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MDSB207EnrollAuthorizing a certain unaccompanied minor in need of shelter to consent to shelter and supportive services under certain circumstances; authorizing an unaccompanied minor who is a parent to consent to shelter and supportive services for the minor's c...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB227EnrollSpecifying that, if a petitioner or person eligible for relief files a certain motion to extend the term of a final peace order or final protective order during the term of the order and a hearing on the motion is not held before the order's origina...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDHB234EnrollAltering a condition relating to an incarcerated obligor's term of imprisonment under which the obligor's child support payment is not considered past due and arrearages will not accrue if the obligor was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 180 co...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDHB248EnrollRemoving rape and certain sexual offenses from the list of offenses alleged to have been committed by a certain respondent against a certain victim for which a peace order petition may be filed under certain circumstances; and altering the definition...
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2020-03-18
Passed Enrolled
MDHB407EnrollTransferring the functions, powers, and duties of the Child Support Unit of the Office of the State's Attorney for Harford County to the Child Support Administration of the Department of Human Services; requiring the creation of certain Position Iden...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB579EnrollEstablishing a certain formula for the calculation of a certain child support obligation under the child support guidelines when a parent with shared physical custody keeps the child or children overnight for more than 25%, at least 92 overnights, bu...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB847EnrollAuthorizing a court, in determining whether the application of the child support guidelines would be unjust or inappropriate in a particular case, to consider whether an obligor's monthly obligation would leave the obligor with a monthly actual incom...
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2020-03-18
Returned Passed
MDSB1006EnrollAltering a condition relating to an incarcerated obligor's term of imprisonment under which the obligor's child support payment is not considered past due and arrearages will not accrue if the obligor will be incarcerated for more than 180 consecutiv...
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2020-03-18
Passed Enrolled
MDSB137EnrollTransferring the functions, powers, and duties of the Child Support Unit of the Office of the State's Attorney for Harford County to the Child Support Administration of the Department of Human Services; requiring the creation of certain Position Iden...
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2020-03-17
Passed Enrolled
MDHB206EnrollAuthorizing a certain unaccompanied minor in need of shelter to consent to shelter and supportive services under certain circumstances; authorizing an unaccompanied minor who is a parent to consent to shelter and supportive services for the minor's c...
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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDHB672EnrollAltering the definition of a "qualified residential treatment program" for purposes of certain provisions of law relating to the placement of children in need of assistance to require that a program, rather than discharge planning, must meet certain ...
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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDHB667EnrollConforming the maximum amount of a certain annual fee for the collection of child support by the Child Support Administration to the amount authorized under a certain federal law.
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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDHB893EnrollAltering the membership of the Adult Public Guardianship Review Board of Washington County to require one member to be a psychiatrist or psychologist.
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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDHB1069EnrollSpecifying that a provision of law that provides for the confidentiality of certain court records pertaining to certain children does not prohibit review of a court record by the Department of Juvenile Services if the Department is providing treatmen...
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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDHB1409EnrollRequiring the Director of Finance for Prince George's County to distribute certain proceeds from a marriage license fee to the Community Crisis Services, Inc.; requiring certain proceeds from a marriage license fee to be used to fund battered spouse ...
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2020-03-17
Returned Passed
MDSB210EnrollRemoving rape and certain sexual offenses from the list of offenses alleged to have been committed by a certain respondent against a certain victim for which a peace order petition may be filed under certain circumstances; and altering the definition...
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2020-03-16
Returned Passed
MDHB250EnrollSpecifying that, if a petitioner or person eligible for relief files a certain motion to extend the term of a final peace order or final protective order during the term of the order and a hearing on the motion is not held before the order's original...
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2020-03-16
Returned Passed
MDHB269EnrollEstablishing a certain formula for the calculation of a certain child support obligation under the child support guidelines when a parent with shared physical custody keeps the child or children overnight for more than 25%, at least 92 overnights, bu...
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2020-03-16
Returned Passed
MDHB946EnrollAuthorizing a court, in determining whether the application of the child support guidelines would be unjust or inappropriate in a particular case to consider whether an obligor's monthly obligation would leave the obligor with a monthly actual income...
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2020-03-16
Returned Passed
MDHB1382EngrossProhibiting a court from committing a child for inpatient care and treatment in a psychiatric facility under certain circumstances; prohibiting a local department from placing a child in, delivering a child to, or failing to remove a child from a hos...
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2020-03-16
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB80EngrossAltering 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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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB96EngrossAltering the definition of "mother" so as to deny inclusion of a gamete donor unless the gamete donor and the child's mother agree in writing that the gamete donor will be a parent of the child, or at the time of the child's conception or birth, the ...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB191EngrossAdding suit money to the expenses that the court is authorized, at any point in a certain proceeding, to award to a certain party under certain circumstances in a case concerning child support, custody, or visitation and after making certain consider...
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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB460EngrossRequiring 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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2020-03-15
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB296EngrossAltering 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; providing that a person who violates the prohibition on preventing or interf...
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2020-03-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB586EngrossRequiring the circuit court to provide notice to a child's foster parent, preadoptive parent, or caregiver of the right to request to be designated as a party in a certain proceeding except under certain circumstances; authorizing a court, in its dis...
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2020-03-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB974EngrossAltering 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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2020-03-14
Third Reading Passed (127-0)
MDHB1632IntroClarifying that the calculation of extraordinary medical expenses for the purposes of determining a parental child support obligation under the child support guidelines includes the cumulative contributions of both parents.
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2020-03-14
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB367IntroAltering the definition of "adjusted actual income" under the State child support guidelines by requiring the deduction, from actual income, of an allowance for support for each child in the parent's home for whom the parent owes a legal duty of supp...
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2020-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB670EngrossRepealing 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 within 10 days after receiving notice...
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2020-03-13
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1231EngrossExtending the jurisdiction of the equity court to include a petition for authorization for a minor to marry; altering the conditions under which an individual who is 17 years old is authorized to marry; prohibiting an individual under the age of 17 y...
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2020-03-13
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1518IntroRequiring the Social Services Administration, in consultation with the local departments of social services, to establish a pilot program in Allegany, Garrett, and Washington counties to communicate with a certain opioid-addicted parent through a mob...
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2020-03-13
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB1039EngrossRepealing 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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2020-03-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB693EngrossAuthorizing the court to include a provision regarding the legal name change of the child in an order issued in a paternity proceeding.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB369IntroRequiring the circuit court to provide notice to a child's foster parent, preadoptive parent, or caregiver of the right to intervene as a party in a certain proceeding except under certain circumstances; granting certain rights to certain individuals...
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2020-03-06
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDSB1071IntroRequiring the Department of Legislative Services to study and make recommendations on the procedures for obtaining and the effectiveness of peace orders and protective orders issued in the State; requiring the Department to solicit input from academi...
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2020-02-28
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB887IntroRequiring the Executive Director of the Social Services Administration to provide the Secretary of Health with identifying information regarding an individual who has had the individual's parental rights terminated under a certain provision of law an...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDSB1041IntroRequiring the Executive Director of the Social Services Administration to provide the Secretary of Health with identifying information regarding an individual who has had the individual's parental rights terminated under a certain provision of law an...
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2020-02-24
Unfavorable Report by Senate Rules; Withdrawn
MDHB170IntroEstablishing the Family Law Services for Sustained Safety Fund to increase legal services in family law cases for victims in order to help ensure safety and long-term stability after victimization; requiring the Governor's Office of Crime Control an...
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2020-02-17
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDSB585IntroRequiring, rather than authorizing, reasonable efforts to place a child for adoption or with a legal guardian to be made concurrently with reasonable efforts to preserve and reunify families under certain circumstances.
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2020-02-17
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1602IntroAltering the circumstances under which an equity court may grant visitation rights to a grandparent of a child.
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2020-02-14
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDSB581IntroEstablishing the Family Law Services for Sustained Safety Fund to increase legal services in family law cases for victims in order to help ensure safety and long-term stability after victimization; requiring the Governor's Office of Crime Control an...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB839IntroEstablishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program to provide temporary benefits to a covered individual who is taking leave from employment; establishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Fund; requiring, beginning January 1, 2021, cer...
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2020-02-11
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB1468IntroEstablishing that it is unlawful for a parent or guardian of a student in a public school to fail to seek and participate in counseling with their child after receiving notice under certain provisions of law of certain violent and disruptive behavior...
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2020-02-11
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1550IntroRequiring 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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2020-02-11
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB433IntroAuthorizing a law enforcement officer from the Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff to respond directly to a report of alleged domestic violence under certain circumstances; and authorizing the Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff to ...
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2020-02-10
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn
MDHB1103IntroAuthorizing a court in a custody or visitation proceeding to require a party to provide a written notice of the intent to travel internationally with a child at least 90 days prior to the planned travel; authorizing a court, on its own motion, to ord...
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2020-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1114IntroRequiring the court, in determining the appropriate allocation of custody or visitation between the parties that is in the best interest of the child, to consider the ability of each of the parties to meet the child's developmental needs, the relatio...
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2020-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1328IntroRepealing 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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2020-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
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