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MDSB93PassAuthorizing a person to operate or give permission to operate a vessel for certain purposes in a slalom ski course located in a controlled water ski area in Maynadier Creek during certain times on certain days; prohibiting a person from operating or ...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 747
MDSB449PassProviding an exception to the voter registration deadline to allow an individual to appear at a precinct polling place in the individual's county of residence and apply to register to vote; requiring an applicant for a voter registration on election ...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 755
MDHB237PassAuthorizing all counties, rather than counties with fewer than a certain number of registered voters, to establish one early voting center in addition to the number of early voting centers the county is required to establish if the State Board of Ele...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 539
MDSB472PassRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim the month of August as Caribbean Heritage Month in recognition of the contributions that Caribbean Americans have made to the State; and requiring the proclamation to urge educational and cultural organizat...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 220
MDSB879PassRequiring public schools to devote a part of at least one day to appropriate exercises that relate to Black History Month, with an emphasis on Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass and the contributions they made in the fight against slavery; etc.
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 313
MDSJ2EnrollDesignating June 28 as Freedom of the Press Day in Maryland to memorialize the lives lost on June 28, 2018, at the Capital Gazette offices.
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2019-04-18
Signed by the President and the Speaker - Joint Resolution 2
MDHJ9EnrollDesignating June 28 as Freedom of the Press Day in Maryland to memorialize the lives lost on June 28, 2018, at the Capital Gazette offices.
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2019-04-18
Signed by the President and the Speaker - Joint Resolution 1
MDHJ11EngrossDesignating March 13 as Women Veterans Day.
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2019-04-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSJ5EngrossDesignating July 27, 2019, as Welcome Home Korean War Veterans Day; and providing that the designation is an appropriate way for the State to properly thank and honor its members of the United States armed forces for their service and sacrifice durin...
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2019-04-04
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB128PassRequiring county boards of education to annually set the start and end dates of the school year for schools in the county; removing a provision relating to extending the school year beyond June 15; requiring that a certain statement be mailed to vote...
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2019-03-29
Gubernatorial Veto Override - Chapter 13
MDHB893EngrossRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim the month of August as Caribbean Heritage Month in recognition of the contributions that Caribbean Americans have made to the State; and requiring the proclamation to urge educational and cultural organizat...
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2019-03-28
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB996IntroProviding that July 27 each year is Welcome Home Korean War Veterans Day in recognition of the service and sacrifice of Korean War veterans.
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2019-03-27
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB202EngrossRequiring the Department of the Environment to establish the third week in September as SepticSmart Week in Montgomery County; and requiring the Department to use certain educational materials and other resources to promote community awareness regard...
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2019-03-26
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB79EngrossAuthorizing all counties, rather than only counties with fewer than a certain number of registered voters, to establish one early voting center in addition to the number of early voting centers that the county is required to establish if the State Bo...
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2019-03-26
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB1062IntroRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim June 28 as Freedom of the Press Day to commemorate the protected right of free press as identified in the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
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2019-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDSB397IntroRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim June 28 as Freedom of the Press Day to commemorate the protected right of free press as identified in the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDSB385IntroAltering the content requirements of the statewide voter registration application; altering the information that an electronic voter registration system is required to provide to a certain applicant; providing that a voter affiliated with a political...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB582IntroRequiring the Secretary of State to certify the election of each of the presidential electors of the political party of the candidates for President and Vice President of the United States who received a certain number of the votes cast in all of the...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB1078EngrossRepealing a provision of law designating Presidents' Day and the Monday after Easter as public school holidays; and requiring public schools to devote part of the day to appropriate exercises for the observance of Presidents' Day.
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2019-03-11
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB587IntroRequiring Veterans' Day to be a public school holiday.
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means; Withdrawn
MDSB782IntroRequiring that a certain statement of election results required to be prepared by each local board of canvassers report election results by precinct that includes all votes cast by voters registered in each precinct who voted on an early voting day; ...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB1083IntroRequiring the Governor to annually proclaim the second Monday in October as Indigenous People's Day.
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDSB154IntroAltering the time a polling place is required to open on election day from 7 a.m. to 6 a.m.; and altering the time by which an election judge is required to arrive at and set up a polling place on election day.
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2019-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB461IntroIncreasing the number of early voting centers that certain counties are required to establish; requiring early voting centers to open at 8 a.m. during gubernatorial general elections; and requiring that, in a county with more than one voting center, ...
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2019-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB1006IntroAuthorizing the governing body of a county to adopt, subject to a certain provision of law, a public local law to exempt the public schools in the county from the requirements of the Starting the Public School Year After Labor Day Executive Order; re...
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2019-02-25
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1399IntroAuthorizing the governing body of a county to adopt, subject to a certain provision of law, a public local law to exempt the public schools in the county from the requirements of the Starting the Public School Year After Labor Day Executive Order; re...
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2019-02-25
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1376IntroProviding that July 27 each year is Welcome Home Korean War Veterans Day in recognition of the service and sacrifice of Korean War veterans.
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2019-02-20
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB32IntroAltering the days each early voting center is required to be open for voting to be the second Thursday and second Friday before a primary or general election and the second Monday through the Thursday before a primary or general election.
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2019-02-11
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDHB744IntroRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim October 11 as the International Day of the Girl; and requiring the proclamation to urge educational and cultural organizations to observe the International Day of the Girl properly.
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2019-02-08
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1044IntroRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim January 14 as Pongal Day; and providing that Thai Pongal is one of the main festivals celebrating the importance of the harvest in the state of Tamil Nadu in south India, Sri Lanka, and certain other countr...
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2019-02-08
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB504IntroRequiring the Governor to proclaim annually June 27 as Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day; and requiring the Governor to proclaim annually the month of June as Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month.
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2019-02-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB578IntroRequiring that a certain statement of election results required to be prepared by each local board of canvassers report election results by precinct that includes all votes cast by voters registered in each precinct who voted on an early voting day; ...
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2019-02-06
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDSB615IntroRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim January 14 as Pongal Day; providing that Thai Pongal is one of the main festivals celebrating the importance of the harvest in the state of Tamil Nadu in south India, Sri Lanka, and certain other countries.
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2019-02-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB363IntroRequiring each voter to use a ballot marking device that is accessible to voters with disabilities to vote at early voting centers and election day polling places to ensure that access is provided to voters with disabilities in accordance with a cert...
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2019-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB53IntroClarifying that the authorization for a county board of education to extend the length of the school year, for any reason, for up to 5 school days beyond June 15 without approval from the State Board of Education or any other entity is not subject to...
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2019-01-31
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB437IntroRepealing a provision of law that authorized a county board of education to extend the length of the school year for up to 5 school days beyond June 15 without approval from the State Board of Education; and requiring each county board to set the sta...
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2019-01-31
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB7IntroRequiring the Governor annually to proclaim May 25 as Missing Children Day.
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2019-01-30
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDSB131IntroClarifying that the authorization for a county board of education to extend the length of the school year for up to 5 school days beyond June 15 without approval from the State Board of Education or any other entity is not subject to additional condi...
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2019-01-18
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
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