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MDSB359IntroRepealing the prohibition on a court entering a decree of divorce on the uncorroborated testimony of the party seeking the divorce; requiring parties to jointly file a complaint for absolute divorce in order to initiate proceedings for an absolute di...
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2016-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB429IntroEstablishing the Task Force to Combat Habitual Student Truancy; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; prohibiting a member of the Task Force from receiving specified compensation, but authorizing the reimbursement of s...
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2016-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB583IntroProhibiting a person from possessing, with the intent to unlawfully use, an implement of dogfighting; establishing specified factors that a court may consider to determine whether an object is an implement of dogfighting; establishing penalties for a...
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2016-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB571IntroAuthorizing, on or after October 1, 2016, specified interested persons to enter into a binding nonjudicial settlement agreement with respect to a matter involving a trust; providing that the nonjudicial settlement agreement is valid only to a specifi...
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2016-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB855IntroAuthorizing the Correctional Training Commission to revoke the certification of a Department of Juvenile Services employee in conjunction with specified disciplinary actions; authorizing the court to reinstate the certification of a correctional offi...
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2016-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB235IntroProhibiting, in a prosecution for a specified sexual offense, the court from barring the introduction of specified evidence that the defendant committed a prior sexual offense on the ground that the admission is unfairly prejudicial unless the court ...
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2016-02-17
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB354IntroAuthorizing a specified individual to file a motion requesting that court records relating to a specified petition for emergency evaluation be sealed; requiring the court to have a copy of the motion served on a specified petitioner at a specified ad...
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2016-02-17
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
MDSB388IntroAltering the penalties for specified offenses relating to criminal gangs; prohibiting a criminal gang or an individual belonging to a criminal gang from receiving or investing specified proceeds in a specified manner; prohibiting criminal gangs and p...
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2016-02-17
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm]
Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.
MDSB402IntroRequiring the court to impose lifetime supervision for a person sentenced to imprisonment for life for first degree murder; requiring the lifetime supervision to include at least 5 years of supervised probation, electronic monitoring for life followi...
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2016-02-17
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB494IntroRequiring an animal shelter to develop and make reasonable efforts to adhere to a written veterinary care protocol consistent with the guidelines in the Association of Shelter Veterinarians' Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters; requir...
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2016-02-17
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB446IntroEnacting, with specified other member states, the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact to strengthen access to health care by providing a streamlined process allowing physicians to become licensed in multiple states; establishing specified eligibilit...
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2016-02-17
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB449IntroRequiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to deduct as a remedial service specified guardianship fees when determining the portion of income specified recipients of Maryland Medical Assistance Program benefits are required to contribute t...
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2016-02-17
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB542IntroProhibiting a person from purchasing, selling, offering for sale, or possessing with the intent to sell specified parts or products of specified animal species under specified circumstances, subject to specified exceptions; establishing specified pen...
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2016-02-17
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB607IntroIncreasing the State per diem amounts required to be paid for jury service from $15 to $30 and, for each day of jury service in one trial in excess of 5 days, from $50 to $75.
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2016-02-17
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB351IntroRequiring the use of a drone by an agent of the State or a political subdivision of the State to fully comply with all specified applicable federal requirements and guidelines; prohibiting an agent of the State or a political subdivision of the State...
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2016-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB364IntroAuthorizing a specified individual to file a motion requesting that court records relating to a specified petition for emergency evaluation be sealed; requiring the court to have a copy of the motion served on a specified petitioner at a specified ad...
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2016-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB361IntroProviding that a specified permittee is strictly liable for any injury, death, or loss to person or property caused by the hydraulic fracturing activities of the permittee; establishing that compliance with specified standards, laws, and permit condi...
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2016-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB461IntroAltering the penalties for specified offenses relating to criminal gangs; prohibiting a criminal gang or an individual belonging to a criminal gang from receiving or investing specified proceeds in a specified manner; prohibiting criminal gangs and p...
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2016-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB465IntroEstablishing that, to be qualified for a specified retired officer identification card, a retired law enforcement officer be entitled to receive a pension or other retirement allowance; authorizing a retired law enforcement officer to file a civil ac...
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2016-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB496IntroProviding that the Judicial Ethics Committee as an alternative to the Commission on Judicial Disabilities or another body designated by a specified court, shall administer and implement specified provisions of law that apply to State officials of the...
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2016-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB508IntroRequiring a secured party to record an instrument of writing transferring residential property by the later of 30 days after the entry of a court order ratifying a foreclosure sale of the residential property or 30 days after the entry of a court ord...
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2016-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB518IntroProhibiting a court from imposing a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole on an individual who was under the age of 18 years at the time the offense was committed; etc.
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2016-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB430IntroProhibiting a guardian of the person of a disabled person from prohibiting or restricting communication between the disabled person and a member of the disabled person's family, except as authorized by a specified court order; authorizing an individu...
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2016-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB448IntroAuthorizing the juvenile court to direct the provision of specified services or taking of specified actions with respect to a child's education, health, and welfare during a CINA disposition hearing; requiring the juvenile court to direct the provisi...
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2016-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB556IntroEstablishing that a person may not threaten, intimidate, impede, or injure a juror, a witness, or an officer of a court of the State or of the United States for any reason related to the performance by the juror, witness, or officer of that person's ...
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2016-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB574IntroRequiring the Department of Human Resources, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, to convene the Ji'Aire Lee Workgroup on the Protection of Adults With Mental Illness and Their Children; requiring the Workgroup to evalua...
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2016-02-16
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB161IntroAuthorizing the forfeiture of specified property under specified circumstances; prohibiting a law enforcement agency or prosecuting authority from directly or indirectly transferring or referring seized property to a federal government agency or law ...
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2016-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB145IntroAuthorizing a public school employer and an employee organization to use a specified alternative procedure regarding the renegotiation of specified allocated funds under specified circumstances; requiring the Attorney General to assign an assistant A...
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2016-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB259IntroProhibiting a court from imposing a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole on an individual who was under the age of 18 years at the time the offense was committed; etc.
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2016-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB243IntroRepealing provisions of law that exclude from the jurisdiction of the juvenile court a child of a specified age alleged to have committed specified offenses; repealing provisions of law governing the transfer of specified criminal cases to the juveni...
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2016-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB283IntroProhibiting a person from possessing, with the intent to unlawfully use, an implement of dogfighting; establishing specified factors that a court may consider to determine whether an object is an implement of dogfighting; establishing penalties for a...
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2016-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB274IntroRepealing a provision prohibiting a court from entering a decree of divorce on the uncorroborated testimony of the party seeking the divorce; and repealing a provision specifying that in a suit for absolute divorce on the grounds of voluntary separat...
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2016-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB259IntroRequiring the court, in any case in which the court determines child support, to also consider custody and visitation of the child; and requiring the Child Support Enforcement Administration to refer the parties to the court for purposes of consideri...
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2016-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB421IntroAltering the circumstances under which an equity court may grant visitation rights to a grandparent of a child.
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2016-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB107IntroAuthorizing a summary court-martial to impose a sentence of confinement for a period not to exceed 30 days without regard to rank; and authorizing a summary court-martial to discharge with a characterization of service no less favorable than under ot...
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2016-02-10
Second Reading Passed
MDHB162IntroAltering the statute of limitations for offenses arising under the Tax - General Article; altering the definition of "public record" to exclude specified information about State employees' salaries; authorizing specified employees of the Comptroller'...
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2016-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB263IntroAltering the conditions under which a lawsuit is deemed to be a strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP suit); altering the conditions under which a defendant in a SLAPP suit is not civilly liable for specified communications; altering ...
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2016-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB249IntroAuthorizing members of the National Guard and Maryland Defense Force whose employment and reemployment rights have been violated to bring a civil action for specified economic damages; and authorizing a court to award specified damages, fees, costs, ...
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2016-02-10
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB334IntroProhibiting a carrier from issuing or delivering a health benefit plan in the State before a provider directory for the health benefit plan is submitted to and approved by the Maryland Insurance Commissioner; requiring a carrier to submit a specified...
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2016-02-10
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB393IntroAuthorizing a court to award to a prevailing plaintiff reasonable attorney's fees and expenses in specified actions seeking to remedy a violation of a Maryland constitutional right; authorizing a court to award reasonable attorney's fees and expenses...
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2016-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB904IntroAuthorizing a court to issue an order authorizing or directing a law enforcement officer to use a cell site simulator device after making a specified determination; requiring an application for use of a cell site simulator device to contain specified...
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2016-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB156IntroProhibiting a person from retaliating against a juror or an officer of the court for the performance of official duties in a State or federal court; prohibiting a person from soliciting another to retaliate against a juror or an officer of the court ...
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2016-02-09
Second Reading Passed
MDSB231IntroReducing the amount of a supersedeas bond required from specified appellants to stay the enforcement of a judgment in a civil action; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2016-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB302IntroProviding that a person with an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more in the blood or breath who causes personal injury or wrongful death while operating or attempting to operate a motor vehicle is liable for punitive damages under specified circumst...
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2016-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB242IntroAltering the penalty for specified conduct relating to betting, wagering, or gambling; making specified conduct relating to betting, wagering, or gambling a civil offense; authorizing a police officer to issue a citation under specified circumstances...
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2016-02-09
Hearing 2/09 at 1:00 p.m. (Ways and Means)
MDSB330IntroRequiring a secured party to record an instrument of writing transferring residential property by the later of 30 days after the entry of a court order ratifying a foreclosure sale of the residential property or 30 days after the entry of a court ord...
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2016-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB310IntroRepealing provisions establishing that, in a suit for absolute divorce on the grounds of voluntary separation, a separation agreement is full corroboration of the plaintiff's testimony that the separation was voluntary under specified circumstances; ...
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2016-02-09
[Hearing: Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB336IntroAltering the types of crimes for which specified property is subject to forfeiture; authorizing the forfeiture of specified property under specified circumstances; prohibiting a law enforcement agency or prosecuting authority from transferring or ref...
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2016-02-09
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB751IntroProhibiting a court-ordered services provider from engaging in sexual contact, vaginal intercourse, or a sexual act with an individual ordered by the court, the Division of Parole and Probation, or the Department of Juvenile Services to obtain servic...
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2016-02-08
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB757IntroAltering the circumstances under which a person who is found guilty of murder in the first degree may be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole; establishing specified procedures for trial and sentencing in relation to the imposition of ...
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2016-02-08
To House Judiciary Committee
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