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MDSB85PassCreating the Governor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, subject to the availability of funding, to establish a network of neighborhood-based centers providing immigrant services, assist law enforcement in combatting crimes against immigrants, and promot...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 675
MDHB28PassAltering the information to be included in the Health Care Disparities Policy Report Card to include disparities in morbidity and mortality rates for dementia; requiring the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities to publish health data that...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 744
MDHB15PassEstablishing the Governor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, subject to the availability of funding, to create a network of neighborhood-based centers providing immigrant services, assist law enforcement in combatting crimes against immigrants, and promo...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 674
MDSB5PassAltering the information to be included in the Health Care Disparities Policy Report Card to include disparities in morbidity and mortality rates for dementia; requiring the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities to publish health data that...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 745
MDSB220PassAltering the term "sexual orientation" in the context of hate crimes; including gender identity in the list of characteristics on the basis of which a person may not commit certain acts; authorizing a court to require an offender convicted of hate cr...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 386
MDHB128PassAltering the term "sexual orientation" in the context of hate crimes; including gender identity in the list of characteristics protected by the prohibition on hate crimes; authorizing a court to require an offender convicted of hate crimes to complet...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 385
MDHB78PassRequiring the State designated exchange to participate in a certain advisory committee, maintain a certain data set, and provide data under certain circumstances; authorizing the State designated exchange to use certain data to improve outcomes for p...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 749
MDSB52PassRequiring the State designated exchange to participate in a certain advisory committee, maintain a certain data set, and provide data under certain circumstances; authorizing the State designated exchange to use certain data to improve outcomes for p...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 750
MDHB90PassRequiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to report to the General Assembly and the Governor by December 1, 2023, and every 5 years thereafter, on the efforts by the State, political subdivisions, and housing authorities to promot...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 751
MDHB130PassEstablishing the Commission on LGBTQ Affairs in the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives; providing for the appointment, qualifications, terms, removal, and resignation of Commission members; requiring the Commission to elect annually a chair a...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 648
MDHB231PassEstablishing that the discovery or perception of, or belief about, another person's race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation, whether or not accurate, does not constitute legally adequate provocation to mitigate a kil...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 369
MDSB82PassRenaming the State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, and Speech-Language Pathologists to be the State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Music Therapists; requirin...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 800
MDSB127PassProhibiting an institution of higher education from using certain third-party admissions application information about the criminal background of the applicant to deny admission; altering a certain process in using certain information about an applic...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 676
MDSB687PassRequiring the Department of Housing and Community Development to report to the General Assembly and the Governor by December 1, 2023, and every 5 years thereafter, on the efforts by the State, political subdivisions, and housing authorities to promot...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 752
MDHB45PassAuthorizing employees of the Baltimore County Public Library to form, join, and participate in an employee organization and engage in certain other activities related to collective bargaining; authorizing an employee organization seeking certificatio...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 747
MDSB138PassAuthorizing employees of the Baltimore County Public Library to form, join, and participate in an employee organization and engage in certain other activities related to collective bargaining; authorizing an employee organization seeking certificatio...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 748
MDHB1239PassEstablishing the Appraisal Gap From Historic Redlining Financial Assistance Program in the Department of Housing and Community Development to make financial assistance available to certain developers working in low-income census tracts in order to he...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 702
MDSB859PassEstablishing the Appraisal Gap From Historic Redlining Financial Assistance Program in the Department of Housing and Community Development to make financial assistance available to affordable housing developers working in low-income census tracts in ...
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2021-05-30
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 703
MDHB2VetoAltering from voting to nonvoting the type of membership position the Executive Director of the Maryland Environmental Service holds on the Board of Directors of the Service; removing the Deputy Director of the Service from the Board; requiring the D...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB125VetoDeclaring certain findings of the General Assembly regarding the educational needs and the health and safety of student athletes; prohibiting a public institution of higher education or certain organizations from preventing a student athlete from ear...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB894VetoEstablishing collective bargaining rights for certain community college employees; establishing procedures for the selection and certification of an exclusive bargaining representative; establishing a cap of four on the number of bargaining units in ...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDSB746VetoEstablishing collective bargaining rights for certain community college employees; establishing procedures for the selection and certification of an exclusive bargaining representative; establishing a cap of four on the number of bargaining units in ...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB1322VetoRequiring the State Board of Education and county boards of education to allow certain school personnel to instruct and work remotely, to the extent practicable, during the 2020-2021 school year under certain circumstances; authorizing certain school...
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2021-05-28
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB257PassRequiring the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights to include a review of certain data and recommendations, if any, for policy changes to address discriminatory trends noted in the data in its annual report; requiring certain county offices of civil r...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 219
MDHB290PassExtending from 6 months to 300 days the time periods within which a person claiming to be aggrieved by certain discriminatory acts is required to file a complaint with the Commission on Civil Rights; and providing that a complaint filed with a local ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 201
MDSB236PassRequiring the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights to include a review of certain data and recommendations, if any, for policy changes to address discriminatory trends noted in the data in its annual report; requiring certain county offices of civil r...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 220
MDSB455PassExtending from 6 months to 300 days the time periods within which a person claiming to be aggrieved by certain discriminatory acts is required to file a complaint with the Commission on Civil Rights; and providing that a complaint filed with a local ...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 202
MDSB439PassDeclaring certain findings of the General Assembly regarding the educational needs and the health and safety of student athletes; prohibiting a public institution of higher education or certain organizations from preventing a student athlete from ear...
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2021-05-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 138
MDSB2PassAltering from voting to nonvoting the type of membership position the Executive Director of the Maryland Environmental Service holds on the Board of Directors of the Service; removing the Deputy Director of the Service from the Board of Directors; re...
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 72
MDHB297PassExtending the time for the submission of the final report to December 1, 2023, of the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission and extending the termination date for the Commission to June 30, 2024.
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2021-04-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 92
MDHB233Engross

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Renaming the State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, and Speech-Language Pathologists to be the State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Music Therapists; requirin...
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2021-04-12
Favorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDHB527Engross

Sine Die
Altering the duties of the St. Mary's County Human Relations Commission with regard to encouraging and ensuring the equal treatment of all people; and requiring the Commission to maintain a list on a publicly accessible website of protected classes o...
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2021-04-12
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
MDSB414Engross

Sine Die
Requiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 60% from 2006 levels by 2030; requiring the State to achieve net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2045; requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to adopt regulations esta...
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2021-04-12
House Conference Committee Appointed (Delegates Barve, Stein and Brooks)
MDSB785Engross

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Requiring the Governor to appoint or reappoint a member of the State Board of Education on or before January 1 of the year in which the member's term expires; requiring members appointed to the State Board to reasonably reflect specified demographic ...
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2021-04-12
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
MDSB834Engross

Sine Die
Altering the definition of "harassment" and defining "sexual harassment" for purposes of certain provisions relating to discrimination in employment to include conduct, which need not be severe or pervasive, that consists of unwelcome sexual advances...
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2021-04-12
Favorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB670PassRepealing the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights; prohibiting a police officer from preventing a citizen from recording the officer's actions if the citizen is otherwise acting lawfully and safely; establishing the Maryland Loan Assistance Repa...
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2021-04-10
Gubernatorial Veto Override (Legislative date: 4/9/2021) - Chapter 59
MDSB627Engross

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Repealing certain provisions of the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights; providing for the discipline of law enforcement officers; providing that provisions of the Act supersede and preempt any other law of the State, a county, or a municipal co...
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2021-04-10
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (94-42)
MDSB98Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a county board, public prekindergarten program or primary or secondary school, or nonpublic prekindergarten program or primary or secondary school that receives State funds from discriminating against a person, refusing enrollment of, exp...
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2021-04-08
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDSB46Engross

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Establishing that the discovery or perception of, or belief about, another person's race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation, whether or not accurate, does not constitute legally adequate provocation to mitigate a kil...
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2021-04-02
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB418Engross

Sine Die
Requiring, on or before December 31, 2021, each county board of education to adopt a policy prohibiting the use or display of a symbol of hate; requiring the policy to prohibit the display of a symbol of hate on clothing, book bags, folders, or simil...
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2021-03-24
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB587Engross

Sine Die
Establishing the Task Force on Facial Recognition Privacy Protection; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study and make recommendations regarding the use of facial recognition technology ...
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2021-03-24
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1212Engross

Sine Die
Establishing the Workgroup to Study Enhanced Opportunities for Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Individuals in the State; requiring the Workgroup to study certain procurement preference programs, enhanced job opportunities for certain individu...
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2021-03-24
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB608Engross

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Altering a certain provision of law authorizing a member of the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to designate a certain representative to act at a certain meeting to the same effect as if the member were personally present to require...
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2021-03-23
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB306Engross

Sine Die
Clarifying that the making of a certain false statement to a law enforcement officer may form the basis for a certain hate crime.
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2021-03-19
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1167Intro

Sine Die
Requiring a health care provider or health care institution to ensure the provision or continuation of certain care under certain circumstances; authorizing a certain health care provider or health care institution to transfer a patient to a certain ...
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2021-03-18
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB996Intro

Sine Die
Establishing a certain exception to the prohibition against issuing certain retail alcoholic beverages licenses for use in conjunction with or on the premises of certain establishments; requiring a local licensing board to issue a Class A beer or bee...
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2021-03-17
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1251Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to require an insurer to reduce certain rates for certain private passenger automobile insurance policies and file certain changes and amendments or rates under certain circumstances; repealing certain ...
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2021-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1258Intro

Sine Die
Declaring certain findings related to Health Enterprise Zones; requiring the Governor to include $68,000,000 in the annual budget bill for fiscal year 2023 for waiting list services for individuals with developmental disabilities; requiring the Secre...
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2021-03-14
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB651Engross

Sine Die
Requiring the State Board of Education and the Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board to develop certain rules and regulations for the certification of educational interpreters on or before July 1, 2022; providing that individuals who are...
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2021-03-11
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB560Intro

Sine Die
Expanding the housing policy of the State to include providing for fair housing to all citizens regardless of reentry-into-society status; prohibiting a person from refusing to sell or rent a dwelling to any person because of reentry-into-society sta...
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2021-03-08
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
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