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MDSB72PassRequiring the Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs to conduct a study of the participation of minority-owned businesses in the alcoholic beverages industry in the State; requiring the Office of the Attorney General and the...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 750
MDHB324PassRequiring the Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs to conduct a study of the participation of minority-owned businesses in the alcoholic beverages industry in the State; requiring the Office of the Attorney General and the...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 749
MDSB450PassAltering the definition of "harassment" for purposes of certain provisions relating to discrimination in employment to include sexual harassment and certain unwelcome and offensive conduct; and altering the definition of "sexual harassment" for purpo...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 657
MDHB850PassProhibiting county boards of education and certain schools and prekindergarten programs from taking certain discriminatory actions because of a person's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ...
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2022-05-29
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 739
MDHB496VetoEstablishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program in the Maryland Department of Labor to provide temporary benefits to individuals who take leave from employment for certain purposes; establishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Fund...
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2022-05-27
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDSB633PassMaking alterations to the 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System in the State; altering the classification of 9-1-1 specialists; authorizing 9-1-1 specialists to seek treatment for job-related audible or visual trauma confidentially; requiring the Maryland...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 349
MDHB1018PassRequiring the Governor, in fiscal year 2024 and each fiscal year thereafter, to include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $500,000 for the Maryland Behavioral Health and Public Safety Center of Excellence; requiring the Governor's Office ...
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2022-05-16
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 350
MDHB78PassProhibiting an employer from failing or refusing to make a certain accommodation for the known disability of an applicant for employment; and establishing that an employer is not required to accommodate an applicant for employment's disability if the...
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2022-05-12
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 325
MDHB13PassEstablishing that a person may be debarred from entering into a contract with the State if a certain finding is made that the person or certain related individuals have violated certain provisions of law prohibiting discrimination in employment or be...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 159
MDSB151PassClarifying that the making of a certain false statement, report, or complaint that a person knows to be false as a whole or in material part to a law enforcement officer of the State, of a county, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 167
MDHB645PassClarifying that the making or causing to be made a false statement, report, or complaint that a person knows to be false, in whole or in part, to a law enforcement officer of the State, of a county, municipal corporation, or other political subdivisi...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 166
MDSB817PassAuthorizing the operator of a certain youth camp or youth development organization or program to request a certain determination from the Maryland Department of Health before making a certain offer of employment to a job applicant; requiring the Depa...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 186
MDSB673PassAltering the authority of the Secretary of Natural Resources with respect to hiring, promoting, and transferring employees of the Natural Resources Police Force; requiring the Department of Natural Resources to include advertising that is targeted to...
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2022-04-21
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 203
MDSB71Engross

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Providing that a person who is the victim of an act that would constitute a violation of certain hate crime laws may bring a civil action against the person or persons who committed the act in a court of competent jurisdiction if the person is a vict...
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2022-04-11
Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Carter) Adopted
MDSB666Engross

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Prohibiting county boards of education and certain schools and prekindergarten programs from taking certain discriminatory actions because of a person's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ...
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2022-04-11
Favorable Report by Ways and Means
MDHB837PassRequiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission, in consultation with certain stakeholders, to conduct a baseline study of cannabis use in the State by March 1, 2023; altering certain provisions relating to penalties, charging procedures...
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2022-04-09
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 26
MDHB1105Engross

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Making alterations to the 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System in the State; altering the classification of 9-1-1 specialists; authorizing 9-1-1 specialists to seek treatment for job-related audible or visual trauma confidentially; requiring the Maryland...
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2022-04-09
To Senate Rules Committee
MDSB11Engross

Sine Die
Establishing the Workgroup on Online Consumer Personal Information Privacy to review current practices of business entities relating to the collection, use, storage, disclosure, analysis, deletion, and modification of online personal information of c...
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2022-04-08
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB290Engross

Sine Die
Providing that a person who is the victim of an act that would constitute a violation of certain hate crime laws may bring a civil action against the person or persons who committed the act in a court of competent jurisdiction; authorizing the court ...
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2022-04-08
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB516Engross

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 within the community.
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2022-04-08
Motion Special Order until 4/11 (Senator Washington) Adopted
MDSB389Engross

Sine Die
Specifying that a certain disciplinary matrix applies to all complaints of police misconduct; specifying that the purpose of a certain trial board process is to adjudicate all internal and external matters for which a police officer is subject to dis...
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2022-04-07
To House Judiciary Committee
MDSB460Engross

Sine Die
Establishing that the Health Education Unit in the Office of the Attorney General is the State's office of consumer assistance under a certain federal law; establishing the Consumer Health Access Program for Mental Health and Addiction Care to assist...
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2022-04-07
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1258Intro

Sine Die
Establishing the Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today Program to provide certain students with scholarships for students who are eligible for the free and reduced price lunch program to attend a nonpublic school; establishing the M...
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2022-04-07
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDSB833Engross

Sine Die
Requiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission to conduct a baseline study of cannabis use in the State; establishing the Cannabis Business Assistance Fund in the Department of Commerce to provide assistance to small, minority, and wome...
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2022-04-01
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB96Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting covered entities from taking certain actions regarding organ transplantation and anatomical gifts solely on the basis of an individual's financial status; and requiring, except under certain circumstances, covered entities to make certain...
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2022-03-30
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB164Engross

Sine Die
Requiring each public institution of higher education to adopt a policy related to pregnant and parenting students that is consistent with Title IX of the Federal Higher Education Act; and requiring each public institution of higher education to pos...
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2022-03-23
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB918Engross

Sine Die
Establishing requirements for the installation and removal of cable television systems within the individual dwelling units of leased residential property in Montgomery County; authorizing a tenant, landlord, or cable television company to bring an a...
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2022-03-23
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDSB875Engross

Sine Die
Stating the policy of the State to provide fair housing, regardless of certain citizenship or immigration status; prohibiting certain discrimination related to the sale or rental of a dwelling on the basis of citizenship or immigration status, subjec...
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2022-03-18
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1485Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing employees of the Trustees of the Walters Art Gallery to form, join, and participate in an employee organization and engage in certain other activities related to collective bargaining.
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2022-03-17
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1009Intro

Sine Die
Altering the application of the prohibition on pharmacy benefits managers reimbursing a pharmacy or pharmacist in an amount less than the pharmacy benefits manager reimburses itself or an affiliate; repealing provisions of law relating to maximum all...
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2022-03-15
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1152Intro

Sine Die
Providing that each student in a public school in the State has certain rights; and altering the types of conduct for which a student may be suspended or expelled.
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2022-03-09
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB1297Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting an employer from requiring an employee to undergo an elective medical procedure except under certain circumstances and from retaliating against an employee who declines to undergo an elective medical procedure.
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2022-03-08
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1131Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing a person to bring a civil action for damages against another person who knowingly causes a police officer to arrive at a location to contact the person with a certain intent; and establishing an exception in certain cases where a person w...
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2022-03-07
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1442Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing the expungement of certain arrest warrants under certain circumstances; altering the waiting periods for applying for expungement of certain records; altering the convictions for which an individual may seek expungement; and prohibiting c...
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2022-03-04
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB431Intro

Sine Die
Requiring an employer who employs individuals in a food service facility or retail establishment to pay certain employees at a certain rate of pay for certain shifts of work, except under certain circumstances; and providing that certain employees em...
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2022-03-01
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB628Intro

Sine Die
Altering the circumstances under which a covered employee or a dependent of a covered employee is not entitled to compensation or benefits under the workers' compensation law to include circumstances related to the use of medical cannabis; including ...
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2022-03-01
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1457Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a seller's agent from providing to a seller certain communications from a prospective buyer containing personal information or characteristics of the prospective buyer; and providing the Act is intended to prevent a seller from selecting ...
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2022-02-24
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1256Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a teacher, an administrator, or any other employee of a public primary or secondary school and certain nonpublic schools from including certain discriminatory concepts in a unit of instruction.
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2022-02-22
To House Ways and Means Committee
MDHB530Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the University System of Maryland to contract with an independent consultant to study disparities between historically black colleges and universities in the State and the University System of Maryland and their continued relationship; and ...
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2022-02-21
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1033Intro

Sine Die
Requiring the Department of the Environment, on or before December 1, 2022, to develop certain policies and recommendations to require at least 40% of overall spending on certain programs, projects, or investments to benefit certain overburdened comm...
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2022-02-18
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB903Intro

Sine Die
Requiring a health care provider or health care institution to ensure the provision or continuation of life-sustaining care under certain circumstances; regulating the development and use by agencies of measures that discount the value of a life base...
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2022-02-17
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1376Intro

Sine Die
Requiring an employer to develop a process to allow an employee to obtain an exemption from a COVID-19 vaccination requirement; prohibiting an employer from terminating or forcing an employee to resign under certain circumstances; providing that cert...
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2022-02-17
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1292Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting a county board of education, public school, or child care provider from adopting a certain immunization policy that prohibits certain children from participating in certain activities or discriminates against certain children for having a...
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2022-02-17
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB1364Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing health care providers and health care practitioners to decline to participate in a health care service that violates their conscience; authorizing health care payors to decline to pay for health care services or health care products that ...
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2022-02-17
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
MDHB463Intro

Sine Die
Establishing the civil liability of a police officer who deprives or allows another to deprive an individual of certain rights under the Maryland Declaration of Rights and the Maryland Constitution; requiring that the employer of a police officer ind...
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2022-02-16
To House Judiciary Committee
MDHB1225Intro

Sine Die
Authorizing certain employees of the Harford County Public Library to form, join, and participate in an employee organization and engage in certain other activities related to collective bargaining; establishing a collective bargaining process for ce...
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2022-02-15
To House Appropriations Committee
MDHB1393Intro

Sine Die
Altering the definition of "harassment" for purposes of certain provisions relating to discrimination in employment to include sexual harassment and certain unwelcome and offensive conduct; and altering the definition of "sexual harassment" for purpo...
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2022-02-15
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB72Intro

Sine Die
Altering certain provisions related to the payment of wages, including the application, penalty, and enforcement provisions of the Maryland Wage and Hour Law and the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law, the provision of information related to th...
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2022-02-14
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB125Intro

Sine Die
Prohibiting an insurer, with respect to private passenger motor vehicle insurance, from refusing to underwrite, canceling, refusing to renew, rating a risk, or increasing a renewal premium based, in whole or in part, on the gender of the insured or a...
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2022-02-14
Withdrawn by Sponsor
MDHB1109Intro

Sine Die
Including employees who receive and process requests for emergency services and dispatch certain services to the scene of an emergency within the definitions of "first responder" and "emergency responder" in certain provisions of law.
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2022-02-14
To House Health and Government Operations Committee
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