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MDHB1051IntroAltering a specified provision of law concerning equal pay for equal work to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity; prohibiting an employer from discriminating between employees in any occupation by providing less favorable employme...
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2015-03-30
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn
MDHB904EngrossProviding that a person who is entitled to expungement under a specified provision of law based on an acquittal, a dismissal, a nolle prosequi, or a nolle prosequi with the requirement of drug or alcohol treatment may not be required to pay any fee o...
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2015-03-26
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB933IntroProhibiting, 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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2015-03-25
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB856IntroAuthorizing a specified court to refer a specified matter to the Department of Juvenile Services for a specified informal adjustment under specified circumstances; prohibiting a specified court from referring a specified matter if there is an objecti...
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2015-03-24
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB188IntroEstablishing the Task Force to Study the Establishment of Health Courts; requiring the Task Force to study the adequacy and cost of State laws and policies relating to the litigation of medical malpractice cases and make recommendations regarding the...
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2015-03-23
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB283EngrossAuthorizing 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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2015-03-23
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1072IntroProhibiting, under specified circumstances, an employer from failing or refusing to hire, discharging, or otherwise discriminating against an applicant or employee on the basis of the applicant's or employee's engagement in a lawful activity off the ...
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2015-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1187IntroProhibiting a supervisor, an appointing authority, and the head of a law enforcement agency from threatening or taking specified retaliatory actions against a specified law enforcement officer under specified circumstances; authorizing a law enforcem...
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2015-03-20
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB81EngrossProviding 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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2015-03-19
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB402IntroEstablishing the Task Force to Study the Establishment of Health Courts; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study the adequacy and cost of State laws and policies relating to the litigati...
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2015-03-19
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB434IntroAuthorizing the General Assembly to create an Aggravated Murder Court that shall have original and exclusive jurisdiction over all presentments or indictments for offenses previously punishable by death; vesting the judicial power of the State in the...
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2015-03-19
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB457IntroProviding that a person who is convicted of first degree murder may be sentenced to death under specified circumstances; providing that the murder of a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a specified first responder, or a specified witne...
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2015-03-19
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB731IntroRequiring a law enforcement agency to adopt by January 1, 2016, a written policy and procedure to govern specified disciplinary actions that may be taken against a specified law enforcement officer; requiring each written policy to include specified ...
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2015-03-19
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDSB784IntroProhibiting, under specified circumstances, an employer from failing or refusing to hire, discharging, or otherwise discriminating against an applicant or employee on the basis of the applicant's or employee's engagement in a lawful activity off the ...
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2015-03-19
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB857IntroRequiring a court to inform a person convicted of a specified offense that the person is prohibited from possessing a firearm under specified provisions of law; providing that if a person commits a specified offense and the offense is a domestically ...
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2015-03-19
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB577IntroAuthorizing a court, on request of specified parties in specified judicial proceedings, to determine whether an individual is a de facto parent of a child; authorizing an individual asserting de facto parent status to intervene in or initiate a speci...
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2015-03-18
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB24IntroIncreasing from $10,000 to $20,000 the maximum amount that a court may allow for funeral expenses for estates valued at greater than $50,000; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2015-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDSB252IntroEnacting, with specified other member states, the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact; establishing the purpose of the Compact; establishing specified eligibility requirements for a physician to receive specified licensure; requiring physicians to d...
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2015-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB402IntroAuthorizing a court, on request of specified parties in specified judicial proceedings, to determine whether an individual is a de facto parent of a child; authorizing an individual asserting de facto parent status to intervene in or initiate a speci...
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2015-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB374IntroAuthorizing a person to file a specified petition for expungement if the person was convicted of a specified crime involving the use or possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana; and excluding specified charges involving less than 10 grams of mar...
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2015-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB474IntroAltering the circumstances under which an equity court may grant visitation rights to a grandparent of a child.
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2015-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB492IntroProhibiting, except in specified circumstances, the performance or inducement or attempted performance or inducement of an abortion unless a determination as to the probable age of the unborn child is made by a specified physician; providing that the...
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2015-03-16
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB337IntroAuthorizing parole eligibility for a person sentenced for an offense committed before the person's 18th birthday under specified circumstances; authorizing a parole rehearing date no later than every 3 years for an inmate not granted parole after bec...
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2015-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB713IntroProhibiting a person from purchasing, selling, offering for sale, possessing with the intent to sell, or importing with the intent to sell any ivory or rhinoceros horn, subject to specified exceptions; establishing under specified circumstances a pre...
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2015-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB924IntroRepealing the prohibition on the neglect or refusal, by a specified adult child, to provide a destitute parent with food, shelter, care, and clothing; altering the definition of "responsible relative", as it relates to responsibility for the cost of ...
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2015-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB1019IntroEstablishing requirements for the form and content of specified livestock production contracts; requiring livestock production contracts to be reviewed by the Attorney General; establishing that contract producers have specified rights; prohibiting s...
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2015-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1001IntroProviding that the filing of a specified motion within a specified time limit shall stay a specified matter and preclude the payment of any forfeiture of bail or collateral until a specified time; granting a surety a specified amount of time to pay a...
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2015-03-16
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDSB130IntroAuthorizing a person to request that specified court records and police records relating to a specified conviction be shielded at a specified time; providing that, if a specified person is convicted of a new crime during a specified time period, a sp...
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2015-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB366IntroAuthorizing parole eligibility for a person sentenced for an offense committed before the person's 18th birthday under specified circumstances; authorizing a specified parole hearing date no later than every 3 years for an inmate not granted parole a...
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2015-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB586EngrossRequiring, by December 1, 2015, the Department of Juvenile Services to prepare and submit to the General Assembly a specified assessment of the feasibility of repealing specified provisions of law relating to offenses excluded from the jurisdiction o...
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2015-03-13
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB136IntroProhibiting the earning of diminution credits to reduce the term of confinement of an inmate committed to the custody of the Commissioner of Correction or sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a local correctional facility who is serving a sentence ...
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2015-03-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB530IntroRequiring a court to inform a person convicted of a specified offense that the person is prohibited from possessing a firearm under specified provisions of law; providing that if a person commits a specified offense and the offense is a domestically ...
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2015-03-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB470IntroEstablishing specified procedures for determining the legal sufficiency of specified certificates of qualified experts and their reports in health care malpractice claims or actions; and applying the Act prospectively.
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2015-03-11
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB38IntroProhibiting the earning of diminution credits to reduce the term of confinement of an inmate committed to the custody of the Commissioner of Correction or sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a local correctional facility who is serving a sentence ...
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2015-03-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB16IntroAuthorizing a person to file a petition for expungement of a police or court record if the person was convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, with specified exceptions; specifying the time periods within which a petition for expungement based on a conv...
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2015-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB168IntroAuthorizing a person to file a specified petition for expungement if the person was convicted of a specified crime involving the use or possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana; and excluding specified charges involving less than 10 grams of mar...
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2015-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB686IntroRequiring the Attorney General to take specified steps to identify, collect, and publish in a specified manner laws that impose a specified collateral sanction on a person who is convicted of a specified offense; requiring a State's Attorney to provi...
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2015-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB912IntroReestablishing the Prince George's County Juvenile Court and School Safety Workgroup; providing for the composition, cochairs, and staffing of the Workgroup; prohibiting a member of the Workgroup from receiving specified compensation, but authorizing...
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2015-03-09
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB659IntroRequiring the Attorney General to take certain steps to identify, collect, and publish in a specified manner laws that impose a specified collateral sanction on a person who is convicted of a specified offense; requiring a State's Attorney to provide...
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2015-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB1059IntroRequiring the Attorney General to take specified steps to identify, collect, and publish in a specified manner laws that impose a specified collateral sanction on a person who is convicted of a specified offense; requiring a State's Attorney to provi...
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2015-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB1058IntroAuthorizing a person to file a petition for expungement of a specified record if the person was convicted of a specified nonviolent crime; specifying that a petition for expungement under the Act may not be filed before satisfactory completion of the...
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2015-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
MDHB791IntroAdding community conferencing, community mediation, and similar agreements to the list of requirements for the entering of a nolle prosequi or stet for which a petition for expungement of court, police, and other governmental records may be filed; pr...
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2015-03-09
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB350IntroProhibiting a court, in any child custody or visitation proceeding, from making any negative inference regarding a parent's past, present, or future deployment; altering specified provisions relating to expedited hearings; authorizing a party or witn...
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2015-03-05
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB424IntroAltering a specified provision of law concerning equal pay for equal work to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity; prohibiting an employer from discriminating between employees in any occupation by providing less favorable employme...
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2015-03-05
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB425IntroProhibiting an employer from taking any adverse employment action against an employee concerning an inquiry about or disclosure or discussion of an employee's wages; authorizing an employer, in a specified policy, to establish specified limitations o...
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2015-03-05
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB445IntroProviding that the Judicial Ethics Committee rather than the Commission on Judicial Disabilities shall administer and implement specified provisions of law that apply to State officials of the Judicial Branch; etc.
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2015-03-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB611IntroRequiring an official publisher that publishes legal material in an electronic record to designate the electronic record as official, under specified circumstances, and authenticate the electronic record in a specified manner; providing that specifie...
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2015-03-05
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB668IntroRequiring an administrative law judge or a court to award reasonable attorney's fees to a prevailing parent in due process hearings that are held to resolve a dispute relating to the provision of a free appropriate public education to children with d...
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2015-03-05
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1083IntroRepealing references to the terms "child custody" and "visitation" in specified instances and substituting the terms "legal decision making" and "parenting time" in specified instances; requiring the court, in determining the appropriate allocation o...
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2015-03-05
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB888IntroCreating a rebuttable presumption in specified court proceedings that specified custodial arrangements are in the best interests of a child; and authorizing the court to grant sole custody under specified circumstances.
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2015-03-05
To House Judiciary Committee
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