Vehicle Administration to disclose certain personal information to United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement only after being provided with a valid warrant or subpoena issued by a federal court...
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2018-04-07
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1381EngrossRequiring certain jurisdictions to report to the Department of the Environment on certain information relating to the number of cases alleging violations of certain laws, regulations, ordinances, and permits on or before January 1 each year; and requ...
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2018-04-05
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB671EngrossProhibiting a person from threatening to commit certain hate crimes; applying and altering certain penalties; and authorizing a court to require a certain person to attend certain educational classes and perform certain community service as a conditi...
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2018-04-03
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1613EngrossMaking certain provisions relating to the appointment or designation of a standby guardian of the person or property of a minor in cases of incapacity, debilitation, or death of a parent applicable to the appointment or designation of a standby guard...
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2018-03-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB954EngrossRequiring a tax collector to withhold from tax sale certain real property designated by a county or municipal corporation for sale under a certain process; authorizing a county or municipal corporation to initiate an in rem foreclosure and sale of ce...
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2018-03-27
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1611IntroProhibiting a court from entering an order or a judgment that conceals information related to a public hazard; prohibiting a court from entering an order or a judgment that conceals sexual harassment except under certain circumstances; providing that...
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2018-03-26
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDSB22IntroAltering the amount of wages of a judgment debtor that are exempt from attachment; making a conforming change; and providing for the prospective application of the Act.
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2018-03-23
Unfavorable Report by Finance
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