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MDHB449PassAltering certain designations on a marriage license and certificate; and authorizing the clerk of the circuit court to maintain a certain electronic record as an alternative to the requirement that the clerk keep a certain marriage license book.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 372
MDSB488PassAltering certain designations on a marriage license and certificate; and authorizing the clerk of the circuit court to maintain a certain electronic record as an alternative to the requirement that the clerk keep a certain marriage license book.
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 373
MDSB369PassRequiring a local department of social services with a military installation in its jurisdiction to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Military Family Advocacy Program for that installation; and establishing certain requirements for a ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 186
MDHB646PassRequiring a local department of social services with a military installation in its jurisdiction to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Military Family Advocacy Program for that installation; and establishing certain requirements for a ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 185
MDHB1339PassExtending from October 1, 2021, to July 1, 2022, the effective date for certain provisions of law that would revise the schedule of basic child support obligations used to calculate the amount of a child support award and make other changes relating ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 305
MDSB109PassMerging the Address Confidentiality Program and the Human Trafficking Address Confidentiality Program into a single Address Confidentiality Program administered by the Secretary of State; expanding certain eligibility requirements for the Address Con...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 124
MDSB267PassRepealing a requirement that a local department of social services or law enforcement agency provide a local State's Attorney with a report of the preliminary findings of an investigation of suspected child abuse or neglect within 10 days after recei...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 129
MDHB9PassRequiring the Department of Human Services to post on its website a free online course on the identification, prevention, and reporting of child abuse.
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 84
MDHB243EngrossAltering 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
MDSB57EngrossRequiring 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
MDHB931EngrossRequiring the designee of the State Superintendent of Schools, on receipt of a certain notification of a certain allegation of child abuse or neglect, to ensure that a certain notice is provided; requiring a certain family child care provider or chil...
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2021-04-08
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
MDHB505EngrossRepealing 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
MDSB289IntroAuthorizing a party to be married in Anne Arundel County to provide to the clerk for Anne Arundel County a marriage license application form containing certain information and the license application payment as directed by the clerk; requiring that i...
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2021-03-29
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB331IntroRepealing certain provisions of law specifying that certain provisions of law apply only to adoptions in which a juvenile court enters an order for adoption on or after January 1, 2000; altering, from 21 to 18, the age at which an adoptee, or biologi...
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2021-03-29
Favorable Rejected (16-31)
MDSB675IntroRequiring the Maryland Judiciary, in consultation with domestic violence and child abuse organizations, to develop a training program for judges presiding over child custody cases involving child abuse or domestic violence and to review and update th...
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2021-03-24
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB242EngrossExtending 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
MDHB701EngrossRequiring the Maryland Department of Health to provide certain boards that are authorized to take actions against persons who knowingly fail to report suspected child abuse with a list of courses relating to the obligation to report child abuse and ...
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2021-03-19
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB748EngrossRequiring a court, in a custody or visitation proceeding, to deny custody or visitation rights to a certain party if the court has reasonable ground to believe that a child has been abused or neglected by the party, unless the court specifically find...
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2021-03-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB973IntroAltering the circumstances under which an equity court is authorized to grant visitation rights to a grandparent of a child; requiring the court to consider the amount of personal contact that occurred between the grandparent and the child before the...
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2021-03-18
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB263IntroAltering the definition of "sexual abuse"; altering the statute of limitations in certain civil actions relating to child sexual abuse by providing that a certain action may be filed at any time; providing for the retroactive application of the Act t...
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2021-03-16
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB145EngrossAltering the statute of limitations for a violation of the prohibition on preventing or interfering with the making of a certain report of suspected sexual abuse of a child; and providing that a person who violates the prohibition on preventing or in...
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2021-03-12
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB775IntroRequiring a court that approves an arrangement for custody or visitation with a party who has committed abuse against the other parent of the party's child, the party's spouse, or any child residing within the party's household, to impose certain con...
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2021-03-11
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB774IntroRequiring a court in a custody or visitation proceeding to hear and consider a child's custody or visitation preference; requiring a court to explain the court's reasoning for issuing a custody or visitation order that is inconsistent with a child's ...
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2021-03-09
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1338IntroRepealing the jurisdiction of the juvenile court over an adult alleged to have willfully contributed to, encouraged, caused or tended to cause any act, omission, or condition which results in a certain violation or renders a child a delinquent child ...
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2021-02-24
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB999IntroRepealing certain provisions of law specifying that certain provisions of law apply only to adoptions in which a juvenile court enters an order for adoption on or after January 1, 2000; altering, from 21 to 18, the age at which an adoptee, or biologi...
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2021-02-22
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1088IntroStating that it is the policy of the State to provide equal access to various courts, agencies, programs, departments, and services for LGBTQ+ individuals, improve safety, well-being, and stability for LGBTQ+ individuals, ensure LGBTQ+ individuals ar...
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2021-02-12
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1203IntroRequiring the Secretary of Health to make a new certificate of birth for an individual for purposes related to the sex designation of a parent listed on the certificate of birth under certain circumstances; requiring a clerk who issues a marriage lic...
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2021-02-11
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1036IntroRequiring the Maryland Judiciary, in consultation with domestic violence and child abuse organizations, to develop a training program for judges presiding over child custody cases involving child abuse or domestic violence and to review and update th...
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2021-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1331IntroAltering who may be charged by certain licensed businesses for providing home monitoring services under certain circumstances; repealing certain fees and costs to certain inmates in certain counties; prohibiting the assessment of fees against a defen...
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2021-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1281IntroAuthorizing the Social Services Administration to establish and maintain a centralized confidential database for abused and neglected vulnerable adults; authorizing the Department of Human Services or a local department of social services to identify...
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2021-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB768IntroStating that it is the policy of the State to provide equal access to various courts, agencies, programs, departments, and services for LGBTQ+ individuals, improve safety, well-being, and stability for LGBTQ+ individuals, ensure LGBTQ+ individuals ar...
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2021-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB844IntroAuthorizing the Social Services Administration to establish and maintain a centralized confidential database for abused and neglected vulnerable adults; authorizing the Department of Human Services or a local department of social services to identify...
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2021-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB898IntroAltering who may be charged by certain licensed businesses for providing home monitoring services under certain circumstances; repealing certain fees and costs to certain inmates in certain counties; prohibiting the assessment of fees against a defen...
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2021-02-09
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB959IntroRequiring a court to rule on an application for absolute divorce on the grounds of mutual consent within 7 days after the date on which the application is filed.
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2021-02-02
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB893IntroRequiring the local department of social services and the circuit court to provide notice to a child's foster parent, kinship parent, preadoptive parent, or caregiver of the right to intervene as a party in any child abuse or neglect, termination of ...
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2021-02-02
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB930IntroSpecifying that, at any meeting of a local department of social services during which the removal of a child from the child's home is discussed, certain information is required to be redacted and is prohibited from being referenced; requiring the loc...
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2021-02-02
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB816IntroRepealing a requirement that a parent provide certain support to the parent's destitute adult child under certain circumstances; repealing related provisions of law regarding penalties and certain complaint, pretrial, and trial procedures; etc.
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2021-01-31
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB580IntroRepealing the process under which the Child Support Administration is authorized to notify the Motor Vehicle Administration of an individual's child support arrearages for the purpose of suspending the individual's driver's license or privilege to dr...
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2021-01-28
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB394IntroRequiring a sentence for a conviction under a provision of law prohibiting a parent from willfully failing to provide for the support of his or her minor child to run concurrently with a sentence for any other conviction under the same provision of l...
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2021-01-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB476IntroProviding that an equity court may grant visitation rights to a grandparent of a child if both the child's living parents consent, one of the child's living parents consents, both of the child's living parents are unable to consent, or certain except...
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2021-01-18
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB402IntroRepealing the process under which the Child Support Administration is authorized to notify the Motor Vehicle Administration of an individual's child support arrearages for the purpose of suspending the individual's driver's license or privilege to dr...
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2021-01-18
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB173IntroExtending 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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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB134IntroAltering the definition of "sexual abuse"; altering the statute of limitations in certain civil actions relating to child sexual abuse by providing that a certain action may be filed at any time; providing for the retroactive application of the Act t...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB355IntroRequiring that an individual meet certain educational and experiential requirements in order to be appointed or approved by a court as a custody evaluator; requiring that, beginning October 1, 2022, an individual complete 60 hours of initial training...
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2020-12-28
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB343IntroRequiring a sentence for a conviction under a provision of law prohibiting a parent from willfully failing to provide for the support of his or her minor child to run concurrently with a sentence for any other conviction under the same provision of l...
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2020-12-23
To House Judiciary Committee
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